Faces of Jackson County: Josh Carson

Meet Josh Carson! Josh is the co-owner of Blueprint Home Inspection and father of six. He has lived in
the Jefferson area for the last 11 years. Josh said his favorite restaurant in Jefferson is Cream & Shuga
where he typically orders the Augusta BLT.
We want to thank Josh for spending time with us recently and telling us more about his life and love of
Jackson County.

Question: Please tell us a little bit about your background and your business.
Answer: “My background is in plumbing. My dad started Carson Plumbing starting either in 1981 or
1982, I started to work there in 1994 and bought the company from him in 2008 (along with a younger
brother). In 2017, I bought Athens Home Inspection from Mr Neil Carlisle and in April of 2020 we
changed the name of the company to Blueprint Home Inspection. Over the course of 2020 we hired
seven inspectors including Clayton, Gainesville, Jefferson, Athens and Greensboro. We cover a pretty
wide territory now.”

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
A: “I’ve got six children, four boys and two girls, age ranges 23-15 but i am the oldest of 11”

Q: What inspired you to led you to your current career?
A: “I am a licensed contractor and a licensed plumber and I knew my personality would fit well
interacting with buyers and Realtors. I don’t like sitting behind the desk, just put me back in my truck
somewhere different, with somebody different, looking at something different everyday and I love it!”

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Jackson County? And what do you like there?
A: “We probably ended up in Cream & Shuga more than anywhere else and I always get the Augusta

Q: How long have you lived or worked in Jackson County?
A: ”We moved up here in 2010.”

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met in Jackson County?
A: “Mark Mullis comes to mind. I remember him outside the elementary school and the carpool when
we were dropping off the kids. Also Steve Quinn, who was the Mayor of Jefferson for a long time, he is a
friend of mine and I think a lot of him as a person. He did a really good job as mayor.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “As much as I like the idea of travelling internationally, we have so much beautiful country here in the
states. September 2019, I spent 11 days in Washington State with a buddy of mine and I would
absolutely go back out there. It’s so beautiful out and we don’t have anything like that on the East coast.
We went fishing and hiking and just drove to see the country. Every time you turn a corner, you need to
have your phone in your hand because the views are unbelievable.”

Q: What is your favorite movie? What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: “‘Anchorman;’ One of the Star Wars movie, I think it was probably the ‘Return of the Jedi.’”

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I am not a huge list maker…but I want to own a house on a lake and have a boat.”

Q: What is your favorite music or three bands that you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “I like a huge variety of music, I like to listen to hip-hop, rap, country. I’m going to see Luke Combs in

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Jackson County?
A: “I love the community. I like running into teachers, coaches and friends and their kids when I go to a
grocery store or when I go to ball field.”

Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “Ten years from now, I fully intend to be completely retired at a mountain lake with a boat.”

Q: What three words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “My mom used to say, ‘Remember whose you are.

Jill Venable-Abernathy with the Abernathy Cochran Groupwould love your Faces nominations.

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