Phone: 800-285-3001

Location: Orinda, CA

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Russ Taft began inspecting as managing partner of Meritage Home Inspections, with his brother, Bob, and has been managing rental properties for over 30 years. Russ and his twin brother, Bob, hosted a nationally syndicated radio show “ToolTalk with the Taft Twins” for over 5 years. Russ enjoys skiing, and sailing with his family, and restoring classic cars with his brother.

Russ has a knack for explaining complex issues in understandable terms, and won't scare your buyers! His natural curiosity suits him well as a home inspector, as he likes to "get to the bottom of things."

Using the latest technology, such as lasers, laptops, digital photos, cellular data and Wi-Fi technology, Russ can often issue qualitative reports within 12- 24 hours of completing the inspections.

  • Russ is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Member #259631

  • Russ is a graduate of UC Davis.

  • Russ is an active associate member of the Solano Association Of Realtors (SAOR)

  • Russ is Past Distinguished President and Past Distinguished Secretary of the Vallejo Suburban Kiwanis Club

Contact Russ directly at: 925 788-7946 (Cell)

Russ Taft was fantastic. Very responsive!

Russ Taft is a great guy and very communicative. He is very efficient & shares a lot of knowledge & thoughts in regards to the home inspection.

The whole process was seamless. Russ was punctual and knowledgeable about the process and was able to clearly communicate with us throughout the whole inspection what to expect.

Russ is great working with his clients- making them feel comfortable and allowing them to ask questions. He's great at explaining things.

Russ is hands down the best home inspector out there!! He is very thorough with his inspections and offers great insight on everything regarding homes. I've learned a lot about homes from Russ and have used that knowledge in my real estate business. Thank you Russ!!

Russ is awesome!

Thankful for Russ!

Russ Taft is awesome!

RUSSSSS IS THE BEST!!!!! TEAMFAST tries to get him on every inspection because of how thorough he is and willingness to explain to us the problems.

Russ is just awesome! He's very knowledgable and personable w/ clients and I've never had any complaints as a result of his inspection results or interaction w/ my clients.

Russ Taft was on time, prepared and efficient. His inspection was very detailed and thorough and he was very helpful. He showed my daughter and myself things he was inspecting and explained them clearly and fully. Russ also prepared our inspection report quickly. It was complete and easy to understand. Your company and Russ Taft provided exemplary service and provided us with an invaluable tool. Thank you.

Russ always brings his #1 A game. Clients really appreciate his being on time and professionalism and knowledge.

Russ is fantastic!! Never have I met a supreme professional with high morals, ethics and passion for his craft. He took his time to explain everything to me & encouraged me to take my own notes. He was very informative about future upgrades and property maintenance.

Russ always goes above and beyond. He has patience and is a wealth of knowledge.

Russ is a top notch inspector with a really good eye for detail. When he noticed the hand rails on my stairwell didn’t quite match the rise of the steps I knew he was good. Not that that’s a big deal but I probably never would have noticed it. He found lots of stuff I probably wouldn’t have noticed. Now I just need to get the seller to pay for it.

Prompt and efficient service. Goes above and beyond. Thank you Russ!

Russ Taft is an absolute pleasure and a wealth of knowledge. He is punctual, informative and personable. I trust his expertise and know my clients are in great hands with him. Thank you Russ!

Russ Taft is awesome!