Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Community Builder, Brian Mattioli

Habitat Home Inspections was born out of a simple philosophy: “Putting people over profit.” Founded in 2017 by Brian and Kacia Mattioli, the home inspection company is dedicated to providing customers with the best possible understanding of the house they are buying, caring for, or thinking about selling. 

Brian has a background in real estate, flooring, property maintenance, renovations, and construction, so starting a home inspections company seemed a natural choice. The idea came to life shortly after the couple settled down in Blaine and fell in love with Whatcom County.

The Mattioli’s wanted their company to be different from the beginning. Along with providing the best possible service for his customers (reflected by 58 5-star reviews on Google!), they wanted to make an impact, and made the decision that HHI would be about giving back. “I read a really great book called Putting People Over Profit,” Brian said, “Right before starting HHI. This book inspired me to make a commitment to give back to the community.” 

From day one, Brian and Kacia have donated 10% of their business income to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County, supporting us in our efforts to make sure everyone in Whatcom has a safe, affordable place to call home. “I believe in Habitat for Humanity,” Brian said, “And support it because of lasting changes for families that get an opportunity to own an affordable house… it changes a family’s trajectory and ultimately the community.”


Brian is also a regular at our construction sites, often donating his expertise as an inspector as well as donating his time and experience in construction. Recently, he installed carpeting on all four of the latest Telegraph Townhome units. 

Brian’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity started long before the move to Whatcom County. “I was a college student and I was on a trip to Hawaii,” Brian said of his first build with Habitat, “and I thought – this is awesome!… it was just something that kind of lit a spark…, being able to work alongside other people, and we’re all working together to help someone that is in a pretty rough place.” Working with other Habitat affiliates, Brian and Kacia have helped build homes in New Orleans, Las Vegas, California, and Washington. 

“I have experienced the joy of giving my time on work sites and money from Habitat Home Inspections to such a great organization. 

So it kind of made sense to me to go that route and actually also help me name my business, because if I am going to donate to Habitat for Humanity, I might as well call it Habitat Home Inspections (laughs) and it all ties in together.”

There are many ways to bring affordable housing to our community and every hand makes a difference!

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