Bent Nail General Contracting and Home Inspection, LLC

Bent Nail is a Home Inspection company that does some small contracting work. Bent Nail conducts a thorough examination of your new home to help you understand its true condition. Our reports are delivered within 24 hours, detailed, easily readable, and understandable.

We proudly serve the Tennessee communities of Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Clinton, Farragut, Lenoir City, Maryville, Sevierville, and the Surrounding Areas.

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Bent Nail General Contracting and Home Inspection

Bent Nail General Contracting and Home Inspection is predominately a Home Inspection company. We bring over 24 years of General Contracting and Residential Remodeling experience to your Home Inspection so that you get the best inspection in East Tennessee. We also do some small contracting work.

At Bent Nail, we are a licensed Home Inspection through the State of Tennessee (TN #2230). We are also Certified Professional Inspector (#NACHI20101204) through the Inter­national Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and a Certified Inspector (#267849) through the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). We also maintain our Tennessee contracting license (TN #10024).

Home Inspection

A home is one of the most significant purchases you will ever make. It is essential to understand the condition of this investment. Let the highly trained and certified professionals of Bent Nail provide the thorough inspection you expect. We will provide an understandable report you can rely on.

General Contracting

Do you have an idea for a big dream project? Thinking to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, build an entirely new house. Let the Bent Nail team help you make these dreams a reality.

Handyman Services

Whether you are providing regular maintenance or in need of some repair work, the Bent Nail team of experts is here to partner and work with you.

Bent Nail Provides A Little Extra Protection Free With Every Home Inspection

90-Day Warranty
($0 Deductible)

This warranty covers structural and mechanical items that were in good working order and good condition at the time of the Home Inspection.

($300 deductible)

Covers any New Visible Mold in the home that was not there at the inspection. 
– Up to $2,000 coverage for remediation of the new mold


This service contract is for the repair of leaks to your home’s roof for a period of 5 years following the date of inspection.

($300 deductible)

Covers underground Water Lines and Sewer/Septic Lines
– Up to $4,000 coverage ($2,000 coverage per line)
— Automatically extended to 6 month if you purchase our Sewer Scope Inspection Service


(Free service for life)

RecallChek is a secondary report that notifies you of any potential recalls within the appliances of your home; whether a fire or safety hazard, you get a free in-home repair ore replacement.

Guard Home Warranty

Free 30-Day Trail with signup.
– NO AGE RESTRICTIONS on systems and appliances
– No service claim fee due unless the claim is approved
– $25,000 in aggregate savings per contract term

WelGard – Well Protection

Free 6-Month Warranty with Well Inspection Serivce.
– Complete protection of well system
– Repair or replacement of a well yielding less than 1 gallon of water per minute

Recommendations made from Integrity, Honesty, and Experience.

Read Reviews from Local Homeowners

Patricia Maughan
Patricia Maughan
19:42 22 Apr 22
I’m a first time home buyer and I hired bent nail to do my home inspection. They are amazing and walked me though everything that needed updated. They did a very detailed inspection and made me feel at peace with my home buying decision. They are super friendly, very professional, and honest. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a home inspection. His ladder made a very small hole in my siding and he came out the next day and fixed it.
Charles McBride
Charles McBride
17:34 12 Apr 22
I had Lee and Kate come and inspect our new house. They did an amazing job, very thorough and since Lee has a construction background, he was able to give me a lot of good DIY tips. Most inspectors can tell you something is wrong but can’t tell you how to fix it. This company can do both.Highly recommend.
Emily Stevens
Emily Stevens
13:30 06 Apr 22
The home inspection was a great experience! Extremely thorough and took the time to walk me through any potential concerns. So pleasant and friendly! Lee was patient when I had questions and made a potentially stressful experience pleasant. Highly recommend using them for your home inspection needs.
Kim Elam
Kim Elam
20:30 16 Mar 22
Bent Nail conducted a home inspection on our house. Lee was very responsive and courteous. I have 3 dogs and work from home and he was able to work around my chaos without issue. My dogs also loved him. 😉 He was very thorough, but did not take too long and drag the job out. I would highly recommend.
Shannon Burgess
Shannon Burgess
20:38 01 Mar 22
Mr. Ruble was very responsive. He answered calls right away. He worked our inspection into his schedule quickly, and was willing to answer questions in person and by phone regarding the inspection. He was also very friendly and pleasant to speak with. Enjoyed doing business with him.
Shianne Hines
Shianne Hines
20:59 15 Feb 22
First of all, if you are looking at reviews for Bent Nail…LOOK NO FURTHER!! You could not possibly find a better company. My husband and I have used them for home inspections, renovations, you name it! Both Lee and Kadee are quite possibly the kindest, most professional and trustworthy people I have ever worked with. Not only do they do EXCEPTIONAL work but their prices just can not be beat. I believe in leaving reviews for people/companies that deserve it and there is not a business that deserves it more than Bent Nail! Don’t even think twice about calling them. I promise, you will not be sorry. Seriously y’all… you can not do better! Thank you Bent Nail for your outstanding services!!
David Swinney
David Swinney
16:43 14 Feb 22
Great folks to work with! Scheduling was super easy, and they were extremely thorough on our DR Horton build. They found things we never would have known if we went with someone else. Great pricing, and great inspection. We’ll be using them again 100% for our 11 month follow up.
Jennifer O'Block
Jennifer O'Block
23:33 07 Feb 22
Lee did a pre-drywall inspection for a new construction home. He performed a very thorough inspection, provided us with a detailed report and then followed up to see if we had questions. He explained his findings in a way that made it easy for us to understand. Lee is very knowledgeable and professional, and we would highly recommend hiring Lee for home inspection services.
David Lindner
David Lindner
00:29 20 Jan 22
Great experience from start to finish! I stumbled onto Bent Nail while researching certified radon inspectors, and they also perform home inspections. Lee answered his phone on the first call and explained the entire process in detail. He made adjustments to the appointment based on our availability as well as the weather. Lee covered every aspect of his inspections in detail and gave us the confidence that our home purchase wouldn't have any surprises. Lee responded by text or e-mail to any questions we had within minutes. Great service and a pleasure doing business with!
Lucy L
Lucy L
16:36 16 Jan 22
Lee Ruble was a very thoughtful, thorough and conscientious home inspector. Even the couple we were purchasing home from were impressed with his thoroughness and length of time spent checking all aspects of home.Punctual with calls, text or emails.Would definitely recommend and use again. Also may use as a general contractor to do improvements on home we did purchase.
Mary Khaddouma
Mary Khaddouma
17:27 24 Dec 21
Lee Ruble and Bent Nail Home Inspection provide excellent customer service. His report is comprehensive, thorough, and explained in a way a first-time homeowner to experience buyer can understand. He provides a lot of practical solutions and resources for buyers to fix any issues that come up during inspection. His contracting experience helps tremendously with the home inspection process because he does not make mountains out of mole hills. I highly recommend him to my clients.
Monica Campbell
Monica Campbell
15:19 04 Dec 21
Lee has been great to work with. He came to me highly recommended by other Realtors. He is easy to schedule with, he can complete all the necessary tests (home inspection, mold testing, radon, sewer scope, etc…), and he’s a wealth of knowledge. His reports are easy to read and I usually get them back the same day as the inspections! I cannot say enough good things about working with Lee at Bent Nail Home Inspections.
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A Bit About Me

My name is Lee, and throughout my life, I have found my passion is to build, repair, and rebuild things. I like walking away at the end of the day and being able to say, yes, we did this, and it was a success. I like the unusual design, the one that no one has, and that will stand out and make the project look spectacular.