Why Choose Gary Olson?

My name is Gary Olson

owner and certified inspector of Calaveras Home Inspections.

I’ve spent many hours examining, planning and renovating various components in a variety of houses. Having maintained and remodeled my own homes throughout my adult life, I came into the home inspection field with a strong background of construction know-how.   Click here to read Calaveras Home Inspections’ feature in Calaveras Enterprise Newspaper.

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Professional and Personable

Professionally, I’ve spent 20 years working for the State of California Park System. As a Law Enforcement Peace Officer, I became adept at defusing stressful situations and calmly dealing with people under demanding circumstances.  I spent 7 years supervising Big Trees State Park Maintenance programs, including daily operations, repairs, restorations, remodeling, new construction, and other projects on an assortment of multiuse buildings, historical buildings, and their supporting infrastructure.


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Gary Olson, Off the Clock

When I am not inspecting homes, I spend time with my lovely wife Valerie, our grandchild, or mentoring a young man through the Calaveras County Youth Mentoring Program. Wherever you find us, we will be out and about enjoying and exploring the Motherlode, and meeting great new friends. Some of my favorite hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, dancing, traveling, and photography.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our great local community events. Enjoy the Motherlode!

Enjoying Calaveras

Supporting the Community

Reducing the Stress of Buying a Home

 I understand what you’re going through when you’re buying a home. I’ve bought, sold, maintained and remodeled my own homes throughout my adult life. You deserve to know everything you possibly can about a home before you close the sale. The more you know, the more empowered you’ll be to make the best decisions for you and your family. No home is perfect, not even new homes. In addition to reporting on a home’s condition, I’ll help you keep things in perspective. All homes have problems. The good news is that all problems have solutions. In many cases, even major defects can be resolved quickly and economically.

Ready to Sleep Better in the Motherlode?

Call your local, knowledgeable, friendly inspector in the red shirt. My inspection may help give you the peace of mind you deserve so you can enjoy your new home. My job isn’t finished until you understand everything in my report.
Allow me to inspect your home and I’ll offer you a free book on home maintenance as my thanks for your business.