Our History

Boatwright Building Consultants, Inc. began operation on May 1, 1979. Initially we provided inspection and engineering services in the Greater Los Angeles Area. We then expanded the areas we serve to Santa Barbara, Ventura, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego Counties. In 1994 we opened a second office in Colorado providing service to the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. Over the years we have added commercial building inspections and several types of specialty inspections that are frequently needed for commercial transactions. In addition, our engineering services have expanded to meet the demand for due-diligence seismic evaluations of real property.

Service, honesty and integrity are our company’s core values. We bring the same professionalism and attention to detail to all our work, whether evaluating a luxury home, apartment complex, commercial facility, or providing a complex analysis of a building’s seismic resilience. Put simply, ‘We Pay Attention for a Living’®.

Since opening our doors we have evaluated more than 50,000 properties amassing a wide-ranging client list that includes first time and seasoned buyers, banks, architects, professional athletes, actors, musicians, business managers, moguls and developers. Our portfolio includes high profile properties such as the U.S. Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs), Hotel Bel-Air (Bel-Air), Riviera Country Club (Pacific Palisades), Japanese Village Plaza (Downtown Los Angeles), and Ports O’ Call Village (San Pedro). A tacit recognition of the quality of work we provide is from the Los Angeles Board of Realtors who engaged us to evaluate their multi-story office complex. Our clients have even retained us to evaluate properties in Arizona, Nevada and Tennessee.


Our Founder

Don Boatwright, P.E. is the founder and president of our company. He is a registered Civil Engineer and is licensed to practice engineering in California and Colorado and has been previously licensed in Florida and Texas but no longer practices engineering in these states. He is licensed as a General Engineering Contractor (“Class A”) and General Building Contractor (“Class B”) in California and is certified by the ICC¹ as a Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Mechanical Inspector. Mr. Boatwright is an active member in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineering Institute, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the Seismological Society of America. He has been appointed to the National Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and has presided over more than two dozen cases involving construction-related disputes. These cases have ranged in complexity from single-family residences to multi-million-dollar commercial projects, and include projects built on private and government land. He has qualified as an expert witness for the construction industry.


¹ International Code Council

Our Licenses & Memberships

BOATWRIGHT has been providing specialized services to the building industry and real estate market for over 43 years. We believe it vital to hold accreditation and maintain continuing education in our fields of expertise to professionally serve our clients. This includes testing for and obtaining the FAA required Remote Pilot Certificate to lawfully fly unmanned aerial systems (drones) to inspect roofs that otherwise could not be evaluated. Don Boatwright is licensed with, certified by, or a member of the following entities and organizations: