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Harriman, Tn Home Inspector Quality Home Inspections

Serving the Harriman, Tennessee and Knoxville area with top quality and professional home inspections.

Don't make the most expensive purchase of your life without having it checked out, first!

Tim Frady is ready to serve you as a highly trained and educated home inspector for the East Tennessee area with the latest information and inspection expertise in the home inspection field. For complete list of current certifications.

Buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever likely make. It's vital that you get someone to inspect your home that is qualified and that doesn't rush through.

When you hire Quality Home Inspections you can count on quality service. With Quality you get:

1. A thorough easy to understand report filled with digital photographs of the areas of concern in your prospective home purchase.

2. A inspection done by an inspector who has taken multiple hours of additional classes and training over and above that of which is required by Tennessee law.

3. An inspector that has lived in East Tennessee all his life and knows the types of weather patterns we have and how they relate to home problems such moisture issues caused by inferior grading, lack of quality flashing installations, inferior guttering, etc.

4. Honesty and Integrity - It's vital you have an inspection done by someone you can trust, and I pledge to view every inspection as if I were the one buying the property myself and it was my own personal investment.

5. Certifications for Deck Inspection, Mobile Home Inspection, Roof, Moisture Intrusion, Crawlspace, and Chimney inspection. For a full list qualifications.

 Harriman TN Facts

Harriman is located primarily in Roane County, Tennessee, with a small extension into Morgan County.

Harriman was founded as a Temperance Town in 1889 by temperance movement activists led by New York-born minister and plant manager Frederick Gates.

Harriman is named for Walter Harriman, a governor of New Hampshire whose son, Walter C. Harriman, was managing director of the East Tennessee Land Company. As a colonel (later general) in the Union Army during the Civil War, he had traveled on foot through the area with his 11th New Hampshire Regiment and camped for several days on the Emory River near the future site of the city. An elderly local later told the directors that Harriman had said that the site would be the perfect place for a town, and based on this conversation, the directors chose the name of "Harriman".

The site of Harriman was chosen primarily for its proximity to Emory Gap, where the Cincinnati Southern Railway joined the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway. The city, platted on Christmas Day in 1889, was laid out in a grid pattern that conformed to the Emory's oxbow bend at the base of Walden Ridge. The block bounded by Roane, Walden, Morgan, and Clinton streets was set aside for the city's public buildings (this block is now the location of the city hall, library, and fire department). Lots in the heights around Cumberland and Clinton streets (now Cornstalk Heights) were substantially larger, as it was expected that the city's wealthy and professional-class residents would buy homes here. The areas along the river (Emory Street) were for mills and residential areas for skilled laborers.

The initial land auction for Harriman was held in late February 1890, and was attended by over 4,000 prospective buyers from across the nation. Several hundred lots were sold, raising over $600,000. The most expensive lots were along Roane Street and in what is now Cornstalk Heights, most of which sold for over $2,000 apiece, while the lots closer to the river typically sold for less than $500 apiece. Shortly after the initial auction, the company platted several more lots outside the city in what is now the Walnut Hills and Oak View neighborhoods for the city's wage workers.

The city got a boost in the 1940s and 1950s from heavy automobile traffic along US-27, which was a primary artery connecting the Great Lakes region with Florida before I-75 was completed. The routing of Interstate 40 through southwestern Harriman connected the community more closely with Knoxville but never produced the kind of modern industrial development inside the town that community leaders expected.

The city, still quaint but clearly different now from its economic heyday, still shows considerable evidence of being a "planned community". Its streets retain its original grid pattern, as the collapse of the East Tennessee Land Company in 1893 "froze" the city in its original developmental state. There remains a considerable number of homes—especially in Cornstalk Heights—displaying Victorian architecture as well—many of which have been either painstakingly maintained or restored. The Temperance heritage was slow to depart. There was no liquor store in Harriman until 1992.

Harriman Tennessee official site

East Tennessee Quality Home Inspections
Quality Home Inspections serves the East Tennessee area of Roane, Loudon, Knox, Anderson, and Cumberland counties which includes the cities of Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Kingston, Oliver Springs, Harriman, Rockwood, Midtown, Lenoir City, and Crossville, Tennessee. The goal of Quality Home Inspections is to help make the home buying decision a little less complex by providing a professional visual inspection and report of various systems and areas of the home.

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