Steve Smallman Property Inspections, LLC

About Us

About Us


North Carolina’s most experienced inspectors

Steve Smallman Property Inspections (SSPI) inspectors have performed or supervised over 25,000 inspections since we introduced home inspections to the Triangle area in 1980. No one has more experience or knows local conditions better than SSPI inspectors. Our inspectors are:

Lead inspector and company owner Steve Smallman was the first full-time, ASHI-certified home inspector in the Triangle, founding Home Check Systems in 1980. The firm grew to eight inspectors before it was sold in 2004. 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 or served on the committees that established the state-mandated Standards of Practice, and the home inspector Licensure Examination.

Gary Sutton is now in his tenth 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 5,000 home inspections.

Bruce Becker is in his ninth year as a full-time home inspector, and he is also a North Carolina licensed general contractor. Bruce’s expertise includes commercial property inspections, termite inspections, and radon gas testing, as well as home inspections.

Trip Sutton has been a full-time home inspector in the Triangle area since 1998.  Prior to that he was a residential and commercial construction superintendent, and has years of hands-on construction experience.  Trip has extensive experience with old houses as well as newer ones, and also does termite inspections and radon gas testing..