About Our Company

Emerald Inspection Services is locally owned and operated by Gary and Jo Holzbauer. Having owned a number of homes ourselves, we understand that purchasing or selling a home can be a very stressful time in one's life. We offer personal and friendly service; our goal is to provide you with professional inspection services that will give you the information you need in order to make an informed decision about your purchase or sale.

Gary has extensive training and nearly 40 years experience in the housing industry and related fields, so you can rest assured that your inspection is in good hands.

We use professional inspection equipment as appropriate, including moisture meters and infrared laser thermometers to provide you with the thorough evaluations you deserve. We also use state-of-the-art handheld and portable computers, 3-D Inspection Systems software and digital cameras, which allow us to provide top-quality, full color, computer-generated, easy-to-read reports with digital photos. Our reports are e-mailed, usually the same day, and always within 24 hours. Mailed hardcopies and CD copies are available by request.

Inspections are our only business. We are impartial and work only for you. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, fair, independent, and objective evaluation so that you can understand and take care of your valuable investment. Your interests are our interests before, during, and after the inspection.

Training, Certifications and Licenses

  • Trained and Certified by the American Institute of Inspectors® (AII)
  • Oregon Certified Home Inspector (OCHI) #017
  • Certified Master Inspector by the American Institute of Inspectors® - AII #1195
  • Certified Pest and Dry Rot Inspector by AII
  • Certified Manufactured Home Inspector by AII
  • Applied Thermography training - Restoration Consultants
  • Licensed by the State of Oregon as a General Contractor - CCB #189523


  • Member: American Institute of Inspectors® (AII)
  • Member: National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
  • Member: Foundation of Real Estate Appraisers (FREA)
  • Residential Real Estate Inspector (RREI)
  • Commercial Real Estate Inspector (CREI)
  • President of The Mid Oregon Chapter, American Institute of Inspectors®
  • Board of Directors, American Institute of Inspectors®
  • Board of Directors Mid Oregon Executive Association