March, 2014
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

2013 ASHI Award Winners


2013 ASHI Award Winners

Philip C. Monahon

2013 Winner: Stephen Gladstone

ASHI members take pride in receiving the award created in the memory of the man who led the society in its early years as the executive director. Described as a visionary who maintained the organization’s focus on valid standards, combined with strict conscientious business practices, Philip C. Monahon set the bar high for the leaders who have followed.

In addition to recognizing an outstanding member every year, ASHI donates $500 to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Mass., in the name of deceased member Philip C. Monahon.

Stephen Gladstone receives the 2013 Monahon Award from 1998 winner, JD Grewell.

John Cox Award

2013 Winner: Kevin Vargo

Golden Gate Chapter John Cox served on a national committee, taught week-long seminars and routinely inspected homes, although numerous operations on his legs due to diabetes meant using crutches and a wheelchair to do so. Nevertheless, it was dedication and service to two ASHI chapters that earned the greatest respect from his peers.

Kevin Vargo (R) received his John Cox Award from ASHI Speaker of the COR, Tony Smith

President's Award

2013 Winner: Tim Buell

Bill Jacques, 2013 ASHI president, chose Tim Buell as the recipient of the President’s Award, which is given for outstanding service to the president and the Board of Directors for a specific year.

Tim Buell (L) was honored with the President’s Award from 2013 ASHI President Bill Jacques.

Ironman Award

2013 Winner: Bill Loden

Outgoing president Bill Jacques chose Bill Loden for the Ironman Award. Accepting special assignments and working behind the scenes, he was the perfect fit for an award described as follows: Every organization has its unsung heroes, who labor quietly in the background but with great dedication. The Ironman Award, established in 1998 by John Palczuk, recognizes an individual member who has given time, energy, talent and determination to ASHI over a long period of time and with little recognition.

Bill Loden (R) accepts the Ironman Award from 2013 ASHI president, Bill Jacques.

2013 Gold Achievement Award: Russell Daniels, director of membership and chapter relations, was given this award by ASHI president, Bill Jacques.

Chapter Enterprise Award

An ASHI member established this first-of-its-kind award because he attributes his personal success as a home inspector and the prosperity of his multi-inspector firm to the ideas and information acquired by regularly attending InspectionWorld. The basis for the awards are the total confirmed reservations for InspectionWorld for a chapter in each of two categories based on size preceding the date of InspectionWorld.This year GREAT LAKES and Mid-Tennessee chapters each received an award of $750.

Chapter Growth Awards

Chapters are recognized for the percent of growth and for the number of new members. In 2013, INDIANA ASHI grew by the greatest percentage and ASHI-SOUTH, Nova-ASHI, Ohio-ASHI and St. LOUIS-ASHI had the greatest increase in numbers.