Vancouver Home Inspections

Arbutus Home Inspections Inc. is a home inspection company specializing in Vancouver’s character homes, condominiums, business and commercial buildings. Rick Richardson owner of Arbutus Home Inspections Inc. is a Licensed Home Inspector with over 25 years’ combined experience in high and low rise, residential and commercial construction, home renovation and home inspections.

Rick has completed the Carson Dunlop & Associates Accredited Home Inspection Training through Douglas College and is
provincially licensed by Consumer Protection BC #56261. He is an accredited member of the Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC).

Rick is active in ongoing professional development through local industry seminars and is a graduate of the Project Management Course from Sauder School of Business (UBC) and has completed Carson Dunlop Weldon Commercial Building Inspection Course.

Vancouver Home Inspector Rick Richardson of Arbutus Home Inspections


As a Professional Home Inspector I am committed to providing a thorough evaluation of the condition of your home or property in a manner that is effective and easy to understand. I will answer your questions and also give you chance to review the safety and maintenance features in your new home or condo.

I will spend time with you, clearly explaining my findings, giving you real answers that can give you peace of mind that you have taken all the steps needed to ensure you are protecting your investment and your families home. I provide detailed information about your Vancouver home inspection before we get started as well as a contract that outlines our terms of service.

I adhere to the Scope of Inspection and Code of Ethics of the Home Inspectors Association BC. The Scope of Inspection is a set of guidelines for home inspectors to follow in the performance of their inspections.

Vancouver Home Inspector

  ~Rick Richardson

Consumer Protection BC:

Consumer Protection BC promotes a fair marketplace for BC consumers and businesses, established in 2004 as a not-for-profit corporation to strengthen consumer protection in BC.

What Consumers Should Know

A home inspection is an educational process which is designed to reduce a consumer’s risk when buying a home and is not a guarantee or a warranty on a property. It’s critical to have a good understanding of what to expect from your home inspector.  We strongly advise consumers to find out the specifics about the services an inspector provides by reading through their Association’s Scope of Inspection.

Home Inspectors Association:

Home Inspectors Association is a self-regulating Association of professional home and property inspectors, representing all regions of British Columbia. We are committed to protecting consumers through our stringent membership requirements, mandatory ongoing training programs, and our detailed Scope of Inspection & Code of Ethics.  HIA Scope of Inspection 2016.
We were instrumental in seeking provincial regulatory control of the home inspection industry which came into effect April 1, 2009.  All BC practicing home and property inspectors must now be licensed through Consumer Protection BC, responsible for licensing and administering of regulations.


Vancouver Home Inspector Rick Richardson is a consummate professional with experience all of the lower mainland of British Columbia.