Our History

Boatwright Building Consultants, Inc. began operation on May 1, 1979. Initially we provided home inspections and engineering services in the greater Los Angeles area. We then expanded the areas we serve to Ventura, Riverside and Orange Counties, and occasionally San Diego County. 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 an entry-level home, an expansive estate, a large 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 Staff

Our Founder

Don Boatwright, P.E. is the founder of our company. Mr. Boatwright is a registered civil engineer and is licensed to practice engineering in California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. He is also licensed as a General Engineering, General Building, and Asbestos Contractor in California, and is certified by the ICC² as a Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and Mechanical Inspector. Mr. Boatwright is the company’s active member in ASHI¹ and also holds membership 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.

Our Field Staff

Our field staff are highly trained professionals and are full-time, career employees. Each staff member has a thorough knowledge of and has been specifically trained in inspecting homes, multifamily dwellings, commercial buildings and industrial properties. We require all of our field staff to take and pass code certification exams given by the ICC². This is the same prerequisite required by most municipal building authorities for employment as a City Building Inspector. Each field staff member is also a FAA licensed UAS (drone) pilot. This permits them to legally use a drone to inspect roofs that otherwise would not be accessible. Additionally, many of our inspectors have qualified as an expert witness for the construction industry. Our staff is a point of pride. Eight of our former employees have been hired as building inspectors in various cities throughout the nation. San Marino, Culver City, Chula Vista, Mendocino, Redondo Beach, Riverside, and Kansas City all have employed BOATWRIGHT alumnae. This reflects the quality of our employees.

Our Office Staff

Our fully staffed office is available to answer your questions and schedule appointments Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


¹ American Society of Home Inspectors (offers individual membership, not company membership)

² International Code Council

Our Licenses & Memberships

BOATWRIGHT has been providing specialized services to the real estate market and building industry for almost 40 years. We believe it vital to hold accreditation and maintain continuing education in our fields of expertise to professionally serve our clients. This includes having each of our field staff become FAA licensed UAS (drone) pilots so we can legally use drones to inspect roofs that otherwise could not be evaluated. Our firm, or individual staff members as applicable, is licensed with, certified by, or a member of the following entities and organizations:

Areas We Provde Service

BOATWRIGHT provides home inspections and commercial building inspections throughout all of Los Angeles County, as well as areas of Ventura County, Riverside County, Orange County, and occasionally San Diego and Santa Barbara Counties. Following are some of the many cities and communities where we routinely work:

Agoura Hills

Alhambra

Altadena

Bel Air

Beverly Hills

Brentwood

Burbank

Calabasas

Canoga Park

Carson

Chatsworth

Compton

Culver City

El Segundo

Encino

Gardena

Glendale

Granada Hills

Harbor City

Hawthorne

Hermosa Beach

Hidden Hills

Huntington Beach

Inglewood

La Canada-Flintridge

Laderra Heights

Lakewood

Lawndale

Los Angeles

Malibu

Manhattan Beach

Mar Vista

Marina Del Rey

Montebello

Monterey Park

North Hills

North Hollywood

Northridge

Pacific Palisades

Palos Verdes

Panorama City

Pasadena

Playa Del Rey

Playa Vista

Porter Ranch

Redondo Beach

Reseda

Rolling Hills

San Fernando Valley

San Pedro

Santa Monica

Seal Beach

Shadow Hills

Sherman Oaks

Silicon Beach

Simi Valley

South Pasadena

Studio City

Sunland

Tarzana

Thousand Oaks

Topanga

Torrance

Tujunga

Van Nuys

Venice

West Hollywood

West Los Angeles

Westchester

Westwood

Winnetka

Woodland Hills

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