I have been inspecting homes since 1996 and our company has over 9,000 satisfied customers.
I am a member in good standing of the following Organizations.
Certified Master Inspector; NACHI Inspector
TN License Number#183
State licensed pest control
State licensed Termite and WDO
Training for Real Estate Agents CE Credits
Tn Lic. # 268
Gerald has been performing Home Inspections in Morristown, Greeneville, Sevierville and the Johnson City areas since 1998 and has performed over 10,000 inspections (GO Gerald!)
Let me introduce myself.
I am an owner in Bentley And Associates Home Inspection Services, and I live in the upper East TN area in Morristown. I am originally from Bulls Gap/St.Clair area. Have been married to Denise (Bentley) Jones our marketing guru and my high school sweetheart for 36 wonderful years. We have one son Jeremy who works for me as my assistant ,and also works in our pest control company Bentley Pest Services. I have a few hobby’s when time allows. I am an avid golfer and love the game. I came from a musical family can play several instruments and still love to sing and play when I have the opportunity. I started working at an early age in residential construction with my uncle in the summers in high school. I worked in residential and commercial construction after High School for many years. My partner and Brother-In-Law started the home inspection company in 1997 and I started working with him on a part time basis soon after that. I went full time as a Home Inspector in 2003.I then bought into the company soon after and have been a full time home inspector since that time. I have preformed over 5000 home inspections in that time and have educated myself in every aspect of the home inspection industry. I am a licensed Home Inspector, Realtor, P.C.O. In pest control and have years of continuing education in all the fields necessary to do a quality home inspection. I have trained or help trained every inspector that does inspections in our company. I have taught and still teach in several areas of the home inspection and continuing education areas for Realtors. My 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 of our clients as we would one of our on.
Certified Master Inspector
Scott joined Bentley & Associates in 2012, and has since become one of the owners. This followed a corporate and managerial background with a number of nationally based companies in diverse industries all over the country. In addition, Scott and his wife Donna, a successful small business consultant, founded and operated career schools in two northern states. A love of construction and real estate prompted Scott to expand his licenses and certifications to become a Licensed General Contractor, Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Certified Pest Inspector and treatment applicator, Certified Master Inspector and State Licensed Home Inspector. “One of my career pleasures is to support an excited home buyer by supplying them with a thorough and professional home inspection, allowing them to make an informed purchase decision.”
It all starter back in 1972.
My dad was building an addition on to the back of the house and I remember the smell of the cut wood and those, 2 pocket, cloth, tool aprons, that you could get at any LOCAL hardware store, leaving that “bow tie” tan line on my dad’s lower back.
I was 10 years old.
In 1982 I graduated High School completing all Building Trade Courses and all Mechanical Drawing Courses.
In 1987 I earned my Associates Degree from Tri-Cities State Technical Institute, (now Northeast State Community College), and started on my career path with my first job.
Designer/Drafting Uwe Rothe – Architect, Johnson City, TN.
At this point I was ready for any drafting job. It could have been with Eastman drawing parts, or ITT drawing parts, or Modern Forge drawing parts, or any where drawing parts. But no. First job after my associate degree is with an ARCHITECT.
Life is good!
1990 I receive my Bachelor of Science Degree from East Tennessee State University, got 3 years in with Mr. Rothe and built the first house. Mine.
1997 the walls started closing in. My dad had started building full time around 1984. At this point, in 1997, I started working with him, part time, and started training my replacements for Mr. Rothe in preparation for my career decision to become a Building Contractor.
Owned Tate Homes, 1997 – 2014 Enjoyed a challenging career for 17 years as a TN Licensed General Contractor Residential/Commercial. TN Lic #00049116 BC-A,B; (Retired)
2014 – Present Tate Home Inspection. TN Lic. #1218
Working with a wonderful group:
Bentley and Associates Home Inspection Services
7400 Highway 11E East
Lenior City, TN 37772
Also available: Termite Inspection,Radon,Septic Dye,etc.
I’m looking forward to this new fork in the road. I have truly been blessed and fill that this next path will be just as fulfilling as the last.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I wish you all a good day