About Spy Inspections LA


Our business is known for experienced staff with memberships to:

  • C.R.E.I.A Certified (California Real Estate Inspection Association)

  • InterN.A.C.H.I. (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)


Our Team



I graduated with degrees in chemistry and environmental studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN but decided to work outside a lab. I started a building and remodeling company with a high school friend which became a successful design – build firm in Minnesota. We moved to California in 2002 and started Siftar Property Inspections, Inc. I have performed over 25,000 inspections and now inspect with our team of four inspectors under the name Spy Inspections LA.

I received training from the American Home Inspectors Training Institute and  I am also a member of The California Real Estate Inspection Association and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. 

I am an affiliate member of several realtor boards and provide training for new agents concerning home inspections.

I enjoy traveling with my wife Janna and spending time with my family.



I grew up in Minnesota and moved to California in 2013. I put myself through college by inspecting properties for both insurance companies and lending institutions. After I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008, I worked with CH Robinson in Minneapolis who had offices worldwide. CH Robinson transferred me to Southern California and after a few short years, I was invited to join the Spy Inspections LA team, where I reside now.

I pride myself in the ability to present technical information in easy to understand terms that help our customers and realtors make informed decisions.
When I am not inspecting properties, I am usually with my family, at the gym or attending some kind of festival or event. When it isn’t football season, I am wishing it was.



I grew up in the San Fernando valley and graduated from CSUN. As a child I obtained my Eagle Scout rank at 16 years old and was a private pilot at 17 years of age. I am married with two children living in the valley. Interest’s includes the outdoors such as camping, fishing Hunting and hanging at the beach

Prior to inspecting homes, I was general contractor and sub- contractor with licenses in Sheet Metal, Ornamental Iron and Structural Steel. I began inspecting homes in 2003 and have been with SPY Inspections since 2013 and enjoy helping families buy their dream homes.

My extensive experience in the field of construction, as well as my continuing education has provided me with the knowledge, observational and investigative skills needed to carry out a thorough home inspection.


David filson

Born in Burbank, raised in Glendale, I grew up working on cars for fun with my father. While attending college at CSUN I heard about inspecting properties as a career path.  Fortunately, one of my neighbors had an inspection company who was looking to train and hire a new inspector to add to their team.

I began apprenticing with Spy Inspections LA for 2 years in 2007 and became a CRIEA certified inspector in 2009. I attribute my success in this business to being extremely visual, patient and my interests in building and constructions.
In my free time you can find me in the gym or working on my cars.