James (Trey) Newman

James (Trey) Newman, Home Inspector

My Promise to You

Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult.  Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until your inspection appointment — after you’ve hired me.  Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and pricing.  One thing that’s certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspectors effort.  If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. This I promise you. —James “Trey” Newman, InspectTN Home Inspections

Owner and Inspector

Let’s start with a little bit about me. I grew up in Blount County in the Wildwood area near Porter. I graduated from William Blount and attended Pellissippi State before leaving to take a job that would shape my life and my career (more on this later).  I am married to my lovely wife Michelle and have two very spoil rotten dogs Piper and Forrest. I love to travel and have done so extensively. I love to cook and have become pretty good at it. In my free time I love to be outdoors. I have a pretty severe fishing and golfing habit and love to hike and camp as well. I love to ride motorcycles and ATV’s when the time is available also. I also like to work out and try and block a certain amount of time off for the gym. If I am not doing inspections then that is where you can normally find me.

Why Home Inspections?

That job that I mentioned above that changed my life and career was getting on with a commercial construction and environmental demolition group. My dad has worked in this industry for most of my life and I spent my summers and spring breaks a lot of time growing up going with him to job sites in other states. He had bugged me and bugged me to think about taking a position with a company out of Nashville that was looking for a young, wet behind the ears kid to get in and learn the ropes. I finally accepted and left college to pursue this opportunity. To say that I learned a lot would be a giant understatement. I was able to travel and work on everything from federal court houses, air force bases, and even a 14 story high rise apartment on UT campus. You name it, we tore it down and put it back up. But all good things must come to an end, and the downturn in the economy in 2009 meant layoffs and me having to get a “regular” job.

Fast forward to now

In the fall of 2011 my fiancé (now wife) and I purchased our first house. It was a fixer upper and needed some work, but my realtor at the time told me I still needed to get a home inspection. The only thing I knew about home inspectors was what I had seen from Mike Holmes on TV. After that 3 hours spent with him going over the house the seed was planted. It took me another couple of years to get into school and get started because working on my house, getting married, and working a full time job didn’t leave much time to study. But finally in the winter of 2014 I laid the groundwork and then in the summer of 2015 I finished my classes for basic and advanced home inspections from the Professional Home Inspectors Institute. I started my business in the fall of 2015 and jumped right in. I love being able to give someone buying or selling a house the peace of mind of knowing that the biggest investment that they are likely to ever make is a good one. I never leave an inspection without asking myself if I would be happy with how thorough the inspection was. This has truly become my dream job.

Service Areas

InspectTN Home Inspections serves the needs of home sellers, home buyers, investors, and real estate agents in the East Tennessee areas of Knox, Roane, Loudon, Anderson, Blount, Monroe, and Sevier counties which includes the cities of Knoxville, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, Alcoa, Maryville, Loudon, Vonore, Madisonville, Oliver Springs, Farragut, Walland, Townsend, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, Tennessee