Rincon has a new building inspector, announced city planner LaMeisha Hunter at last Monday night’s city council meeting.
Carl “Travis” Grubbs of Statesboro was chosen out of 15 applicants. He has been working as an alternate building inspector for Rincon since April.
He has been the city’s interim inspector since former building inspector Cathy Hughes resigned Sept. 12.
“He is so detail-oriented when it comes to enforcing the building code,” Hunter said as one of the main reasons why he was picked for the job.
His customer-service skills were the other big draw.
“We just felt that he would be an asset to the city,” she added.
The warm and friendly inspector in turn thinks very highly of his new job.
“I felt really good about the position,” Grubbs said. “I felt it was a great opportunity.”
Grubbs has 13 years’ experience in building inspections. He is a certified residential combination inspector by the International Code Council and he’s licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina.
In addition, he’s a member of the International Code Council, the Independent Home Inspectors of North America, the Georgia Association of Home Inspectors and the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Since 1994 he has owned All American Home Inspections, Inc. in Statesboro where he and his family reside.
Despite all his credentials, Hunter said making a hiring decision was not easy.
“We had some strong applicants,” she said. “I think it was a combination of the job and wanting to move to the area.”
Grubbs officially started as the city’s inspector Oct. 10.