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Atlanta Home Inspector Qualifications

Michael Collins-Smythe

Why The Inspection Company?

For over 15 years we have provided honest, objective, and thorough home inspection and building consultation services. From the first contact with us through the inspection delivery and explanation of your report, you will experience unprecedented professionalism.

Qualifications:

Michael Collins-Smythe began working with his family in carpentry at an early age. Understanding the fundamentals as well as the minutiae of construction came naturally. Michael later attended Oglethorpe University where he completed his B.A. After working in the software industry for a few years he returned to his passion—residential construction.

He wanted to set up a business with traditional customer service and values of guaranteed satisfaction. After completing extensive training and mastery of building codes, he combined his business and construction background to create The Inspection Company.

In response to complaints heard about other Atlanta home inspection firms providing inept half hour home inspections, Michael decided to start a business with a more comprehensive focus. Not only would a client receive thorough home inspections, but they would also learn about their homes and the maintenance needed to keep them in great shape. The goal is to create smart homeowners who understand how to take care of their investments—usually the biggest in their lifetimes. The result has been a business built on over 90% referrals from previous clients, builders, and professional real estate professionals.

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Michael carries certification with the International Code Council (formerly CABO), an achievement most inspectors fail to ever attain.

He is the Past President of ASHI Georgia, the state's largest home inspector professional association.  He is a certified home inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors .  He volunteers to mentor new inspectors. He has taught classes to home inspectors.  He authored the publication, "You Can Save the Life of a Child." 

 

Michael and his husband Jeff have two adopted girls and live in the Oakhurst area of the city of Decatur.  Michael stays busy with the girls' soccer, swimming, girl scouts, and gymnastics when he is not busy inspecting.  He is a member of Saint Mark United Methodist Church.

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