Mission Statement

To provide clients with information from an experienced and knowledgeable source so they can make informed and qualitative decisions.

About Us

SpottCheck was founded by Susan Spott in 1993 with a goal to provide Clients important information regarding their property and guidance as to developing maintenance plans or identifying problems. We provide comprehensive reports that owners can interpret easily.

A Wide Range of Service

Susan Spott is a construction professional with over 20 years as an inspector and 15 years as a contract administrator, a construction manager, and an expert witness. SpottCheck has handled residential, commercial, industrial, and public works projects.

Professionally Qualified

  • ICC Certified since 1991: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Accessibility

  • Licensed General Building Contractor – #938519

  • Certified Construction Document Technologist with Construction Specification Institute’

  • Registered Division I with American Construction Inspectors Association

What Our Clients Have To Say

Susan came by to a home we were planning to purchase. Our goal was to build a secondary unit in the basement, but we wanted to talk through the process, any potential red flags, etc. Susan gave us great feedback and also noted a number of other issues with the property. Hugely valuable - her expertise supplemented our home inspector and helped us understand what we might be getting ourselves into. Thanks Susan!

Joseph A.

Susan did a walk through inspection on a house at the 11th hour and gave us the confidence to submit a bid and eventually ended up buying it! It was a fixer and all the things she pointed out turned out to be spott on. Her experience as an former code inspector showed and I'd highly recommend her.

Francis W.

We called Spott Check with a question about a renovation project we were having done in our home. We were at a decision point with some complexities that we were having trouble navigating, and unfortunately our contractor wasn't knowledgeable enough about the code requirements and inspection process to be able to guide us. Susan was very helpful to us, asked us good questions to make sure she understood our situation, and quickly gave us solid advice that helped us figure out our way forward with this project. Her expertise about codes and requirements was immensely helpful.

Evan S.

After being on the house hunt for months we were so excited when our offer on our first home was accepted. Come inspection time, a new set of worries set in... How will we know the right questions to ask? What if there are major problems?

Enter Susan Spott. Susan's knowledge of home inspection and thorough professionalism calmed all of our concerns. She walked us through the process, step-by-step, entertained every single question we had and inspected our new home from the roof to the crawlspace for any possible issues.

In the end, Susan helped us put together a great plan for prioritizing our fix-it wish list. And, to top it all off, she did all of this on very short notice! With her guidance, we feel completely confident that we know our new house inside out and we couldn't be happier.

Karen H.

Susan Spott is knowledgeable and experienced with construction and the applications of building code. She arrived on site promptly, made a professional assessment of the existing conditions and provided suggestions. We followed up and now and all permits have been signed off. We would not hesitate to recommend her for anyone wanting help in facilitating the process of compliance and permit approvals.

V.S in Berkeley

Thank-you for the gracious and professional manner you maintained during a segment of our meeting last with week with my tenant. I am sorry about the “climate” (unexpected) that came about. I appreciate your services in guiding the path of remediation. You are a professional through & through – so very well informed. Again – thank-you!

Carol M.

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