The BrickKicker - Athens

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

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Meet Your BrickKicker Team

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

Dusty Hobbs

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Dusty Hobbs

Dusty Hobbs

Inspector

Dusty grew up in an Amish community in the Great Dismal Swamp area of Chesapeake, Va. He was born into a family of craftsman and learned carpentry and construction at an early age. Hard work, skill, and pride in craftsmanship were of the utmost importance. As an adult, Dusty pursued his passion for helping others. He obtained EMT certifications and graduated the police academy in 2001. Police work brought Dusty to Georgia where he was awarded a lifesaving medal his first year as an officer while serving the MARTA Police Department.

After an injury on the job ended his service as a police officer, Dusty was encouraged by his Realtor to explore home inspections as a career option. He chose the Professional Real Estate Inspection Certification Program from ICA to get his official certification and then completed several months of field training with The Brickkicker.

Dusty’s interest in helping others and a lifetime of technical proficiency in several trades perfectly align in the home inspection field. He is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and an associate member of the national organization. His technical knowledge and attention to detail make him a valuable member of the Brickkicker team and an excellent choice your home inspection needs.

Mike Leggett

Inspector

Ed Johnson

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Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

Inspector

Ed grew up north of Cincinnati, OH before joining the Army in January 2000. He served as a Senior Radar Operator and achieved the rank of Sergeant before leaving the military to pursue family life. Post military, Ed studied computer programming and spent several years working in the IT field. Ed and his family relocated to Georgia to support his wife’s career and they currently live in Buford with their two daughters.

Ed was convinced by his Georgia Realtor to seriously consider home inspections as a new career. He gained his initial training and certification from ICA and worked for another local home inspection company before signing on with the BrickKicker in 2017. Currently, Ed is an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector and an ASHI Associate.

Mike Leggett

Inspector

Lawrence Jones

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Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones

Inspector

Lawrence is an Athens native and a UGA grad with a Master's in Nonprofit Organizations. He spent five years working with Habitat for Humanity, building homes and creating accessibility ramps for members of the Athens community. His passion for construction led him to work with a local architectural firm before finding his home at The BrickKicker in August 2017.

Lawrence carries his certification from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He prides himself in providing every client with unbiased clarity. His experience and knowledge of codes and building techniques help clients feel confident in their purchasing decisions.

In his free time, Lawrence enjoys woodworking, metalworking, and construction. Lawrence and his wife live in Stephens, GA on a property built in 1900.

Mike Leggett

Inspector

James Barrell

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James Barrell

James Barrell

Inspector

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Mike Leggett

Marketing Coordinator

Jen Fleece

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Jen Fleece

Jen Fleece

Marketing Coordinator

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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, Oconee, Jackson 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 $200 towards handyman services.
  • Rest assured with the 90-day InterNACHI Buy-Back Guarantee. If we miss anything, InterNACHI will buy your home back for the full purchase price.

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

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.

Mold inspections are where our trained inspectors come to your home and look for any signs or future signs of mold. Previous mold may indicate problem with water, which will come back when conditions return such as a leak. Also it could cause some people to have allergic reactions.

Pest inspections are conducted by our licensed professionals to perform inspections of building structures to determine damage or possibility of damage from insects, bugs, termites or dry rot conditions. The BrickKicker inspector is looking for wood invaders such as termites, beetles, and insects such as cockroaches or carpenter ants, among other pests.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas caused by the decomposition of uranium. This is found in our soil throughout the world. The challenge is, when a home is built over any level of radon the gas could enter the home. Scientist have proven that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer but can easily be repaired. It is only through testing for radon gas can you determine a repair is needed.

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 either incomplete, missing or completed in a less than qualify manner.

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