Buncombe County Home Inspector
Buncombe County Home Inspector Don Miller is licensed, bonded, and insured and provides services include well water, radon, and mold testing for residences.
My name is Don Miller. The first of my 3 engineering degrees was conferred in 1971 (Penn State, mechanical) and I have been involved in the field since 1975. My BS is in Electronic Technology. I am a licensed NC Home Inspector (#2620), bonded, and insured. I am also a NC licensed General Contractor (inactive).
I use HomeGauge Inspection software which facilitates a thorough and professional inspection report. It is the industry’s best. Your report will have descriptions and photographs of functional and safety problems and will be available to you (and anyone one else you chose) for 5 years. I provide full service (radon, pest, mold, and water testing) inspections and look forward to earning your trust as your inspector. As your Buncombe County Home Inspector, I commit myself to the utmost highest standards.
I do not make repairs, nor do I make referrals to contractors. I provide an objective, emotional-free service. My reports are easy to understand and I am available for free consultation afterward to ensure your complete satisfaction. As your Buncombe County Home Inspector, I promise your satisfaction with my work.
As your Buncombe County Home Inspector I service the following cities and communities Alexander, Arden, Asheville, Avery Creek, Barnardsville, Bent Creek, Black Mountain, Candler, Enka, Fairview, Jupiter, Montreat, Oteen, Reems Creek, Riceville, Royal Pines, Skyland, Stocksville, Little Switzerland, West Marion, Balfour, East Flat Rock, Etowah, Flat Rock, Mountain Home, Valley Hill, Mills River, Bent Creek, Fairview, Leicester, Royal Pines, Swannanoa, Ridgecrest, Skyland and Weaverville.
County government link https://www.buncombecounty.org/
Current employment info (use 28801 as Zip) https://www.buncombecounty.org/
Asheville (county seat and largest city) Chamber of Commerce https://www.ashevillechamber.org/
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are essentially the computer applications that allow an organization to relate all of it’s data to points, lines or areas upon the earth. Examples of GIS data include parcels, street centerlines, surface water, elevations (contours), and aerial imagery.
Buncombe County GIS https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/gis/Disclaimer.aspx
The county was formed in 1791 from parts of Burke County and Rutherford County. It was named for Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who was captured at the Battle of Germantown. The large county originally extended to the Tennessee line. Many of the settlers were Baptists, and in 1807 the pastors of six churches including the revivalist Sion Blythe formed the French Broad Association of Baptist churches in the area.
In 1808 the western part of Buncombe County became Haywood County. In 1833 parts of Burke County and Buncombe County were combined to form Yancey County, and in 1838 the southern part of what was left of Buncombe County became Henderson County. In 1851 parts of Buncombe County and Yancey County were combined to form Madison County. Finally, in 1925 the Broad River township of McDowell County was transferred to Buncombe County.
In 1820, a U.S. Congressman, whose district included Buncombe County, unintentionally contributed a word to the English language. In the Sixteenth Congress, after lengthy debate on the Missouri Compromise, members of the House called for an immediate vote on that important question. Instead, Felix Walker rose to address his colleagues, insisting that his constituents expected him to make a speech “for Buncombe.” It was later remarked that Walker’s untimely and irrelevant oration was not just for Buncombe—it “was Buncombe.” Thus,buncombe, afterwards spelled bunkum and then shortened to bunk, became a term for empty, nonsensical talk. This, in turn, is the etymology of the verb debunk.
Call your Buncombe County Home Inspector at 828-243-8643