Owned and operated by Phil Bottriell, the Property Inspection Network team has been providing inspection services to Ottawa, Gatineau and surrounding area since 1987. All our inspectors are Registered Home Inspectors (RHI) and qualified members of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. We have completed over 60,000 inspections, making us the #1 service provider for 30 years.
We provide precise and easy-to-understand reports about your home. Our inspectors are committed to staying on top of changes and trends in the home building industry, ensuring we are always able to provide our clients and referral partners with an accurate and educated outlook of their home.
Phillip Bottriell, P.Eng., C.E.S., R.H.I.
Education and Qualifications
BaSc. Civil Engineering – Honours -University of Waterloo Co-Op Engineering Program 1983
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) License #04594701 - 1985
Registered Home Inspector (RHI) #000024 since 1993
Certified Environmental Specialist - Environmental Assessment Association (EAA) 1994
Energy Advisor Trainer-NRCan-3701-Since 2004-Quality Assurance Specialist for PIN Ltd since 2004
LEED Training 2010
Building Code Certified (BCIN 32128)
Certified Forensic Procedures – 1996 Investigative Engineers Association
LEED Training 2014 – Greensaver Training for Residential and Small Buildings
Association Memberships and Awards
Current Expert for live Radio Renovations Show-CFRA
President of Oaktree Engineering Ltd. and Property Inspection Network Ltd. Companies have completed over 60,000 inspections, energy audits, investigations and studies since 1987 for residential and commercial properties.
Mr. Bottriell has completed over 12,000 inspections and investigations. Work includes the evaluation of building envelope, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and finish systems. Other work includes engineering studies and contracts, reserve funds, property condition assessments, expert witness reports, Phase 1 studies, training development and implementation, presentations.
PIN Ltd. started with the energy audit program and energuide labeling in 2004. We have completed over 5000 audits. Mr. Bottriell has been the Trainer and QA since 2004 for 12 EA’s working for Property Inspection Network. PIN did some work on MURB’s and Mr. Bottriell provided training for this program.
Clients have included: Tarion, City of Ottawa, National Capital Commission, Natural Resources Canada, Carleton Condominium Corporations (most recent CCC#38 roof and window contracts and CCC#750 roof contract), private owners, property managers, mortgage brokers, lawyers, real estate agents, and insurance companies.
Recent Educational Seminars taught by Mr. Bottriell include: 2014 Commercial Inspection Evaluation – CRA, Public Works, City of Ottawa, CAHPI National Conference 2013-Structures,Toronto International Seminar (Structures), Appraisal Institute of Canada (National and Ontario Seminars-Home Inspections), REBOC (Environmental and Inspection Seminars), Realtor Training Sessions, Aboriginal Housing Forum (Federal Gov’t), Ottawa Renovation Show –water problems.
Alain J.G. Charron, P.Eng., Ing.
Royal Military College of Canada, B.Eng, Civil Engineering, 1992
Pathologie des fondations et reprises en sous-oeuvre, Ecole Plytechnique, Montre, Québec, 2008
Pathologie des bâtiments, Ecole Plytechnique, Montréal, Québec, 2008
Level 1 thermographer, Infrared Training Center, Ottawa, Ontario, 2009
L’inspection des bâtiments de grande envergure, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Québec, 2010
Home Inspector Certificate, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, 2011
Roofing Applications Course, Infrared Training Center, Boston, MA, 2011
Level 2 thermographer, Infrared Training Center, Las Vegas, NV, 2011
Matériaux de construction, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Québec, 2013
Code Compliance, Wood Energy Technology Transfer (W.E.T.T.), Cobourg, Ontario, 2014
LEED Training – Greensaver Training for Residential and Small Buildings, Toronto, Ontario, 2014
Wood Burning, Wood Energy Technology Transfer (W.E.T.T.), Thunder-Bay, Ontario, 2014
Basic Inspection, Wood Energy Technology Transfer (W.E.T.T), Thunder-Bay, Ontario, 2014
Réhabilitation des bâtiments, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Québec, 2014
Mr. Charron has served the Canadian Military both as a military and as a civilian. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and also retired from the military in 1992. As a military, Mr. Charron was, among other things, part of a group investigating the environmental condition of CFB Lahr in Germany before the Canadian government was to return the land to Germany. Following his military years, Mr. Charron continued to serve the Canadian Forces as a civilian doing research in the structural engineering laboratory at RMC. During those years, he was published numerous times both as an author and a co-author in engineering publications such as The Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Following his findings in a research project, he was instrumental in having part of the Canadian Wood Design manual changed to better reflect the compressive properties of wood in construction.
As a member of Property Inspection Network, Ltd, Mr. Charron is a building science expert and specializes in “Pre-purchase home inspections”, “Infrared Thermography”, “Flat Roof Investigations”, “Engineering Assesments” and “Home energy audits”. Mr. Charron has now completed over 7000 inspections, infrared investigations, engineering assesments and energy audits in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec assessing structures, mechanical systems, insulation, interior and exterior finishes, roofing, chimneys, and building envelope.
Mr. Charron has presented the findings of a thermography investigation done for a large condominium corporation at the 2012 annual InfraMation conference in Orlando. His work on that project allowed the corporation with a limited budget to prioritize its roof replacement schedule and meet its obligations to the unit owners.
The infrared camera used by Mr. Charron during his thermography investigations is a FLIR B-250.
Ted Capes, P.Eng.
B.E.Sc. Civil Engineering - Honours
University of Western Ontario
Home Inspector Certificate, Algonquin College
Level 1 Thermographer, Snell Group
Member of Property Inspection Network Limited. Previously general contractor involved in residential construction and renovations. Work for various insurance companies focused on assessment of replacement value and liability analysis. Inspections focus on assessing the structure as a whole system, roofing, chimneys, electrical and mechanical systems, insulation, exterior/interior finishes, and the general building envelope. Elements also considered are radon gas, indoor air quality, energy efficiency and electromagnetic fields.
WETT inspections focus on the safety of the wood burning system (fireplace or wood appliance and chimney) installation. Many insurance companies require a WETT certified inspection report.
Infrared inspections can detect missing insulation, moisture infiltration, air leaks, and more. Roof inspections for flat roofs can identify specific locations that need repair without entire roof replacement.
Other experience includes project management, quality control, customer service, training, documentation, and requirements definition. In our community, Ted’s experience also includes president of cottage association, treasurer/member of board of directors for hockey association, and various roles as coach and/or official in minor hockey and baseball.
Stein Mathisen, B.Sc., P.Eng.
B.Sc. (Honours), Civil Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
MS Access (Advanced), Algonquin College, Ottawa.
AutoCAD Level 1 and AutoCAD 3D courses, EKHO Institute, Ottawa, Ontario
Project Management, Bates Project Management, Ottawa, Ontario
MS Project, CDI College of Business & Technology, Ottawa, Ontario
Advanced Spanish, Proyecto Linguisto Francisco Marroquin, Antigua, Guatemala
Mr. Mathisen graduated from Queens University’s civil engineering program in 1987 and has been licensed in the province of Ontario as a professional engineer since 1994.
Following university, Mr. Mathisen worked as a junior civil engineer with several municipal engineering and environmental consulting firms, gaining broad exposure to municipal projects including roads, small bridges, water supply and sewer systems, surface water management, hydrogeology and environmental impact screening. Work usually involved engineering design aspects as well as field supervision of construction activities.
Mr. Mathisen then became involved in international development, working for many years in multi-year postings in Nicaragua and Ghana, as a water supply and sanitation engineer, and manager of projects providing community water supplies and sanitation services, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and including several periods living overseas.
Since 2005, Mr. Mathisen has focussed on the residential sector. From 2005 to 2012, he worked as a home designer and construction manager, working with a builder to develop custom country homes for individual clients in the national capital region. He was also contracted by Natural Resources Canada’s Local Energy Efficiency Partnership project (LEEP), which works with Canadian homebuilders to promote energy-efficient /renewable technologies in home construction. There, he designed and developed a cost database of innovative home technologies which was then rolled out nationally, to assist developers and builders across Canada to assess design and pricing options using the capital costs and cost-recovery periods provided in the database.
Since joining Property Inspection Network, Stein has focussed on the delivery of quality home inspection services for Ottawa’s real estate market, offering personal, trustworthy assessments of homes to home buyers, sellers, developers and real estate agents.