Meet Your BrickKicker Team
Franchise Owner / Inspector
Chris Reade graduated from Wartburg College of Waverly, IA in 1997. A former Knight football player, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration. Chris’ passion for football led him to be an assistant coach for the Wartburg Knights. His experience coaching helped him learn the valuable task of teaching others.
While coaching, Chris worked as a carpenter for Cousins Custom Builders framing residential building projects and executing blueprint layouts.
Chris soon moved on to Barmuda Corporation in Cedar Falls where he was acting as Vice President of Property Development. He was responsible for general contracting, project management on various builds, remodels, and historical building revivals. His portfolio is on display at all Barmuda venues in the Cedar Valley.
In 2011, Chris chased his dream of self-employment and became a franchise owner for The Brickkicker Inspection Services. His past professional experiences and home inspection training will put you at ease as you transition from prospective home buyer to owning a home to call your own.
Chris was recently featured in "Former coach now guides home buyers" in the Cedar Valley Business Monthly.
Get All Your Questions Answered
You’re close to buying a home or considering selling one. It’s an exciting time that’s brimming with anxiety. You want to feel confident in what you’re going to do. Confidence comes from having the information that allows you to take the next step. Assurance in your decision to buy, sell or move on to a different property entirely. Our job isn’t telling you what to do, but equipping you with all the information you need about the home we inspect. We answer all the questions you have about the condition of the home.
When working with Chris Reade, you can expect:
Home & Building Consultant
The Inspection Process
- Schedule an inspection by phone or online.
- You are invited and strongly encouraged to accompany Chris through your home during the inspection.
- You will receive his qualified opinion on the present condition, operation, and function of all major elements of the property.
- Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report with a descriptive overview (including pictures) of your home from the ground up.
Our ServicesHow We Can Help You
Having a residential inspection has become a key step in today's real estate transaction. Whether a high-rise condo, adjoining town-home, multi-unit dwelling or a large estate; The BrickKicker has the tools and resources to educate our clients in making smart decisions.Learn More
Looking to know the condition of a structure under consideration for purchase, lease, or maintenance? The BrickKicker Commercial Inspection, otherwise known as a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) will commit to being your consultant throughout your commercial property involvement.Learn More
In today's world, consumers are more educated about the potential of harmful elements found in and around the places we live and work. The BrickKicker offers a series of different testing services that can be ordered with your inspection.Learn More
Other Offered ServicesOther Services We Specialize In
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned the radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, killing 21,000 people per year in the United States. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. When you breathe are containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes for radon. If you find that there are high levels, the home can be fixed. Even very high levels of radon can be reduced to acceptable levels.
We use Sun Nuclear continuous radon monitors. These devices are very expensive but will show the radon measurement over time, note any unusual or abnormal reading in the test, detect tampering with the device and produce reliable results that you can be confident with. You will get a detailed report on the day the test is completed. We do not need a 3rd party laboratory to interpret our results.
We see the consequences of shortcuts and poor practices on a daily basis. In Georgia, you get a one year warranty on your new home but your builder may have no leverage over his subcontractor 11 months after they have been paid for their work. A new construction inspection by The BrickKicker will identify potential issues before closing and while you have the negotiating position to get things done correctly.
While a traditional home inspection is designed to look at the elements of an existing home a new construction inspection can go one step further. The BrickKicker inspector is trained to also look at the quality of the construction and help you prepare the Contractor’s Punch-list. This is a list of items found in new construction which are incomplete, missing or completed in a less than quality manner.
You should also know that in Georgia, you are contractually required to hire a home inspector with specific credentials and insurance that most practicing home inspectors do not have. If you are looking for an International Code Council Residential Combination Inspector with Workers’ Compensation Insurance and General Liability, call The BrickKicker.