ASHI Certified Inspector
Background Verified Inspector
Member Since 2002
Michael W Collins-Smythe, ACI
The Inspection Company of Georgia, Inc.
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ASHI Standard of Practice
The ASHI Standard of Practice is the foundation that all ASHI members conduct their home inspections upon. Adhering to the Standard puts our members in the best position to provide an effective and informative service to their clients, and help them make a sound decision on their new home.
The Standard of Practice covers the following areas:
- Air Conditioning Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Structural Systems
- Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
- Heating Systems
- Insulation And Ventilation
- Roof System
- Historic Homes
- New Construction Inspections
- Single-Family Homes
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 of Georgia, Inc.
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.
Michael carries certification with the International Code Council (formerly CABO), an achievement most inspectors fail to ever attain. He is a certified home inspector with both the American Society of Home Inspectors and is a member of the Georg
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