Meet Our Team

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Brian West

Lead Technician
Joined ALD in 2002

Brian started this franchise in 2002. He is the original Leak Detection Specialist. His track record and accuracy is unequaled. He is the consummate professional, and is the reason we are all here at ALD. A lifetime in the construction and trades shows on every leak detection he goes on. He is as integral a part of the franchise today as he was in 2002. Highly trained and highly experienced in every facet of Leak Detection he is the go to resource when any of us have problems or questions. A father of 2 of the best kiddos you'll ever meet he is the dad most dads wish to be.

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Ryan and Norady Speir

President
Joined ALD in 2008

Ryan was the first technician Brian hired in 2008. Brian financed Ryan the franchise on a handshake. Ryan dreamed of a franchise large enough to provide next day service but small enough to provide top notch customer service and believed in the American Leak system from day 1. Our goal is still the same as it always was, the best leak detection services possible as soon as possible. The new expansion into plumbing repair will be handled the same way. Norady became part of the team in 2016 and keeps us all in check as best she can.

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Russell Speir

Russell is Ryan's younger brother, but with the daily advice he gives and situations he handles other than the amount of gray hairs you'd be hard pressed to tell which is which. Russell came on in May of 2011. He started by riding with Brian everyday answering the phones, pricing and scheduling jobs. 3 years into the job he approached Ryan wanting to go out on his own. We lost a top notch customer service rep but we gained an even better Leak Detection technician. His accuracy, thoroughness and dedication to the craft as well as his ability to communicate with our customers rank with best in the business.

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Ryan Jacobson

A new father of twin baby boys Ryan was Russell's best friend growing up through high school. "RJ" joined the team in 2013 as a pool leak detection technician. You will never see RJ without a smile, he's always happy and loves going above and beyond for his customers. You can't count how many times Rj's nature has given one of us the "soul shine" necessary to complete a tough job.

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Cesar Diaz

Cesar is Norady's only son. Hard working doesn't sufficiently describe Cesar. Unafraid to tackle the tough jobs his determination and grit is impressive. Originally from Colombia Cesar is also fluent in Spanish and English. Cesar became part of the team in 2017 he is pool leak detection and repair specialist with a background in concrete work.

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Bradley Nelson

The son of long time family friend of Ryan's Bradley has a background in heavy equipment and piping systems in dental offices. He joined the team in 2021. He has traveled the southeast to other ALD franchises for trains in best practices in detection and repair. After a year training on the job he was promoted to Leak Detection Technician and has been very successful in that position. Watching this young man turn into what he is today has been inspirational. We are proud as punch to have Bradley on the team.

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Chris Franklin

Man oh man where to start with Chris... He started with the goal to beat the record of fastest technician out on his own. Being very mechanically inclined he succeeded in that and went on to set the current company record for monthly revenue generated. Based in Eufaula he was originally hired to cover the southern alabama portion of the territory in Dothan and the surrounding areas. He quickly branched out to covering a much larger piece of the territory.

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Alex Nelson

Alex is Bradleys younger brother. He joined the team the team in 2022. He started initially in the office answering calls and scheduling jobs. It soon became apparent he was built for the field and he has been Bradleys right hand man ever since. He is eager to learn and is always in a great mood and smiling. He has traveled with Bradley for training and is currently working on getting in to a work van of his own and being promoted to a top tech spot.

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David Merrit

David became part of the team this year as part of our expansion into plumbing repair. David has spent a lifetime in the plumbing industry. He started in the trade at the ripe old age of 17 with his father, 34 years to be exact. He brings a wealth of plumbing system repair and best practice knowledge to the team. He is an encyclopedia of repair methods and has the entire inventory of plumbing fittings memorized forward and backward. He is very skilled running equipment and every other facet of the plumbing industry. A father of 2 he is a devoted family man and we at ALD couldn't be happier to have him start this new direction with us.

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