Meet Your BrickKicker Team
Homebuyers need a fair, unbiased and thorough evaluation of all the systems and components in a home before making what may be the biggest financial decision of their lives. We educate our clients so they can move forward confidently and intelligently with their real estate transaction.
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 to choose in an unregulated industry.
We understand that our clients at times expect us to be the experts when dealing with any system in a home. They have hired us to investigate the home, inform them of the condition, answer any questions that they may have and to provide them with any information they need to move forward. We welcome all opportunities to grow our knowledge base and we are committed to keeping up with the changes relevant to our industry.
In our reporting are fair to each property but we will not soften a description at the expense of our client. Our clients hire us for a fair, unbiased assessment of the home. We report all deficiencies in a manner that is clear, accurate and written in a way that can be useful in negotiating repairs.
All BrickKicker inspectors maintain an ASHI membership and our new inspectors work toward attaining the ASHI Certified Inspector status. 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 actual reports to demonstrate compliance with ASHI Standards of Practice. As ASHI Certified Inspectors we set the standard in our community for professionalism, competence, and excellence in our industry.
James began his home inspection career after high school working for his uncle, a home inspector in Flint, Michigan. He attended the Michigan School of Real Estate’s home inspection training program. He moved to Georgia to get his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. While attending UGA James worked performing insurance audits and inspections for residential homeowners, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.
James began working for The BrickKicker in March of 2016 and is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and also carries a certification from the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI.) He is working on his International Code Council Residential Combination Inspector Certification.
James is enrolled part-time in a master’s program at UGA. In his free time James enjoys playing soccer, water skiing, and is a mentor for at risk youth at a local elementary school. He lives in Monroe, GA with his wife Brittany who is a school psychologist. James’ diverse field experience and commitment to continuous learning make him a perfect fit for The BrickKicker team and a great choice for all of you home inspection needs.
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.
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.
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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 and North East Georgia
The BrickKicker in Athens, Georgia is professionally trained and certified home inspection firm you can trust. Whether you may be a home buyer, seller, or existing homeowner, The BrickKicker will fit all of your home inspection needs.
We are committed to putting our clients needs first in all that we do. We work for our clients, not our referral partners. We will never minimize the severity of an issue but we keep our findings in perspective. Whether you are first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor you inspection will be a stress free experience that delivers throughout results and the information you need to take the next step.
All of our inspectors are committed to professional development. Our culture of continuous education and shared knowledge makes each of our inspectors the best choice for your home inspection needs. If it seems like we hold more certification than our competitors it’s because we do. We hold ourselves to the highest standards available to our industry.
The BrickKicker believes in giving back. We demonstrate our commitment to community by staying involved and supporting the causes that each member of our team holds dear. In addition to serving on nonprofit boards, volunteering countless hours of personal time and sponsoring non-profit fundraisers, we also have a company charity matching plan that contributes to each team member’s nonprofit of choice.
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The Inspection Process
- Same Day Reporting with High-Quality Photos
- Free 90-Day Warranty
- Professionally Trained & Independently Certified Inspectors
- Multiple Inspectors for More Availability
Our ServicesHow We Can Help You
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Other Offered ServicesOther 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.