New Chief Plumbing Inspector Announced

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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New Chief Plumbing Inspector Announced

Posted: 08/19/2014
August 19, 2014 - Charlie Johnson, an 18-year City of Knoxville plumbing inspector, has been promoted to the City's Chief Plumbing Inspector.

Johnson credits his predecessor, Roy Branch, who retired, with furthering a model that mixes professionalism, knowhow and building bonds with co-workers and City businesses and residents.

"Since 1999, I've been the primary back-up during his (Branch's) absences," Johnson said. "I enjoy every aspect of my job, especially getting to know all of the plumbing contractors and developing relationships. We work hard to keep everything working smoothly."

Johnson is a graduate of Powell High School; he is married and has two sons and a daughter.

In his spare time, he loves to restore old cars, particularly MGs. His very first car during high school was an MG – a 1971 TR6. He is currently working on a 1968 MGC that he bought with the City's former Electrical Chief, Ernie Broome.