High Performance Homes


Special Guest

Kiere DeGrandchamp

Head of Construction with High Performance Homes

joins The Housing Hour this week to share his a revolutionary way of building the ‘net-zero’ energy smart home. Kiere’s uses the latest designs of geothermal technology, Solar Shingle energy production (produced by Certain Teed), state-of-the-art air filtration systems, and other effective energy-saving building methods.

Every homeowner can have the home of their dreams without the dread of massive energy bills.

Kiere made a promise years ago to his young daughter that he would make a positive contribution to the world. Listen to Kiere’s inspirational story and how he is fulfilling his promise today!

Topic Include:

Net-Zero Building Technique

Geothermal Designs

Revolutionary Air-filtration System

Kiere’s Passion and promise to his Daughter.

Crazy Home inspections Number 7


Special Guest

Jack Feldmann

Owner of Clayton Home Inspection Service

(Now National Property Inspections)

joins The Housing Hour this week to celebrate an incredible career in the home inspection industry and his six years of Crazy Home Inspection show content. Jack is certainly one of a kind, and we wish him the best in his new role as a retired home inspector.

Listen today and follow the photos as Jack takes us through some of his last inspection finds.

Kevin and Mark wish Jack the best in his new role and he will be back to update The Housing Hour listeners to new changes in the industry.

Crazy Home Inspections Series

One last note-Although Jack has had a long career in crawling through homes (a total of roughly 167 miles) he would like to point out the photo is only a ‘caricature*’ of his backside. (Noted!)

a picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect (Kevin and Mark were going after the ‘comic effect’ )

Show Photos!

Thank you Jack Feldmann!

History of The University of Tennessee


Special Guest

Dr. Bob Hutton

Department of History and the American Studies

at the University of Tennessee joins The Housing Hour this week to share his passion for history, writing, and research on the history of the University of Tennessee. Dr. Hutton explains the humble beginnings of the university and how it prevailed through the turbulent time of the Civil War.

Topics Include

History of The University of Tennessee

Post Civil War Reconstruction

Progressive Era

Jim Crow Laws


Dr. Hutton teaches class in the Department of History and the American Studies curricula, with specializations in the American South and Appalachia. He is currently researching the private security industry in Progressive Era Appalachia, with special emphasis on the relationship between Jim Crow and southern capitalism.


Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2009

Also, order Dr. Hutton Book

“Bloody Breathitt”: Politics & Violence in the Appalachian South (University Press of Kentucky, 2013)