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About A Cut Above Home Inspections

Giving the house a voice so you can be confident in your choice

What We Do

Quality Home Inspection

InterNACHI & Axium certified home inspector committed to prompt, thorough inspections, and reports that are clear, concise, easy to understand. Mark also limits scheduling to no more than two inspections a day to ensure that he has the time to devote to each home inspection.

Latest Tools & Technology

A Cut Above Home Inspections always uses the best tools and technology for the job as well as continuing to learn and earn more certifications to add more services for you.

A Cut Above Service

As a home owner, father, husband, veteran, and business owner Mark Knode knows the value of going a cut above with service, integrity, and communciation. Each of these are part of doing a quality home inspection, and he has over 30 years experience!

About A Cut Above Home Inspections

As a Certified Professional Inspector trained by InterNACHI – the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – Mark has the knowledge to spot problems with materials, installation and workmanship. Every quality inspection also includes a detailed easy to understand report. With 20+ years experience as a business owner combined with his military experience as a Desert Storm veteran have resulted in a thorough, accurate home inspection done with integrity and a commitment to exceed your service expectations.

A Cut Above Home Inspections serves Knoxville, TN and the surrounding areas. Including North, South, East, and West Knoxville. From Oak Ridge to Maryville, Noris to Lenoir City, Gatlinburg to Corryton, and Karns to Farragut as well as everything in between and even beyond!

With a background in construction, landscaping, customer service, and photography and by following InterNACHI’s Standard’s of Practice, which ensures that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection. Mark also abides by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts your interests first and protects your rights as a customer.

After years working as a landscaper and general contractor Mark has seen more houses than he can count. So he thought he’d use all this experience for home inspections and give the house a voice so you can be confident in your choice.

When Mark isn’t inspecting homes he is hiking and exploring with his family, photography, playing music, building knives, leather work, remodeling his house, and rebuilding cars.

Only the Best


We know that time is limited and the faster your inspection can get done the better for you, so we aim to inspect within 48 hours.


Mark follows InterNACHI’s stringent home inspection check list process to ensure the highest quality for every inspection, every time.


Doing the right thing every time, going the extra mile, and providing the best quality and service is how Mark always operates.

Years as a business owner

Years experience with home construction

“Working with A Cut Above Home Inspections was a great experience. Mark Knode is very knowledgable and thorough, and he took the time to explain the inspection results to me in a way that was easy for me to understand. I’m confident that every part of my new home was examined with a practiced eye and great attention to detail. Purchasing a new home can be a stressful process, but Mark made this part of the process painless. I highly recommend his service!”

Elizabeth C

Contact the Inspector

(865) 936-3733