About Us

There are dozens of home inspection companies in Portland, but we set ourselves apart by setting high standards for our Home Inspectors in the thoroughness of our inspections, and the detail of our reports. PDX Inspect has always been a referral only business. All of our "advertising" comes from our previous clients.

What makes us different is our highly qualified consultants who utilize the latest technology and balance hi-tech with old fashion know-how. Some of the tools of our trade include: laptop and hand held computers, digital cameras, moisture scanners, laser thermometers, etc...

All the technology in the world cannot do our job for us, but combining this technology with years of hands-on building and remodeling experience have created a service that our competition can't touch.

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Seth Whiteley

Certified Home Inspector/Approved Independent Contractor:

Seth grew up working in the family business of construction and development.  After earning a degree is communications, he traveled, taught English, and moved to Portland in 2006.  Over the next 10 years, Seth started and maintained a remodeling company in the greater Portland area.  His extensive experience in all manner of residential construction and the value Seth places on communication combine to make him a great fit in the PDX Inspection team.

Seth is highly motivated to utilize his knowledge base to effectively work with clients to secure a comprehensive and positive home inspection experience.

CCB 198644      OCHI 1847

Don Hatch

President, Owner, Lead Consultant, Certified Home Inspector: 

Don has owned and operated this business since 1997. Don’s home building and construction experience as well as 20 years of home inspecting. Don earned the highest possible certification in the construction industry in both commercial and residential construction; Master Residential Carpenter and Master Commercial Carpenter Certifications through the Association of General Contractors.

Don takes great pride in the PDX Inspect team. The high standards we hold for experience and training are fundamental to our mission and vision of giving the level of expertise, thoroughness, and care that we would want and expect if we were the client. 

CCB #201495    OCHI #053                                          https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/DonAdamsHatch


Peter Mead

Certified Home Inspector/Approved Independent Contractor:

In addition to a 23-year career in the construction industry, Peter started his own building inspection company, prior to becoming a member of the PDX Inspect family. Peter owned and managed a medium sized construction company, with up to 16 employees, undertaking structural repairs, remodels, and ground up full custom home builds.

Peter's wide ranging construction experience combined with his deep management and client relations experience has made him an excellent communicator, which is a vital part of the inspection process.

CCB #215934    OCHI #2021


James Bachleda

Certified Home Inspector/Approved Independent Contractor:

Jim has had a long career in the construction industry, with a detour into the tech industry for several years. Jim served at the IT director for the Oregon Food Bank and for the Oregon Ballet Company, before return to contracting and starting his own home inspection company.

Jim is highly detail oriented and quality conscious. Having spent many years in the technical realm, he is attuned at paying attention to details and the significance that minor details can have especially when you convert that to how that applies to home inspecting.

CCB #208828    OCHI #1984