Fred Rice
California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) Certified Inspector #166019, InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector #NACHI22061333, California Association of Realtors C.A.R. Certified Home Inspector, Home Energy Score (HES) certified Assessor

More than just another Home Inspector:

Business owner and principal inspector, Fred Rice has knowledge and experience far exceeding the typical home inspector operating in the industry today. Prior to founding Legacy Home Inspection in 2019, Fred was a home builder operating in the prestigious custom home building market based in Palo Alto.  During his tenure as a Project Manager, he oversaw all aspects of the home construction process and coordinated thousands of building inspections .

With an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency, Fred completed rigorous training and formal education in building technology and “green” home building including earning accreditation as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, as well as certification as an Advanced Green Building Professional through the Build it Green® organization which operates in the greater Bay Area. Fred is a licensed contractor in the state of California, as well as a Home Energy Score Certified Assessor through BayREN which operates in the nine Bay Area counties helping homeowners save energy and money while reducing their carbon footprint.

From Fred:

“I love being an inspector. It is integral to the home buying and selling process. I also provide homeowners with vital information when conducting a home maintenance inspection. This helps to prioritize any maintenance concerns, and/or remodeling projects a homeowner may consider.

 I love to share my knowledge and make myself a resource to anyone with any questions regarding the inspection process, or about the function of the systems of a home. I love living in Marin and serving the Bay Area communities. When I'm not crawling under houses and walking on roofs, I enjoy hiking the trails around Marin, and enjoying the neighboring wine country of Sonoma.”


  • Contractor’s License CSLB #660446
  • CREIA; CREIA Certified Inspector #166019
  • InterNACHI; Certified Professional Inspector # NACHI22061333
  • California Association of Realtors®; Certified Inspector
  • Home Energy Score; Certified Assessor-BayREN

Home Inspectors maintain their certification through rigorous, continuing training and education.

Thank you for choosing Legacy Home Inspection! We look forward to serving you!