"QUALITY is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
Celebrating 30 Years of Service
The Master Inspection Group at Tennessee Building Inspections is a full service real estate inspection and consulting firm specializing in the inspection of residential and commercial properties since 1989. The company services all of TN and is a recognized leader in property inspections in the area. The Master Inspection Group combines a focus on customer service and experience with the utilization of technology to provide clients with the highest quality and fastest delivery times in the market.
What does 30 years in inspections, diagnostics and consulting services look like ?
Over 16,825 properties inspected.
Over 5,600 diagnostic and environmental tests.
Inspected property size (total) 56 million square feet.
Inspected property value 6.65 billion dollars.
Over 1800 hours in nationally recognized training and certifications.
Total Investments in the most advanced quality inspection & diagnostic equipment , assets and training. Value of all equipment purchased $ 137,000.
Choosing the right inspection service can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet your inspector until after you hire him..Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and yes, different pricing. We feel we offer the best in each of these categories. You can be sure that when you hire The Master Inspection Group you get the very best we have. Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort and experience. If you honor us by permitting us to inspect your home or building, I guarantee that we will give you our very best effort. Trust in our experience and skill.
This I promise you. Phil Henderson, CMI®
Our office and testing lab at 2413 E Broadway Ave. Maryville TN
Our company has a broad range of experience on both residential and commercial real estate properties. We have over 30 years of continuous service and performed over 22,000 inspections, surveys and diagnostic tests.
The many different services we offer require continuous training in inspection and equipment techniques. We are licensed by the state of Tennessee as Home Inspectors and have been certified inspectors of the ICC and SBCCI for 20 years. We are also members of the International Associaton of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), International Associaton of Certified Indooor Air Consultants (IAC2), the Exterior Design Institute (EDI). We attend multiple national conferences to learn from professional industry experts. Our company has participated on national committees to establish industry standards regarding residential and commercial properties.
Our company is the area leader in inspection tools and equipment. Advancements in technology have brought more accurate inspections of major damages in building systems. Our Thermal Imaging equipment allows us to see large areas to pinpoint damages and followed up with other testing devices such as specialized moisture meters. Our company is always on the leading edge of new technology because we see the value in time savings, accurate testing, and reduced damage costs to our clients and home owners.
Phil Henderson - Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®
The Master Inspector Certification Board, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(6), tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the inspection industry. The Board holds the registered Trademark Certified Master Inspector® (CMI), the inspection industry’s top professional designation, and awards it to qualifying inspectors who have demonstrated a high level of competency. I was the first inspector in East Tennessee to qualify for this designation.
Board Certified Master Inspector®
BPI Certified Building Analyst
Masters of Building Science Professional
Level 1 Certified Thermographer®
Infrared Certified ® Building Thermographer
ICC Certified Housing and Preservation Inspector
EDI Certified EIFS / Stucco Inspector
Moisture Free Certified EIFS Warranty Inspector
EDI Certified Moisture Analyst
IAC2 Certified Radon Consultant
Moisture Free Certified Roofing Inspector
Certifications, memberships and associations listed are past and presently held.
The Master Inspection Group
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
Dear Phil, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased my husband and I were with your services. When we found ourselves in need of an inspector to work with we pulled from several sources; real estate agent, personal references, the internet and the social pages. After we contacted your company we were pleased to find not only did you have 27 years of inspection experience, but that you could accommodate the unusual hours that we preferred. We really appreciate the information you exchanged with us on site during the inspection. Your attention to detail was excellent ! We also appreciated your suggestions of how we could possibly resolve problems. If we are ever in need of inspection services or have any recommendations solicited from us we will be sure to send them your way.
Thanks again, Krista McCampbell
Phil is great to work with and he is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He has great integrity and works in the best interest of colleagues and clients. Above and beyond the call of duty is what you get with him.
Tammy Smith client
I know Phil both personally and professionally and turn to no other company when I need commercial building inspections. Shanks Properties has been in business over 15 years and invests $2-3 million annually in the local real estate market and we TRUST Phil and company to assist us in those investment decisions. He is my one and only referral when asked about building inspectors, both residential and commercial
David Shanks, client
Summary: A+ work, A+ value, A+ guy
Phil Henderson inspected a property on 4/18/16 that I am in the process of purchasing. He arrived 15 minutes early in a clean and professional looking van and was well dressed himself. Phil was friendly and sociable from the start. I chose to be present during the inspection and am very happy I did. The inspection began with Phil walking the roof and inspecting the exterior of the property. Next Phil got out his drone and took aerial pictures of the roof and property. He had already found issues with the roof within the first 15 minutes. The inspection then moved inside where Phil meticulously inspected and photographed the entire house including the attic and crawl spaces. I chose to have the thermal imaging done during my inspection which uncovered that one of the walls had no insulation in it! The amount of information gathered from the thermal imaging was incredible. Phil showed me how he measured the AC inlet and outlet temperatures and could check for AC leaks with the thermal. I could go on and on about the thermal but for brevity sake I will say that I think it was worth every penny. From start to finish he was there for approx. 3 hours. He discovered multiple issues that I was unaware of and provided picture documentation of all of them. I chose to have Phil inspect my future home because I heard he was a good, honest guy that did quality work and am happy to report that all of these are true. I am thankful for the great work Phil did and am confident that I know the true condition of the home I am purchasing. I asked Phil for multiple business cards before he left because I will be emphatically recommending him to everyone I know.
Raymond Pendley, client
"We first met Phil Henderson when we commissioned TN Building Inspections to inspect a seemingly great investment, commercial property in 2016. He uncovered some hidden structural flaws and we have saved ourselves from potentially a very bad investment. Since then, we've worked with Phil on four properties, which we successfully closed on with assurance for the strength of each investment that we could not have gauged without Phil's reports & input. Each time, we were met with the same professionalism, enthusiasm, and individualized attention. He understands that time is of the essence in all real estate transactions and is timely with both scheduling the inspection and producing the report. He is equipped with the latest technologies with expertly trained staff, though they are not afraid to get their hands dirty too, climbing and crawling into spaces that isn't visible off the street; we never question whether an item has been left unchecked. With each inspection, Phil has personally followed up with us to go over the report and to answer our questions. We are very grateful for his thorough, candid perspective, and look to no one else!" Miyuki K. - Johnson City Investor
The most honest and reliable property inspector in Knoxville Tennessee!
As an instructor at Pellissippi State I taught several of the courses offered for the Building Performance Analyst Certification. I cannot express enough the insight and knowledge Mr. Henderson provided to our class concerning structural and mechanical aspects of a building. Mr. Henderson scored perfectly in all areas of building science during the two week training course work and was my highest level performer in the field test.