The BrickKicker - Athens

Providing Inspection Services for Athens and Surrounding North East Georgia Communities.

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Athens BrickKicker Staff

At The BrickKicker, we put our clients’ needs first, always. Buyers need a fair, unbiased and thorough evaluation of a home before making what may be the biggest financial decision of their lives. We will never minimize the severity of an issue but we keep our findings in perspective. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor your inspection will be a stress-free experience that delivers thorough results and the information you need to move forward with confidence.

At The BrickKicker we take pride in the quality and accuracy of our reporting. Our reports are delivered the same day with quality photos. We report all deficiencies in a manner that is clear, accurate and useful in negotiating repairs. We avoid technical language, ambiguous descriptions and excessively long reports that overwhelm our clients.

We are committed to personal and professional development; we understand our role as an advocate for the client and we understand we can only do this by being the best option for our clients in an unregulated industry.

Our culture of continuous education and shared knowledge makes any of our inspectors the best choice for your home inspection needs. We hold ourselves to the highest standards available to our industry.

Mike Leggett

General Manager, Residential and Commercial Inspector

Mike Leggett

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Mike Leggett

Mike Leggett

General Manager, Residential and Commercial Inspector

Mike has been with The BrickKicer as an ASHI Certified Inspector since 2014. He is also a GAHI Code Certified Master Inspector and has extensive radon, mold and indoor air quality training. By going the extra mile for his clients, he has grown the business to a multi-inspector company that services 10+ counties. He is deeply involved in the community and introduced several company initiatives to support the non-profits that our team members care most about. Mike is a member of the Rotary Club of Athens and a Paul Harris Fellow. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, cycling, and home renovation projects.

Mike Leggett

Inspector

Dusty Hobbs

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Dusty Hobbs

Dusty Hobbs

Inspector

Dusty is an ASHI Certified Inspector and is approaching 1000 home inspections with The BrickKicker. There are few inspectors that have the training and experience that he brings to the job every day. His technical knowledge and attention to detail make him a valuable member of The BrickKicker team and he is an excellent choice for your home inspection needs. When he’s not working, Dusty likes to spend time with his wife, Lauren and his three kids. He is a skilled carpenter and has recently taken an interest in exploring the possibilities of 3D printing.

Mike Leggett

Quality Assurance, Inspector

Dennie Baird

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Dennie Baird

Dennie Baird

Quality Assurance, Inspector

Dennie is an ASHI Certified Inspector and has completed thousands of inspections since he began his career in 2004. At The BrickKicker, Dennie is a full-time inspector but also runs our quality assurance program to make sure all of our clients get a consistent and highly professional experience no matter who completes their inspection. He also has extensive experience with radon testing, mitigation, and pest inspections. His clients appreciate his soft-spoken nature and his sense of humor. During his time off, Dennie enjoys riding motorcycles and studying martial arts.

Mike Leggett

Inspector

Justin Hughes

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Justin Hughes

Justin Hughes

Inspector

Justin is a Clemson graduate with a Master’s Degree from Marshall University. Before becoming a Certified Home Inspection he managed operations and maintenance for several college athletic facilities. His understanding of complex building systems laid an excellent foundation for his home inspection training. He enjoys meeting new clients daily and explaining how the systems in a home must work together to produce a safe and healthy environment. His clients describe him as diligent, patient and an excellent communicator. In his free time, he enjoys reading, fishing and all things football.

Mike Leggett

Marketing Coordinator, Inspector

Miki Lu Peters

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Miki Lu Peters

Miki Lu Peters

Marketing Coordinator, Inspector

Miki Lu joined The BrickKicker team as the Marketing Coordinator and is also a Certified Home Inspector. In her role as marketing coordinator, Miki Lu enjoys networking with agents and home buyers across Northeast Georgia, educating them on the variety of services that The BrickKicker has to offer and how they are uniquely different from the other inspection firms in the area. Since she is also qualified to fill other roles in the company, she frequently jumps in to help on larger projects or to help deliver our peripheral services. In her off hours, she enjoys walking her dog, growing mushrooms and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Your Trusted Home Inspector in Athens, Watkinsville, Jefferson, Monroe and North East Georgia

Our culture of continuous education and shared knowledge makes any of our inspectors the best choice for your home inspection needs. We hold ourselves to the highest standards available to our industry.

All of The BrickKicker inspectors carry InterNACHI certifications but attaining the ASHI Certified Inspector designation (ACI) is our minimum standard. ASHI is the only truly accredited professional home inspector association. ASHI certification requires passing the National Home Inspector exam, 20 hours of continuing education per year and a third party review of randomly selected reports. Our ASHI Certified Inspectors set the standard in our community for professionalism, competence, and excellence.

The BrickKicker Core Values

  • Clients First, Always – We are committed to putting our clients needs first in all that we do.
  • Continuous Improvement – We have a culture of continuous education and shared knowledge.
  • Community Involvement – Through volunteer hours, serving on nonprofit boards and supporting fundraising events we champion the causes that are important to our team members.

The BrickKicker Difference

  • Professionally Trained and Independently Certified Home Inspectors
  • Same Day Reporting with High-Quality Photos
  • Free Infrared Scan with All Inspections
  • Free Digital Home Binder to Help Maintain Your Home
Internachi
Member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
ASHI
Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors
BKU
BrickKicker University
Home & Building Consultant
Critical Market Impact 2016
Top Producer Large Market Multi-Inspector Operator 2016
Digital Reviews
Angie's List
HomeBinder

The Inspection Process

  • Call The BrickKicker or start an order online and we will call you!
  • You are invited and encouraged to attend the inspection to get the most out of your BrickKicker’s knowledge and experience.
  • You will receive a qualified opinion on the present condition, operation, and function of all major elements of the property.
  • IR Thermography is included with your inspection. We don’t charge extra for using the tools of our trade. (Nor do we upsell services that you don’t need to raise our average fee.)
  • Reports are delivered the same day. You will receive a comprehensive report with a descriptive overview (including pictures) of your home from the ground up.
  • You will receive a free digital HomeBinder that will help you manage and maintain your home for as long as you own it. (It also includes recall alerts and seller reports to better market your home when you sell.)
  • Enjoy complimentary Porch Home Assistant Gold for your move-in projects, and all future home projects. This includes $100 towards handyman services.
  • Rest assured with the Porch Inspection Guarantee. This provides coverage for items not uncovered or reported during an inspection for up to 90 days after the inspection is complete.

Our Services

How We Can Help You
Residential Inspections

Residential Inspections

Having a residential inspection has become a key step in today's real estate transaction. Whether a high-rise condo, adjoining town-home, multi-unit dwelling or a large estate; The BrickKicker has the tools and resources to educate our clients in making smart decisions.

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Commercial Inspections

Commercial Inspections

Commercial inspections involve a visual examination or readily objective visual examination of readily accessible areas, physical structure and operating systems of the space. This process occurs in a timely and efficient manner, giving clients the peace of mind to continue on with business.

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Environmental Testing

Environmental Testing

In today's world, consumers are more educated about the potential of harmful elements found in and around the places we live and work. The BrickKicker offers a series of different testing services that can be ordered with your inspection.

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Other Offered Services

Other Services We Specialize In

At $50-$250 a foot, replacing the main sewer line can be one of the most expensive items to repair on a home and may not be covered by your homeowner's insurance. Inspecting the main sewer line is not included in a standard home inspection and, due to the cost of the sewer camera, most inspectors are not able to offer this service. A good candidate for a sewer scope is a home that is 20+ years old that has trees in the front yard and has a new cleanout cap. Learn More About The Brickkicker’s Sewer Line Inspections.

Some buyers may skip the home inspection when they purchase a new home because Georgia requires the builder to provide a one year warranty. Before that warranty runs out, we recommend having an 11-Month Warranty Inspection. The BrickKicker will perform a full inspection of the property and provide you with a detailed report that you can pass on to your builder before your warranty has expired.

We see the consequences of shortcuts and poor practices on a daily basis. In Georgia, you get a one year warranty on your new home but your builder may have no leverage over his subcontractor 11 months after they have been paid for their work. A new construction inspection by The BrickKicker will identify potential issues before closing and while you have the negotiating position to get things done correctly.
While a traditional home inspection is designed to look at the elements of an existing home a new construction inspection can go one step further. The BrickKicker inspector is trained to also look at the quality of the construction and help you prepare the Contractor’s Punch-list. This is a list of items found in new construction which are incomplete, missing or completed in a less than quality manner.
You should also know that in Georgia, you are contractually required to hire a home inspector with specific credentials and insurance that most practicing home inspectors do not have. If you are looking for an International Code Council Residential Combination Inspector with Workers’ Compensation Insurance and General Liability, call The BrickKicker.

Every year, termites invade homes and create more than 5 billions of dollars worth of damage by compromising the structural integrity of the residences they infest. If you request a complimentary termite inspection from the BrickKicker, we will schedule a 3rd party pest control company licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. To learn more about The BrickKicker’s complimentary termite inspection, click here. Every year, termites invade homes and create more than 5 billions of dollars worth of damage by compromising the structural integrity of the residences they infest. If you request a complimentary termite inspection from the BrickKicker, we will schedule a 3rd party pest control company licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Learn more about The BrickKicker’s complimentary termite inspection.

Sewage waste from most Georgia homes is managed through centralized sewage treatment plants but approximately 25-37% of homes in Jackson, Oconee and Athens-Clarke counties use septic systems. Home septic systems are very common, and not just in rural areas. Septic systems require regular inspections, pumping and maintenance by a certified septic professional. The Brickkicker does not offer septic inspections but we are happy to give a referral to a qualified professional. Learn More About The BrickKicker’s Septic Services.

Homes built prior to 1980 may have products and components that relied upon asbestos fibers for strength, durability and fire retardancy. With today's love for remodeling projects, asbestos fibers have a chance to become airborne, which is why asbestos is now considered to be a health concern. The BrickKicker understands where and how the various building products containing asbestos were used and may offer sampling and lab services to determine if asbestos is present. Learn more about how The BrickKicker can help if asbestos is suspected to be present in a home.

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Asbestos and Home Inspections

Asbestos containing materials may be a concern for some home buyers. Their concern is not unwarranted but their understanding of the hazards associated with asbestos exposure usually comes from class-action lawsuit infomercials. Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis are all associated with asbestos exposure and the latency period for disease can range from 10-40 years. To […]

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Septic Systems

Sewage waste from most Georgia homes is managed through centralized sewage treatment plants but approximately 25-37% of homes in Jackson, Oconee and Athens-Clarke counties use septic systems. Home septic systems are very common, and not just in rural areas. A septic system is comprised of the septic tank and a drain field. The septic tank […]

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Termite Inspections

Every year, termites invade homes and create more than 5 billions of dollars worth of damage by compromising the structural integrity of the residences they infest. That is more fire and storm damage combined. The Southeast has a very high termite presence due to our climate and soil conditions. There is an average of 3 […]

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