Tennessee - Volunteer Country


Meet our HOME INSPECTOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Appointed 1/19/2006 by Paula Flowers; Commissioner
Staff Member
Contact Info
**Carol Kennedy –
**Administrative Director Carol.Kennedy@State.tn.usJoe Bailey Representing the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) West Tennessee
House Call Inspection Services, LLC 9291 Forest Wind Drive Collierville , Tennessee 38017-9353 901.493.6526 – office 901.753.1855 – fax inspector@housecallmemphis.com Dan Mayfield Housemaster 5708 Uptain Road, Suite 452 Chattanooga , Tennessee 37411 423.892.9696 – office 423.892.2600 – fax 423.892.0339 – home 423.503.3501 - cell inspectordan@mindspring.com James “Paul” Burleson
Representing the Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association (HITA)
East Tennessee
MidSouth Property Inspections, Inc. 8309 Hickory Glen Drive Germantown , TN 38138 P.O. Box 38832 - mailing address Germantown , Tennessee 901.624.6851 – office 901.624.6851 - fax jburleso@midsouth.rr.comJanice Ruhs Representing the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
West Tennessee
World Inspection Network of Green Hills 4388 Oakcrest Lane Hermitage , Tennessee 37076 615.874.1345 - office 615.874.0290 – fax 615.405.7863 – cell ajruhs@bellsouth.net Barry C. WestRepresenting the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)
Middle Tennessee
The Home Team Inspection Service P.O. Box 315 Manchester , Tennessee 37349 931.455.9161 – office 931.455.8419 – fax bcwest@midtnn.net Richard BurkeRepresenting the American Home Inspection Association (AHIA)
Middle Tennessee
Business and Community Development Center Chattanooga State Technical Community College 4501 Amnicola Highway Chattanooga , Tennessee 37406-1097 423.697.3363 – office 423.697.3325 – fax richard.burke@chattanoogastate.edu Don Scott Representing Education
East Tennessee
Home Inspections, USA 982 Lucy Kelly Brighton , Tennessee 38011 901.476.1221 – home 901.553.0160 – cell 901.475.2806 – fax scottk0408@aol.com Kim FennellRepresenting the Contractor Industry
West Tennessee
Realtor Main Street Realty 224 Leonard Avenue Nashville , Tennessee 37215 615.661.9494 - office 615.383.4503 – fax@ home 615.661.9454 – fax@ office y2kim@comcast.net James W. “Jim” Edwards Representing the Realtors
Middle Tennessee
Bailey Special Risks 106 Longview Ridge Hendersonville , Tennessee 37075 615.264.3977 – office 615.264.3980 – fax 615.824.3891 – home jedwards@bsrins.com Don White Representing the Insurance Industry
Middle Tennessee
501 Oran Zirkle Road Kingston , Tennessee 37763 865.376.6262 – home 865.376.6262 – fax inky76201@aol.com Consumer Member East Tennessee


There is a link, I copied and pasted and for some reason it turned out funky.


The rulemaking date has been set for March 23.

I guess after that date we know the cost and which test for the license.

Fellow Nachi members. There has been a bill introduced in the Tennessee House (HB257) and a similar bill introduced in the Senate to delay the licensing bill until 2007. It is rumored that a group of ASHI members upset that one certain member was not asked to join the Advisory Committee and that non inspectors were also appointed to the committee. the danger here is the delay can allow groups to try to change the law so that one group has control of the licensing for Tennessee. I have sent email to the House Committee members, as well as everyone in my address book to ask for defeat of these Bills. Now is the time to act, less you want another group to possibly control this process and our businesses!

The public hearing is for the rules that include the standards of practice and code of ethics among other items. You can get a copy of this document by contacting Carol Kennedy at the Department of Commerce and Insurance (See previous posted contact info).

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Joe, I am not doubting you, as a member of the Advisory Board, and a memder of ASHI you should know. Can you direct me to the bill? Thanks for all you work with the state.


Let me know what assistance you may need.

Look at HB 2577 or SB 3308

They are almost all NACHI members: http://www.nachi.org/tnlicensingprogram.htm

By West
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 62,
Chapter 6, part 3, and Chapter 65 of the Public
Acts of 2005, relative to home inspection services.
SECTION 1. Chapter 65 of the Public Acts of 2005 is amended in Section 12 by
deleting the language “this act shall take effect July 1, 2006,” and by substituting instead the
language “this act shall take effect July 1, 2007,”.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring

Joe, let me know what we need to do, will help anyway we can. I am sending an email today.

I would also like to know what I can do to help, or whom I need to call. I belive licensing is key to our industry, and to helping it grow in a positive way.


If you are in Tennessee, I recommend you email your representative today!

I have already e-mailed congessman Gordan

I was told by carol Kennedy that the licensure would go through as planned. The bill has very little backing, but will still have to go through the process.

I may be retired by 2007!


I passed through Rives a week ago. Didn’t see you around though!:wink:

The rules were posted on the state’s web site today:


Just looking over them real fast, they appear to be better than most states.:slight_smile: :slight_smile: </IMG></IMG>

Which part were you in? I live in the Crockett Bottoms area, around the "coke man’s " new house.

Does anyone know which tests will be used?

Rumor has it being the NHIE.

That is what rumor says. I have sent an email to Carol Kennedy for conformation on that. Sent it yesterday, so hopefully today she will reply. She, and other legislators also assured me they want the bill to procede as posted with out waiting for 2007