Meet Your BrickKicker Team
Franchise Owner / Inspector
Guy has worked as a licensed plumber since 1977 in residential and then the commercial sector. He managed large industrial job sites throughout Ontario, Canada as well as in the state of Vermont. Due to a work injury in Vermont, Guy was unable to continue with this type of work. He purchased The BrickKicker franchise in 2003 and has never looked back. It is the perfect way for Guy to utilize his extensive knowledge of the construction trades to offer his clients an informative inspection experience.
Franchise Owner / Office Manager
Diane HenningFranchise Owner / Office Manager
Diane is the office manager and scheduling person working with Guy . She specializes in working with clients regarding the inspection process and environmental testing inquiries. In the past Diane has worked as a licensed real estate professional in the Toronto area, a legal assistant with a large local real estate firm here in Vermont and a closing coordinator for a real estate company. With this extensive real estate background, Diane is well versed in client care and getting things done in a timely and professional manner.
Together, Guy and Diane combine their knowledge of construction and the real estate industry and are able to offer their clients and real estate professionals unsurpassed service. The goal is to ensure that the inspection process is timely and hassle free.
Your Trusted Home Inspector in Champlain Valley
The BrickKicker in the Champlain Valley, Vermont 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 Guy 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
Commercial inspections involve a visual examination or readily objective visual examination of readily accessible areas, physical structure and operating systems of the space. This process occurs in a timely and efficient manner, giving clients the peace of mind to continue on with business.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.
Most “New Construction” homes have undergone a rigorous municipal or code compliance inspection process, likely at least four “code” inspections. The BrickKicker new construction inspection goes beyond that, looking at the home for not only the functionality of the systems but those cosmetic and unfinished items as well. A new construction inspection will assist you with your Punch List creation and interpretation, helping to ensure your home is perfect before taking ownership.
Water testing is required with certain loan programs when the property is served by a private well. Laboratory testing can take several days to complete so check with your lender well before the end of your due diligence period. You should also remember that you do not have to live in a rural community or have a private well to be concerned about water quality. Older pipes could be dirty or clogged. Newer pipes could be constructed out of materials which are known to have issues. The BrickKicker is aware of these concerns and can either provide testing for you or help you arrange to have your water tested.
FHA, VA and 203K are all types of loans which will require certain minimum standards be present before a loan is presented. Systems like: Heating, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural, Roof, Thermal and Weatherproofing all require certain standards be met. The BrickKicker inspector is certified to provide the necessary documents for each one of these. There is no reason to call for one, two or every three different contractors to provide these documents.