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Serving Southern California Since 2004

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Derek A. Porter

Derek A. Porter has been the Principal Inspector of American Dream Property Inspection Service from 2004 to Present: Principle and Expert Inspector for American Dream Property Inspection Service. Services include property inspections for residential and commercial real estate transactions, mold and other environmental testing, structural evaluations, engineering evaluations, construction defect investigation, and expert witness testimony. Our company has provided nearly eight thousand fee-paid commercial, course of construction and residential inspections in Southern California. ∞ Commercial inspections. ∞ Residential Inspections. ∞ Course of construction inspections. ∞ Intrusive investigations. ∞ Maintenance / Life Cycle Evaluations I have been an inspector member of the California Real Estate Inspection Association from 2004 to the present. Instructor / Educator 2004-Present: Instructor of structural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, roofing, commercial building, new construction inspections, marketing and field training of new inspectors at American Dream Property Inspection Service. United Sates Marine Corps 1996-2004 Engineer Equipment Operator, Drill Instructor, Martial Arts Black Belt Instructor, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, Platoon Sergeant for Operation Iraqi Freedom Contractor / Builder 1989-1996: Onsite construction Superintendent, apprenticeships, and land improvement consultant; directly involved in light to heavy industrial commercial construction and mechanical/plumbing services Carpenter for several different framing contractors Plumbing apprentice for large scale plumbing contractor Electrical apprentice for residential contractor Roofing installer for residential and commercial contractor We are proud to serve your professional home and commercial property inspection needs. We are trained, licensed, and insured in the following areas: San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, Imperial County, and Los Angeles County.

Main Office Location

  • PO Box 881955 San Diego, CA 92168
  • 877-247-3732
  • 619-517-3029
  • Propertyevaluations@gmail.com
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Gary Brown

As a first time home buyer making a significant investment, we needed to be 110% sure that the Real Estate Agent, the previous inspectors, and the builder himself were not trying to swindle us. Derek showed up at the property and did a very thorough inspection of the house. His knowledge and expertise went far beyond my expectations! Derek had the report ready for us right then and although we are still in the closing process - this report is our holy grail!!!!

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Kara Spielberg

Words can not express my gratitude to Derek for inspecting my future house. He was professional and was very thorough checking everything on the outside of the house, everywhere inside, the electrical, the plumbing, all of the windows and anything else you could think of, wean while, taking pictures of everything creating a report as he went... INCREDIBLE...

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Rosa Gonzales

Derek Porter recently inspected a home for my husband and myself.Derek did an incredible job and was very accommodating,answering all of our questions and concerns as he went through the inspection. Derek's attention to detail and down to earth presence were comforting for my husband and me especially since this is our first time buying a home.Additionally.Derek worked with our busy schedule to make sure we could be present for the home inspection-great guy! 100% recommend!

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Pam Lin

Nothing but professionalism from American Dream Property Inspection.My wife and I are first time homebuyers and were nervous and had lots of questions on our home. We worked with Derek Porter and he made us feel comfortable and confident in our home. He answered all of our questions and made honest suggestions on what we can do to improve the particular area we were questioning.We definitely recommend this company, and particularly Derek if you want a great service. Thanks American Dream

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