Home School Businesses

The following businesses are owned/operated by home school families in the East Tennessee area. We provide free advertising in this space for them and encourage other home school families to patronize these businesses in order to support each other.

If you are an area home schooler in the East Tennessee area who owns your own business, we will be happy to list your business on this page at no charge. If you are not a home schooler and wish to advertise here, you may pay a small fee for placement of your advertisement. To get listed, contact the Site Owner.


Accounting and Tax Consulting

Renee Davis For Businesses: Accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, account reconciliations, financial statements, sales taxes, payroll taxes, general business taxes, human resources, special projects, set up and training on accounting software - Peachtree, QuickBooks, and Quicken.
For Individuals: Federal Income Taxes, set up and training on Quicken.
Phone: 865-694-1493
Cell: 865-661-1973

Liberty Tax Service - Chris and Mary Hobbs are fellow homeschoolers of four daughters and owners of Liberty Tax Service in Maryville. The company provides tax preparation, e-filing, free tax advice and free checking of self-prepared returns. Contact: 865-982-9550 or stop by at 311 Foothills Mall Drive (across from the Maryville Post Office).

Chimney Sweeping

Tri-County Chimney
21-point safety inspections and cleanings, caps, dampers, liners, and masonry restoration. 19+ years experience. References available upon request. Safety inspection/cleaning runs $110 and up. Centrally located in Roane County. Owner-Mark Phillips 717-2749


Complete Perfection Cleaning

Complete Perfection Cleaning has been in business since 2002. Family owned and locally operated. Started by husband and wife Darrin and Jennifer Thompson, together they have a combined total of 27 years experience in the commercial & cleaning field. Complete Perfection offers many services to suit your needs at an affordable price everyone can appreciate. Janitorial - Apartment Cleaning - Floor Care (strip, wax burnish tile) -Hardwood Clean & Treat -Carpet Steam Cleaning (truck mounted) - Pressure Washing - Window Cleaning - Lawn Maintenance. If you would like to experience the difference with a company that cares, give us a call at 457-3862 or our mobile answering service at 237-3835, we will be happy to set up an appointment to view your property or discuss any questions you may have.


I'm an experienced IT professional looking to branch out. My hours will consist of evenings and weekends. I have the ability to service and troubleshoot Windows, Mac and Linux. Wireless and home networking setup and troubleshooting is also available. Reasonable rates. Recently passed a TBI Background check to work in a children's ministry, so I'm safe in your home. New computer complete setup with operating system of your choice. I'm able to pick up your system if you prefer. 24 hour turn around on picked up units unless parts are needed. I am insured! Craig Salvador 865.238.0161

* Compensation: House call with 30 minutes of tech 50.00, each additional 30 minutes onsite 25.00, pickup and drop off with 1 hour of tech service 50.00, each additional 30 minutes 20.00


Amyx Metals & Roofing 

We specialize in metal-roofing, but also do shingle-roofs, vinyl-siding, and seamless-guttering. Licensed and insured; work guaranteed in writing. References available. Owner always on job-site with crew maintaining a Christian atmosphere. We do work throughout the East Tennessee area. For all your home-improvement needs, call 865-497-3828 or via email above.

Choice One Home Improvements

Home improvements, repairs, additions, remodeling. Honest, dependable and quality work. Free estimates and no job too small. In business for nearly 20 years, principal is a member of the National Christian Business Network. Contact: John Graner at (865) 599-0522 or via email above.

Neskaug Interiors

Flooring contractor specializing in hard surfaces such as hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, marble, laminate floors, custom-built showers, bathrooms, and kitchens.
Contact: Paul or Gail Neskaug at 865-805-2188, 865-803-6611 or via email above.

Medical Transcription Services

Barbara Petherick. As-needed basis. Perfect for handling overflow or keeping current while your transcriptionist is on vacation. Graduate of Pellissippi MT certificate program with BA in English. Four years experience with dermatology group; some internal medicine, but can cover any specialty with quick turn-around. Rates vary according to travel time but are very reasonable.
Phone: 865-470-9648

Medical Services

Dr. Donovan Stewart - Chiropractor
Located at 3371 Whittle Springs Road, Knoxville. Phone: 687-5700. He offers free adjustments for children every Wednesday with one paid adjustment for the adult with the child. He is also available for speaking engagements on natural health care topics. The office will file most insurance for you and has payment plans for those that have large deductibles or no insurance coverage. He has office hours Monday through Friday with new patient appointments available daily.

Pet Sitting


We offer: Quality In-Home Pet Care, Daily Dog Walking, Pet Limo, Day Care, Grooming, Daily Potty Breaks, Kitty Cuddlers, All Types of Pet Care.

Our Credentials: We are proud to have members of our staff certified in Pet First Aid and CPR as well as being enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program leaving your pets in wonderfully capable hands with our company! Zoo Mommy is also a member of Pet Sitters International.

Our contact information: 
Office 865-329-7887 
Fax 865-381-0670 
Toll-Free 1-866-543-2601 
Zoo Mommy is a Knoxville, Tennessee based company.

Photo Restoration Services

Photo Restoration By Todd

Portraits of family and friends are important to you, especially those that are vintage in nature. Over the years, those photographs can sometimes end up damaged or faded. Todd's photo restoration services can make those images look fresh and vibrant. His caring attention to detail will ensure that your photographed memories will look their best.

The printed photographs that you provide will be captured in a high-resolution digital format. The digital images will then be carefully adjusted to your specifications. Upon completion of the restoration process, the new images will be provided to you on a compact disc.


Ancelet Photography
I am taking appointments for weekends and one week night. I charge $50 for a complete session. I take the pictures and then edit them (meaning I touch them up, etc) and then hand you the disk for printing. You can take it wherever you'd like. I have a place I recommend and they are very reasonable quality is wonderful! There are no sitting fees and I usually end up with a minimum of 20 images that are great for printing.

Photo shoots are done at local parks or at your home. I can even do shoots downtown in the Market Square area. This is a great deal for Senior Pictures. 

Check out my website and e-mail me, Tracie Ancelet, if you'd like to book a shoot. I have lots of references :-)

Foose Family Photos
"Where Family is the Key"
Contact: Roger, 865-806-2294

Pre-Paid Legal Services

Pre-Paid Legal Services (PPL) is a 33-year old New York Stock Exchange company with a well-documented track record of success for those looking for a serious, un-paralleled business opportunity. Our compensation plan is one of the best in the industry, if not THE best. If you are interested, contact us or visit our website to learn more about us. Everyone in America deserves to know their legal rights and to have quality law provider firm to protect them. How does having an attorney at your disposal 24/7/365 days appeal to you? This service is sweeping America right now! The driving force in our business is low, affordable individual/family ppl memberships. We will be happy to assist you in becoming a member with us.

Contact: Jim and Janet Ballard at 895-932-3012, or via email.

Professional Writing

Lines and Connections

Professional writing and research service. Over 20 years' experience in writing professionally. Published in seven national bestselling books for career services industry, over 22 nationally-ranked websites, and national print publications including the National Business Employment Weekly and HR Magazine. Specializing in:
Web Copy - Newsletters - Business Plans - Brochure Copy - Press Releases - Copy Editing

Contact: Tracy Bumpus
Phone: 865-995-1601

Real Estate

The Knoxville Real Estate Company

A full-service, boutique real estate company with a bold focus on the client relationship. Servicing both commercial and residential sales and unique buyer representation. Angel Martinez, Owner/Agent. 2502 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919. Phone: 895-558-1232, mobile: 865-386-0871.

The Lakeman
Marsha Hendricks, Affiliate Broker  
423-322-7017 cell 423-365-0012 office 
Serving Rhea, Roane, Meigs and surrounding counties. Specializing in Lakefront Properties

Special Occasion Music

The Whiteside/McCoy family will provide music for your special occassion: (i.e. weddings, parties, receptions and other events). All styles are offered (classical, contemporary Christian, jazz, rock, etc.) Instrumentation includes strings, flute, piano, guitar, voice and more! For more information, please contact Joan Whiteside at 455-5885 or phonejoan@juno. com


BJU-approved administrator of the Stanford Achievement Test. Group testing available in Jefferson City each spring. $25 per student.
Contact: Terry Bailey
Phone: 865-471-0568

Web Services

For those of you with websites of your own, especially vBulletin and Invision based forums, check out www.transversestyles.com! We can help with all your custom design needs! Looking forward to serving the homeschool community, John Simpson, Owner/Designer



Want to make extra money? Become a Avon representative! You can get started for only $10.00. No parties to book. Be your own boss. Work around your homeschooling schedule. E-mail me, Kay Clapp, okay1950@juno.com to get started.

Cedar Springs Christian Stores

Have you ever needed a new home school resource but really needed to see it before you buy? Cedar Springs stocks Home school curriculum, Getting Started and Parent Helps books from over 100 publishers - all year long! If you need something that is not in stock, they can order it with no obligation to buy. Most products can be in stock within 1-2 days. For home school parents, a Home school Headquarters Discount card good for (almost) all home school products is available.

Our goal here at ChildOrganics is to provide natural and organic products for your little ones. We try to bring you the best options in diapering, infant & children’s clothing, plus natural toys while keeping the environment in mind. We are a small family run business and we will strive to bring you high quality and friendly, efficient service. We also teach natural childbirth classes and offer breastfeeding support to those local to the Knoxville area. We offer a blog on natural parenting at www.childorganics.blogspot.com 

Contact: Erica D. Keil 865.933.0819 or 865.933.0819 Info@childorganics.com 

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Phone: 865-694-1493
Cell: 865-661-1973

Once Upon a Family

Helping families connect in loving, joyful, meaningful ways. We offer heirloom style keepsakes, unique gifts and inspirational ideas. For information on hosting a home celebration or catalog show, ordering online or about our Live, Laugh, Love club and Lessons for Little Ones, contact Donna Dixon at 423-351-9134.

Soloman's Treasures of Wisdom:

Home-school books and other supplies - We are currently building our inventory, however, we are starting with AVKO products. You can order your Sequential Spelling books from us locally here in Knoxville and schedule pick up and you will not have to pay shipping charges. We will carry all of the AVKO products.

Stuffed Animals - Have you been trying to find a way to make that special story come alive with your children? Stuff-a-Pal animals are the best way to do this. You can choose an animal that matches the story and even dress the animal to look like the charter in the story. Your child will get to stuff the animal his/her self and then get to enjoy reading the story to the animal as a reading buddy. Of course Stuff-a-Pal is not just for reading buddies, but they make great gifts for all those special occasions like birthdays, graduation, get well, etc.

You can email us at info@solomanstreasures.com

Elizabeth Franklin, author and motivationalist, announces the release of a new CHILDREN AND TEENS TIME MANAGEMENT and Success training curriculum. It is excellent for a homeschool tool, but is also applicable in classroom settings. TIME 4 KIDS and TEENS is suitable for older elementary to middle school age students. TIME 4 HIGH SCHOOL is developed for high school with college preparation ideas. TIME 4 LITTLE KIDS will be coming in May 2010. All workbooks come in a traditional motivational format or a Christian format. Elizabeth also conducts TIME CAMPS for children. Liz may be reached at time@timepriorityworkshops.com or (865) 932-3043 (865) 932-3043 after 12.