Meet Your BrickKicker Team
Franchise Owner / Inspector
As a St. Louis native and a prior small business owner, Craig Foshee found the opportunity to own a The BrickKicker franchise as a way to give back to his friends of the community. The BrickKicker name isn’t unfamiliar to the locals as Michael Chambers, prior owner for several years, has decided to sell his business and mentor Craig through the transaction process.
Craig obtained his inspection training through American Home Inspection Training (AHIT) and earned his Residential Building Consultant (RBC) title by completing his franchise training through The BrickKicker University. Helping others get educated on their new home is what really drives Craig’s passion and as a homeowner since 1995, Craig can share first hand his own personal experiences many clients are sure to benefit from.
The inspection reports are done same day or worst case by the next morning, and inspections are performed Monday thru Friday. The office hours or availability via phone is Monday thru Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM. As a strong supporter of the men and women who serve the country, a 10% discount on the inspection fee only will be applied to all service members. Cash and Check are currently the only accepted forms of payment, however with some new integrations in the near future, all forms of payment will be accepted.
Craig, when not running his business and helping others, he is spending time with his wife and two sons. Family is important to Craig and his family values will show in how he manages his business.
Your St. Louis BrickKicker has over 25 years of engineering, management, and quality control experience, both in manufacturing and industry, and in residential applications as well. A graduate of Hancock High School, this Air Force veteran is also a graduate of Washington University's School of Engineering.
In addition to the rigorous training Mike received through the Inspection Technology Institute, he has also been a nationally certified residential radon tester, and is an Associate Member of ASHI (The American Society of Home Inspectors), and stays up-to-date through their Continuing Education program on a regular basis.
He takes great pride in the thoroughness of his reports (which always include a lot of detailed photos), and his ability to work with clients, helping them to understand his findings and the options they have available to them. His goal is to always make his home inspections a positive experience for both his clients and their agents.
Your Trusted Home Inspector in St. Louis
The BrickKicker in St. Louis, Missouri 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 Craig 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
Often called single-detached-dwellings are generally those privately owned and maintained and built for one family. Across the country there are many different types of single family homes with many different amenities and building materials. The BrickKicker maintains high training standards to keep up with the latest building methods, and living standards to provide a detailed and educational inspection.Learn More
Condo / Townhome
Condominium and Townhome units typically fall under some sort of management, however that doesn't mean The BrickKicker won't be there to guide you through the makeup of the building, how things work and where. Generally, a condo is one unit within a larger building which has full coverage or control on exterior items, whereas a Townhome is owned with control of the exterior and interior given to the owner of the unit.Learn More
Generally, a multi-unit building is considered to have individual residences contained within one building. Under typical industry standards, a multi-unit building with 4 or less units is residential, while 5 units or more is classified as commercial. Regardless of the size of the building, The BrickKicker knows how to navigate these buildings and understands the methods used in which to maintain or run a multi-unit building.Learn More
Other Offered ServicesOther Services We Specialize In
Every year, termites invade homes and create more than 5 billions of dollars worth of damage by compromising the structural integrity of the residences they infest. If you request a complimentary termite inspection from the BrickKicker, we will schedule a 3rd party pest control company licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. To learn more about The BrickKicker’s complimentary termite inspection, click here. Every year, termites invade homes and create more than 5 billions of dollars worth of damage by compromising the structural integrity of the residences they infest. If you request a complimentary termite inspection from the BrickKicker, we will schedule a 3rd party pest control company licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. To learn more about The BrickKicker’s complimentary termite inspection, click here.
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.
What people are saying about us
"I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable you made my first time buyers feel. You didn't hesitate to take the time to answer their questions. Our
clients all rave about your service."
"Any Realtor will be lucky to have you as their inspector."
- Barbara Shoemaker Broker / Owner Assistant on Call Realty
"I just wanted to thank you for a job well done. We were very satisfied with our home inspection and are able to buy our first house with our mind's at ease. You did a great job and were very helpful and informative. I will certainly send anyone I know buying a house your way.
- Michelle Parrinello-Cason
"Our inspector, Michael, was incredibly well versed with building inspection. He literally saved us from making the biggest mistake of our lives. ....... you get what you pay for and I will definitely be calling Michael again for my next inspection. Not only was he professional, but very friendly. I feel as though I've made a friend in the business and will continue to trust Michael with all of my home inspection needs. I made the correct assumption that Brick Kicker is the most trustworthy and highest qualified team of inspectors that money can buy."
- Kevin Ahern
"Michael was very helpful and detailed. This is our first home and he took away the fear associated of home ownership."
- Darren & Jocelyn Casimere
"Have given his name to a friend already."
- Elizabeth Cobb
"Mike Chambers was a delight to work with and did a fabulous and thorough job on our inspection! I would highly recommend his services!"
- Maura Darcy
"I have used Mr. Chambers before. Without a doubt, he performs a complete and in depth inspection of the property. He shows the homeowner how his/her new home operates. Mr. Chambers is a great inspector."
- Ophelia Cole Kohl Realtors, Inc.
"Mike did a great job explaining the inspection process as he went as well as pointing out areas of concern. He also made it a point to let me know that he is available any time down the road if we have any questions at all. Made the process very smooth and was very friendly and approachable."
- Stephanie Struckhoff
"Mike was awesome! I really appreciate his efforts to make sure that I understood what was going on at the property."
- Olivia Ford
"I have had 2 inspections completed by Mike Chambers and both of them were done very thorough. I would definitely recommend him to anyone."
- Jessica Defer
"Mike Chamber's goes above and beyond, amazing fast response time, very thorough, educates my clients well, etc."
- Dennis Hansen Premier Lake Properties Lake of The Ozarks & St. Louis, Mo.
"Mike was very thorough in his way of home inspection. I was very impressed with his professionalism and logistical thinking."
- Tony Gibson
"Mike Chambers was great to work with and I feel much better about my home buying experience after his inspection."
- Elizabeth Westhoff
"Mike Chambers has gotten nothing except positive reviews from ANY referral I have given him. I only surround myself and my business with the best of the best when it comes to serving my clients. Mike is at the top of that list. As part of my team, he makes me a better Realtor in my client's eyes. Sit in on 30 minutes of one of Mike's inspections and he will more than earn your business. Whether you are looking to buy, or wanting to do a pre-listing inspection before you put your house on the market, Mike Chambers is worth his weight in gold."
- Andy Hannigan Keller Williams Realty STL 314.324.1245 AndyHannigan.com