Your Certified Professional Inspectors

You‘re not just buying a home inspection – you’re buying years of experience.

Chris Lusk

Chris founded Appalachian Inspections in 2016. He quickly became one of the High Country’s most sought after and respected residential home inspectors. In five short years, he earned the highest professional designation available in the industry, Certified Master Inspector. As a FAA Licensed Drone Pilot, Certified Residential Thermographer, experience in construction, support of InterNACHI and advanced inspection software he has the experience, knowledge, resources, and tools to help find any potential issues.

Chris has the distinct ability to present issues to clients without causing undue alarm. Clients come away from the home inspection experience feeling empowered to make the best decisions in their home buying journey.

He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and veteran of the Army National Guard with two deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.

​Chris, his wife, and boys are locals here in the NC mountains. They enjoy spending time outdoors and love life in the High Country.

  • NC Licensed Home Inspector
  • Certified Residential Thermographer
  • FAA sUAS Pilot
  • InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector
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InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector

Austin Wilkins

Austin has been working in the maintenance and construction industry for the past 8 years. During this time, he has worked on a variety of projects across North Carolina including building tiny houses, renovating historic homes and flipping houses. During his time in construction, homeowners would tell him they wished they knew about the defects in their home before buying it. This ultimately led to Austin becoming a home inspector. With his experience in repairing common defects in a home, he is equipped to find any potential issue that a home might have.

Austin is currently pursuing his Masters Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Austin, his wife and baby are North Carolina natives. They love to hike, travel and play sports and work with college students at their church.

Richard Osborne

Ricky has worked in construction since he was a teenager. His experience building homes includes everything from foundations to roofs. He also has a construction management background regularly meeting the needs of both clients and contractors. Helping clients understand the needs of the home during construction is what led Ricky to become a home inspector.

He has been an active member in the Army National Guard since 2006 with a deployment to Iraq and Kuwait. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from Liberty University.

Ricky, his wife and children are natives to the High Country. They love to spend time together outdoors hiking, kayaking and sitting around a campfire.