Meet Our Team

Donnie Bentley

Donnie Bentley

Owner/Home Inspector

Bio

Certified Master Inspector Donnie Bentley has been serving clients in the Home inspecting industry throughout all of East Tennessee in since 1987. Donnie has been involved in training and managing several home inspectors and is the managing member/owner of Bentley & Associates Home Inspections. One of the largest and most progressive home inspection companies in Tennessee, the largest in the state that is family owned and operated.

What does this mean for you?
It means you’ll be working with an inspector who knows homes inside and out, from the ground up. You will be working with a team trained by a experienced and knowledgeable inspector.

Donnie always puts all the years of inspections and training into every home inspection he performs, and takes pride in providing the best easy to read comprehensive written report in full color with as many pictures and descriptions we can possibly provide.

Donnie stated this, “You see, I enjoy helping people. I know that buying a home is a big investment. And you are hiring a home inspector to be sure you are buying a home that is safe and there are no big surprises. Let my experience help you to make sure you’re making a wise buying choice by giving you the Peace of Mind that you want and deserve.”

TN Home Inspector License #183, Donnie was a qualified home inspector before the State of TN Licensed Home Inspectors in 2006 and has been licensed since that time. Donnie was part of the original team that pushed for licensing in the state.

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Licenses/Certifications/Qualifications
Home Inspection TN Lic#183
State Certified Pest Control Operator Charter #3991/ CO: 3 CO: 7 CO: 8 WDO, GRC, PHC
TN Real Estate Lic#
Member of KAAR
EMT #15988
InterNACHI
EIFS Stucco Inspector
Mold Testing NA
RRPP Radon Mitigation Installer
Radon Testing/ measurement
• Radon Installation/ mitigations
• Log house
• Termite WDO/WDI Inspection
• PCO Pest control Operator Category 3,7
• TN State fire Inspector
InterNACHI certifications and training that Inspector Donnie Bentley has completed
• Infrared Thermography Inspection Training
• How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys
• How to Perform Mold Inspections
• Advanced Mold Inspection Training
• Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior
• How to Perform Roof Inspections
• Inspecting Metal Roofs
• Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers
• How to Perform Deck Inspections
• How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion
• Structural Issues for Home Inspectors
• Residential Plumbing Overview
• How to Inspect HVAC Systems
• How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections
• How to Perform Roof Inspections
• Radon Measurement Service Provider
• Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training for Inspectors
• Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection
• How to Inspect Pools and Spas
• Log Home Inspection
Home Inspection Business Training
• Code of Ethics for Home Inspectors
• Introduction to InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice
• 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know
• Safe Practices for the Home Inspector
• Defect Recognition and Report Writing
• Home Inspection Business Course

Susan Bentley

Susan Bentley

Owner/Office Operations

Gerald

Gerald Jones

Home Inspector

Bio

Meet Gerald Jones
Gerald is an owner of Bentley and Associates Home Inspection Services. He started working with Donnie Bentley around 1997 and became a partner and a full-time inspector in 2003. Gerald is a licensed home inspector, realtor, and P.C.O. in pest control. He has completed hundreds of continuing education hours to stay current in the constantly changing home inspection field. Gerald teaches continuing education classes for home inspectors and realtors in the area.
Gerald and his wonderful wife of 36 years, Denise (Bentley) Jones, live in Morristown. . Gerald is an avid golfer and an accomplished musician who sings and plays several musical instruments.
Gerald’s goal and ultimately, our company’s goal is to provide our clients with the most comprehensive, professional, informative home inspection available. We are a family business, and we treat all our clients as part of our family.

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Denise

Denise Jones

Marketing

Danny

Danny

Home Inspector

Brad

Brad

Home Inspector

David

David

Home Inspector

Brian Owen

Brian

Home Inspector

Bio

Brian has 21 years’ experience in the Pest Control Industry. Sixteen of those years were spent in management where he learned the importance maintaining customer satisfaction without lowering company standards. With a background in pest control, Brian is proficient in identifying termite damage, foundation issues due to crawlspace moisture, and damage that can occur from unresolved attic issues.
Brian has been married to his wife, Karen for 30 years this June. They have one daughter and are about to be first time grandparents. Brian has a servants’ heart and when not working, enjoys time serving others.
Brian has a high standard of integrity in his personal life as well as his work ethic making him a reliable asset to the Bentley team.

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Zach Weatherford

Zach

Home Inspector

Bio

Zach’s experience in construction started when he was 9 years old doing projects with his dad. He has continued his experience doing small remodeling jobs for clients and is currently doing a renovation with his wife on their home.

Zach has been in the military since he graduated high school and is currently stationed at McGhee Tyson Air Base in Alcoa. He has served in several tours to the Middle East and across the globe. He and his wife Shannon have two daughters and two sons; MaKenna, Ellie, Bennett, & Carter. They currently live in Andersonville close to Big Ridge State Park.

Zach brings his military discipline into his inspection process and is very detail oriented with a simplistic way to articulate any concerns or problems. Zach is part of the Bentley family, his wife is the daughter of Susan Bentley. Zach and his family are committed to keeping the family feel of Bentley’s. Zach’s goal is to provide the most comprehensive, professional, informative and easy to understand home inspection possible.

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Josh

Josh

Home Inspector

Bio

Josh Yauney, a native Midwesterner and self-stated “Southerner at Heart,” relocated to East Tennessee over a decade ago. “I fell in love with the Natural Beauty and people of the area”. With an avid love of the outdoors and a deep interest in American History, East Tennessee offered everything he wanted in life including his lovely wife Lori. They currently reside in Knoxville, TN, and have three beautiful daughters Harper, Harlow, and Hazel.
A 4th generation veteran, Josh takes great pride in a family heritage of service to the country and professional service to others. “I owe it to my customers and the Bentley uniform to perform a thorough inspection and prepare an informative and valuable report, every time I pull in the drive. Excellent service is all about commitment, and in that category….I’m all in!”

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Perry

Perry

Home Inspector

Tim Morris

Tim

Home Inspector

Bio

Tim Morris is an industrial mechanic with 20 years of experience. He is transitioning from that field to home inspections and brings with him critical skills in recognizing and documenting defects, problem solving, and customer service. Tim is a licensed home inspector in TN and VA.

Tim and his wife live in the lovely Mount Carmel area. They have been married for 28 years and have two grown children. They are expecting their first their first grand baby in September this year.

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John

John

Home Inspector

Tanner Binkley

Tanner

Home Inspector

Bio

Originally from Asheville, NC and relocated to Knoxville, TN approximately 3 years ago. I have always loved this area and the people in it; I am proud to call it home!

Since the age of 13 I have worked and trained in my stepfathers home improvement company. That’s where my passion for construction, remodel, and repair began.

I have 15 years of work experience in general construction which includes but is not limited to; electrical, HVAC, rough framing, finish work, drywall, painting, plumbing, gutters, and exteriors.

Also a father to a young son, I know the importance of guiding, assisting in understanding and sharing knowledge.  This translates well into real estate transactions and my ability to work with clients/agents.

I am very self-motivated and always strive to learn new things and embrace challenges.  As a home inspector I can combine my knowledge and experience along my people first mentality into a career where I can help others.

Zam

Home Inspector

Bio

Integrity. Clear communication. And service with a smile.
Zam brings his keen eye for detail and years of experience in residential real estate, home building and property management to every home inspection.

As a veteran of the US Coast Guard, Zam takes each inspection seriously – always ready to do what he can to protect the health and safety of you and those you love. From crawl spaces to roofs, appliances to spas, mold to pests, docks to radon he’ll inspect your home top to bottom.

Zam lives in Maryville with his wife, Katheryn, and young children, Luke and Aya.

If he’s not at an inspection, you can find Zam at a tee-ball game, church, or relaxing near the water with his family.

Brad

Home Inspector

Bio

Brad, a native Texan, relocated to East Tennessee during the Summer of 2020.  Brad’s background is from the commercial construction industry.
He worked with his uncle performing earthwork and concrete jobs during college. Upon graduating from Louisiana Tech with a BS in Construction Engineering, he has worked with general contractor companies assisting in estimating, managing, and supervising hotels, airport concessions, and assisted living & memory care facilities.
He has transitioned from Project Manager to Home Inspector and brings with him, his excellent customer service skills, experience in report writing, and a keen eye in finding concerns that need to be addressed.
Brad and his wife Beth have been married for 12 years and live in Wartburg, TN. They have two Boston Terriers; Bonnie and Briggs. They enjoy church, serving the community, hiking, riding motorcycles, live music, and nights outside by the fire pit.
Brad’s goal is to serve customers needs with integrity by providing open and honest communication and documentation while building valuable lasting relationships.

Mitch

Ancillary Technician

Bio

Mitch is an ancillary technician for Bentley Home Inspections. He is qualified to perform ancillary testing and assists the inspector team to expedite results for our clients. Mitch has a great work ethic and is always willing to go above and beyond to help our clients. He will be quick to let you know how blessed he feels to be working at Bentley.

Prior to working at Bentley, Mitch was the sole proprietor of a screen-printing business for 35 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Tennessee. Mitch has been married to his wife, Lisa for 32 years. They have one daughter, Abbey who attends college at Lee University. Mitch is a role model in the community having been a girls softball coach for years.

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