REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS - RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL

Swickard Group, LLC


Scott Swickard

Inspector Biography or Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Scott Swickard

Scott Swickard is the founder, owner and principal inspector for Inspect OC, a Home Inspection company

serving Orange County, and surrounding areas in Southern California.  The business was started in 2002.

Scott has personally conducted over 7000 real estate inspections, both residential and commercial. He

also performs construction progress Draw inspections for financial institutions.


Scott has a background of over 25 years in home maintenance and repair, construction and remodeling. 

Formal home inspection training is ongoing, and includes past formal training through ITA (Inspection

Training Associates) in San Marcos, CA. ITA is recognized as one of the premiere home inspection training

schools in the country, and has among its staff the highest caliber instructors in the industry. Completion of

a home inspection course from Allied Business schools required over 100 hours of course work and practical

experience.  Scott has also completed additional training in Pool and Spa Inspection, Manufactured Home

Inspection, Mold Identification and Sampling and Electrical systems through ITA.


Scott is a Certified Member of CREIA (California Real Estate Inspection Association), an ASHI (American

Society of Home Inspectors) Certified Inspector, a Registered Home Inspector with the Housing Inspection

Foundation, and an affiliate member of Orange County Realtors. CREIA and ASHI are two of the oldest and most widely respected home inspection organizations, with a dedication to consumer protection and education.


The BVI or Background Verified Inspector® shield to the right means added safety and protection for our clients and agents. It means a criminal background check was completed through ASHI, and confirms an Active Membership in American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), includes a Social Security Number Trace, a search of County Criminal Records, Nationwide Criminal Records and the DOJ Sex Offender Database.


In 2007-2008, Scott served as President of the Orange County Chapter of CREIA/ASHI, with past roles as Vice-President and Secretary. During his term as President, his chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year from among all state chapters from CREIA, for leadership and dedication to helping educate its members. He has recently served as a Regional Director for CREIA Region 6, serving on the Board and helping to set policy for the future success of the Home Inspection profession. 


​Scott is a firm believer in providing education, training, standards and ethics development for all inspectors. This helps provide the real estate community and homeowners with the best service from their home inspectors.


​Formal work experience includes over 20 years working in senior management and sales roles for Fortune 500 manufacturing and marketing companies. 


Education includes a Masters Degree in Business and Management from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Business from San Jose State University.  Scott is a California native who has spent most of his life in the state.  He and his family have lived in Orange County, California for over 25 years.


For information about Inspect OC or to reach Scott, contact him at:

Scott S. Swickard
23052-H Alicia Parkway, #205
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 454-1389 Office/Scheduling/Pricing
(949) 422-2381 Cell/Text

email:  Scott@InspectOC.com


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