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.
Your Trusted Building Inspector in Cedar Falls
The BrickKicker in Cedar Falls, Iowa is a professionally trained and certified home inspection firm you can trust. Whether you may be a home buyer, seller or existing homeowner, The BrickKicker will fit all of your home inspection needs.
If you are looking for a qualified home inspector who will approach the job in a consultative unbiased manner, The BrickKicker is just the choice for you. Our trained inspectors will take the time to understand the client’s perspective and offer them a variety of home inspection choices that will fit their needs. We offer expert home inspections, comprehensive inspection reports, and home maintenance advice as well as unique reporting and peripheral services.
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 naturally occurring gas caused by the decomposition of uranium. This is found in our soil throughout the world. The challenge is, when a home is built over any level of radon the gas could enter the home. Scientist have proven that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer but can easily be repaired. It is only through testing for radon gas can you determine a repair is needed.
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 either incomplete, missing or completed in a less than qualify manner.