Our Story

Embrace the unexpected.

My name is Natalie Jenkins, and I am a licensed Home Inspector. Wasn’t what you were expecting, huh? To be honest, the plan was originally for my husband to become a home inspector so he could leave the car sales business. However, after working with yet another inconsiderate contractor, I thought, “Why can’t I do this?” I made a call to a realtor friend in Vero and decided to move back to my hometown to raise my family, become a home inspector, and launch my own business.

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Seize the Day.

The idea behind Carpe Diem Inspections, LLC name is a bit of a sad one. Over 14 years ago, one of my best friends took his own life. I was devastated. He was the last person I would have ever expected to do something like that. Like the case of Robin Williams, everyone loved him. It was after that I realized I needed to “Carpe Diem” which is Latin for “Seize the Day” and make every day count.

It’s in my DNA.

I have over 30 years of experience in the construction business. Raised in Vero Beach, I come from a family-owned construction company, Stroh Construction, Inc. operating in the area since 1986. My experience also includes working with a concrete specialist, roofing/GC contractor, plumbing contractor, and septic company, as well as property management assistance. This gives me a wealth of knowledge necessary to provide detailed inspections and excellent communication skills.

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Licensed, Trained & Certified by the Best.

I obtained my certification through ICA School, one of the premier inspection schools in the country and was trained and mentored by local inspector. I hold memberships with InterNACHI as a Certified Professional Inspector and FABI as a Registered Professional Inspector. I am also a member of the Oceanside Rotary Club and Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. 

Your family’s safety is as important as our own.

My husband Derek and I have been married since 2016 and we have two amazing children. When I’m not in the field, I spend time with my family volunteering, attending arts and crafts fairs, going to the beach, swimming, boating, and fishing… basically enjoying anything outdoors. I work hard every day to provide the best service by continuing to expand my knowledge and expertise through continued education, bringing a new perspective to this important and growing industry. 

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InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector®
InterNACHI® Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector
Florida-Licensed Home Inspector #HI13193
Registered Professional Inspector #RPI-1148 with FABI
Certified Infrared Thermography
Wind Mitigation & Four Point Certified

What our clients say

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Gillian SteinbachLicensed Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

I have used Natalie to conduct pre-purchase inspections on many homes for many clients. She is so thorough and notices even the smallest details. She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone understands her findings and, if necessary, remediation that may be warranted.

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Patricia LessardHome Buyer

Natalie has done two home inspections for us. Her professionalism and prompt responses have been extraordinary. She is very thorough and provides accurate information at a moments notice. If you need to get a home inspector, be sure to call Natalie.

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Layla NejadNew Home Buyer, New to Florida

Natalie from Carpe Diem Inspections is absolutely wonderful! She is very knowledgeable, efficient, timely and answers all questions asked. Being a transplant from another State, she was able to educate us on the wear and tear of Florida life. I can’t thank her enough for all the great information!

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Sara ScheurerInsurance Inspection Need

Natalie was so knowledgeable and performed the Wind Mitigation inspection quickly and confidently. I would absolutely recommend her!

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Alex MillsHome Buyer

Natalie is great! She’s extremely knowledgeable, has experience in many of the trades, and took the time to explain everything to me in a way that I could understand. As a first time home buyer, that was priceless! Very professional, friendly, and thorough. I highly recommend and will use her for all future inspections.

Licensed, Insured, & Certified.

Servicing Indian River & Surrounding Counties.

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