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Meet the Inspector

 Walter T Bernauer

My name is Walter T Bernauer, owner and operator of WTB. My experience as a home inspector is far-reaching, and gives my clients an advantage that others lack – my experience.

Inspecting is my passion. I have been groomed to be an inspector my entire life!

I am not your average home inspector who learned from a book – instead, it is ingrained in my blood. I am the son of an architect and builder. Long before AutoCAD, I spent hours sitting in front of a drafting table learning my father’s profession. I learned the dynamics of a construction site early on in life.

I framed houses and put myself through college. I have performed energy audits, have had training with a master electrician, and was co-owner of a successful renewable energy firm. Today I enjoy finish carpentry, and using my life-learned skills to perform home inspections as a Certified Professional Inspector.

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Certified & Qualified

We take pride in holding the following inspector certifications awarded by InterNACHI®, the world's largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors.

Bitterroot Valley BOR
Missoula Organization of Realtors

Trained & Experienced

When it comes to property inspections, WTB Home Inspector stands as the trusted leader in delivering top-tier Real Estate Inspection Services. Our commitment to excellence is embodied by our team of Certified Professional Inspectors CPI®, meticulously trained by InterNACHI—the esteemed International Association of Certified Home Inspectors ( As the world's largest nonprofit association for property inspectors, InterNACHI sets the gold standard for education, training, and certification in the field.

Our Certified Professional Inspectors CPI® have undergone rigorous training and qualification processes. Every inspector has completed the challenging Inspector Exam and adheres to extensive Standards of Practice, reflecting our dedication to a comprehensive assessment of your property. Guided by a steadfast Code of Ethics, our inspectors consistently maintain their membership in good standing through accredited Continuing Education courses, ensuring they remain at the forefront of industry advancements.

The journey to certification is marked by in-depth inspection courses encompassing every facet of the home's interior and exterior. From foundational elements to heating and cooling systems, roofing, plumbing, and electrical infrastructure, our inspectors cover all common and critical areas of concern for potential homebuyers. These accomplished professionals are graduates of the prestigious InterNACHI® School—a singular institution offering the nationally accredited Home Inspector Certificate Program.
For a significant investment like purchasing a home, prudent buyers recognize the paramount importance of a comprehensive home inspection. Our expert inspectors have an unparalleled ability to unearth and document defects, both evident and concealed, that could impact your investment. Ranging from straightforward replacements and repairs to substantial structural damage or critical safety and health issues, these findings safeguard your interests and empower your decisions.

WTB Home Inspector for unparalleled Property Inspection Services near you. Our Certified Professional Inspectors CPI® bring you confidence through their expertise, dedication, and alignment with InterNACHI's industry-leading standards. Elevate your property-buying experience with the assurance that comes from partnering with the best.

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