YOUR KNOXVILLE

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Each inspector at HouseMaster of Knoxville knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality home inspection. We provide you with accurate information to help you make informed decisions regarding your new home. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1979, and it is part of what makes us the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company. It’s easy to see why we are the preferred home inspection partner for real estate industry. Proudly serving the people of Knoxville, Louisville, Thorn Hill, Alcoa, Jellico and their neighboring communities.

JOE BOERSMA, OWNER/MASTER INSPECTOR, TN LICENSE 964

MEET JOE BOERSMA FROM HOUSEMASTER PROVIDING SERVICE TO THE KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE AREA. JOE IS NIBI CERTIFIED, HITA MASTER INSPECTOR, IAC2 CERTIFIED, AND HAS A BSEE.

<p>Joe has BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He has been certified by National Institute of Building Inspectors. Joe is certified in mold inspection and air quality testing by International Association of Certified Air Quality Consultants. He has completed NEHA approved training in Radon Testing. Joe has been awarded Master Inspector by Home Inspector of Tennessee Association.</p>
SHARON BOERSMA, SALES/OFFICE MANAGER

SCHEDULING & GENERAL INFORMATION SUPPORT

<p>Sharon works as the Office Manager/Sales Manager. She answers phones and schedules inspections. Sharon can answer most questions about services and inspection reports. For Agents and Agencies, Sharon and work to schedule a visit or training at your office.</p>
Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Provided thorough inspection and talked me through every step of the way. Were able to clearly explain the problems and proper remediation. They were both knowledgeable and pleasant, easy to work with. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: None. (April 2016)

– M&N.M.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I would recommend HouseMaster because he was very honest about everything and didn't leave a stone untouched. He went through every part of that house. This is the second house he has done for me and he has earned my respect over and over again. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: HouseMaster met and went beyond my expections. He met my needs 150% !!!!!!!!! (September 2013)

– D.H.
Powell, TN

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I feel that Joe Boresma was very thorough and took pictures that allowed me, as an out of state buyer, to feel comfortable making a purchase and know exactly what I am receiving on the other end. He took the time to talk with me about my concerns and answer any questions that I had. Transaction Satisfaction: 9 (December 2013)

– P.W.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: I have used Joe 3 times to do inspections. Because of his extremely through inspections I have passed on 2 houses. He takes his job very seriously! He is one of the most honest men I have ever met. I'm one of those people that asks a lot of questions which he has no problem answering. If you want the job done right and honestly, call Joe at HouseMasters. He's the man to do the job. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: Nothing! He meets all your needs above and beyond. He leaves no stones uncovered. He's the man!!!! (Feb 2014)

– D.H.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely LikelyRecommend Comment: Joe Boersma was EXTREMELY knowledgeable regarding the items that constituted a THOROUGH home inspection. At the end of the inspection, I was satisfied that he had made every effort to uncover all potential issues. Additionally he was able to recommend remedies for ALL discrepancies found. Throughout the inspection Joe impressed me with his professionalism and attention to detail. His inspection report was incredibly comprehensive, and provided me with a useful tool to be used in determining the home's value, and negotiating a satisfactory purchase agreement. Thanks JOE! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely SatisfiedImprovement Comment: Nothing comes to mind. I was genuinely satisfied with the service provided, and will contact HousMaster again should a re-inspection be required (March 2014)

– M.B.
Clinton

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely LikelyRecommend Comment: I was so happy with our inspector, Joe - he was incredibly detailed, gave me useful information about what we could fix ourselves and how we could do it, and took the time to thoroughly answer any questions I had. His report not only included the issues with the home, but recommendations for fixing them. I'd recommend him to anyone!Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely SatisfiedImprovement Comment: Nothing that I can think of! I was very happy. (August 2014)

– D.W. & E.W.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: I was made to feel comfortable about asking questions or having my concerns addressed. I was not talked down to about building issues because I was a lady. Joe explained things so they were very understandable. After the inspection, Joe explained what he found and had pictures to back up what he was telling me. When I received the report in the email I was not surprised by any notations made. This was a very easy process, and if I ever need a home inspected I hope I can find Joe again or someone as through as he was. Thank you again. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: I can't think of anything. Everything was so complete. (September 2014)

– S.M.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 5 - Neutral Recommend Comment: Your reporting system using "poor" on most things is extensively judgemental and gives the buyer an idea that things you are making judgements on are really opinions. Poor ratings should be held for safety and code violations in my opinion. Telling a buyer that a refrigerator is "poor" because it is 10 years old or that the driveway is "poor" cause it has cracks in it. The report is full of this kid of items. Transaction Satisfaction: 5 - Neutral Improvement Comment: N/A(February 2015)

– S.C.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: Joe was extremely thorough and gave good advice on how to go about fixing and finding someone to fix issues that need attention. The only reason there was a score of 9 instead of 10 was the roof was unable to be inspected because of snow cover. I wish they could have made a return trip to check the roof since that service was paid for. Overall I am still very satisfied. Transaction Satisfaction: 9 Improvement Comment: Helping decide if items were fixed correctly. (March 2015)

– D.C.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: Prior to the home inspection, Joe Boersma answered all my questions with regards to the inspection process. His answers put me at ease knowing what the inspection would and would not cover. Shortly after the home inspection, Joe called and went over the inspection with me. He found several major items (i.e.- potential mold in the craw space, windows with broken seals, an outside A/C unit with broken or missing fins, etc.) that I knew my wife and I would have to address with the sellers. Joe also took the time to explain the moisture issues in the crawl space, how it could be corrected and the fact that mold problems are common in TN. Joe did a super job with the inspection and picked-up on items we had no idea were potential problems. He was really looking after my interest so that I would not inherit a multitude of problems. This is the best $300 I have ever spent. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: Nothing. (April 2015)

– D&S.G.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: The inspection team did an overall outstanding job. All aspects of the house inspection were well explained. In depth and in full detail as needed. All my questions were answered. The major concerns were addressed immediately and with full instructions. I fully recommend this company to any potential or current home buyer or owners to get a full and unbiased report on there new or current home. it was a very enjoyable and informative experience. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: I feel after years of experience that there is not much more i can add. (June 2015)

– C.C.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: I have been in Real Estate for 11 Years and have bounced around from inspector to inspector looking for one that was thorough but reasonable about writing up the inspection report. I also wanted one that took time to communicate with agents and clients. Once I found Joe, I have not used any other inspectior. I have no qualms about recommending him to my clients. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: Can't think of anything(July 2015)

– S.B.
Maryville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: Our inspector was great! There was not a single item in a 6,800 square foot home that when I asked a question, he knew what I was talking about. He knew what he saw, talked about the good and bad and at times, the very bad! I know a little about a lot of things when it comes to home issues, Joe, showed me in a professional manner why a guy like me needs his experience. Easily the cost of his service was repaid by ten-fold by him finding serious issues that had to be taken care of before we occupied the house. I challenge you to find a better home inspector. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: Offer a free re-inspection? (August 2015)

– E.G.
Maryville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: The inspector was really nice. He told me all of the issues that were wrong with the house and gave me tips on how to repair and keep things in good shape and how to use different things around the house. Over all I feel like he gave good and honest feedback. I would definitely recommend him to anybody I know. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: I don't think there is anything that he needs to do to improve I was very pleased with his work! (September 2015)

– D.W.
Maryville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe and Robert were so nice to work with. They were very professional, but also very conversational and not intimidating whatsoever. They were extremely thorough. I loved that they spent time explaining things to me on the spot. The timeliness, format, and detail of their report was phenomenal. Overall a great experience and money more than well spent! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: N/A (March 2016)

– M.C.
Clinton

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: My husband and I were out of state for a few days, and while there, we signed a contract, on a vacation home. We then contacted HouseMaster on a Friday and they did the home inspection the following Monday afternoon. By that night, we had a 64 page detailed report of the inspection, followed by a phone call from our inspector, who spent much time explaining his findings and answering all questions. Due to his thorough inspection, he found several major issues with the home, which caused us to make the decision, that we would not proceed with the purchase of the home. We have no doubt that our inspector saved us from making a huge mistake if we had purchased the home, because some of the issues, he found with the home, were not only a safety issue, but would have caused us to spend thousands of dollars in future repairs. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: Can't think of anything more. They came highly recommended to us and we were very satisfied. ( April 2016)

– R&K.R.
Townsend

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: I thought that Joe was extremely thorough both in his explanation prior to the inspection and the detailed report of the inspection. It seems that he doesn't miss a thing. I also liked that he suggested how to repair things and I love the referral list. Joe also explained to me the importance of having a radon test. Although it was an additional fee, he explained that 1 in 3 homes test high for radon in East Tennessee. If Housemasters do the test and get the results then the seller should pay for the system to take care of it. So I went ahead and paid the additional fee for the radon test and it did show that my new home had a high level of radon. Therefore the seller agreed to take care of the system to fix the problem. I am very pleased with the entire process and how easy it was. Thanks so much. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: N/A (April 2016)

– S.R.
Maryville

Recommend Score: 0 - Not at all Likely Recommend Comment: My deal fell thru because the buyer was terrified of buying the home after her inspection. I feel that there are better ways to let a potential buyer know the difference between something that is easily fixed rather than being an alarmist on every detail. I understand the importance of finding major issues which we want to be disclosed but on the other hand some things are to the extreme. Needless to say not very happy about the outcome of the whole situation. I have always been in favor of Home Inspections and I always advise my buyers to have a home inspection. I regretfully gave your card to my buyer and she is a first time home buyer and she totally backed out of the deal even after the seller agreed to repair things of concern. Transaction Satisfaction: 0 - Not at all Satisfied (November 2014)

– T.H.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: THE INSPECTION WAS DONE IN TENNESSEE WHILE I WAS HOME IN FLORIDA. JOE CONTACTED ME AFTER THE INSPECTION AND WENT OVER THE REPORT WITH ME. HE EXPLAINED EACH ITEM HE FOUND THAT NEEDED ATTENTION AND WHAT HE FELT SHOULD BE DONE TO CORRECT IT. THE TIME HE TOOK AFTER A LONG DAY AT WORK TO TALK WITH ME WAS VERY HELPFUL. LATER WHEN I WENT OVER THE REPORT WITH MY AGENTJOE'S COMMENTS HELPED IN MAKING THE DECISION OF WHAT WE WANTED THEM TO FIX. THE ONLY REASON I DID NOT GIVE A 10 IS BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A BALL PARK FIGURE TO WORK WITH IN CASE THE SELLERS WANT TO GIVE AN ALLOWANCE INSTEAD OF DOING THE REPAIRS Transaction Satisfaction: 9 Improvement Comment: GIVE AN ESTIMATE OF HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO REPAIR (November 2014)

– W.V.
Sevierville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: The appointment was easy to schedule, although it was on a rather short notice. The inspection was thorough and the results of the inspection were clearly presented both in person and in the house inspection report. The electronic (over the internet) access to the statements to be signed and to the house inspection report was very easy and rapid. Finally, I appreciated the fact that I could personally contact the inspector with some questions, after the inspection was completed Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: No further suggestions at this time (December 2014)

– A&D.A.
Gatlinburg

Recommend Score: 8 Recommend Comment: I found Housemasters to be professional in actions and communications. Transaction Satisfaction: 8 Improvement Comment: report difficult to follow and impersonal. Seemed boilerplate. (January 2015)

– L&C.B.
Maryville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: I chose HouseMaster inspection over the others because of the personal answering of the phone instead of a call center answering the phone. When I made the appointment for Mr. Boersma to come out I felt confident the he was very professional and would do the job for me. He came on time and was very thorough. He was very detailed in his report. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: Probably could have contacted the real estate office to try and get keys to the sheds to inspect them also. Not a problem though. (April 2015)

– S.H.
Oak Ridge

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: Joe Boersma was awesome! He was thorough in his inspection and patient with me (and my million questions). He made sure that I understood everything he was checking and what actions (if needed) would need to take place (EG: recommendations to have professionals in specific fields inspect and repair). It was very informative and I am so glad Joe was there. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: I would need to ask Joe but if he says no ... maybe provide a list of recommended service providers for the various elements that need inspection, repair or replacement...HVAC, roofing, civil or structural engineers and a price/estimate cost index. (April 2015)

– A.B.
Washburn

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely Recommend Comment: The inspector was cordial and invited me to walk side by side with him through the inspection. When I was in the same area as the inspector he gave me feedback on the issues he found and explained how they should be corrected. It gave me a sense of trust and I felt if there was anything to be found he would definitely find it. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied Improvement Comment: Nothing in particular. I would definitely encourage anyone I knew that needed a house inspection to use this company. (July 2015)

– J&T.T.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: My husband and I could'nt get over how thorough they were in their inspection. Checking things we hadn't thought about. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Nothing they went beyond what we expected. (April 2016)

– M.M.
Andersonville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I felt that the inspection was very thorough. Joe was friendly and professional. I was very impressed with his services and how quickly he sent the completed report. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (April 2016)

– B.C.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe always does exactly what he says and goes the extra mile to show buyers his report in a nonthreatening way. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: None. (April 2016)

– D.S.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 9. Recommend Comment: The inspector and his assistant were courteous, had a high level of knowledge on the systems inspected and did not waste time nitpicking minor details. Transaction Satisfaction: 9. Improvement Comment: N/A. (April 2016)

– J.P.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: The inspection done on the home was very in depth and thoughtful consideration was given for every aspect. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: I can't think of anything. (April 2016)

– C.L.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Very thorough Explanations not rushed. Answered all questions. Great experience. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (May 2016)

– D&P.C.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe was super responsive. We had a very tight timeline and he squeezed me in early. Also, he was very responsive to questions I had about what he found and their overall importance. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (May 2016)

– R.H.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe and his assistant Robert thoroughly examined each aspect of the house from the roof through the crawl space. Everything was documented and photographed so we had an extremely good, detailed condition report of the house that we intended to purchase. Two issues were found in the house that required repair. These issues were conveyed to the owner who agreed to resolve the problems. The Radon test and report were detailed and helpful. Joe and Robert were professional and I would highly recommend their services to anyone making a housing purchase. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: I really can't think of anything I would change. (May 2016)

– D.S.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe and his assistant were very explanatory and very thorough in the house inspection. They presented themselves as professionals as they well were professional. I plan to use their services again and will promote their business to everyone in need of a true professionals in home inspection. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: I cannot think of anything they can improve on. They are a 10. (May 2016)

– P.S.
Wartburg

Recommend Score: 8. Recommend Comment: Very detailed report; inspector was easy to talk to for additional information. Transaction Satisfaction: 8. Improvement Comment: Scheduling. (May 2016)

– B&C.B.
Townsend

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: They were available on short notice, had a detailed report, and called to help explain all of the findings. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: lower prices is always nice. (May 2016)

– S.S.&J.D.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Prompt response, client was pleased, report was easy to read, communication was great! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Nothing I can think of. (May 2016)

– P.L.
Kingston

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe was very nice, explained all his concerns about the house. And was very informative. Thank you so much! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Nothing. First time for a home inspector, but was a very good experience. (May 2016)

– H.V.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I am a first time home buyer and the inspectors were great. One called the day before to confirm the time and to ask if I had any particular areas that I wanted them to pay particular attention. The day of the inspection, they were very thorough and they were very patient with answering any questions. They encouraged me to be there for the inspection and they showed me problem areas as they discovered them. They went over everything, including several pictures at the end of their inspection, then they sent me a very detailed report, again complete with pictures. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: There is really not anything that I can think of that they could do any better! (May 2016)

– L.H.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I just think that Joe and his team did a very thorough job on my home inspection he is also very professional and helpful. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Not really sure will have to think about that one. (May 2016)

– H.S.
Powell

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: This is the most detailed and well laid out inspection I've ever seen! Extremely satisfied with the inspection! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Nothing! (May 2016)

– D&R.P.
Caryville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe was very through and very comprehensive. We tested and inspected every part of the home and offered good advice on the corrections. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: A diagram of the house with a layout of the rooms would be helpful. (May 2016)

– G.T.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Extremely professional services performed in a knowledgeable and professional manner. Report was very informational and showed the obvious degree of detail put into the inspection. Outstanding communications when issues arose outside the inspector's control. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: None. (May 2016)

– A.B.
Kingston

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe goes above and beyond to make sure my clients completely understand the findings in their home inspection. He is great with first time home buyers, as he explains any potential issues in a calm and understandable way without overwhelming or confusing the buyer. Joe is my "go to" home inspector and I will continue to recommend him to all of my clients. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (June 2016)

– L.F.
Oak Ridge

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Very professional service; they come when they say they are going to; the guarantees are a bonus! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (June 2016)

– B.R.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 9. Recommend Comment: Very friendly and thorough, a lot of information was provided during the inspection and in the final report. They took the time to go over everything that was found and suggestions to correct. Transaction Satisfaction: 9. Improvement Comment: N/A. (June 2016)

– B&C.C.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe, always takes the time to explain issues and he does not miss a thing - at least not on the ones he has done for me. It would be nice to have a program with a Pre-Inspection Opinion. You would not need to have paperwork filled out just him look the house over and let you know if there may be issues in a certain area. Then he can get you more info on inspection report. I think people would need to agree to get an inspection and use him.. This would be a real benefit for the elderly and single men or women who do not have anyone to check things out for them. Kind of like having "Extended Father Eyes" checking out property. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (June 2016)

– V.H.
Powell

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I would say the primary reason is the way in which the report was conveyed. Joe and his assistant spent a great deal of time showing me the specifics of the property, not just the areas that need addressing. I was given a great verbal overview of the report and Joe accommodated my request of the seller being present for the inspection report. I am from another state and unfamiliar with the area resources, Joe gave me valuable information and advice on where to look for supplies and what it might take to fix something. I did not leave the inspection scared of the house or questioning the purchase, but with a great sense of understanding of the home I was purchasing and what items need addressing first. Excellent service, Thank you!! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: nothing, great job. (June 2016)

– A.L.
Tellico Plains

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: They are very efficient and thorough. Explain everything they find good or bad which makes understanding the report that much easier! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: I can't think of anything. (June 2016)

– D&J.N.
Rockwood

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: He knew what he was talking about and was professional in his explanations and thoroughness. I will definitely recommend Joe and his team to anyone looking for a home inspection. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: I can't think of one thing! (June 2016)

– M.J.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: The communication through email was quick. Very professional. Transaction Satisfaction: 8. Improvement Comment: The report was hard to read at first. Knowing what the score was on everything but once I went back and memorized what the letters represented it was clear. (July 2016)

– T.S.
Lenoir City

Recommend Score: 7. Recommend Comment: Hi Joe......My clients had great things to say about how through the home inspection was.You answered all their questions and concerns.Home inspections are a snapshot of a house on that day.Your inspection is a microscopic shot of the house that day.This is what is needed for a buyer.Thanks you for that.This is part my fault because I was unable to make it to the inspection,which normally never happens,but I feel like there has to be more communication between the inspector and the buyers realtor.I was trying to send a repair list to the seller without ever seeing the report.The buyers sent me a link but it would not open up.I guess you should have somewhere on the report saying can I share this with your realtor.I probably should have called you but I had a house full of family and didn't get to do any work until late evening, and we were on a time frame to get the repair list to the seller. I am just making suggestions to help you in your business. Transaction Satisfaction: 8. Improvement Comment: I covered this on the 1st page. (July 2016)

– M.S.
LaFollette

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Had other home inspections done by another co. But homemaster was by far more superior. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Nothing. (July 2016)

– B.K.
Sevierville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe was extremely thorough in his inspection and invited us to be there during the process which was very helpful. He was on time and very prompt with the results. Overall an A+ experience. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Offer the inspection report in an emailed PDF to avoid having to log into a system for access. (July 2016)

– T.W.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Very thorough. There is a detailed report at the end that describes everything that was checked. Definitely worth the money. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Have home inspections later in the day after normal work day hours or on weekend days. (July 2016)

– T.S.
Maynardville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I've used Joe several times in the past and he always does a very thorough and professional job. My clients were very pleased. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (July 2016)

– J.W.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: I liked how they went from crawspace to attic and everything in between to try to alert me and notify me of problems and potential future problems.Lots of pictures was nice also. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Can't think of anything. (July 2016)

– R.A.
Jacksboro

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: The report was clear. easy to read and very detailed. We will also ask Joe Boersma to do a reinspection prior to the closing. Thanks fot the outstanding service and follow-up. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Nothing to suggest at this time. We are very satisfied with the inspector and the report. (July 2016)

– J.S.&L.W.
Loudon

Recommend Score: 9. Recommend Comment: The timeline we had to complete our inspection was tight and you were able to schedule us and even add a radon test that we requested last minute. We appreciated the courteous service with scheduling and your inspector, Robert. Robert was very helpful in answering our questions and giving us a better understanding of his inspection findings. We appreciated his knowledge and willingness to take extra time to answer our questions. Transaction Satisfaction: 9. Improvement Comment: Can't think of anything at this time. Our experience was very positive. (July 2016)

– S.S.
Louisville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: They were very proffessional & answered all my questions. Also was on time & did a great job. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Explain things to me with patience. (July 2016)

– C.L.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Joe gave a very detailed inspection and was very nice on the phone explaining what he found in the inspection. My aunt, Karen Rasberry, highly recommended Joe. He was great! We will definitely use Joe in the future if we need another inspection. :) Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (July 2016)

– C&C.C.
Townsend

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: My clients said that Joe explained their home inspection thoroughly to them and did the job they expected of him. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Nothing. (July 2016)

– C.W.
Townsend

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Extremely thorough report about the repairs and detailed pictures to go with report. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: Everything was top notch. (July 2016)

– B&K.E.
Oliver Springs

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Robert was very helpful with all my questions! Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: The items that are rated poor explain if they need to be fixed or replaced this week, this month, or this year. (August 2016)

– W.T.
Knoxville

Recommend Score: 10 - Extremely Likely. Recommend Comment: Really good service. He explain everything to me and respond to my question. Also a really good inspection report. Transaction Satisfaction: 10 - Extremely Satisfied. Improvement Comment: N/A. (August 2016)

– K.P.
Knoxville

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WATER TESTING
MOLD SCREENING
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action.