The Ultimate Home Inspection

Technology Coupled With Deep Knowledge Allows Us To Provide An Exceptional Home Inspection With Unique And Innovative Features, All Delivered Within A Seamless Brand Experience. This Experience, And The People Who Deliver It, Has Made Pillar To Post North America’s Largest Home Inspection Company.


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Pillar To Post™ is always committed to the health and well-being of our clients and homeowners, as well as our inspectors. This is especially true during this time of Covid-19. We remain highly focused on providing the highest quality home inspection while adhering to the strict safety and cleanliness guidelines provided by the CDC and local governments. While our processes may have changed, our commitment to Ensuring Confident Homeownership has not. Our job is not complete until you no longer have questions concerning the home you have asked Pillar To Post™ to inspect.

A Premier Local Home Inspection Service in the Eastern San Francisco Bay Area

Your Home Inspection is Important to Us

We are proud to assist home buyers, home sellers, and real estate professionals in their home inspection. Pillar To Post offers a high quality home inspection performed by Bruce MacDermott in the East Bay.

  • We guarantee a home inspection in the East Bay that is both thorough and comprehensive.
  • Bruce MacDermott is fully qualified and highly personable.
  • We offer flexible scheduling service.
  • Every home inspection performed includes an unbiased and extremely detailed report which includes color photos.
  • This report is printed on site before the inspector leaves – A unique service in the industry.

We are Your Community’s Home Inspection Specialists

We have the knowledge needed to inspect all types of homes and residential structures in the East Bay area. This includes:

  • Condominiums
  • Single family homes
  • Townhomes
  • Mansions
  • Estates
  • Manufactured homes in every size and price range
  • Older homes
  • Historic residences

Pillar to Post Home Inspection Services Exceed Industry Standards

We provide the best home inspection services possible in the East Bay and the surrounding communities. Pillar To Post has conducted over 1 million home inspections across North America and has over 400 offices. Pillar To Post has gained recognition in the real estate industry nationwide.

Our expertise and industry knowledge allows us to concentrate on offering the best home inspection available. Our comprehensive home inspection covers the complete site area and structural components that are readily accessible, including:

  • Site Location
  • Home Exterior
  • Home Structure
  • Plumbing Systems
  • All Interior Living Areas
  • Bathroom Fixtures And Components
  • Built In Appliances
  • Heating And Cooling Systems
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Electrical Systems
  • Kitchen Components
  • Attic
  • Roof

Your Home Inspection Appointment

A thorough and complete home inspection will generally take from 1.5 hours to 4 hours to finish. Our clients are invited to walk with us during the home inspection and to ask any questions that they have at any time during the entire process. The inspector will locate and identify major components and systems in the home for the client, and go over the ideal maintenance and operation of each one. We are not alarmists, we simply educate our clients.

Bruce MacDermott’s Experience/Qualifications

  • CCI (Certified CREIA Inspector)
  • Licensed general/remodeling contractor since 2002, specialized in remodeling and repair of homes, holds a Class B Contractors License.
  • Certified North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) Deck Evaluator/Inspector
  • Worked as an electrician for many years.
  • Experience as a Design Engineer.
  • Will be offering additional inspection/testing services:
    • Building Energy Assessments per the Depart of Energy Home Energy Score model for residential buildings (1-4 units).
      • These include City of Berkeley required Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) Assessments.
    • Seismic Retrofit Inspections (Earthquake home insurance requirement)
    • Water Quality
    • Bed Bugs
    • Mold
    • Clandestine Labs
    • Pre-Offer Consultation

Pillar To Post Client Satisfaction Rating

Our client satisfaction rate is very high, and we often receive comments and praise from clients who appreciated the services that we provided. These clients thank us for the thorough home inspection, the comprehensive report that includes pictures, and the professional and courteous attitude of the inspector. We explain the findings in detail to our clients, and help put the inspection findings in the right perspective so there is no undue alarm.


“In my 16+ years as a Realtor, it is not often that I meet such a knowledgeable and caring Inspector as Bruce MacDermott. He is most diligent in his work. Making sure that all of the items are addressed. Bruce is a no-nonsense kind of guy, who explains in detail any observed defects upon the property. I highly recommend him, for any property inspection that you might have.”
— Eric J.

“Bruce the epitome of character. I brought Bruce to an arbitration as a witness to the work that he had to repair to make my house water-tight. Within 30 minutes, the opposition agreed to use Bruce’s evaluations! They basically said, “Mr. MacDermott isn’t just making their case better, he’s telling the truth.” That’s the kind of integrity that is so rare and so important for home inspectors. What you need is the un-varnished truth, delivered by someone who knows what to look for. That’s Bruce. May 1, 2013

Top qualities: Great Results , Expert”
— Matthew L., Oakland, CA

“The inspection was thorough and addressed the concerns of the client at a time when she could have been overwhelmed with detail. The inspector was supportive of the client’s business decisions and offered many useful alternative treatments for property condition.”
— Barry K., Broker Associate

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