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 ASHI² and 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.


¹ International Code Council

² American Society of Home Inspectors

Our Licenses & Memberships

BOATWRIGHT has been providing specialized services to the building industry and real estate market for over 41 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:

Areas We Provde Service

BOATWRIGHT provides luxury home inspections, commercial and apartment building inspections, structural assessments, and Probable Maximum Loss evaluations throughout all of Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Riverside County, Orange County, and San Diego County. Following are some of the many cities and neighborhoods we serve:

Agoura Hills



Ashley Falls

Bel Air

Beverly Hills




Camino Shores

Canoga Park

Carmel Valley




Corona Del Mar

Culver City


Eagle Rock

El Segundo




Granada Hills

Harbor City


Hermosa Beach

Hidden Hills

Huntington Beach


La Canada-Flintridge

La Jolla

Laderra Heights

Laguna Beach



Long Beach

Los Angeles


Manhattan Beach

Mar Vista

Marina Del Rey

Mission Canyon



Monterey Park

Newport Beach

North Hills

North Hollywood


Pacific Beach

Pacific Palisades

Palos Verdes

Panorama City


Pelican Hill

Playa Del Rey

Playa Vista

Porter Ranch

Rancho Santa Fe

Redondo Beach


Rolling Hills

San Clemente

San Diego

San Fernando Valley

San Juan Capistrano

San Pedro

Santa Barbara

Santa Monica

Santa Ynez

Seal Beach

Shadow Hills

Sherman Oaks

Silicon Beach

Silver Lake

Simi Valley


South Pasadena

Studio City



Thousand Oaks


Torey Pines



Van Nuys


West Hollywood

West Los Angeles




Woodland Hills

Zuma Beach