Cory Brookins has been a home inspector for over 10 years and has conducted over 8,000 inspections. As the first licensed home inspector in Bay County he has continued make strides in leading the industry.
Cory was born and raised in Bay County and is a graduate of Florida State University where he was a Varsity Football Letterman.
Cory has been instrumental in Five Star Inspections leading the technological advances in Home Inspections. Gone are the days of a handyman showing up at your home with a ladder and notebook. Besides using a reporting process that allows all our clients to receive digital reports the same day of the inspection, we also combine four tools to both better the inspections and reporting abilities:
1) Robotics - Five Star Inspections has a custom robot engineered specifically to evaluate confined areas that humans cannot access. The robot is remote controlled and gives real time views in some of the smallest crawlspaces.
2) Aerial Evaluations: Our DJI drone gives us the ability to inspect roofs and higher elevation structures that were previously not safely accessed. The drone also supplies HD quality photos/videos.
3) Flir Camera: Thermal imaging technology is not only helpful in evaluating the HVAC systems, building envelope, and electrical systems; but can also be used to track moisture penetration within the home.
The 8d nail, based on its spacing, when used in securing the roof decking is over 2.4 times stronger than traditional staples.
Cory has been super great even after our inspection. They are thorough and efficient. Highly recommend them over others I've used, and will only call 5 star first before using anyone else.
- Mariah Hobbs. 11/10/2019
Very professional and prompt. Great experience using them.
- Amy Domico. 6/10/2019
Professional and easy to work with!! Five Star will definitely be my go to for home inspections!
- Crystal Brown. 4/3/2019
Got us a new roof because the county said it was installed correctly and he proved it wasn’t. Great job!
- Scott Walker. 4/2/2019
Mr. Brookins accomplished both the Pre & Post Repair Inspection on a home we purchased in Panama City Beach for my father. His professional and thorough inspections saved my aging father from purchasing this home with unseen electrical issues and afforded us the adequate leverage to have these issues professionally repaired by the owner prior to the sale. Cory has our highest recommendation for professional/prompt 4-Point Home Inspections.
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- Lawrence Thompson. 2/4/2019
We highly recommend Cory with Five Star Inspections. He helped us understand what we needed to know about the house we wanted to buy. He was very polite and knowledgeable and answered any questions we had and more.
- Annie Norwood. 11/23/2018
Cory was thorough, professional, and affable. After doing his own inspections and compiling his reports we (buyers) met him at the residence and he walked us through each stage of the inspection. He welcomed and answered our questions, and did everything in a timely manner. HIGHLy recommend!
- Kat'sKreativeChaos . 8/29/2018
Great Service! Very Professional!
- Chris Josten. 7/17/2018
Professional job and great customer service. Would highly recommend. 5 stars!
- Steve Davis. 6/5/2018
Cory had a time frame with this inspection and made sure to get it done. He was very professional, I have purchased many homes, and he went out of his way to help me and made sure I understood results.
Very pleased and highly recommend and telling others! A plus company!
- denita mccarty. 5/19/2018
Great service, very friendly and quick. Corey was our inspector. Will definitely be using them again if needed, and I highly recommend this company!
- Emily Nolan. 4/30/2018
It is always a pleasure to work with Cory! He works hard to get inspections done in the time frame needed. Always professional, thorough and takes the time to help my clients understand. If I have the buyer side and need to get an access code for the morning of the inspection, he will take that upon himself to get it. He will call with any issues, sends me a short video and returns the report to us very quickly after the inspection is done.
- Donna Johnson. 3/26/2018
I recommend Five Star Inspections as they do an awesome job! Cory Brookins goes up and above when inspecting a property.
- Cynthia McQuaig. 3/24/2018
Cory and his team are awesome to work with in the PC area. We've been dealing with a less than pleasant transaction and he's been most patient with all of our needs. We are happy to be working with Five Star!
- Kristi C. 2/29/2018
I could not be happier with the service I received over the past 8 years from Five Star Inspections. Cory Brookins is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and professional. His inspection reports are detailed, yet easy to understand and his fantastic customer service makes him the best in town. I highly recommend Five Star Inspections to anyone looking for a home inspection in Panama City.
- Elena Laidler. 1/21/2018
Cory with Five Star Inspections is always very professional with my customers and thorough when doing his inspections. He gives the customer the time needed to go over his findings and answer any questions they may Have! I highly recommend his services!
- Ida Hargaray. 1/16/2018
I have been working with Cory as my home inspector for almost 5 years now. I would not use anyone else. He is the only home inspector that I’ve never had issues with, nor have I ever had anything come back with problems. He is friendly, easily accessible, he is honest, fairly priced, and honestly, an all around great guy. Literally nothing more I could ask for from this man. Nothing. He’s awesome!
- Brandy Stewart. 0/3/2018
Five Star Inspections is first class - not just in their field of expertise, but in their customer service. They always go above and beyond to provide the best service for their customers. They use cutting edge technology, industry leading practices, and are always quick to respond/complete the project. I have hired them to do multiple inspections for me and I will not use anyone else when given the choice! Cannot recommend them enough.
- Taylor Brown. 11/28/2017
Cory did a great job on our home inspection. The seller continued to tell us that the roof was only 3 years old, however, Five Star Inspections was able to find documentation of the roof actually being 17 years old. It was great to know that we had an informed professional looking out for us!
- Blake Johnston. 11/19/2017
Corey has inspected several homes for us in the Panama City Area. He is very thorough, knows what to look for, and straightforward if there is a problem. Corey is very easy to work with, so If you need a great home inspector, I highly recommend Five Star Inspections.
- Flyby Coffee. 11/2/2017
As a Realtor I know how important it is to have a Home Inspector that you can trust. Cory at Five Star Inspections has been my go to inspector since 2008. I highly recommend Five Star Inspections to all my customers. They are not only the company I recommend but they are also the company that I use for my own personal properties. He has saved me and my customers lots of headaches and money. Ex: I had a buyer that was purchasing a property that had a brand new roof. Cory went in and found that the roofer had not installed the roof correctly. The seller had paid a lot of money for a new roof (not a reroof) and did not get what they paid for. This was not something that you could easily fix. The roof had to be completely reinstalled. Both the buyer and the seller were grateful for this find. This is just one example of why I always recommend Five Star Inspections to my customers no matter how old or new the home or roof is. Your home inspector matters. Call Five Star Inspections if you need an honest and trustworthy inspector to inspect your home.
- Brook Simmons. 8/13/2017
I am a local realtor in Panama City Florida and I trust Cory with Five Star Inspections as do most other realtors I know and I refer My clients to him as well. I also trusted him to do my inspection on my house for insurance renewal and he had everything done including my reports within a few hours. That's customer service!
- Roy Furst. 8/13/2017
I have been working with Five Star Inspections for many years and Cory is very proficient in everything he does. He is always there to answer questions for me, or go over any report with my customer to ease their concerns. I highly recommend this company if you are looking for a great home inspector!
- Cindy Chavira. 8/12/2017
Five Star Inspections is always responsive, very professional and very dependable. I am a Realtor® and will use them over and over again whenever possible!
- Erica Price. 8/12/2017
Cory Brookins of Five Star Inspections gets five stars from me. He is wonderful to deal with. He is quick, professional and accommodating. I have used him for all my inspection needs for the past six years. He will go the extra mile to ensure the job gets done. His prices are reasonable. I highly recommend Five Star Inspections for all their inspection needs.
- Trisha Nemeth. 8/12/2017
As a Realtor, I appreciate the thorough and professional service that Five Star Home Inspections delivers. Their reports are well written and easy for both buyer and seller to understand. Cory Brookins is able to deal with all parties fairly and he takes the time to answer questions. Also, reports are delivered immediately which makes problem solving easier!
- Susan Morrison. 8/12/2017
I am a Bay, Walton & Santa Rosa Beach area REALTOR® and have used Five Star Inspections since they first started in business. Cory has always been professional, prompt and very thorough. I highly recommend Five Star Inspections. We are fortunate in this area to have someone with his high caliber of work ethic. I look forward to a continued business relationship with Five Star!
- Kim Douglas. 8/12/2017
I own an insurance agency here in Panama City Beach, FL and strongly recommend Cory and his team. They are fast, accurate, fairly priced and maybe best of all for us digital! All inspections are emailed quickly to our clients. Our Homeowners have nothing but great things to say about Five Stars' services and professionalism. Very easy to work with give them a call!
- Keith Hall II. 8/12/2017
As a realtor, I always recommend Five Star Inspections. Cory is extremely thorough and his customer service is the BEST! If you're looking for a home inspector, I suggest you give Five Star Inspections a call.
- Snsnnd Usjsndn. 8/12/2017
Cory has been excellent. As a realtor, I can be pretty demanding and need inspections done ASAP. He works hard and diligently to inspect the homes and condos in the time slots provided. His integrity and attention to detail is spot on. He is the type of inspector who you want to inspect homes for your buyers, but sweet when he is inspecting homes for sellers because he will find everything that is wrong with the home that needs immediate attention and items that need to be budgeted for future replacement. I'd recommend Cody for all inspections.
- Bruce Koep. 8/11/2017
Cory always does a very thorough home inspection and never fails to give my customers a comprehensive inspection findings report. That's why I always refer my customers to him. I will continue to refer 5 Star Home Inspections!
- Bill Fitzgerald. 8/11/2017
Mr. Brookins did a thorough job. Quickly, and on time. I will use his services again!
- David Sellick. 8/11/2017
As a Realtor, I place the highest priority on customer satisfaction. We have used and recommend Five Star Inspections to all our customers. Mr. Brookins provides one of the most comprehensive and reliable inspections available. The format is practical and compete. In addition to being quick, he has always been available to to discuss any issues identified during his inspection. I highly recommend Five Star Inspections and would recommend any buyer or seller to use their services.
- Bob Douglas. 8/11/2017
Cory Brookins with Five Star Home Inspections has done a fantastic job for my customers on home inspections prior to them purchasing a home. Cory is very professional and I would definitely suggest calling him prior to anyone purchasing a home to get a quality home inspection!
- Don Cooley. 8/11/2017
Five Star Inspections has been our go to source for home inspections for many years. We are pleased to consider them part of our real estate sales team. Our clients appreciate us scheduling someone they can trust with their home. We describe them as honest, responsible and Cory is a man of integrity. We highly recommend them.
- Bubba McCants. 8/11/2017
Cory is prompt, professional and accurate!
- Charlie Commander. 8/11/2017
Cory Brookins has been the home inspector on many of my transactions. My customers and I have found him to be very prompt with service and always reasonably priced. Above that, his inspections have given my buyers great insight into the conditions on their prospective purchase and he is always there to explain any issue at the time of the inspection and any time afterwards! I really appreciate his professionalism and manner of communication, it really helps to make my job easier just knowing I can count on him!!
- Deborah Class. 8/11/2017
I can always count on a great inspection with Five Star!
- Trudy Vanhorn. 8/11/2017
Great customer service! They always go above and beyond! I will recommend them to everyone.
- Kenna Pettis. 7/17/2017
Five Star Inspections has been a trusted and valued vendor for over 10 years, for their knowledge and great customer service!