About us

In 1995 Bret E. Butler founded Butler Property Inspections in Napa California.   Since 1995 he has been a full time building inspector offering inspections of single family homes, multi-family buildings, commercial buildings and manufactured homes.  His written reports are narrative in style, include pictures and exceed the industry standards of practice.  Bret has been a licensed General Contractor and California Real State broker in the past; however over the past 20 years his focus has been on building construction and inspection.  Bret is code certified by the International Code Council as a "Residential Combination Inspector" and is a certified inspector member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.  He enjoys inspecting older buildings, having owned an 1870 Victorian listed on the National Register of historic places.

Bret earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 1985 and worked in various real estate related fields including apartment development, residential sales and the brokerage of multi family apartment loans over the next decade before focusing on building inspection.   He resides in Petaluma California and enjoys family, camping, rock climbing, water sports and international travel.


ASHI Certified Inspector

Certified Inspector #243776


Certified Residential Combination Inspector

Residential Combination Inspector #1087596-R5


General Contractor

General Building Contractor License #754407 (Expired)

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Office Hours


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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