Effective Home Inspections of TN

A Name In The Home Inspection Industry You Can Count On !

Effective Home Inspections

Why did I become a home inspector? To help protect Your Family and Hard Earned Money! When I go to work each day, I am focused on helping You better understand the condition of your next major investment. In fact, the name I chose for my company includes a key word which reflects the goal of my service. The definition of “Effective” means successful in producing a desired or intended result. I take pride in providing Professional Home Inspections – on Time – and for a Reasonable Cost, so I am looking forward to providing you with an “Effective” Home Inspection that will give you a peace of mind during this exciting time.

Professional & Organized

How I handle the home inspection process, from scheduling to referencing the report after closing, is key to exceeding your expectations. My goal is to provide you with an exceptional service that is handled in an organized and professional manner. There are a lot of home inspectors in our area, but You need a home inspector that gives you a 110% from start to finish. From spending extra time with You during the final review, to a detailed online review of the report, You can count on me supporting You through the home buying process. Are you looking for a professional home inspector that puts their client first? I’ll be on your side! Check out our Google Reviews and Testimonies and see what our clients are saying about our services.

My Promise to You

I am a firm believer that integrity, experience, and customer support are the keys to exceeding Your expectations, so when you hire me as your professional home inspector, you are hiring a home inspector that you can trust to report the facts on your dream home. I treat others as I desire to be treated. After all, you deserve a “peace of mind” when committing to such a large purchase. Feel free to Call or Schedule your next home inspection online. I am here to help!

A Home Inspector that Works Hard to Protect

Your Family and Investment

Reasons to Hire me:

A home inspection, from an experienced home inspector, could save you thousands of dollars by uncovering potential issues with the home before they become your problem. New or used, never skip a home inspection, the risk is just too great. Remember, buying a home is probably the largest investment you will ever make.

See How My Experience Works for You!

  • Certified Professional Home Inspector with Continuing Education Requirements.
  • Certified NRPP Radon Professional with Continuing Education Requirements.
  • Maintains modern inspection methods and tools utilized in the Home Inspection Industry.
  • Personalized Education – Passed the Tennessee State Trade Exam for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Sectors
  • Constructed and Managed the Building of Three Personal Home Sites.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with over 25 years’ experience.

A Professional Home Inspection Report for You!

Effective Home Inspections of TN provides an unbiased and in-depth visual inspection of the structure and operating components. The primary goal of getting a home inspection completed is to identify a specific issue that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property or poses an unreasonable risk to people. In general, home inspections protect both the buyer and seller by helping all parties avoid expensive surprises and stressful delays. A wise home buyer will never skip a Home Inspection. The risk is just too great.

Communication
Everyone involved, especially buyers and sellers need to understand the condition of the home based on the observed facts. Throughout my experiences, I have found that it is imperative to communicate and work directly with the client and agent to ensure they understand the current condition of the home. All homes have issues, so keeping the observations in perspective is key to your perception of the home. Let My Experience Work for You!

Support
My job is not finished when the report is delivered. I go the extra mile to make sure you and your agent understand all the various aspects of the inspection process. Should you have any questions or concerns after reviewing the report, I encourage you to give me a call so I can provide you with an explanation of the report and options to assist you in making a confident decision about your next significant purchase.

Buyers reviewing home

MIKE & MARY HURNEY

MIKE & MARY HURNEY

Thank you VERY much for accommodating us with a home and water inspection on such short notice. Additionally, we appreciate the time you took to get the reports back to us in such a timely manner. The recommendations were easy to understand, and the photos were very clear. Very thorough, courteous, and professional. Thank you again for everything!

Tyler Dick

Tyler Dick

“Very thorough on everything and took his time to make sure I understood everything on buying my first home. Would highly recommend!”

Alice White

Alice White

“He’s great! He showed me several things to watch for and how to maintain them. He was thorough in his inspection and helped me understand which were minor and which needed immediate attention.”

Keith Walton

Keith Walton

“Vincent is great. He brings things to our attention big and small that really helps with the evaluation process. I can’t imagine a better inspector. Highly recommend Vincent. He’ll do you right.”

Tanner Ivey

Tanner Ivey


“He was awesome! He was very full of insight and communicative. A nice guy, honest and knew what he was doing. I would recommend 10/10!”

Natalie Gideon

Natalie Gideon


Very accessible, easy to understand report, available for questions after the inspection. We would definitely use again.

Jama Rogers

Jama Rogers


“He is very detailed oriented, knowledgeable, and friendly. I will definitely recommend him to others!”

Kristi Mathis

Kristi Mathis


“Great customer service and feedback.”

Alexandra Baker

Alexandra Baker


I can highly recommend this man. He is fast, knows his stuff, and is thorough. We had our house inspected by Vince after we bought it because we wanted to know what expenditures might be coming up in order to plan it out financially. Vince was thorough and answered all our questions. Even after you have bought a house or have lived there a while, having it inspected to know what issues could come up is a good idea.

Michael Zach

Michael Zach


I was in the final stages of buying a home when I reached out to Vincent. He saved me from buying a home that needed lots of work. The home looked great, but Vincent dug into the bones and found many things wrong with the home that was trying to be flipped. Thank you, Vincent, for the great work! I highly recommend his expertise!

Andrea Heistand

Andrea Heistand


We were very impressed with the home inspection that Vince provided for a home that we were considering purchasing. He was prompt! He was very cordial and very personable in talking with him during the inspection. Answered questions in detail and gives you a confidence that all areas are being covered during this inspection. The report we received afterward was very, very detailed and we will use it in directing us as to which situations need fixed in a priority status. I would highly recommend him for inspections!

Nicole Mckee

Nicole Mckee


Vincent with Effective Home Inspections of Tennessee was very thorough, timely and professional. We have been very pleased, requested him for our most recent purchase as he saved us from another house with multiple problems.

Nancy Hardy

Nancy Hardy


Vince is very personable and professional. He answered all our questions and was very thorough on our inspection!

Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker


I have recommended Vince to several home buyers and all have been thoroughly impressed. He does an incredible job explaining his report to help buyers make informed decisions on what they are investing in and the prioritization of repairs if any are needed. He is a great asset to any Buyer, Lender or Real Estate agent.

Dale Lusk

Dale Lusk


I have not had the need for a home inspection but if I do it will be Vincent Garner… Brother Vincent Garner and I jointly volunteer at a juvenile detention center in Dandridge, TN… Over his years of service with me, he has shown a high level of integrity and professionalism… His compassion for the youth and his love for the Lord is evident…Vincent Garner is not one to take shortcuts or misrepresent the truth… He will examine thoroughly, research diligently and deliver accurately a timely report that will allow peace of mind… VINCENT GARNER IS A MAN YOU CAN TRUST. Thank you, Brother Vince, for your service to the ministry. Chaplin DFL

See how our Valued Added Services Save You Money

I believe in adding value to our Quality Inspections while continually striving to reduce cost and improve efficiencies. Our Inspection fees are typically less than .15% of the purchase price. If I catch one marginal defect, the inspection fee just got paid.

  • No premium upgrade charge for travel time
  • No premium charge for Homes over 50 Years old
  • No extra charges for attached garages
  • No extra charges for unfinished basements
  • Free Lifetime Home Management System

Our Inspection fees are typically less than .2% of the purchase price. If I catch one marginal defect, the inspection fee just got paid.

Residential Home Inspection Fees

  • Up to 1,000 sq. ft.
    $350
  • 1,001 - 1,500 sq. ft.
    $375
  • 1,501 - 2,000 sq. ft.
    $400
  • 2,001 - 2,500 sq. ft.
    $450
  • 2,501 - 3,000 sq. ft.
    $475
  • 3,001 - 3,500 sq. ft.
    $500
  • 3,501 - 4,000 sq. ft.
    $525
  • 4,001 - 4,500 sq. ft.
    $575
  • 4,501 - 5,000 sq. ft.
    $625
  • Over 5,000 Sq. ft.
    Call for Pricing

Water Testing

Our contracted lab is certified by the State of Tennessee and each water test is expedited for a short turnaround of the results. Depending on the day shipped and testing perimeters chosen, the typical turnaround time is 3 -7 days. Most labs can take weeks.

  • Basic Well Water Test
    $250
    (VA & FHA Approved) includes Coliform/E. coli, Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite. This water quality test is recommended when living in rural areas and meets most lender requirements.
  • Advanced Homeowner Water Test
    $265
    Includes Alkalinity, Hardness, Lead, Chlorine (Total) pH, Fluoride, Suspended Solids, Copper, Iron. This water quality test is recommended to check the general quality of the city water supply as well as the plumbing and fixtures for lead contamination.
  • Metals Test
    $270
    Includes Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium (Hexavalent), Copper, Lead, Iron, Manganese, Nickel, zinc. This water quality test is recommended when you live near a land field, industrial site, or waste site.
  • The Works Water Test
    $445
    Includes Alkalinity, Aluminum, Ammonia, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Bromine, Cadmium, Chloride, Chlorine (free), Chlorine (Total), Chromium (Hexavalent) Coliform, E. coli, copper, Fluoride, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Monochloramine, Nickel, Nitrate, Nitrite, pH, Phosphorus, Sulfate, Sulfide, Suspended Solids, Turbidity, Zinc. This water quality test will help you better understand the overall health of your drinking water.

Radon Testing

  • Radon Water Test
    $100
    1 Parameters Analyzed
  • 2 Day Radon Test with Home Inspection
    $150
    Continuous Testing

    Note: pricing reflects starting the test during the day of the inspection

  • 2 Day RADON GAS TEST WITHOUT INSPECTION
    $200
    Continuous Testing

    Note: pricing reflects special trip

Additional Services & Fees

  • Out building or detached Garage
    $100
    with Home Inspection

Ask us a Home Inspection question.

If you’re looking to get professional home inspections in North East Tennessee, visit our scheduling page or just give me a call. Have questions about your home inspection? Give me a call and I’ll do my best to help.