Bert and Joe are longtime friends, co-workers and proudly “local” to the North East TN region.  We have been blessed to live and work in this beautiful part of the country with our families.  We wish you the same kind of joy and love in our wonderful little corner of the world.

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NCIS Home Inspections is owned and operated by Bert Hull.  He earned degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Management from Clemson University in the 1990’s.  He has worked in design and new residential construction as well as renovation/remodeling projects.  He started NCIS in 2013 to serve an unmet need in Claiborne County TN where there were no licensed home inspectors within 50 miles.  In 2018 he relocated to Knoxville, TN and expanded the service area to include all of North East TN.

Bert developed a process of home inspection based on his education in structures, energy transfer and mechanical systems to provide his clients with Engineered Inspections™ that go beyond the level of detail and completeness of an average home inspection.  Incorporating the latest high tech tools and building science concepts, his Engineered Inspections™ are the pinnacle of the industry and are trusted by home buyers and realtors to provide peace of mind that we will identify any major issues, safety concerns, and also a list of deferred maintenance items that will need attention in the near future.

In his spare time Bert enjoys endurance sports like cycling and running, traveling with his wife to interesting places, and running trails with their dog, Moxie.  FACEBOOK page

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Joe is a dedicated family man who started working life with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree for the field of criminal justice. Joe started his home inspection career with NCIS Home Inspection in 2016 because he wanted to help people through possibly the largest purchase of their life, and to help give them a greater understanding of the inner workings of their home.  Joe really enjoys this industry and his enthusiasm and dedication show in his work.


Like Bert, Joe did training and certification with both InterNACHI and AHIT, the two leading home inspection training organizations in the USA, and is licensed and insured in the state of Tennessee.  Joe uses NCIS’s Engineered Inspections™ process that he learned while training with Bert as his assistant before joining the company full-time as an inspector.  Joe looks forward to each new day serving his clients and going beyond the standards of practice to give them a home inspection that is second to none.


In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful young children, as well as extended family who live in the area.