Since our inception in 2004, American Dream Inspections has been the trusted partner for discerning home buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and investors in Southern California. With unwavering dedication, we have conducted over eight thousand meticulous fee-paid inspections across San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.

Our Range of Services Includes:

  • Comprehensive Commercial Inspections
  • Thorough Residential Inspections
  • Expert Course of Construction Inspections
  • Specialized Intrusive Investigations
  • Detailed Maintenance and Life Cycle Evaluations
  • Precise Environmental Testing

At American Dream Inspections, we take pride in serving as the cornerstone of professional home and commercial property inspections. Our commitment to excellence ensures that our clients receive unparalleled service and peace of mind. Entrust your inspection needs to us and experience the difference.”

Our Mission Statement

For over two decades, the ethos of giving back has been woven into the very fabric of American Dream Inspections. Our mission stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to social responsibility and effecting positive change within our communities. With a steadfast focus on health, education, and community-based initiatives, American Dream Property Inspections and its subsidiaries aspire to cultivate environments where individuals can thrive, both personally and professionally. Our charitable endeavors have extended to a diverse array of causes, including but not limited to: Providing vital support to hospitals and healthcare facilities, ensuring access to quality care for all members of our community. Combatting hunger and food insecurity through partnerships with organizations dedicated to alleviating this pressing issue. Investing in the future through contributions to colleges, universities, and academic programs, empowering individuals to pursue their educational aspirations. Supporting primary education initiatives aimed at fostering the growth and development of young minds, laying the foundation for future success. Responding to crises and disasters as FEMA inspectors, offering crucial assistance and aid to those in need during times of adversity. Through our unwavering dedication to philanthropy, American Dream Inspections endeavors to leave a lasting, positive impact on the communities we serve. Together, we strive to create a brighter, more prosperous future for all.

Our Philosophy

At American Dream, we hold a deeply rooted belief: you are not just clients, you are family. Our enduring commitment to providing top-tier inspections stems from our shared experience and unwavering passion for excellence. Each inspection we conduct is driven by this dedication to delivering nothing short of the best. It's what fuels us, propelling us forward with enthusiasm and determination. With American Dream, you're not just receiving a service – you're gaining a trusted partner who genuinely cares about your well-being and satisfaction. Welcome to the family.

We are trained, licensed, and insured in the following areas: San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County.

Derek A. Porter

Derek A. Porter stands as the esteemed Principal Inspector of American Dream Property Inspection Service, demonstrating unwavering leadership and expertise since the company's establishment in 2004. As the principal trainer and inspector, Derek's responsibilities encompass a broad spectrum of vital services tailored to meet the diverse needs of clients in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. His roles encompass: Conducting meticulous property inspections for residential and commercial real estate transactions. Facilitating mold and other environmental testing procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of occupants. Performing thorough structural evaluations and engineering oversight to guarantee the integrity of properties. Investigating construction defects with acute attention to detail and precision. Providing expert witness testimony on both residential and commercial properties, offering invaluable insights during legal proceedings. Derek's steadfast dedication and comprehensive skill set make him an invaluable asset to buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords alike. Whether navigating real estate transactions or addressing complex structural concerns, clients can trust in Derek's expertise to deliver unparalleled service and support. Derek has been an inspector member of the California Real Estate Inspection Association. Instructor / Educator since 2005 and is considered an expert instructor and inspector of structural analysis, plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, roofing, commercial building, new construction inspections, and the marketing and field training of aspiring inspectors. Derek was also a Contractor / Builder 1989-1996 performing onsite construction Superintendent duties, monitoring apprenticeships, and acted as chief land improvement consultant; directly involved in light to heavy industrial commercial construction and mechanical/plumbing services. Derek is an accomplished carpenter and has worked for multiple residential and commercial framing contractors, roofing contractors, large scale plumbing firms, electrical companies, and was a roofing installer for a residential and commercial contractor. Derek was a United Sates Marine from 1996-2004; serving as a Drill Instructor, Engineer Equipment Operator, Martial Arts Black Belt Instructor, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, and Platoon Sergeant for Operation Iraqi Freedom.