1st Choice Home Inspections was founded by Alison and Tommy Kirby in 2002. Before going into the home inspection business, Tommy worked in the real estate industry as an investor and an agent.
Tommy started his career in real estate by buying, renovating, and renting out single-family homes and multi-family apartment complexes. During that time he became a licensed real estate agent.
In 2002, Tommy was encouraged to help buyers by inspecting the homes they wanted to purchase. The home inspection business in Tennessee was unregulated at the time and buyers needed someone knowledgeable and trustworthy.
As a result, Alison and Tommy started 1st Choice Home Inspections and grew it into a multi-inspector company operating in both the Knoxville and Nashville markets.