Licenses, Registrations and Certifications:

General Building Contractor's License #31466l

Registered Construction Inspector #903

San Francisco Energy Inspector #05

Mediator/Negotiator Certification by National Center Associates

Professional Organizations and Positions Held:

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) - Past National President, 1999-2000 Golden Gate Chapter President and recipient of ASHIs highest honor, the 2009 Monahon Award.

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) - Past State and local Chapter President.

American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA) - Member.

International Code Council (ICC) - Professional Member.

California State Bar Association - Fee Arbitrator.

Marin County Builders' Association - Member.

Marin County Building Appeals Board - Member.

Marin County Access Appeals Board - Member.

Marin County SepTac (Septic Technical Advisory Committee) - Member.

Western Construction Consultants (WESTCON) - Member.

Forensic Expert Witness Association - Member.

North American Indagators - Founding Member.

Mr. Hoytt is the President of Hoytt Inspection Services, Inc., founded in 1976. The firm has provided over 20,000 inspections.  He has been instrumental in establishing state and national industry standards, and he has personally sponsored home inspection legislation regarding licensing. 

Mr. Hoytt's extensive inspection experience has enhanced his credibility in providing consultation and expert testimony for construction defect disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, habitability issues and real estate transaction disputes involving disclosure issues. He is also called upon in matters regarding standards of care and practice concerning home inspection.

Mr. Hoytt is often consulted by reporters writing articles on home inspection, and has been featured in articles by Handyman magazine and local newspapers. He was interviewed for PBS TV's "Nightly Business Report" regarding litigation in the real estate industry, has been featured on the HGTV “House Detective” series; and has been a guest on several local radio shows regarding home inspection.  He regularly serves on panel discussions presented by various real estate-related organizations, and has been a regular speaker at real estate offices, real estate boards, homeowners' associations, and junior college courses on the subject of home inspection and disclosure.



If you are in need of a home inspector, or an expert qualified to provide consulting or testimony for legal matters outside of our San Francisco Bay Area service area, Please call upon one of the following North American Indagators:

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