We have been where you are and know that the real estate process can be overwhelming. Our
mission is to provide a peace of mind while assisting you take your next step in your real
estate transaction. Buying a house, whether it’s your first or your forever-home, a condo or
investment property is likely the biggest financial purchase you will ever have to make. We
want to be part of your dream becoming reality!
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
We are committed to providing you the highest quality inspections. Our inspectors have
diverse backgrounds including electrical and mechanical instruction, quality control, and
have attended some of the top inspection schools in the country. We are fully licensed and
certified to serve both South Georgia and North Florida. We are constantly improving our education
through advanced technical certifications and continuing education.
NEXT STEP – A STEP ABOVE
At Next Step Inspections, GA we provide you with higher standards than our competitors. We know
how important this process is and what we’d want if we were in your shoes. We strive to go
above-and-beyond in all we do in order to provide you excellence every time!
Meet Our Inspectors
After almost 22 years of serving on active duty in the Air Force, Dave Skaggs and family
decided to retire and make South Georgia home.
Dave specialized in many areas that has given him abilities to excel as a home inspector. As
an Air Force Technical Instructor, he taught principles and fundamentals of electronics,
HVAC and mechanical concepts, along with advanced troubleshooting skills utilizing
schematics/structural resources. As a quality control specialist, attention to detail has
become second nature. These skills and more have enabled a smooth transition into the home
As members of their local church, Dave and his wife Donna enjoy meeting new people while
finding ways they can serve neighbors. They have a son a son, Micah and 2 furry 4-legged
puppies. They look forward to building a relationship while helping you take your Next Step
in your real estate transactions.
Georgia Certified Property Inspector, NACHI ID #: NACHI20021923
Florida State Licensed Home Inspector #: HI12976
Exterior Design Institute Certified Inspector #: GA-108
Certified Commercial Property Inspector (CCPIA)
Certified Thermographer from Infrared Training Center
Certified FAA UAS Drone Pilot
Micah was born here in South Georgia but moved around a lot being a dependent of an active-duty AF member. He started his primary school education in the Azores, Portugal and finished high school when graduating in central New York. After graduation, the family moved back to Valdosta.
Micah pursued his core education for college and obtained his associate degree from Georgia Military College in general studies. While currently undecided what he would like to do for his lifelong career field, Micah decided to join dad with the home inspection business and has received his Certified Professional Certificate from InterNACHI. He has proven to be a huge asset to the Next Step Inspections, GA's team!
Micah likes to hang out with friends and bass fish when he has down time. You can also often find him in the drum cage at Crosspointe Church on the worship team.
Georgia Certified Property Inspector, NACHI ID #: NACHI22021534