Insight Environmental, Inc. (formerly DeVries Building Consultants), is the premier environmental inspection and testing company in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and SLO Counties.

We have performed over 10,000 inspections and surveys since 2008, including asbestos, lead, bacteria, mold & moisture investigations, and other indoor air quality testing. We perform inspections on all types of buildings, both residential and commercial, and our clients include building and home owners, landlords, contractors, architects, insurance companies, property management companies, home buyers and realtors.

With our building inspection background and perspective, we aim to provide our clients with common sense solutions, including money saving options when remediation is needed. As part of our assessments we also address the source of problems to prevent them from recurring.


  • Mold/Moisture Assessments (may include Infrared Testing)
  • Pre-Renovation Lead Surveys (using XRF Analyzer)
  • Flashing & Waterproofing Progress Inspections
  • Friable & Pre-Demolition Asbestos Surveys
  • Electromagnetic Field Surveys
  • Lead Paint Risk Assessments
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Indoor Air Quality Testing
  • Odor Investigations
  • Bacteria Testing

Credentials & Affiliations

  • Certified Asbestos Microscopist
  • Registered Environmental Assessor
  • ACAC Certified Microbial Investigator
  • Licensed General Contractor #B 573142
  • CDPH Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor
  • CAL-OSHA Certified Asbestos Consultant
  • EPA Certified Asbestos Building Inspector
  • Member - Indoor Air Quality Association
  • Member - Santa Barbara Contractor Association
  • Member - Indoor Environmental Standards Organization
  • Certified Member - American Society of Home Inspectors