About the Home Inspectors

Meet the Team

Tennessee Home Inspectors

We’re Committed to Providing Excellent Customer Service

Every inspector of Best Choice Inspections is licensed, insured, experienced, and held to the same high standards. We adhere to 10 Customer Service Tenets at all times.

 

  1. Always be on time.
  2. Keep all our promises.
  3. Be honest and fair to all.
  4. Have a positive attitude.
  5. Show respect for all who refer us.
  6. Exceed expectations.
  7. Be knowledgeable, yet humble.
  8. Always strive for excellence.
  9. Write clear, concise reports.
  10. Give quality information, not opinions.

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We’re Committed to Providing Excellent Customer Service

Every inspector of Best Choice Inspections is licensed, insured, experienced, and held to the same high standards. We adhere to 10 Customer Service Tenets at all times.

 

  1. Always be on time.
  2. Keep all our promises.
  3. Be honest and fair to all.
  4. Have a positive attitude.
  5. Show respect for all who refer us.
  6. Exceed expectations.
  7. Be knowledgeable, yet humble.
  8. Always strive for excellence.
  9. Write clear, concise reports.
  10. Give quality information, not opinions.
Home Inspector Gene Walshaw

Inspector Gene Walshaw

Gene is the President/Owner of Best Choice Inspections. He attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and started his career as the Assistant Manager of a home improvement center. Ten years later, Gene purchased a ServiceMaster franchise and specialized in home restoration involving fire, water, mold, and storm damage.

Gene founded Best Choice Inspections in 2002, where his past experiences have given him a big edge in performing home and specialty inspections, along with mold investigations. He and his wife, Jayne, have been happily married for more than 35 years. Gene loves vegetable gardening, home remodeling projects, and cooking. He’s also a member of the Gideons International Christian Ministry.

  • Tennessee Home Inspector License #101.
  • HITA (Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association) Master Inspector.
  • Certified Mold Assessor and Sampler (Environmental Solutions Association).
  • Former President of the Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association.
Certification Logos: Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association (HITA), Affiliate for Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR), Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), University of Tennessee Certified Mold Inspector, ESA Certified Master Inspector, AIHA Protecting Worker Health, Organization of Real Estate Professionals (OREP)
Jon Walz, one of our certified home inspectors.

Inspector Jon Walz

Jon’s strongest attributes is his thoroughness and ability to effectively communicate with clients. He genuinely enjoys helping people find the right home. Since no house is perfect, Jon provides valuable advice that can help make your new home as perfect as possible.  He is happily married to Natalie and has three wonderful children.

  • Tennessee Home Inspector License #1126.
  • HITA (Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association) Master Inspector.
  • Exterior Design Institute (EDI) Certified EIFS & Stucco Inspector.
  • Certified Mold Inspector (certified by the University of Tennessee).
Certification Logos: Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association (HITA), Affiliate for Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR), University of Tennessee Certified Mold Inspector, Organization of Real Estate Professionals (OREP), Exterior Design Institute Certified EIFS Inspector
Licensed Home Inspector Tanner Hiles

Inspector Tanner Hiles

Tanner’s dedicated, quality home inspections ensure clients are able to make a comfortable, confident buying decision. He is hardworking, motivated, trustworthy, and ready to help you! No other inspector in Knoxville can make you feel as confident about your home purchase as Tanner. He’s also a “mold detective” and won’t rest until he finds the cause of your fungus problem! Tanner lives in Corryton with his lovely wife, Ashley, and their sweet daughter, Amelia.

  • Tennessee Home Inspector License #1522.
  • InterNACHI Certified Property Inspector (CPI) ®
  • InterNACHI Certified Mold Inspector ®
  • InterNACHI Certified Radon Inspector ®
Certification Logos: InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector (CPI), Affiliate for Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR), InterNACHI IAC2 Indoor Air Consultants Certified, Organization of Real Estate Professionals (OREP)
Officer Manager/Marketing Specialist Jayne Walshaw

Officer Manager/Marketing Specialist Jayne Walshaw

Jayne’s friendly voice will greet you when you call to schedule your inspection. She has more than 30 years of experience in office management, customer service, and sales. Jayne and her “staff,” dogs Bella and Lulu, will always provide you with superior service.

Jayne is happily married to President/Owner Gene Walshaw. In her spare time, she enjoys painting nature scenes, bird watching, and visiting national and state parks.

Our Service Area

Best Choice Inspections offers home, commercial, and specialty inspections for the Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Area. Our service area includes Maryville, Oak Ridge, Loudon, Lenoir City, Kingston, Oliver Springs, Clinton, Andersonville, Maynardville, Rutledge, Jefferson City, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.

We also inspect historic homes/estates in Sequoyah Hills, Fourth & Gill, Forest Brook, Bearden, and Old North Knoxville.

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