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Experience Counts. Effort Counts

We spend more time and inspect more thoroughly than the competition, so choose Steve Smallman Property Inspections

Our Promise to You: Choosing the best home inspector can be a confusing and hard decision. But we promise that our home inspectors will treat your potential new home as if we were going to buy it and give you the very best insights. We want you to have excellent peace of mind with your new purchase. If you will trust us to represent your best interest, we will be diligent and take pride in producing a very thorough inspection and understandable report. Upon delivery of our inspection report to you, if you feel that you did not receive a thorough and comprehensive report, just ask and we will give you a refund. This is our SSPI promise to you. If you feel we did give you your money’s worth and more, please refer our company and services to your friends or relatives.

When we opened the first inspection service in Raleigh in 1980, virtually no one had even heard of a home inspection or commercial building inspection. Today, almost every purchase includes an inspection, and we are proud to have been part of introducing this valuable service to the area.  Our team of five licensed inspectors has performed more inspections – over 35,000 – and we have been in business longer than anyone else in North Carolina.  When inspectors became licensed in the early 1990’s then-Governor Jim Hunt appointed Steve Smallman to the first NC Home Inspector Licensure Board, and during 7 years of service on that Board Steve helped write the Standards of Practice for NC inspectors, and write the Inspector Examination that all prospective inspectors must pass to be licensed.

No matter how many inspections we’ve done, we never forget:

The most important inspection is the one we do for you!

We are construction professionals, but we are also homeowners and real estate investors, and we know how important this service is to you.

Meet Our Team:

STEVE SMALLMAN

Lead inspector and company owner Steve Smallman was the first full-time, ASHI-certified home inspector in the Triangle, beginning in 1980. He was a member and past-chairman of the N.C. Home Inspector Licensure Board and was instrumental in the licensing of home inspectors. He chaired the committees that established the state-mandated Standards of Practice, and the home inspector Licensure Examination.

BILL MORRIS

Bill was inspecting homes in North Carolina before there was a home inspection industry, then spent over 20 years as a home builder. He too is qualified to perform termite inspections and radon gas tests.

MIKE THORNE

Mike has 20 years of experience as a home builder, remodeler, developer, and home inspector. His hand-on building experience brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the home inspection, and he is also qualified to do termite inspections and radon gas testing.

JOEL HOBBY, PE.

Joel is a registered professional engineer as well as a licensed home inspector, bringing over 40 years of commercial and residential experience to the profession.

GARY SUTTON

Gary is now in his 17th year as a full-time home inspector, and until he joined SSPI he served as Area Manager, supervising a team of eight home inspectors, for the Triangle division of a large national inspection company. Gary has performed or supervised over 9,000 home inspections.

WALT COOPER

After a successful 40-year career as a licensed pest control operator, Walt joined us and brings his expertise about houses and construction as well as wood-destroying insects.

Our Home Inspectors

Our inspectors have performed over 35,000 inspections since we introduced home inspections to North Carolina in 1980. No one has more experience or knows local conditions better than SSPI inspectors.
 
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FOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS, Too!

Does your HOA need to know more about the physical condition of its properties? Call on us! Our team can handle your new or existing development. 

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SPECIALIZED INSPECTIONS

Steve Smallman Property Inspections, LLC is pleased to offer these specialized inspection services to our customers.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

If you’re the first-ever occupant of your brand-new home, you have specific inspection needs before moving in. We inspect your new home before your final walkthrough to add an objective set of experienced eyes to help protect your investment. We also do pre-drywall inspections.

11-MONTH WARRANTY INSPECTIONS

New homes may come with a warranty that lasts a year. An 11-month inspection is key in terms of taking advantage of what your warranty guarantees. We check for anything covered by your the warranty before it expires so that the proper party is responsible for any repairs.

PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

Selling a home? A pre-listing inspection gives you an advantage. Letting us identify maintenance needs before you sell lets your home enter the market in its very best state free from defects that could cause potential buyers to turn away from what could be a golden opportunity for everyone.

MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

Life moves so quickly that general and even significant home maintenance can sometimes be forgotten. Furthermore, some routine home maintenance items are difficult to spot without the proper experience. Let our highly-trained inspectors give your home a check-up and help you prioritize regular home maintenance to save money and to help keep your family safe.

TERMITE INSPECTIONS

Termites and other wood-destroying insects cause millions of dollars a year in damage to buildings in North Carolina. Our inspectors are all Registered Pest Control Technicians with the NC Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Division. We are affiliated with Cooper Pest Control to provide the wood-destroying insect reports (WDIR) required by many mortgage lenders.

RADON INSPECTIONS

Radon – an odorless, colorless gas – naturally occurs in most soil. It’s also the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in North America. We can perform the EPA-recommended radon testing that determines whether or not you are being exposed to safe levels of radon within your home.