Welcome to Butler Property Inspections
Servicing  Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties since 1995.
Call us at (707) 486-5133 today for an inspection appointment.

We have been providing buyers, sellers, and investors with quality residential and commercial building inspections for the past 25 years.  We have inspected all types of improved properties including a 150 year old home listed on the "National Register of Historical Places", a Bed & Breakfast on Catalina Island, two beach front estates in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, a 250 unit apartment complex in Phoenix Arizona and multiply building, mixed use commercial property in Northern California.

A typical 3 or 4 bedroom single family home will require about 3 hours for the on site inspection,  a little more or less depending on the size and design of the home.  We send our home inspection report electronically within 2  business days of the site inspection.

Apartments inspection times can vary greatly, but typically we require between 1 and 1.5 hours per living unit, in buildings with 4-8 units and depending on the type of foundation and roof structure.  Multiply buildings may require additional property visits.  These reports are sent to clients electronically about 3-4 business days after the site inspection.

Commercial inspections are usually require a minimum of 4 hours, but often 6, 7 or even 8 hours on site is needed and in some cases multiply days.  A commercial inspection report may require several business days to put together. 

Bret Butler
Qualified Property Inspector | Butler Property Inspections | (707) 486-5133

1436 2nd St #6323
Napa, CA 94581

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Meet The Property Inspector

  • Bret Butler
    Property Inspector

    Bret E. Butler founded Butler Property Inspections in 1995.  He offers detailed construction inspections of commercial, residential, multi-family and manufactured homes that exceed the industry standard. He is a code certified Residential Combination Inspector (building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing fields) by the International Code Council. Previously, he also held a General Contractors license but allowed it to expire in order to concentrate on construction inspection. 


  • "Thank you for doing a wonderful job with your property inspection of my building at 1776/1780 Third Street, Napa in November/December of 2012. You discovered that my building was not anchored to the sill plate. The seller’s did anchor my foundation down before I purchased the building in March 2013 with Simpson Strong-tie anchor bolts, which saved my building from the Napa earthquake. I was actually on the NBC Bay Area news after the earthquake and Simpson Strong-tie made a you tube video. Hope all is well."
    Tanya - Home Owner
  • "As a former Realtor and now investor, I have made several purchases and always rely on your professional assessment and opinions. Your work is consistently thorough and I recommend you to all my friends and associates."
    Bob DaPrato - RMD & Associates, LLC
  • "Bret is an expert home inspector. He is knowledable about his work and stays current on the changes in the field. His reports are always detailed and are done in a timely manner. He is always willing to talke time to talk to the clients about items he identifies in the report. I trust Bret as a home inspector and know that he is representing my clients in a fair manner."
    Amber P. - Realtor at Terra Firma Global Partners
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Location & Hours

Office Hours


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-1:00 pm