Client Bill of Rights
Our Clients Bill of Rights!
PHILIP C. MONAHAN AWARD
ASHI'S highest award for distinguished contributions
to the Society and the Profession of Home Inspection.
In recognition and appreciation of your many years
of service, your peers and fellows humbly
extend this memento to you as a token of our
highest esteem and regard for your service.
Awarded January 21, 2019
Gerald "Jerry" Simmons, ACI: Jerry is an ASHI certified home inspector with over 30 years of experience.
In 1988 Jerry earned a license to become a pest control operator, not to become a pest control operator, just for the purpose of being able to identify wood destroying organisms including termite activity.
Jerry was one of the first home inspectors to earn a Radon Proficiency for an both Individual use and Organizational use.
Before becoming an inspector he worked in Real Estate and the housing industry, In the early 1970s as a Real Estate agent and Broker, inactive since 1986.
He owned and operated a successful construction company accumulating 15 years experience in the construction industry as a general contractor.
Jerry's inspections are thorough and concise his reports describe conditions discovered during the inspection process and that information is presented in an understandable format. The main purpose of the inspection is to provide information that can help a buyer make an informed decision.
Inspection report layout and content is based on the American Society of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Why have a home inspection?
Are you aware that a homeowner is not required to bring an existing dwelling up to current codes, and that a Seller may not feel compelled to disclose all conditions? However if a Seller has upgraded, for example the electric system that upgrade is supposed to comply with current electrical standards. This is just one example of many items that we inspect. We are not code enforcement inspectors and a home inspector cannot compel a homeowner to make repairs.
The process is called an inspection but really it's a process of discovery that is based on certain criteria and restrictions.
To inspect, according to our Standards of Practice, is to perform a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas, systems and components and provide information regarding the condition of observed systems and components as the condition or conditions existed at the time of the inspection. Home inspection is further defined as a process by which the inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a home and describes those systems and components in accordance with the Standards of Practice published by the American Society of Home Inspectors and SECTION 1. Chapter 3 of Title 8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated ARTICLE 6.
To make an appointment call
or email Jerry@simminspect.com
Our inspection fees are not the lowest but they are competitive, and there is no charge for a free quote.
We proudly provide a copy of the ASHI Client Bill of Rights download your copy today.
When confirming an appointment we send an Inspection and Employment Agreement that describes our services, limitations and fees. For your convenience the agreement is structured for E-signature.
Our Clients Bill of Rights!