Bent Nail Home Inspection Services

Bent Nail Home Inspection Services is Knoxville’s premier Home Inspection Service. Our reports are delivered within 24 hours, detailed, easily readable, and understandable. Bent Nail thoroughly examines your new “forever” home to help you understand its actual condition.

We proudly serve all of East Tennessee, including the communities of Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Clinton, Farragut, Lenoir City, Maryville, and Sevierville.

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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).

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

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 3-Month Warranty with Well Inspection Service.
– Complete protection of the 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

Mike Garcia
01:21 23 May 24
Lee was very thorough and paid attention to every detail during our walk through and on the report. Lee spent the time to answer all of our questions without us feeling rushed. I would highly recommend Lee from Bent Nail to do your home inspection.Thank you again Lee!
Corey
00:45 03 May 24
We were incredibly impressed with Lee and his home inspection services! He was incredibly thorough, taking the time to meticulously examine every nook and cranny of our potential new home. His communication was excellent, explaining all the identified issues in a clear and concise manner, while also outlining their severity and potential impact.Lee's friendly and approachable demeanor made the entire process stress-free and informative. He answered all of our questions patiently and comprehensively, ensuring we fully understood the condition of the property.We highly recommend Lee's services to anyone looking to purchase a home. His expertise and professionalism gave us the peace of mind we needed to make an informed decision about such a significant investment. Additionally, based on our positive experience, we would confidently trust his company to handle any necessary repairs with the same level of care and competence.
Michael Poole
18:53 02 May 24
Lee was very professional and forward thinking placing safety of my home and himself. He took the time to explain the importance of what he saw and why it would impact the future of our home. I will definitely look to use their services again during this home buying process. If you’re looking to purchase a home I would strongly recommend using their services as well.
Gina Ballard
16:41 28 Apr 24
Bent Nail is thorough. Lee showed up on time and went through every inch. He used a drone to get very high quality video/pics of the roof. Lee differs from other inspectors in that he’s not just identifying obvious things that I spotted myself. He is very Code knowledgeable and can identify issues that look fine but are actually violating safety codes. The inspection report was clear and included pictures of issues as well as the “correct” way items should look. Well done.
Carolyn Phibbs
15:50 20 Apr 24
Could not have asked for a quicker, more in-depth inspection of a house I had place an offer on. Lee was polite, thorough, and very willing to answer all my questions. Was on a time crunch due to seller, and Bent Nail came through. Thank you. Call them if you need house inspection prior to completing an offer. Detail oriented and the report presented within hours of the inspection was greatly appreciated.
Jenna Rogers
15:03 11 Apr 24
Lee was very responsive & very helpful throughout the inspection process! He has a variety of different add-ons he's able to include with your home inspection, as well.
John Koster
17:21 09 Apr 24
They preferred a comprehensive inspection for us and were very timely in giving us a report and presentation. Great communication and easy to work with.
T V
18:27 06 Apr 24
Lee did a great and thorough job, took his time and was very helpful beyond what one expects from such service.
Hannah Bradshaw
11:05 29 Mar 24
We had an amazing inspection and our inspector (Lee) was so kind! He was very helpful and answered all our questions!
Leslie Brussel-Smith
15:53 24 Feb 24
Lee was very thorough and explained everything to me so I understood the priorities and reasons for correction of the deficiencies in my new home.
Ron Harvey
03:45 23 Feb 24
Lee was very thorough doing his inspection. After he was done, we walked through the house again room by room as he pointed out items that would be in his report which needed to be corrected.
Mimi McHale
12:58 20 Feb 24
Lee always does an incredibly thorough job in his inspections. You get the feeling this is as important to him as it is to you. Highly recommend.
Sharla Fields
13:55 14 Feb 24
Thanks to Lee for helping us with our new home purchase. Lee was prompt and professional and a great guy! His Wife Kadee holds down the "Fort" and was so nice to me during what was a stressful time. Would highly recommend their services.
Tonya Thompson
02:25 14 Feb 24
Lee and his office staff did an amazing job from the initial contact and throughout the entire process. They were quick to respond and answer all of my questions and address any concerns. Lee arrived on time and walked me through the inspections he would perform. It was a lot of work for him dealing with a 75 year old house, detached garage, and extra large barn. Lee and his staff are all extremely professional and know their trade extremely well. I was in real estate for a very long time in another state and he was, by far, the best home inspector I’ve ever dealt with. I will definitely be using his services again.
Tom Looney
16:49 08 Feb 24
Great work. Very thorough.
Tori Looney
02:45 08 Feb 24
Lee is amazing. He is thorough, and very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.
Brendan Bailey
01:06 08 Feb 24
Had a wonderful experience with Lee this week. Buying our first home and the team at Bent Nail was very timely in their responses and scheduling. Very well documented and organized report.
Amy Namanny
13:06 05 Feb 24
Highly recommend! Very thorough, answered all my questions and concerns.
Andrew Bremer
02:23 25 Jan 24
Lee was great! He was thorough and provided insight to the area needing attention. His report was well put together and organized! Would refer him to other’s definitely.
Windy Johnson
18:59 10 Jan 24
We had a great experience with Bent Nail for our new home inspection. I feel confident in the detailed information provided to make smart decisions about our home purchase. I loved seeing pictures to back up all the detail provided!
Nate Freeman
23:26 08 Jan 24
Lee was very knowledgeable, thorough, and communicative. Due to my own procrastination, I'm leaving this review about a year after we had our inspection performed, and I can say that nothing has come up in the last year that wasn't found during the inspection.
Kitty Hutson
22:28 02 Jan 24
Lee Ruble is definitely not someone i would want to do business with. He is rude, doesn't care, and obviously does not contact the office or read the account information before making any inquiry. He threatens you in uncalled for situations. Katie was understanding of certain things, but when she was advised of the threats it didn't seem liked she cared. And the price was outrageous just to peel off a piece of paint from my house. Not worth going to them.
Courtenay Smith
19:01 23 Dec 23
What can i say, except PERFECT! Lee Ruble and his team are fantastic, exceptional and truly FIRST CLASS! My wife and I have used Bent Nail twice in the last year, and both times it exceeded our expectations. Very knowledgeable, trustworthy, respectful and thorough! Highly recommend Bent Nail team!
Joe Blanco
14:18 23 Dec 23
Lee was very professional and thorough in his inspections. He not only presented his findings in a clear and understanding way, but he also gave instructions on how to properly use equipment in our property which we were not familiar with. His inspection report was concise with explanations of what was inspected, the condition of the different parts of the property inspected, along with pictures and videos to support his findings. We would highly recommend Lee and Bent Nail.
Erica Walker
01:07 22 Dec 23
Lee did an excellent job. He was super friendly and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to answer all my questions, even following up afterwards to see if I needed anything clarified or had any questions about the inspection. I would highly recommend him and Bent Nail. They made the process simple and smooth. Thank you for everything!
William Lynn
03:36 11 Dec 23
Lee was an exceptional inspector, giving me a thorough examination of the property. I felt he had given me an honest assessment of the property, allowing me to make a quality decision. I strongly recommend this company for all inspection services. Their fees are reasonable and service is impeccable.
Brandi Sniffer
11:20 02 Dec 23
Great customer service from the time I called to schedule an inspection. The inspection was scheduled quickly, the inspector was extremely helpful in answering questions and sharing information. The report was thoroughly done and available the same day. Great job.
William Buie
12:25 08 Nov 23
Outstanding home inspector in Knoxville TN! We used them in the purchase of a home we were not able to see for ourselves. Lee found dangerous electrical issues that would never show up in photos or a FaceTime walk through. Super responsive and willing to go back and walk through with you. Pricing is competitive and the payment process is simple. Highly recommend this company.
Chasity White
14:53 04 Nov 23
Great experience!!
Marshall Scott
11:31 03 Nov 23
Ana Rachel Granja
20:07 27 Oct 23
Excellent. Lee gave us an awesome report of our new built home. He looked every detail. My husband and I are very satisfied with his work. Totally recommend. 👍🏼😀
Mathieu Dupont
15:55 03 Oct 23
Very thorough inspection, I highly recommend it! (2nd time I work with them, still great)
Randy Frey
03:32 24 Sep 23
Lee was very thorough and professional. Would definitely use his inspection services again.
Olatunji Ruwase
13:30 22 Sep 23
This was the most exceptional home inspection experience I have ever had. There were two aspects of the experience that was most impressive. First, the inspection was very thorough and highlighted important issues that are money-savers for me. Second, the team communicated effectively in all phases for the process, including scheduling, payment, sharing the results, and reviewing the results. As a very pleased customer, I am delighted to give the highest recommendations.
Ryan Smith
18:08 31 Aug 23
Bent Nail Home Inspections were very professional. They reached out to me immediately, walked me through the inspection process and coordinated with us through every step of the process. I would highly recommend their services.
Maria Clark
16:22 25 Aug 23
The inspector spent a full workday on the inside and outside evaluation of our property and the report is very detailed with instructions for how to repair or improve the noted deficiencies. The report includes photos and also explanations of official guidelines or requirements. This is helpful in knowing what a prospective buyer would be informed about with an inspection.We also appreciated the walkthrough with the inspector after he had posted the report. This way it was possible to address possible questions and get an overall personal appraisal from the inspector as well as a much appreciated opinion of how to move forward.
Hannah Crosby
23:04 23 Aug 23
Thank you for helping us make sure our dream home was perfect! Any questions we had were answered and the time and care that went into the inspection was perfect. Thank You Lee and Katie!
Joseph Estey
22:55 21 Aug 23
We have had many inspectors over the years and Lee with Bent Nail is one of the top one! Very informative, knowledgeable and communicated every step of his process. We will definitely use him again!
April Mckinley
11:51 11 Aug 23
Lee was amazing he didn't miss anything, and I recieved the report the same day. I also really appreciate the honesty with each finding. Thank you Lee I hope to work with you in the future.
Olivia Jones
23:09 09 Aug 23
Lee was extremely thorough during my inspection! Very polite, professional, and detailed in his report
Haley Moscript
22:46 03 Aug 23
Very professional and detailed. Kadee and Lee are both amazing to work with through the home inspection process and I would choose them over anyone else in the area.
Chris P (Radman)
18:28 01 Aug 23
This is a top notch home inspection company with the right tools and personnel to complete a thorough inspection!
William KImmerly
03:03 08 Jul 23
Lee from Bent Nail inspected our home on July 7, 2023. He arrived on time and conducted a very thorough and professional inspection. He answered all of our questions and was extremely pleasant to work with. He spent longer than the contracted time because of our many questions, and he identified a number of issues that we are now in the process of resolving. I recommend Lee and Bent Nail very highly to anyone needing a home inspection.
Heather Schuman
13:21 02 May 23
Lee and his team are very professional. Lee did such a thorough job. He inspected more than 1 house for us. We are very thankful he was referred to us in the purchase of our home. We highly recommend Bent Nail for home inspections.
Ronald Larsen
15:00 04 Apr 23
Kadee responded very quickly to scheduling a time for the inspection as well as being very friendly. She also helped with explaining all of the different services that I might need and scheduling those also.Lee was very thorough as well as friendly, knowledgeable and informative when offering incites into what he had found, what should be addressed immediately and those that could be done over time as well as possible fixes for those things. I had all of the reports "in hand" in a very timely manner.I would highly recommend Lee and Bent Nail.
Megan Eboch
02:39 03 Apr 23
Working with Bent Nail was such an easy process. As first time home buyers we wanted to make sure our home is safe and properly functioning. Lee took his time to answer any questions we had with much patience. I feel so confident in our home choice and a large part of that security comes from the thorough inspection Lee and the team at Bent Nail did!
Pearl Foster
19:15 02 Apr 23
Moving to a new area where you do not know anyone and then purchasing a home can be a bit daunting. However, my realtor set me up with BENT NAIL for my home inspection. I met Lee on the property the day of the inspection and he really took as much time as was needed to walk me through and show me all items of concern on the property. There was plenty of time for me to ask questions and for him to elaborate on remedies/causes/etc. Lee even phoned me after the written report was sent to see if I had any further questions regarding their findings. I found Lee to be attentive, friendly, informative, knowledgeable and thorough. I am so thankful this connection was made through my realtor. I know I have made a good connection if anything else comes up with my upcoming home purchase. If you are looking for a home inspection company, I would strongly recommend you contact BENT NAIL.
Seth Felker
16:12 27 Mar 23
My wife and I just recently purchased a home and used Lee with Bent Nail on a recommendation from our realtor. We couldn't be happier with the service from the entire team at Bent Nail and making our first home buying experience excellent by providing us with detailed reports and peace of mind as we navigated this wild experience! I would recommend anyone to hire Lee for their inspection needs!
Kellen Wentzel
19:15 14 Feb 23
I have not seen or heard of an inspection company that puts more detail and care into their inspection service than Bent Nail. They utilizes the latest technologies and inspection methods including drones for roofs and crawl spaces. The inspection report is extensive and highly detailed, and provides recommendations for corrective actions. Lee even walked me through all his findings on the property on FaceTime, and made sure I completely understood all the issues he discovered. I highly recommend Bent Nail.
Herchelene P
22:48 19 Jan 23
We chose Lee for our pre-drywall inspection in our new build. I needed it done in a short notice and Lee was able to accommodate us. He was very professional and kind. he walked me through everything and did a great job explaining. Bent Nail will be our go-to for future needs! Thank you, Lee!
Mike Kick
01:13 02 Dec 22
Mr. Lee Ruble did a great job on the inspection of a house we are interested in. Lee was very professional, knowledgeable, confident in his findings. The home is older & in need of quite a bit of professional work that we were unaware of, money well spent to see things that could cost us much more down the line. We highly recommend Lee & Bent Nail inspections to anyone for this type of service.
Michael Spiekerman
12:26 30 Nov 22
We've puchased numerous homes over the years and each home underwent an inspection. I can say with confidence that the inspection provided by Bent Nail was one of the best in terms of its scope and detail. Lee personally reviewed the salient points of the inspection with me which adds a helpful personal touch to understanding the complete nature and character of the deficiency that is being pointed out in the inspection report. I highly recommend Bent Nail as a home inspection service and would have no reservations about recommending Lee to a family member.
Neal Drown
15:22 27 Sep 22
Lee and his team were absolutely professional. When buying a new (old) home, a home inspection is your best defense against potential issues that could cause you angst and money for years to come. You want a company that is going to take their time and do it right. That is exactly what Lee and his team did. They were ridiculously thorough! On top of that, they took the time to go over the report with us, IN PERSON, and explain each area and what they found. It took the guess work out of the entire process. I strongly recommend Lee and his team at Bent Nail.
John Sliwka
22:56 01 Sep 22
Lee and Kadee were amazing! We called them for an inspection of our potential next home and they answered the phone on the first call which in this day and age is impressive. They were so helpful and had us scheduled within a couple of days for a very thorough inspection of our subject property. The day of they FaceTimed us and explained their findings, answered questions and were extremely helpful. This was followed by a detailed report and several phone calls and a follow up visit to the property by Lee to ensure we had everything answered. They are committed to quality and customer service and we can attest that they deliver over and above, thank you Bent Nail, we can’t recommend them highly enough and would definitely use them again without reservation.
Erica Ruiz
16:21 27 Aug 22
My husband and I are moving to TN from CA and were looking for someone to inspect our home throughout the building process. Lee was so helpful, prompt, and honest. We will be using him for any future home inspections, and recommending him to anyone looking for their own inspector. Lee is professional and friendly. He makes you feel as though you’ve known him for years. We truly can’t say enough kind things about him and how he manages his business-he’s the best!
Tanner Turpin
23:52 09 Aug 22
Very reliable, honest and amazing quality company! Bent Nail offers everything you need for a house inspection! They did a very good job and explained everything in detail. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a house inspection.
Elizabeth Smith
19:30 18 Jul 22
Lee and Kadee are fantastic! They spent quality time going through every inch inside and out of my home and found every issue possible. They are so knowledgeable and walked me carefully through every detail. They were able to recommend what issues are priority and contact info for local businesses to get me started on projects. Super friendly and didn't mind me asking too many questions - I really needed the advice and who to call and they understood and heard me. I trust their opinion and knowledge and will definitely recommend them to my friends and family. They have additional services such as pest control and radon inspections that I will be sure to return to them for.
Tyler Smith
18:55 13 Jul 22
My wife and I had Lee come out for an inspection on a home we are thinking about buying and he was very very thorough and informative. He found alot of things on the home that needs to be fixed and it was a very detailed report, which we actually shared with the homeowner. Lee was such a nice, knowledgeable, and over all perfectionist at what he does. He takes pride in his work and does it well. We couldn’t be more happy with our results. Especially for the price!!!! He should be charging more for how much he offers!!! Drone footage, thermal scanning and many years of experience makes his prices well worth it!!!!
kenneth mcintyre
01:16 08 Jul 22
Lee ruble @bentnail did great work with the inspection. He always more than happy to answer all questions and concerns. Would definitely use again.
Pastor Den Sharp
01:56 02 Jul 22
At every point in the process we were kept informed in explicit detail. The inspector took time to show us what he was talking about and explain why it was important. The staff was friendly and professional. The after action report was detailed and offered recommendations for appropriate actions.
Dan Woods
13:04 25 Jun 22
Lee is a consummate professional. Knowledgeable, personable, and thorough. He is very prompt in making arrangements, communicating processes, and answering all questions you may have. Hire with confidence.
Matthew Beaton
15:51 19 Jun 22
Comprehensive and congenial. Bent Nail are passionate about their work and put great care in their reports. They gave us a great overview of our new home and a solid base to make a plan to address the issues they found.
Lisa Gross
02:53 16 Jun 22
Lee and his wife were very professional and efficient. I feel they took the time to explain and give good advice. Their reports were through. If I had questions they were quick to answer. I would highly recommend them.
Melanie Kay
13:55 09 Jun 22
Bent Nail provides the most thorough inspections I have seen! They are also the most technologically advanced inspectors I have encountered. Bent Nail offers the most peripheral options as well. This team stands head and shoulders above the rest.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 

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