The Dialogue with Mike McPherson
This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 96th installment visiting with Mike McPherson, owner/inspector, of McPherson Home Inspections, LLC, who helps home buyers make an informed decision on what may be the single largest purchase of their lives.
Describe what you do. McPherson Home Inspections, LLC specializes in residential home inspections. We offer infra-red thermographic imaging as a standard part of every home inspection along with a professional and thorough inspection process. In addition, we offer mold testing, radon testing, and water quality testing. If you are getting ready to sell you home you may be interested in our pre-sale consultation to help identify potential issues so you can be proactive in addressing items before they become issues to negotiate with a buyer.
How did you get started? With my wife and I both coming from families with construction backgrounds home inspections are a return to our roots. Our knowledge and practical application of that knowledge in identifying issues and reporting makes McPherson Home Inspections a great choice to work for you.
What is your background? My wife and I grew up in the building trades and at one time I owned a plumbing company in another state. That background knowledge, combined with a BBA and MBA from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, provides us a solid foundation to operate and grow a successful business.
Who is your mentor? My wife, Teresa. She is my hero.
Describe your customers. Anyone looking to buy or sell a home is the primary client. However, if anyone is concerned about the condition of their property or the potential health issues that may be concerned with a property, we are here to help. With the wide variety of professional testing services we are able to fill many roles.
What impacts the business environment you work in? Technology is amazing. We use state of the art professional equipment to make sure our clients are getting the absolute highest quality inspection and report we can provide.
Name three things you wish you knew when you started. I wish I had known more about marketing. We offer a very high quality service and we want everyone to know about it!
What do you enjoy most about your business? I like the fact that we have the freedom to help people without the restraints of "company rules". We can work with people and help thier dreams come to life in buying a solid home.