Our Team

Anthony Home Inspection Atlanta President Anthony DobsonDobson, President-
Anthony grew up in Marietta, GA and has a wealth of residential and commercial construction experience.   He lives in Marble Hill, GA and inspects residential resales in the northern section of Metro-Atlanta and in North Georgia.  Anthony joined Southern Home Inspection Services in 2005 and is President of Southern Home Inspection Services.




altanta home inspector Jody Van OstrandJody Van Ostrand, Home Inspector-
Jody was born in Houston Texas, has lived in Alaska and joined the United States Air Force in 1985 where he was stationed in Athens, Greece and Charleston, SC. He retired with 22 years of service, which included Active Duty and Reserves. Since moving to Georgia, Jody has gained over nine years of construction and contracting experience, doing hundreds of final, commercial and residential inspections. As a licensed insurance adjuster, Jody was trained to separate individual portions of a home or business, evaluate them, and price them for recovery. All of this goes hand in hand with the home inspection where he does resale property inspections. He attended (AHIT) American Home Inspectors Training Institute and successfully completed The Technical Home Inspection Course and spent 45 days on the job training under the supervision of the owner, Anthony Dobson.

Jody has 3 children, all boys, ages 15, 17, and 20.

Elliott Commings, Home Inspector-Elliott was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Atlanta in 1989. He has a background in home renovations and real estate investment.  Elliott graduated from the National Home Inspection Institute in 1999. He owned his own home inspection company from 1999-2003 prior to joining Southern Home Inspection Services for the first time in 2003. Elliott worked for SHIS from 2003-2008 performing nearly 2000 resale and new construction inspections. After his time at SHIS, Elliott spent several years renovating and flipping homes with his wife, Stephanie, in Georgia and Virginia. Life then took Elliott to South Florida and Jacksonville, FL where he became a licensed home inspector. He returned to Atlanta in early 2018 and resumed his career with SHIS. He has been certified to perform new construction inspections through ICC since 1999. Elliott is also a member of InterNACHI and is an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. Elliott currently lives in Brookhaven with his wife and conducts resale and new construction inspections throughout the metro area.

Southern Home Inspection Services Tona DobsonTona Dobson, Office Manager-Tona has worked with Southern Home Inspection Services since 2002 and has worked in pretty much every office position in the company. She now manages the office staff, the inspection schedules of their team of inspectors and helps in the marketing field, scheduling sales meetings, lunch and learns and coordinating the office events.








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