Meet The Face Behind PPG Inspectors

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I’m Darren Mars, proud owner of PPG Inspectors.

I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

Back in 2001, I was looking for ways to be self-employed and enjoy what I was doing. I found that I have a penchant for evaluating different homes, neighborhoods, and cities, so a career in home inspection appealed to me. I believed that my personality coupled with a specialization in appraisals and general inspections was a perfect match! Thus, I went from a proud Navy veteran to proud owner of PPG Inspectors.

Technology has helped my business advance and evolve over the years. For instance, I started advertising in the yellow pages (the big yellow book), and now I have an attractive website and social media presence. I initially took pictures of houses on a battery operated camera, sent plain paper fax to agents, wrote down information on a notepad and now all these tasks are done on my wireless tablet.

Earlier, I used to crawl on my belly in cramped up crawl spaces, but now I access unreachable areas with a crawl-bot. There will always have a better way to catch a mouse, and I’m quite happy to say we’ve evolved over the years, and the process has become a bit easier and a lot more fun.

In the past seventeen years, I’ve had some fantastic days and have had the privilege to inspect multi-million dollar homes and look more closely at the different types of architecture and design. However, what I really enjoy is meeting new people and being a part of their excitement while they are buying a new home.

I also derive immense satisfaction from going through the final consultation with my clients and seeing the different reactions to some of the same findings. Everyone is unique to what he or she feels is a priority when buying a home, and I cherish this uniqueness.

As a business, I think what sets us apart from others is our ability to perform a thorough and careful inspection. We take our time to ensure that we have covered every aspect of a client’s property. Moreover, we are thoughtful and patient through the process.

As an individual, I believe what sets me apart from others are the teachings of Jesus Christ which I follow to the best of my ability. I attribute my success to, without a doubt, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Irrespective of the success, the freedom to spend time with my family has been the most rewarding part of this job. When I am not with my family or busy at work, my downtime involves watching sports. I love the Lakers, high school football, college football, and the NFL. I also have a son who plays football, and I am his biggest fan. 

I have been happily married for 21 years and have two wonderful daughters an awsome son and a fabulous grandson of 5.

I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.

If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise in home inspection across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, CA, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at