Meet Your BrickKicker Team
Andrew Fox *Commercial & Residential Building Consultant
Javier CangianoResidential Building Consultant
Rob ColecchiResidential Building Consultant
Rob Claus *Commercial & Residential Building Consultant
Tom ConcialdiResidential Building Consultant
Will AugustineResidential Building Consultant
Ed KuhrtResidential Building Consultant
Bill HolmesResidential Building Consultant
Brad GraberResidential Building Consultant
Chris RollerResidential Building Consultant
Michael JonasResidential Building Consultant
Kurt KofronResidential Building Consultant
Greg Domel *Commercial & Residential Building Consultant
Kevin Daly *Residential Building Consultant
Don RybaResidential Building Consultant
Michael HansonRadon Measurement Technician
Kathy CookRadon Measurement Professional
Chris CollachiaResidential Building Consultant
Vince RomanResidential Building Consultant
Your Trusted Home Inspector in North and Northwest Suburbs
Home & Building Consultant
The Inspection Process
- Scheduling the inspection and/or radon test can be done via online, email, or phone.
- Upon booking an appointment, an electronic confirmation will be emailed with the option to sign the inspection agreement electronically and pay via a secure credit card link.
- Attending the inspection is highly encouraged as you will be allowed to get to know the property and ask your inspector/radon technician any questions that may come up.
- The inspection is performed in a methodical manner, generally starting on the exterior moving from top to bottom followed by the interior, also moving from the top to the bottom.
- A resource kit is provided at the end of the inspection to help answer any questions that make come up along the journey of owning a property.
- Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report via email 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 that 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, however, when you breathe air 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.
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.
Many New Construction Builders provide their clients with a one year (11 month) warranty. After being in a home for 10 to 11 months a homeowner knows many of the “secrets”, but maybe not all of them. Much like the “New Construction” inspection, The BrickKicker warranty inspection will help create the “punch list.”
Most people make routine visits to their Doctors. Most people do not make routine reviews of their homes. A Home Maintenance Review is like an annual check up. The BrickKicker inspector is an expert at your home and will help you keep your investment in good shape. We have a unique perspective because we are there to sell products or services but only to help you keep your home in the best condition possible. This review will help you prioritise your maintenance and potentially prevent unnecessary or unforeseen expenditures.
A modular home is one which was not built on site but rather trucked in and placed on the pad or home-site. This home was built in a controlled factory. These homes are typically constructed much differently than site built homes. They can require different HVAC equipment, different roofing as well as different plumbing and electric. Most are without foundations and are anchored to the ground.
Thermal imaging or the use of infrared cameras has become a very widely accepted practice of home inspectors. It is yet another tool to allow The BrickKicker to help you purchase your home intelligently. The thermal camera can help identify thermal openings in your home, possible plumbing leaks in the walls, potentially damaging cracks leaks in the foundation or even issues under low sloped or flat roofs. Unlike many of our competitors, we do not charge extra for using the tools that we have on hand. IR thermography is included with every home inspection.
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.