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Rob Donahue


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.

Unfortunately, most (mold) damage is not visible during inspections, leading to 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 childhood 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 of 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 Buford 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 employs their own inspectors, we do not use subcontractors. We pride ourselves on being certified and insured.

The Best Home Inspection in Buford, Atlanta, & the Surrounding Area

Mitch is awesome! He was attentive to detail and made the information easily digestible. He also was very thorough. A big thanks to Mitch for making this process seamless!

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Home to giants Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, and almost any company you can think of, Atlanta has been a booming and increasingly prosperous city in the North Georgia. And if you’re on for a big move in Atlanta, Buford and surrounding areas offer you a dense suburban feel and a great home to live in with the help of our pros at Sure Thing Home Inspections.

We understand how it feels not being sure if you’re looking at the right home to buy or what needs attention before listing your home for sale. Our Licensed and NACHI Certified home inspectors are at your service to provide you with the knowledge to confidently make that buying or selling decision.

We treat our clients’ homes the way we would treat ours. All our inspections are done thoroughly, consistently, and professionally. Our pros at Sure Thing Home Inspections will evaluate all aspects of your property following company policies, procedures, and industry standards.

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