Stephens Co. Enters New Building Inspections Agreement

Stephens County switches to a new firm to handle its building inspections while the position remains vacant.

Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Gruber Enterprises of Toccoa to handle building inspector services for the county.

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the contract calls for Gruber Enterprises to provide these services for the county on a part-time basis.

According to Ayers, he will work from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

“He also does this for a couple of other counties,” said Ayers.

This contract replaces one the county had in place with Nova Engineering and Environmental, LLC of Kennesaw to take care of building inspections in Stephens County on a temporary basis.

Ayers said the agreement with Nova was always meant to be a short-term agreement.

The county has been without a full-time building inspector since the county’s former building inspector, Larry Krul, resigned to take a job with the city of Helen a couple of months ago.