Licensed Master Inspector (HI-4211)
Licensed Alabama Real Estate Sales Person (107203)
Licensed Alabama Home Builder (25302)
Certified Chimney Sweep (#11559)
Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics (The University of Alabama)
Master of Divinity (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Master of Business Administration (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Hey, thanks for stopping by! My name is Spencer Brothers, and I am the founder of Sterling Home Inspection, as well as 1 of our 3 owners.
For the sake of transparency, I like to be upfront and give you as much about me as I can. If you're interested, keep reading down to the bottom, but if you're not, here are the basics: I built Sterling Home Inspection after seeing the poor performance in the inspection industry as I myself was (and am still) a Realtor. I grew up in construction under my father and uncle and spent 4 years in the Navy as an Aviation Electrician on the E2-C. I performed hundreds and hundreds of inspections in the Navy, right before the aircraft left the ground. The Navy trained my "inspection eye," if you will, which made combining it with my construction knowledge an easy decision. I set out to build a better company than what I saw on the market. I think I did, but we will let the past clients and happy Realtors be the judge of that! As of 2023, we've been in business for 7 years and see no end in site!
I'm an entrepreneur at heart, so my objective is to be innovative and provide an incredible amount of value. That's my business philosophy, so regardless of my industry, I will be found doing those things. I also believe in the constant growth of the company, so if you check back next month, we will probably be doing things better, faster, and smarter than we were before.
After I left the Navy, I used my GI Bill to attend the University of Alabama, graduating in 2017 with a double major in Finance and Economics. From there, I attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I earned a Master of Divinity, and I made a stop by UAB (The University of Alabama at Birmingham) to pick up an MBA (Master of Business Administration) after that. I see a Ph.D. on the horizon, but to be honest, life is busy - especially with the three amazing kids and a beautiful wife that I am so extraordinarily blessed to call mine.
As of October 2022, I've managed to find my way back into the Navy! This time I'm doing things a bit differently. Instead of being on active duty and living away from home (we lived in Virginia before), I'm in the Navy Reserves - which means I get to keep my business and stay home! I was commissioned as an Officer and am currently in the supply field, training to become a Logistics Officer over the course of the next three years. This fits perfectly with my life - I continue to serve our clients full-time while serving in the Navy on the weekends.
As if this wasn't enough, if I'm not inspecting, drilling (for the Navy), spending time with my family, or reading, I'm almost certainly in the gym! I've competed in Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and ran several Ultra Marathons (50 Miles each), but the most recent sport that I've come to fall in love with is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! (pics below) Remember that part about innovation? Well, check this out. I'm the only home inspector in our area (that I know of!) that is constantly getting after it daily at a high level in the gym, on the trails, and on the mats, and because of that, I want to capture that journey. I'm working on putting a page together called "The Athletic Inspector." It's not ready yet, but go check it out when I launch it!
Why do I love home inspections? Well, I can tell you that this is the best job I've ever had. There is just something about it. It doesn't feel like work, in the sense of having to make myself do it. We are seven years in, so ask me in two decades or so, but I still find it "fun" to go to work! Regarding working outside: Winter is ok, and summer drags by, but when fall gets here, and the weather gets cooler, I could stay outside all day doing inspections. Perhaps the other reason is that I love putting my client's mind to rest in what is an otherwise tense situation. People often don't know the problems that the home can contain, and that's the reason I'm there! Being to educate them in detail about the various components puts their mind and rest, which of course, brings me satisfaction. My goal is to provide you with the raw data - you'll have to take that data (in conjunction with your agent) and decide how best to act on it!
What more can I say? I live in Alabaster with my family (1 wife and 3 kids), and I attend church at Hope Mountain in Calera. We travel a good deal for my sporting events and take the kids places they have never been, but aside from that, I'm probably in a crawlspace or attic somewhere, sweating bullets but still eagerly waiting to answer your call so that we can get your inspection booked ASAP.
I'd be happy to help.
- Spencer Brothers
Sterling Home Inspection
Personal Cell: (205) 960-1090