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Mr. Bernard Bentley is the Bobsville town's Building Inspector and later Mayor of Sunflower Valley and later Fixham Harbour's building inspector.


He often works closely with Bob and his crew as he supervises the safety of his products. Bernard is a stickler for details and organization and is rarely found with out his checklists and clipboard. He also is the husband of Barbara Bentley.


He takes on the personality of a building inspector.

Physical Appearance



  • In the Original Series between Seasons 3-9, he spoke with an American accent in the US dub.
  • In the Finnish version of the Original Series, he was called " Herra Pultti" (Mr. Pultti), but Project: Build-It onwards. he's called "Tarkastaja Pultti" (Controller Pultti)

Main Characters
(Original Series)
BobWendyScoopMuckDizzyRoleyLoftyFarmer PicklesTravisSpudMr. Bernard Bentley
J.J.'s Building Yard J.J.MollySkipTrix
Project: Build It ScramblerBennyGripperGrabberTumblerFlexBristlePackerSumsy
Ready, Steady, Build! ScratchRubble
Friends and Neighbors
(Original Series)
Mrs. PottsMrs. PercivalMrs. BroadbentMr. DixonMr. BeasleyMr. FothergillMr. EllisAngelo SabatiniSophia SabatiniMrs. Barbara BentleyDavid DixonPam Goody
Friends and Neighbors
(Project: Build It)
RobertDorothyMarjorieSunnySaffronCarlo and CassiaSandy BeachMaxMr. BattersbyBazEllaMegPiperOscar FlicksMr. Carruthers
Friends and Neighbors
(Ready, Steady, Build!)
David MockneyBrad RadDickie OliverMrs. Toosie
One Time Characters Doris EllisPogoTony the HairdresserMr. StevenKatieMr. CostelloJana von StrudelCharleneMr. AdamsJackarooR.VeeMr. BellMrs. SeagullJanette JamisonUnknown Machines
Guest Characters Lennie LazenbyJennyTomBunty FergusonFlorence MountfitchetPirate BrickbeardUnnamed Humans
Bob's Animal Friends PilchardBirdFinTommySquawkScrufftyHamishTimmikinsHumptySprat
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