September, 2013

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

ASHI Community


New ASHI Certified Home Inspectors
As of July 1, 2013


James (Jim) Brown
Huntsville Home Inspector, LLC
Huntsville, AL

James Cortez
SafeSense Home Inspection & Testing LLC
Sewickley, PA

Brian Fish
Pescado Enterprises
DBA WIN Home Inspection Mt Vernon
Mount Vernon, WA

Carl Glisson
20/20 Inspection Services
Riverview, FL

Stephen Giovannelli
Tampa, FL

Jay Hoeszle   
Home Look Inspections   
San Diego, CA

Richard Hilliard
Valrico, FL

Andrew Joseph
Uniontown, PA

Daniel Moore
San Jose, CA

Robert Rood
Star Inspection Group
Oakland, CA

Nathan Toothman
BEAR Engineering
Honolulu, HI


New ASHI Associates

As of July 1, 2013

Sean Abreu   
Oakland, CA

* Donald Amick
St. Charles, MO

* Michael Bazemore
Burlington, VT

* Bill Best
Ballwin, MO

Grant Blackwell
Candid Home Inspections
Inman, SC

Jeremy Boardman

Urbane Results LLC
Washington, DC

Charles Branch
Pillar to Post
Richmond, VA

Chris Brown
Inspection Chicago Inc.
Chicago, IL

Mark Callahan
Zeegan Management Services
Rochester, NY

Loren Chewning
Summit to Sound Inspection Services
Issaquah, WA

Benjamin Clarke
Certified Building Inspections
Berryville, VA

* Kevin Cody   
Kevin Cody Home Inspection Service
Nashport, OH

Jonathon Cox
Highland Lakes, NJ

* Kelly De Jong
In-the-Know Home Inspection Services
Ontario, CA

Allen Dugan
AMD Home Inspections   
Cupertino, CA

Michael Dunphy
Western Slope Pillar to Post Pro Home Inspections
Grand Junction, CO

Dale Feldt
Thompson, IA

Josh Fette   
Farrell, PA

* Jesse Folker
Lake Property Management, LLC
Leesburg, FL

Jon France
Jon’s Quality Inspection Services
Shelton, WA

Anthony Gervasi
EGA Home Inspections Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Jeffrey Gilbert
North Georgia Home Inspectors
Cartersville, GA

Andrew Griffin
Griffin Inspection
Services LLC
Pittsburgh, PA

Gregory Hall

Home Probe, Inc.
Decatur, GA

John Hamel   
JC Haamel Inspections, LLC
Carmel, NY

Frank Hankins
Washington, DC

Henry Harden
M&H Home Inspection Co
Delray Beach, FL

Steve Hendricks
Daybreak Home Inspections, Inc.
Lansdale, PA

Jack Hogue   
Hogue Home Inspections
Boise, ID

* Marcy Holmberg
Brownstown, IL

Russell Holsombeck

Holsombeck Home Inspections
Chelsea, AL

* Michael Jensen
Monterey County Home Inspections
Soledad, CA

* Lamar Johnson
Cincinnati, OH

Angelo Joseph
Abbey Group LLC
Oak Park, IL

Perry Joy

Westminster, MD

Stephen Koertge
Inspect to Protect
Lauderdale By the Sea, FL

Lance Kotash
Eagle Eye Home Inspection
Mahopac, NY

* Gene Kyniston
Vancouver, WA

Mason Leonard

Integrity Home Inspection LLC
Mulvane, KS

Matt Leugers
Leugers Home Inspections LLC
Middleville, MI

Daniel Lin
Frank Lin Home Inspections
Bridgewater, NJ

Jym Littrell
Peace of Mind Inspections
Bedford, IN

Anthony Lupinacci
The Home Pros
Pittsburgh, PA

Kendle Marshall
Detective Property Inspections
Huntington Beach, CA

Tom McDonough
Woodstock, GA

* Justin Mense
Troy, MO

* William (Bill) Meyer

Assurance Real Estate Inspection & Consulting
Leasburg, MO

Frank Morabito
M&M Home Inspection
Mobile, AL

David Morgan
Byhalia, MS

* Robert Morrow
Robert M. Morrow
Templeton, PA

Mike Mulligan
Majestic Home Inspections
Granby, CO

Nicholas Palmer

Hawkeye Inspectors
Sudbury, MA

* Sean Patterson
Roscommon, MI

Steven Patterson
Inside Out Home Inspections LLC
Winchester, VA

William Petchauer
Arizona Accurate Home Inspection Services LLC   
Scottsdale, AZ

Andrew Price
Quantico, VA

* Seth Scheibel
SMCB Home Inspections
Lawrenceville, GA

James Scheppach
Red Brick Construction LLC
Philadelphia, PA

Martin Schwenke
Warrenton, VA

* Cristiano Silva
Atlanta, GA

Peter Sniderman
Bi-State Properties
Kansas City, MO

Charles Stanley

COS Inspections DBA Pillar to Post   
Buena Vista, CO

* Vernan (Alan) Trendle
Bourbon, MO

Samuel Vasquez
Felton, DE

Kevin Vescovo
Pillar to Post
St. Louis, MO

Stephen Williamson
Venice, FL

Wen Yao
Germantown, MD



GLC-ASHI Peer/Education Review

ASHI Great Lakes Chapter held a Peer/Education Review in Mount Prospect, Illinois on July 19, 2013. As stated on the GLC sign placed in front of the house: “A Peer Review challenges and educates those members taking part to become better inspectors, and subsequently provide
better service to the public.”

The Peer Review format is for the Peer Panel Members to go through a house and do an inspection to the ASHI Standard of Practice. This house was built around 1965 with no real upgrades. The reviewers then meet and discuss their findings of defects found, and as a group they decide upon the must find-defects.

The reviewers came up with approximately 15-20 defects. The group then decided which were the ten “must finds.” Four of the must finds were in the crawl space, and one was in the attic. So half were in areas where people
do not go and are not nice places.

The Peer Inspectors then go through the house individually and perform the inspection. They are each given about two hours to inspect and then an hour to present their findings of the house to the Peer Panel. In addition to the presentation of the findings of the house, the peer inspectors take a 30-question home inspection test. Lastly, the peer committee reviews two sample reports of the peer inspector.

In the Education Program a peer committee member takes the education students through the house and points out the must-find defects. Other items of note in the house are pointed out and discussed.

It is of significant note that two of the Peer Inspectors were highly knowledgeable, respected and experienced inspectors, each of whom has done over 10,000 inspections. They went through the process, inspected the house and presented their findings to the peer committee.

David Bunker is the immediate past chair of the peer review committee from 2006-2013. He took the peer review because: “You are only as good as your last inspection. One way to remain sharp is to be checked periodically by a panel of your peers. It’s not just for new inspectors. Every one of us can and will learn something every time we sit on a review committee or take the peer review ourselves.” Kurt Mitenbuler, a frequent poster on the ASHI forum stated, “I was curious. I got the chance to say hello to old friends, including you, and think about how I look at houses.”

Congratulations to all who participated in the GLC Peer and Education Review.

Submitted by Kurt Salomon, ACI 102389, ASHI 2011 President


In the photo from left to right: Matt Bezanson, Eric Barker, Tonyt Infelise, Jack Fehlandt, Bob Peterson, John Albright, Todd Moelker (partially covered) Kurt Salomon, Rick Carlberg, Andrew Danner, and Peer Review Chairman Rick Vernon. PEER (PHOTOGRAPHER Frank Lesh not in picture as he is taking picture.)


ASHI Chapter Education

NY Metro ASHI Chapter Education Seminar 2013
When: September 13 & 14, 2013
Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 455 South Broadway,
Tarrytown,     NY  10591
CEs: 16 ASHI MRCs, credit certification for NY, NJ, MA,
& CT applied for.
Contact: Victor J. Faggella,
For detailed information and agenda or to register, visit

Tri-State Peer Review
When: September 20, 2013
Where: Annual Seminar to be held at Temple University’s Ambler  Campus, Ambler, PA
CEs: 8 hours - NJ & NY Approval
Tri-State Peer Review
When: September 21, 2013
Where: It will be held in the Philadelphia Area. 
CEs: It will include a Review Inspection for 3 ASHI credits, or Candidates can get 5 ASHI credits

Great Lakes ASHI Chapter Fall Conference
When: September 27-29, 2013
Where: Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: Carol Batko,

Great Plaines ASHI Chapter Fall Seminar
When: September 20 & 21, 2013
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, KS
CEs: 16  CE hours
Courses: Advanced HVAC, What to Do When a Claim Comes In, Deck Inspections, Electrical Panel Inspection, Inspection Quiz, Fireplace and Woodstove, and What the Heck Is That?
Contact: Mark Pence,

Keystone ASHI Chapter 2013 Keystone
Inspection Seminar

When: October 25 & 26
Where: Crown Plaza, Reading, PA
CEs: Approved for: 8 CE hours

To have your chapter seminar listed here Email all information about your chapter seminar to Information also will be picked up from CE applications


Attention Chapters:Mark Your Calendarsfor LTC

ASHI's 2013 Leadership Training Conference will be held October 17 & 18, 2013, at the Fountain Bleu Conference Center, which is just adjacent to the Radisson Hotel in Des Plaines, IL. ASHI has obtained a room block at the Radisson Hotel for the low guestroom rate of $99/night (plus taxes), which includes the breakfast buffet.
Plan to attend this dynamic leadership development training program. ASHI Chapter leaders will be receiving invitations to participate in this special event to exchange ideas and develop strategies to build stronger ASHI chapters.
You'll want your chapter to be included. 

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Find an ASHI Chapter Near You Today!

Bert Bruinsma, 403-348-5550

British Columbia
Gary Poirer, 604-220-0305

CAHPI Atlantic   
Blaine Swan, 902-890-0710
CAHPI Ontario
Donald J. Beneteau,

Coastal Connecticut
Third Thursday, 6 pm, Westport VFW Lodge, 465 Riverside Avenue, Westport
Jerome McSorley, 203-536-2500

New England (ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Fourth Thursday, 5 pm
The Lantana, Randoph, MA
Michael Atwell, 617-630-5629

Northern New England  (ME, MA, NH, VT)
Bob McDonald, 207-475-7758

Prairies (Alberta) (CAHI)
Bert Bruinsma, 403-348-5550
Quebec Assoc. Bldg. Insp.
Germain Frechette, 514-694-4350

Southern New England (CT)
Brian Dunbar, 860-605-9056

Capitol Region (NY)
Third Thursday, 7 pm, Doratos Steakhouse and Pub, Guilderland
Robert Davis, 518-885-7949

Central New York
Second Wednesday, 6 pm, Tony’s Family Restaurant, Syracuse
Dan Hager, 315-440-1237

First State (DE)
Third Wednesday, 7 pm,
The Buzz Ware Center, 2121
The Highway, Arden
Mark Desmond, 302-494-1294

Garden State (NJ)
Second Thursday,
The Westwood, Garwood
Bret Kaufmann, 973-377-4747

Greater Rochester (NY)
Second Tuesday, 6 pm, Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, Irondequoit
John White, 585-431-0067

Hudson Valley (NY)
First Tuesday, 6 pm, Greenbaum
& Gilhooley’s, Wappingers Falls
Michael Skok, 845-592-1442

Long Island (NY)
Third Monday, 6 pm, Domenico’s Restaurant, Levittown
Steven Rosenbaum,

New York Metro
Last Thursday, Eldorado West Restaurant-Diner, Tarrytown
Thomas Rooney, 914-769-2685

Southern New Jersey (NJ)
Third Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Ramada Inn, Bordentown
Rick Lobley, 609-208-9798

Western New York
Second Thursday, 6:30 pm,
Tony Rome’s West Seneca
Andy Utnik, 716-636-9676

Central Virginia
First Thursday, 6:30 pm, Independence Golf Club, Midlothian
Ray McMurdy, 804-639-1171

Greater Baltimore (MD)
Third Thursday except July & Aug., 6:30 pm,
Snyder Willow Grove
Restaurant, Linthicum
James Rooney, 410-267-0460

Hampton Roads (VA)
Second Thursday, 7 pm, Cypress Point Country Club,
Virginia Beach
Guillermo Hunt, 757-245-3100

Second Wednesday, Rockville Senior Center, Rockville
John Vaughn, 800-767-5904

Fourth Tuesday, Associate hour 6-7 pm, Membership meeting 7-9 pm, Northern Virginia Resources
Center, Fairfax
Dave Rushton, 540-636-6200

Piedmont ASHI (VA)
Robert Huntley, 540-354-2135

ASHI Georgia
Richard Hart, 770-827-2200

East Tennessee
Third Saturday of Feb., May,
Aug. and Nov.
Paul Perry, 866-522-7708

Ray Baird, 615-371-5888

Mid-South (TN)
Steven Campbell, 901-734-0555

North Carolina
Third Wednesday, 3 pm, Quality Inn at Guilford Convention
Center, Greensboro
Larry Conway, 336-669-0679

South Carolina
First Saturday of Feb., May, Aug.
& Nov., 8 am
Roger Herdt, 843-669-3757

ASHI South (AL)
Quarterly, Homewood Library, Homewood
Derl Nelson, 205-529-7657

Central Florida
Second Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Bill Labita, 407-977-9182

First Tuesday except July, 6 pm, Golden China, 11112
San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
David Sorge, 904-484-4847

Florida Wiregrass
Second Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Hyundai of Wesley Chapel
Tom Rinicker, 813-300-5027

Gulfcoast (FL)
First Thursday, 7 pm, The Forest Country Club, Fort Myers
Len Gluckstal, 239-432-0178

Gulfstream (FL)
Ralph Cabal, 305-256-7369
Lone Star (TX)
Craig Lemmon, 817-291-9056

Michael Burroughs,

Suncoast (FL)
First Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Chili’s, 5430 E. Bay Dr., Clearwater
Kevin Koplar, 813-230-9822

Southwest Florida
Second Wednesday, 6 pm, Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn,

Anthony Gimenez, 941-761-8503

ASHI Central PA
Second Monday, 6 pm, except Jan. & July, Bonanza Steak House, Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle
William Weitzel, 717-919-5087

Keystone (PA)
First Monday, 5:30 pm
The Inn at Reading, Reading
David Artigliere, 610-220-1907

Howard Snyder, 330-929-5239

North Central Ohio
Craig Haas, 216-691-1208
Pocono-Lehigh (PA)
Third Tuesday, Tannersville Inn, Tannersville
Ronald Crescente, 570-646-7546

Second Wednesday of Jan.,
March, May, July & Nov.
Michael Ashburn, 724-516-1665

Tri-State (DE, NJ, PA)
Second Tuesday except April, Aug. & Dec., Barnaby’s of America, Havertown, PA
Gary Kershaw, 215-357-0675

Central Illinois
Second Monday, 6 pm
Kevan Zinn, 309-262-5006

Great Lakes (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Mark Mustola, 810-750-0000

Greater Omaha (NE)
Rick Crnkovich, 402-779-2529

Heartland (IA, MN, ND, SD, WI)
Todd Wiessner, 612-747-6382

Indiana ASHI
Danny Maynard, 317-319-7209

Fourth Tuesday, 5:30 pm,
Clarion Inn, Cedar Rapids
Mike Tomash, 319-310-1557

Kentuckiana (IN, KY)
Allan Davis, 502-648-9294

Second Thursday, 12:00 pm,
Country Kitchen, 1712 N.
Providence Rd., Columbia
Mike Rawlings, 573-449-8860

Northern Illinois
Second Wednesday, 5:30 pm,
Villa Nova Restaurant, Villa Park
Bob Schacke, 847-692-4663

Richard Kirkman, 501-327-9794

Great Plains (KS, MO)
Third Wednesday of even months,
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lenexa
Miki Mertz, 913-268-0222

Midwest PRO ASHI (KS)
Jack Koelling, 316-744-9990

St. Louis (MO)
Second Tuesday, 6:30 pm,
Spazio’s at Westport
Frank Copanas, 314-456-0783

Tony Hecht, 480-507-0837

New Mexico
First Saturday, 10 am
Charles Smith, 505-670-4442
Northern Colorado
Second Thursday, 6:30 pm,
Fairfield Inn, Loveland
Duane Younger, 720-685-3435

Northern Rockies (ID, MT)
Lamar Rase, 406-531-4848

Rocky Mountain
Fourth Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Phil Tatro, 303-838-5175

Southern Colorado
Second Thursday, 6:30 pm,
Valley Hi Golf Club, Colo. Springs
Ken Moon, 719-570-1185

First Tuesday, 7 pm,
Marie Callender’s, Midvale
Fred Larsen, 801-201-9583

Second Thursday, Jitters Coffee House, Eagle River
Jim Foss, 907-522-2378

ASHI Hawaii
Alex Woodbury, 808-322-5174

Randy Pierson, 310-265-0833
Central Valley CREIA-ASHI
Peter Boyd, 530-673-5800

Golden Gate (CA)
John Fryer, 510-682-4908

Inland Northwest (ID, WA)
Chris Munro, 208-290-2472

Orange County CREIA-ASHI (CA)
Third Monday, Hometown Buffet, 2321 S. Bristol, Santa Ana
Martin Grant, 562-243-0164

Fourth Tuesday, 6:30 pm,
The East Bank Saloon, Portland
Jon Nichols, 503-324-2000

First Tuesday, The Butcher Shop Steakhouse, San Diego
Glenn Schwartz, 760-613-6284

San Joaquin Valley (CA)
Third Tuesday, 6 pm,
Casa Munoz, Bakersfield
Sam Jabuka, 661-664-8629

Silicon Valley ASHI-CREIA (CA)
Felix A. Pena, 510-573-0367
Southwestern Idaho
Second Monday
David Reish, 208-941-5760

Los Angeles-Greater
San Gabriel Valley
Second Tuesday, 6 pm,
Old Spaghetti Factory, Duarte
Larry Habben, 714-685-0321

Los Angeles-Ventura County
First Thursday, 5 pm,
Holiday Inn, Woodland Hills
Bob Fuywe, 805-501-0733

South Bay (CA)
Webinar meetings
Randy Pierson, 310-265-0833

Western Washington
Michael Brisbin, 425-742-1735