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

Inspector

Dennie Baird

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Dennie Baird

Dennie Baird

Inspector

Dennie has been doing home inspections since 2004 and has inspected over 2000 properties. He also has extensive experience with radon testing, mitigation, and pest inspections. Dennie has been working with The BrickKicker since 2018. 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

Dusty Hobbs

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Dusty Hobbs

Dusty Hobbs

Inspector

Dusty is an ASHI Certified Inspector and has completed close to 600 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 an excellent choice for your home inspection needs.

Mike Leggett

Inspector

Justin Hughes

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Justin Hughes

Justin Hughes

Inspector

Native to Walton County, Justin grew up attending both Loganville school systems and George Walton Academy. After graduating from GWA, Justin went on to graduate from Clemson University with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration.

After Clemson, he went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Training and Development from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. While at Marshall, Justin began as a graduate assistant for the athletic department and was soon hired as the Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities and Events. In that role, Justin was in charge of coordinating with Conference USA officials and representatives while overseeing all operations and facility tasks for the men’s soccer and baseball programs.

Justin brings 5+ years of facilities experience to The BrickKicker. Analyzing issues in various facilities (football stadiums, basketball arenas, baseball complexes) over the last five years, he has developed a great understanding of diagnosing seemingly complex problems and recommending proper simplified solutions. He has spent several months field training and mentoring under The BrickKicker team. Justin lives in Monroe and is InterNACHI certified.

Mike Leggett

Marketing Coordinator

Jen Fleece

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Jen Fleece

Jen Fleece

Marketing Coordinator

Jen moved to Atlanta as a child and grew up in Gwinnett County. She attended The University of Georgia, where she studied Religion and has been living in Athens since the early 90s. After working in advertising in Athens and Atlanta she went on to start her own business in 2000, inspired after the birth of her first daughter. With help from the Athens SBDC and several mentors, she propelled her baby bedding business to national and international acclaim. After selling Fleece Baby in 2012, she worked for Kaptiv8, an Athens based digital marketing agency, as Director of Client Services.

In 2016 she joined The BrickKicker team as the Marketing Coordinator. In her role as marketing coordinator, Jen 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. She lives in Athens with her husband and three children.

Mike Leggett

General Manager / Inspector

Mike Leggett

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Mike Leggett

Mike Leggett

General Manager / Inspector

Mike believes in giving back and supporting those in the community who are most in need. He currently serves on the board of directors for Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia and The Clarke County Mentor Program. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Athens and a Paul Harris Fellow. In 2016, Mike introduced a charity matching program at The BrickKicker to double the efforts of his team members by supporting their causes as well.

Your Trusted Home Inspector in Athens, Watkinsville, Jefferson 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

Looking to know the condition of a structure under consideration for purchase, lease, or maintenance? The BrickKicker Commercial Inspection, otherwise known as a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) will commit to being your consultant throughout your commercial property involvement.

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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

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned the radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, killing 21,000 people per year in the United States. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. When you breathe are containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes for radon. If you find that there are high levels, the home can be fixed. Even very high levels of radon can be reduced to acceptable levels.

We use Sun Nuclear continuous radon monitors. These devices are very expensive but will show the radon measurement over time, note any unusual or abnormal reading in the test, detect tampering with the device and produce reliable results that you can be confident with. You will get a detailed report on the day the test is completed. We do not need a 3rd party laboratory to interpret our results.

If you are a homeowner and you believe you have a mold problem, you have come to the right place. Order a Mold Investigation and The BrickKicker will review your property for conditions that are conducive to microbial growth. We start at the roof and work our way down to the foundation, looking for visible mold and conditions that can lead to microbial growth in concealed spaces. We have helped many clients who believed their homes were making them sick by identifying sources of moisture and areas of concern that require remediation. Occasionally we may also recommend laboratory testing. We only recommend sampling in the context of a thorough assessment when it can be used to test a hypothesis.

An asbestos inspection is when a BrickKicker inspector comes to inspect a building or facility for the presence or location of asbestos material. Asbestos material is defined as material that contains greater than 1% asbestos. An asbestos inspection also includes re-examining a building or facility to identify the presence or location of additional asbestos, these inspections help protect you from from deadly diseases like mesothelioma.

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. To learn more about The BrickKicker’s complimentary termite inspection, click here.

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.

More from The BrickKicker Athens, Ga

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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Maintaining Buyer Enthusiasm Through the Inspection

One of the things I love about my job is that every day is a new day. It never gets boring. We get to meet new people daily and help move them forward with their home purchase. This can be a bumpy ride and the home inspection can be the hardest part to get through […]

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Main Sewer Line Inspections

Replacing the main sewer line can potentially be the most expensive repair ever made to a home. Homebuyers should take this into consideration when purchasing a home and they also need to be aware that inspecting the main sewer line (from the home to the city connection) is not included in a standard home inspection. […]

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