home inspectionsBirmingham, Cullman & Huntsville, Alabama Engineering & Home Inspectors

Dedicated To Engineering Services & Home Inspections in Alabama

JADE Engineering & Home Inspections has been inspecting homes since 1987, making us one of the oldest inspection companies in the State of Alabama. James "Buck" Durham, owner,  exclusively performs engineering services. Steve Wehrman, licensed ASHI Home Inspector, performs all other inspections. ASHI the most respected professional, non-profit, professional home inspection organization in the nation. JADE Engineering & Home Inspection proudly and completely adhere to the published Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of ASHI in all inspections.

Since 1987, we have performed more than 6,000 ASHI Standard Home Inspections. Our Home Inspectors are members of ASHI. In addition, our Home Inspectors are required to attend continuing education courses and/or ASHI/HomePro seminars, as well as periodic in-house training and discussion sessions. Our standards ensure clients that the home inspector we send to the site is competent and knowledgeable about safe and proper residential construction, as well as interrelated electro-mechanical plumbing subsystem installation.

We understand that you place a great deal of confidence in (and responsibility on) us when you ask us to perform a home inspection. Our Engineering and Home Inspectors will meet with you at the home site, explain our inspection procedures, and introduce you to the ins and outs of our computer-generated reporting system.

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice can be reviewed HERE.


Our Team Members

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James A. (Buck) Durham, P.E.


Foundation and structural engineer performing: commercial building inspections, foundation/structural inspections for Realtors, mortgage companies, banks, contractors and home/building owners; and structural design services to owners/contractors in the building construction industry. Buck is the backbone of the company and works with Steve to solve real estate problems all over North-Central Alabama.



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Steve Wehrman

Home Inspector

Steve Wehrman runs the show. With more than 10 years experience as an assistant to his brother, a professional engineer, and Buck Durham, our founder and professional engineer, Steve has waded through Hurricane- and Tornado-ravaged homes, performed countless mappings of floor plans and foundation plans and roof framing plans in hundreds if not thousands of houses---all to finally impress on him the most common causes of structural problems with houses, as they abound, throughout North Alabama.