rickcolorRick Bunzel is a Licensed Home Inspector with 36 years of business experience. He founded Mountain View Property Inspections in Boulder, Co.in 2002 and founded Pacific Crest Inspections in Anacortes in 2005.


He has his BA degree in business, is a Washington Licensed Home Inspector, an ASHI Certified Inspector, Certified Real Estate Inspector with the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), a FHA HUD Inspector, a Certified Radon Measurement Specialist with National Environmental Health Association (NEHA),  Siding Certification Specialist (NEFSI) and member of the North Puget Sound  Realtors Association (NPSAR). To maintain his certifications he takes approximately 60 hours of continuing education per year.


Rick has inspected over 7,000 homes since becoming a home inspector. The homes range from 100 year old log cabins to multi-million dollar waterfront homes.  This type of experience gives him the ability to detect the subtle issues that may cost you thousands of dollars to repair. Thousand of inspections give him  the ability to spot the issue, understand its ramifications to the transaction, explain it to you in easy to understand terms and  to describe potential solutions to the issue.

Rick is the former chairman the national marketing committee for NAHI, chairman of NPSAR’s Communication Committee, and founding member of the Washington State Home Inspector Advisory Committee. In the recent past Rick was a founding member and on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain NAHI chapter. Rick has been a contributor to the ASHI Reporter,  regular columnist with the Longmont Times Call and Boulder Sunday Camera. His articles have appeared in the Boulder of Realtor’s Review and Longmont Board of Realtors Monthly newspaper, The ASHI Reporter, The Inspector’s Journal and NAHI’s bi-monthly Forum Magazine..

He also has 42 years experience in the fire service. He recently retired as a Lieutenant for the Mt. Erie Fire Department.

Rick has received numerous awards for his involvement in the industry including Affiliate of the Year from the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors in 2006 and NAHI’s Member of the Year for 2008.

Guest Speaker and Lecturer

Rick Bunzel  has the unique combination of talents that makes him an excellent guest speaker. He is a  professional home inspector, and regularly lecturers on Mold, Meth Labs, Air Quality, Marketing and number of other topics.

Rick also provides litigation support and expert witness services for clients involved with real estate or home inspection disputes.

Buni is the office manager who runs the company behind the scenes and wears many hats; she has 25 years of marketing and customer service experience. She has experience addressing customer needs with siding inspections, log cabins, water testing and issues common to older homes.

Matt is a licensed Home Inspector in the State of Washington.  He joined Pacific Crest Inspections in October 2016 and had co-inspected, with Rick, over 125 properties prior to being on his own. We started our Home Inspection business when Matt was 12 years old, so he has been around the business for more than half of his life.  Matt graduated from Bellingham Technical College with a degree in Engineering in 2012.

Matt’s passion is cars …. and has been since he was a little guy. He has always had a eye for mechanical things, great attention to detail and loads of patience. He would take things apart around the house and put them back together. He has had many Subaru’s that he has built from the ground up and more recently is working on classic Datsun’s. He enjoys restoring these cars; he recently finished a 1979 Datsun 620 and is currently working on a 1970 Datsun 510.  We are excited to have Matt join our team!

Don’t be surprised if you hear a different voice on the phone! Kristen is joining us with over ten years customer service experience and a background in marketing. She will be working alongside Buni to assist with any scheduling needs or basic home inspection questions.

Kristen and Matt married in 2019 and welcomed their first son, Elliot, in 2020. We’re excited to keep the family business tradition going and happy to have her join our team!

Kyle is a licensed home inspector and has been working with Pacific Crest Inspections since 2020 completing his internship.

Kyle graduated from Skagit Valley College in 2014 and then went on to manage a local business and do construction part-time on the side.

Growing up, Kyle’s family fixed and flipped houses. Now as an adult, Kyle and his wife enjoy fixing up and maintaining rental properties. Because of this, Kyle has learned to identify defects and make necessary repairs in multiple properties. With his background in construction and home improvement, he has learned that not all repairs are equal, and brings that to the table when inspecting homes and assessing their performance on inspection day. Kyle is excited to be a part of the team at Pacific Crest Inspections and to serve the local community through real estate home inspections.

Our Mission Statement

Pacific Crest Inspections mission is to provide the highest level of value and quality of service in our industry. As highly trained and courteous professionals we will act as advocates for our clients, presenting unbiased information in an easy to understand, user friendly format. Our role is to educate our clients and be a resource for them both during and after the inspection. Our services are available at reasonable cost. We promise courtesy and respect for home sellers and home owners who will benefit from our comprehensive, qualitative inspection reports that deliver thorough and accurate information in a timely fashion.

More About Rick Bunzel

Rick Bunzel, is a proud CRI (Certified Real Estate Inspector) member of NAHI, The National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. NAHI was established in 1987 and after 18 years has established itself as having the highest caliber of professional home inspectors in the U.S.  Through promoting excellence and professionalism in the Home Inspection industry, NAHI now has over 2,300 members in all 50 U.S. states and Canada. The CRI (Certified Real Estate Inspector) designation is the highest rating that can be obtained through NAHI. These designations are only given to those inspectors that have obtained many hours of additional training and have been tested for knowledge above the already high standards set for the members of NAHI.

To become a NAHI Certified Real Estate Inspector, the inspector must prove that s/he is proficient and knowledgeable in the home inspection field. Each inspector must pass a comprehensive national exam that was designed according to AERA, APA, NCME Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (not an open book on-line quiz like NACHI), have completed over 250 fee-paid inspections, and maintain a minimum of 16 CEU’s of education per year.

Once the inspector has attained the CRI designation, s/he must continue to conduct each inspection according to the strict NAHI Standards of Practice. They must also conduct themselves in a professional manner by adhering to the NAHI Code of Ethics, which prohibits the inspector from having any financial interest in the sale of the property. Each NAHI inspector is also encouraged to carry adequate insurance.  In addition to performing building inspections, many CRI inspectors help with analysis and solutions to specific problems, such as Client/Home Inspector litigation support, water intrusion issues, and roofing problems. CRI inspectors are also frequently called upon to review restoration and home improvement plans as well as maintenance specifications. If there is a dispute regarding inspection and/or construction work performed, a CRI can provide expert advice.

Individuals holding a Residential Measurement Provider for Standard and Analytical Services have demonstrated knowledge of U.S. EPA radon measurement protocols for the placement and retrieval of radon measurement devices. They have also demonstrated knowledge of the proper interpretation of results obtained in residential settings. Furthermore, these individuals possess and analyze radon measurement devices. Depending upon the specific device, this may allow for rapid provision of test results. The testing professional may also be able to characterize trends in radon concentration and determine unusual conditions arising from such influences as weather changes or occupant tampering of a test. To obtain this additional classification, individuals follow strict quality assurance and quality control guidelines and device specific protocols, and calibrate each instrument annually. The classification is specific to devices with which an individual has demonstrated proficiency. Although this classification is specific for measurements in homes, it does not preclude the ability to conduct radon measurement surveys in large buildings or to take samples for radon in water, provided that the appropriate protocols are followed.
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Certified Fire Fighter 1

Certified Hazardous Materials Responder

Certified Emergency Medical Technician


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