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.

Home Inspections are an important investment. We look at the current state of the house, and also plan preventative measures.


Treat each individual home as an individual project. Each house has a different foundation, structure and design.

Always be honest in assessments. Our brand is built on integrity.

Go the extra mile whenever possible. Our business is keeping your home safe, and in great shape.

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.