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    Home Buyers - Find a Licensed Home Inspector

    HITA Inspectors

    Learn everything about your new home BEFORE you buy it. All HITA Inspectors are licensed by the State of Tennessee. Not only do they have to pass tests to get licensed, but are required to complete Continuing Education classes each year.


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  • 2022 HITA Expo - Sponsor Invite +

    The Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association (H.I.T.A.), Is presenting our 2022 Educational EXPO

    October 21-22, 2022, at the Chattanoogan Hotel and Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. 


    You must be a HITA Affiliate member to be a Sponsor/Vendor.

    Check out the venue at: The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton  .We are growing every Expo, with our last Expo having 125+ member participants and 20+ Affiliate Vendor Fair participants. We go to great effort to ensure our Vendors get substantial time with our members, so participating in our fair is beneficial for all parties!


    Click here to reserve your room today!


    If you are not familiar with H.I.T.A., you can follow this link to familiarize yourself with our organization; History of HITA - HITA - Home Inspectors of Tennessee

    As it stated in the supplied link, we focus on legislation and education specific with our geographical area and the conditions that exist in the southeast. We are a non-profit working to help educate and support our members, as well as grow our organization to include all Home Inspectors licensed in Tennessee. While we offer free continuing education quarterly to our members, once every 18 months we put together an Educational Expo. We bring all of the members and our much-appreciated affiliate members together for a 2-day event, presenting at least 16 hours of national-level education, as well as hold a Vendor’s Fair so our Affiliate members have the opportunity to meet our members, to explain how their product/service can benefit our inspectors and their clients.

    The night before we begin, we will host a Thursday night reception with live music, food, and drink to kick things off. With social networking time also built into both Friday and Saturday, affiliates and members more time than ever for vendor/inspector interaction. If you participated in the "mini-expo" we had at this venue this past November, you will have an idea of the approach we will be making, but on a much grander scale!

    This is set up as any other convention vendors booths areas with a 10x10 area,8’ table and 2 chairs. Power is available if needed. Larger booths are available for the vendors that would like to sponsor at a higher than Silver Sponsor level. Click here map_b28fcb88-8f97-478e-9a01-980af42654e2.png (903×390) (cloudinary.com) to see the space we will occupy. An actual booth layout will be available soon. Exhibit halls A-D will house our event.


    You must be a HITA Affiliate member to receive that rate. If not a member, you can join and as a bonus, your membership will start now and run through December 31, 2023.

    Sponsorship Levels available for Affiliate members are:

    Platinum Sponsor: (Limited to 2)
    $1,500.00 This level provides 4 times the basic floor space in their preferred location. Preferred Full-page Ad placement in the Expo program and inclusion in all social events and meals during the Expo, Large signage in the classroom and foyer. Any literature you provide will be placed in the members event bag which is given them at initial Check-in. The opportunity to personally address the membership Friday morning to help draw members to your booth. (Maximum 4 people. A small fee for food will be added for additional people unless you are sponsoring the meal.) You will also receive one room upgrade if you book a room through the provided room block.

    Gold Sponsor:
    $500.00 This level provides the space of 2 booths, ½ page ad in the Expo program and inclusion in all social events and meals during the Expo. Any literature you provide will be placed in the members event bag which is given them at initial Check-in. (Maximum 2 people. A small fee for food will be added for additional people.)

    Silver Level:
    $250.00 This level provides a 10x10 booth as described, a ¼ page ad in the Expo program and inclusion in all social events and meals during the Expo. Your Company name will be included on signage Thanking all participants. Any literature you provide will be placed in the members event bag which is given them at initial Check-in. (Maximum 2 people. A small fee for food will be added for additional people.)

    Social Sponsor:
    A Sponsor that, in addition to the chosen level of Sponsorship, sponsors a meal and/or social event. (These costs will depend on participation.) This will provide Exclusive (if exclusively sponsored) tabletop and large signage during the sponsored event. (Split-sponsorship will have signage for each sponsor contributing.)

    A Vendor’s Fair participant must be an Affiliate member of HITA to participate in the Expo

    Annual membership is $250.00. This provides a Company listing on the HITA Website with a Bio about your company (supplied by you) with link from there directly to your website. Your Company Name listed on signage during all meetings. Advance notice of Sponsorship opportunities at Expos sponsored by HITA. The opportunity to present Continuing Education at quarterly meetings pending you have a state-approved class and being a state-recognized presenter. If you would like to do this, we will help you with the process! HITA members are encouraged to promote the Affiliates through their linked listing on the website to clients and realtors. If you are a new Affiliate, as a bonus, with membership you will receive the balance of 2022, which will allow you to participate in this Expo, as well as membership through December 31, 2023.


    Click here to become a HITA Affiliate


    Click here to reserve your sponsorship today!


    If you have participated with us before, we so look forward to seeing your there! If you haven’t, I believe you will find it both enjoyable and mutually beneficial! What better group than home inspectors could you ask for to help promote your business. Touching one inspector, really explaining your product to them so they can refer you, gains you the opportunity to connect with hundreds of people, their clients, annually!

    If you would like to go ahead and get signed up, or you have some questions, please reply email, or call me and I’ll help in any way I can. Mutual support between professionals in business is one of the most cost-effective ways to spend your advertising dollar. Come join us!

    Melanie Crabtree

    Full Disclosure Property Inspection

    President, HITA




  • 2021 HITA Quarterly Meeting - August Awards +


    2021 HITA Quarterly Meeting - August Awards


    Joe Boersma was awarded the John Bailey award for his outstanding efforts during the 2020 HITA Expo.

    2021 HITA - Joe Boersma receiving the Joe Bailey award

    (Award presented by Tim Fuller and Melanie Crabtree)


    Upon stepping away from his presidency, Tim Fuller is recognized for his contributions to HITA.

    2021 HITA - Tim Fuller - Outstanding Service Award

    (Melanie Crabtree presents to Fuller)



  • 2019 Joe Bailey Award recipient, HITA president Tim Fuller +

    Pictured is the 2019 Joe Bailey Award recipient HITA president Tim Fuller. 
    The Joe Bailey Award is given each year to the member of HITA who has done the most for the organization. 
    Presenting the award is education committee chairman, Larry Fowler.  

    2019 Joe Bailey Award recipient: Tim Fuller
  • Walter Culbreth, III +

    Walter Culbreth, III
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Walter Earl Culbreth, III, a.k.a. Coach Wallie. Sometimes in one's life you meet that one person who will change it forever! Whether you were family, friend, soccer family, State Farm family, or just an occasional acquaintance you knew automatically Wallie was one of those rare people. I was not only lucky enough to call him my husband but also my best friend. Wallie considered his children and grandchildren to be his greatest blessings. For those close to Wallie you know he was preceded in death by his daughter Brooke Marie Culbreth, know that I am sure they are having a wonderful reunion right now. Born January 2, 1955 to Walter Earl, Jr. and Peg Culbreth, he entered this world as a force to be reckoned with. He was born with a sense of humor and a wonderful caring nature that will surely be missed. His greatest joys were spending time with his family and ordering his "BOYS" around the soccer field. Being the Farragut High School Boys Soccer Coach was to him one of the greatest honors. Wallie was a State Farm Agent for the last 30 years and made it his life's work to make sure his family, friends and policyholders had the policies they needed.
    Wallie is survived by me his wife, Dionna (Dee Dee) Culbreth; parents, Walter, Jr. and Peg Culbreth; sons, Walter Earl, IV, Bradley Culbreth and wife Megan, and Ethan Dyer; brothers, Howard and wife Sherri Culbreth and Craig and Gail Culbreth; grandchildren, Collyns, Casen, Colton and Brody Culbreth; nieces and nephews, Josh, Amber, Jeremy, Lindsey, Jonathan, Todd, Katie, Keiffer, Gabriel, Victoria, Ericka, Kenneth; special cousins, Jim and Ken Malpass, Lisa Jensen, Danny Philemon, and too many more to name; aunt and uncle Judy and Roger May; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Natoshia, Kenny, Tony, Diane and Tammy and Todd; special friends Luis Gonzalez, Don and India Hando, David and Sherry Chong, and many more.
    I was honored to have been able to write this even though there's no way I could ever do justice in expressing how lucky and enriched I was to have been able to be the one who spent the rest of his life with him. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday July 26, 2016 starting at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Pleasant Forest Cemetery in Farragut.



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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual evaluation of the readily accessible systems and components of a primary residential structure. A home inspection report is the written product of this evaluation. Because there exists no established objective criterion for the condition of the home prior to title transfer or sale, there is no passing or failing of a home inspection. There are many factors that are not in the scope of a home inspection that would aid in the determination of the acceptability of a home’s condition. The assessed value of a home is dynamic depending on many factors, such as market trends, past sales of comparable property, the condition of the property, etc. The expertise of a real estate professional is a valuable tool in determining the weight given to the condition of the property in this formula.

History of HITA


The Home Inspection Licensing Program

tn-seal 100x100In July 2006 the state of Tennessee enacted a law through the Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Commission Division of Regulatory Boards regulating the Home Inspection Industry named the Home Inspection Licensing Program.  The law has education requirements, insurance requirements, successfully passing National Home Inspectors Exam, and adopted a Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics. For complete requirements you may visit the  Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Commission's Official Website or for your convenience you may view the "Rules" here.

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What are the benefits of using an HITA inspector?

Choosing a HITA home inspector means choosing an inspector familiar with and experienced in the sometimes unique conditions that affect homes in Tennessee.  HITA inspectors are focused on construction issues in Tennessee and not the myriad of national issues that might be important in other areas.  HITA inspectors adhere to the Tennessee standards of practice and code of ethics.

We invite you to visit us at one of our quarterly meetings. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join.

Click here to register for our next meeting.


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