About Us
Octopus Home Inspections LLC understands that finding the right home inspector can be as important as finding the right home.
Home Inspectors You Can Trust

At Octopus Home Inspections, we’ve learned firsthand that buying a new home without understanding the full picture is overwhelming, stressful, and downright risky. Because of this, we go above and beyond in our home inspection services in order to ensure that the home you think you’re buying is the home you’re actually getting.

Octopus Home Inspections is committed to upholding a strong code of ethics, including professionalism and integrity. Our home inspections are extremely thorough, fairly priced, detailed, and accurate. We provide each client with a comprehensive written report, document our observations with numerous color photographs, and offer unlimited follow-up support to ensure any and all concerns you may have are addressed. Overall, we strive to be a home inspection company that you can trust completely, knowing we have your safety and wellbeing in mind.

Buying a new home is no small investment, and we’ve learned the hard way that you should never assume that what you see is what you’ll get. If you have any doubts about the condition of your home, we’re here to help you uncover the full picture! We will provide you with all the knowledge and information you need in order to make the smartest possible decision for your future.

Meet The Team

My name is Chris, and I started this company because I wanted to give future homeowners in my Portland, Oregon community the opportunity to buy a home with utmost confidence and trust through thorough and competent home inspection services. With many years of experience in the industry, we’ve developed a keen eye for identifying current problem areas and developing issues, such as moisture intrusion, structural issues, and poor craftsmanship, that only become more problematic and costly over time. With us on your side, you can rest easy knowing that we’ll leave no stone left unturned during the home inspection process.

Before starting this company, I worked in the residential energy efficiency sector and performed home energy audits and new home verifications. This background has provided me with a level of expertise in energy efficiency that is above and beyond the scope of most home inspectors. I will apply my unique knowledge and skills in this area to help you save money and live more comfortably in your home.

Chris Barry
Owner & Home Inspector

Education, Certifications, and Affiliations

Because home inspections involve many moving parts, you absolutely need a home inspector with knowledge of many complex and interconnected systems. Octopus Home Inspections is committed to keeping up with the latest information and best practices related to home inspections. Through an affiliation with InterNACHI, we have access to continuing education from a highly reputable source. With the ever-evolving state of technology, this is essential for any home inspection company!

Certifications

Oregon CCB#205065

Oregon Home Inspector License #1735

Education

BA from California State University Long Beach

Continuing Education at InterNACHI

Affiliations

InterNACHI (Inter­national
Association of Certified
Home Inspectors)

Your Chamber – North Clackamas
Chamber of Commerce

Energy Trust
of Oregon

InterNACHI (Inter­national
Association of Certified
Home Inspectors)
Your Chamber – North Clackamas
Chamber of Commerce
Energy Trust
of Oregon