About YOUR Home Inspector

Experience, Devotion, and Care you can TRUST.


KC Bartley is the owner of Professional Home Inspections LLC in the Tri-Cities. With two beautiful daughters and over 20 years of marriage to his best friend, he’s as dedicated to his family as he is to his profession. With 27 years in the industry, he brings a wealth of experience to the table.

For 17 of those years, KC served as the owner of Professional Exteriors LLC, overseeing countless projects from deck builds to siding installations. His reputation for quality work allowed him an opportunity to install for ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover.

In his near-decade as a home inspector, KC has completed over 2700 Home and Commercial inspections and earned an impressive 500+ Google 5-star reviews. His dedication to excellence extends beyond his inspections; he’s the creator of the KC Bartley Inspection Template, trusted by over 600 home inspection companies and utilized in over 140,000 real estate transactions each year.

KC’s qualifications are equally impressive:

  • He’s earned his CMI® (Certified Master Inspector designation)
  • Is an SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the EBPHI (Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors)
  • Is an EDI Level 1 & 2 Certified Inspector (encompassing EIFS, Stucco, ASV, and the building envelope)
  • A CCPIA Certified Commercial Inspector
  • Is a CRT (Certified Residential Thermographer)
  • IAC2 Mold & Radon Certified (Indoor Air Quality Consultants)
  • And is a NADRA Certified Deck Inspector (North America Deck & Railing Association)

These certifications demonstrate his commitment to staying at the forefront of industry standards. With such a stellar track record and passion for his work, KC Bartley is a name synonymous with top-tier home inspections.

27+ Years of Experience

I will use my 27+ years of experience in Home Inspections, remodeling, and home repairs to inspect your potential home as if I was purchasing it for my family.

Certified Master Inspector

I have earned my designation as a Certified Master Inspector, at a minimum this shows that I have completed at least 1000 home inspections, hundreds of hours of education in related fields, and been in business for a minimum of three years.

Always Up-to-Date With Trends

I constantly study building-related materials, instruction manuals, installation guides, etc. to stay on top of the ever-changing building industry. As well as traveling whenever possible to take continuing education from the foremost experts in the building industry in the nation. I also consult these individuals whenever needed to gain their insight into unconventional installations.I will not rush a home inspection, regardless if it takes 3 hours or 5 hours, everything will be evaluated thoroughly and in detail.  

Free Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging is used on every Home Inspection for no additional fee. Thermal Imaging is a must and is an excellent tool to find insulation deficiencies, moisture intrusion, electrical hot spots, etc.

Exceeding the Standards

According to the State of Tennessee standards of practice, walking a roof is "optional" for all Home Inspectors. I attempt to walk every roof (within reason). If the roof is too steep to be walked, I utilize an aerial drone that takes HD photos that are included in the report, instead of simply reporting on its condition from the ground.

Thorough Structural Inspections

Foundations and attics are two areas that I pay particular attention to, these are the two most important areas structurally in a home. Ensuring there is no moisture intrusion, damage, or framing deficiencies or alterations is a priority.

Carbon Monoxide Sensor

For homes with gas appliances, fireplaces, furnaces, etc; I wear a carbon monoxide sensor during the inspection to alert me to possible deficiencies with the venting of these units. I also use a combustion gas detector to ensure no gas leaks are present in visible portions of the gas pipes.

Care Backed With Experience

I take pride in everything I do, as well as giving my all. That's exactly what you get from me in a Home Inspection. Attention to detail, thoroughness, and my expertise. I would appreciate the opportunity to inspect your next home.

Have Questions? Reach out to me anytime!

KC has done two inspections for me and the peace of mind I have knowing how thorough of a job he does is PRICELESS. I will never use anyone else. KC is experienced, knowledgeable, and honest. I could never say enough wonderful things about him!
Kendra Montgomery