Rob Donahue has been in the Real Estate industry since 1990. He started his career in the industry as a licensed Real Estate agent working for a large private company whose services provided residential sales, new construction and home mortgages. As the real estate market began shifting to buyer agencies and more educated buyers, Donahue sought out opportunities in the home inspection industry. The “part time” inspectors were not providing proper services for potential buyers during the home purchasing transaction.
So in 1996, Sure Thing Home Inspections (STHI), the new name of Investigative Home Inspections (IHI), was started in Lawrenceville, GA. Given his experience, Donahue was able to communicate with buyers and agents’ from the start, providing the service and professionalism the industry desperately needed.
Mr. Donahue went on to obtain ongoing training and CABO certifications with the GA Association of Home inspection (GAHI), SBCCI (CABO).
In 2004, Rob Donahue recognized yet another opportunity within the inspection industry pertaining to mold inspections. When Polybutylene and stucco issues began to surface, homes were found to have extensive water and mold damage.
Mitchell with Sure Thing Home Inspections was AWESOME! I am a first time home buyer and a little bit out of my depth with all the stuff that is involved but Mitchell not only did a thorough inspection, he spent a LOT of time explaining what everything meant and which things were a big deal and which weren’t and what needed to be prioritized. It made the whole process way less scary and thanks to him, I know exactly what I’m getting into and what I need to do and plan for. I strongly recommend them. – Review of Sure Thing Home Inspections By Kimberly Kay
Unfortunately, most (mold) damage is not visible during inspections, leading to an increasing concern regarding the health of homes and the people residing within them. Indoor air quality is now a major concern with buyers, especially mothers, due to the growing issues associated with child allergies and overall health.
Doing a visual mold check during a home inspection was nothing new, however there had to be a nondestructive way to locate the “hidden mold” often found within a home. In 2005, Rob invested in the most advanced technology in the detection for mold, a trained certified Mold Dog named Maggi. Though she has since passed, she gave Donahue the knowledge and drive to continue expanding his company to include not only mold, but Radon gas testing. His inspection force has grown to include multiple certified, professional inspectors who all have the same drive to help homeowners in their house buying journey.
Note From The Owner:
One thing I have learned throughout my years is that homes operate as a system. Everything interacts together, HVAC, plumbing, drainage and so on. As a Home Inspector I look for issues that can cause water intrusion that would result in mold. As a certified (ACAC) indoor air quality inspector, STHI works to identify issues whether it’s an older home or new construction. STHI only employees their own inspectors, we do not use subcontractors. We pride ourselves in being certified and insured.
Your Premier North Georgia Home Inspection Company | Let this experienced Home Inspector company help keep you from buying The Money Pit. We’ll alert you to any and all health or safety issues and maintenance needs of the home you’re looking to buy.
Sure Thing Home Inspections will be your home buying or selling advocate! We are committed to providing you with outstanding service. We’re highly experienced and extremely thorough. If you’re looking to buy or sell in the North Georgia area, we can help!
Owned and operated by Master Inspector Specialist, Rob Donahue, Sure Thing Home Inspections prides himself in being committed to following high standards and providing professional service to all of our customers.