October, 2013
ASHI Community
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



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EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

October 2013 CHAPTERS October 2013 CHAPTERS

NEW ASHI CERTIFIED HOME INSPECTORS

Brad Bledsoe

Bledsoe Home Inspections LLC

Jasper, GA

Phillip Cuizon

Buyers Protection Group

Colorado Springs, CO

Phil Gould

Buyers Protection Group

Chicago, IL

Tracey Litt

JBS Home Inspections

Medford, MA

Scott Schildknecht

Homeguard Incorporated

San Jose, CA

Steven Smith

King of the House, Inc.

Bellingham, WA

 

NEW ASHI ASSOCIATES

* Denotes a graduate of the ASHI school

Justin Allison

Atascadero, CA

Erik Alstad

HomeWorkz

Santa Fe, NM

Raymond Anderson

Chase Henry Home Services

Front Royal, VA

* Kathleen Andrews

Highland Park, IL

James Arnest

Arnest Inspections

San Francisco, CA

Robert Ashton

Ashton Consulting Services Company

Hatfield, PA

Donald Bazler

Best Option Home Inspections

St. Augustine, FL

Ben Beckner

Walker Home Inspections

Monte Vista, CO

Jeff Bell

Equity Home Inspection

Rochester, MN

* Michael Borkstrom

Home Inspector Consultants, Inc.

Highland, IN

Kevin Briggs

Hwy 14 Home
Inspections LLC

New Ulm, MN

Brian Brucker

Brucker Home Inspections

Export, PA

* Robert Butts

Casper, WY

Todd Caisse

Pillar To Post of Massachusetts

North Attleboro, MA

* Michael Connellan

Brookfield, IL

Douglas Cook

House 2 Home
Inspection Services, LLC

Lenexa, KS

Anthony Cox

BrickKicker Home Inspection

Strabane, PA

Waddie Crouc

The BrickKicker of
Central Virginia

Forest, VA

Paul Cummins

I.Q. Home
Inspections, LLC

Glendale, AZ

Tim Cureton

Tim the Tool Man
Home Services

Medina, OH

Leonard Curto

WIN Home Inspection Thunderbird

Phoenix, AZ

Gary Drake

Drake’s Inspection Services

Griffin, GA

Frank Dugge

Professional Real
Estate Inspectors

Honolulu, HI

Rudolph Edwards

RVE Home Inspections

West Orange, NJ

David Fields

Pillar to Post Professional Home Inspection

Stockbridge, GA

* Carsten Franck, II

Arlington Heights, IL

Nick Frydrychowsk

One & Done Home Inspection LLC

Highlands Ranch, CO

Stephen Gaspar

Dighton, MA

Joe Gerardi

Inspection Services Northwest, Inc

Seattle, WA

Charles Graf

730 Enterprises

Clinton, IA

Mark Gualtiere

Newbury, OH

N.Clayton Hart

Hart’s Services

Broomfield, CO

Kieran Healy

H.R. Wellington Construction Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Phillip Heep

Fineline Inspection Services

Denver, CO

Wynn Henry

Enlightener Home Inspection

Elyria, OH

Steven Howland

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspection’s

Greeley, CO

Chris Jackson

Pro Tec

Poolesville, MD

Blake Kelly

Evans City, PA

Martin Malloy

Pro-Max Home Inspections

North Canton, OH

Jason Masters

Masters Home Inspections, LLC

Westminster, MD

Dow Mattingly

Dark Mule Inc.

Bishop, CA

Nathan McGee

Green America Home Inspections, LLC

Kansas City, MO

Michael Mehrhoff

Gardner, KS

Benjamin Morehead

Headland, AL

Matt Morris

CMI, CRS Alltech

Duluth, GA

Mark Mostrom

Pivotal Inspections, LLC

Darnestown, MD

Brian O’Rear

HomeTeam of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Bryan Odom

Coconut Creek, FL

Timothy Opgenorth

Maple Grove Home Inspection Services

Danville, NH

Cheryl Pomeroy

Westlund Inspection Team

Oak Park, IL

Daniel Rhodes

Ashtabula, OH

Terry Russell

Practical Engineering Services

Russellville, AR

Donald Sands

Solid Rock Property Inspections LLC

Lincoln, NE

Scott Shuman

Herdon, VA

* Keith Stegman

Serving to Protect Home Inspections

Naperville, IL

Richard Thetonia

Raynham, MA

Noel Thomason

BOGO Ventures LLC

Portsmouth, VA

Sean Thompson

Thompson Home Inspection, LLC

Portland, OR

Douglas Thurston

Everlasting
Construction LLC

Cedar Hill, MO

Norman Tyler

Sage Inspections, LLC

St. Louis, MO

Kelly Walker

Property Pro Home Inspection Service

Redondo Beach, CA

Larry Werts

Werts Consulting, LLC

Fairport, NY

Thomas Winkelmann

Montrose, NY

* John Zelic

Chicago, IL

 

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New England/Canada

Alberta

www.cahpi-alberta.com

Bert Bruinsma, 403-348-5550

Red.deer@homealyze.com

British Columbia

www.cahpi.ca

Gary Poirer, 604-220-0305

gary@walkaboutinspections.com

CAHPI Atlantic

Blaine Swan, 902-890-0710

goodeyeinspection@gmail.com

CAHPI Ontario

www.cahpi-alberta.com

Donald J. Beneteau,
519-995-0235

don@beneteauionspections.com

Coastal Connecticut

Third Thursday, 6 pm, Westport VFW Lodge, 465 Riverside Avenue, Westport

www.coastalctashi.org

Jerome McSorley, 203-536-2500

shorelandsinspect@hotmail.com

New England (ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

www.ashinewengland.org

Fourth Thursday, 5 pm

The Lantana, Randoph, MA

Michael Atwell, 617-630-5629

mike@jmhi.com

Northern New England
(ME, MA, NH, VT)

www.nnec-ashi.org

Bob McDonald, 207-475-7758

omnispect@gmail.com

Prairies (Alberta) (CAHI)

www.cahpi.bc.ca

Bert Bruinsma, 403-348-5550

Red.deer@homealyze.com

Quebec Assoc. Bldg. Insp.

Germain Frechette, 514-694-4350

Insp.glf@sympatico.ca

Southern New England (CT)

www.snecashi.org

Brian Dunbar, 860-605-9056

brian@kasznay.com

New York/Jersey/
Delaware

Capitol Region (NY)

www.goashi.com

Third Thursday, 7 pm, Doratos Steakhouse and Pub, Guilderland

Robert Davis, 518-885-7949

rdavis@home-inspection.com

Central New York

www.cnyashi.com

Second Wednesday, 6 pm, Tony’s Family Restaurant, Syracuse

Dan Hager, 315-440-1237

Dhager3@yahoo.com

First State (DE)

www.firststateashi.org

Third Wednesday, 7 pm,
The Buzz Ware Center, 2121
The Highway, Arden

Mark Desmond, 302-494-1294

mark@delvalleyhome.com

Garden State (NJ)

www.gardenstateashi.com

Second Thursday,
The Westwood, Garwood

Bret Kaufmann, 973-377-4747

bretkaufmann@optonline.net

Greater Rochester (NY)

www.ashirochester.com

Second Tuesday, 6 pm, Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, Irondequoit

John White, 585-431-0067

john@iihomeinspections.com

Hudson Valley (NY)

First Tuesday, 6 pm, Greenbaum
& Gilhooley’s, Wappingers Falls

Michael Skok, 845-592-1442
ashistatewide@yahoo.com

Long Island (NY)

www.liashi.com

Third Monday, 6 pm, Domenico’s Restaurant, Levittown

Steven Rosenbaum,
516-361-0658

inspector@optline.net

New York Metro

www.nyashi.com

Last Thursday, Eldorado West Restaurant-Diner, Tarrytown

Thomas Rooney, 914-769-2685

rooneyte@aol.com

Southern New Jersey (NJ)

www.southernnjashi.com

Third Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Ramada Inn, Bordentown

Rick Lobley, 609-208-9798

rick@doubleckeckhi.com

Western New York

Second Thursday, 6:30 pm,
Tony Rome’s West Seneca

Andy Utnik, 716-636-9676

esimail@aol.com

Mid-Atlantic

Central Virginia

www.cvashi.org

First Thursday, 6:30 pm, Indeped- ence Golf Club, Midlothian

Ray McMurdy, 804-639-1171

ray@capitolinspections.com

Greater Baltimore (MD)

www.greaterbaltimoreashi.org

Third Thursday except July & Aug., 6:30 pm, Snyder Willow Grove
Restaurant, Linthicum

Stephen R. Dallmus, 410-323-7600 dallmus2inspect@yahoo.com

Hampton Roads (VA)

Second Thursday, 7 pm, Cypress Point Country Club, Virginia Beach

Guillermo Hunt, 757-245-3100

huntshomeinspections@gmail.com

MAC-ASHI (MD, VA)

www.mac-ashi.com

Second Wednesday, Rockville Senior Center, Rockville

John Vaughn, 800-767-5904

John.vaughn@yahoo.com

NOVA-ASHI (MD, VA)

www.novaashi.com

Fourth Tuesday, Associate hour 6-7 pm, Membership meeting 7-9 pm, Northern Virginia Resources
Center, Fairfax

Dave Rushton, 540-636-6200
ableinsp@centurylink.net

Piedmont ASHI (VA)

Robert Huntley, 540-354-2135

rwhuntley@cox.net

South Atlantic

ASHI Georgia

www.ashigeorgia.com

Richard Hart, 770-827-2200

Ashi1@comcast.net

East Tennessee

www.etashi.org

Third Saturday of Feb., May,
Aug. and Nov.

Paul Perry, 866-522-7708

cio@frontiernet.net

Mid-Tennessee

Ray Baird, 615-371-5888

bairdr@comcast.net

Mid-South (TN)

Steven Campbell, 901-734-0555

steve@memphisinspections.com

North Carolina

www.ncashi.com

Third Wednesday, 3 pm, Quality Inn at Guilford Convention
Center, Greensboro

Larry Conway, 336-669-0679

ncashi@triad.rr.com

South Carolina

First Saturday of Feb., May, Aug.
& Nov., 8 am

Roger Herdt, 843-669-3757

herdtworks@msn.com

Gulf

ASHI South (AL)

www.ashisouth.org

Quarterly, Homewood Library, Homewood

Derl Nelson, 205-529-7657

dbnelson@bellsouth.net

Central Florida

www.centralfloridaashi.org

Second Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Bill Labita, 407-977-9182

hbis@cfl.rr.com

FLASHI (FL)

First Tuesday except July, 6 pm, Golden China, 11112 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville

David Sorge, 904-484-4847

safetekk@comcast.net

Florida Wiregrass

www.ashiwiregrass.org

Second Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Hyundai of Wesley Chapel

Tom Rinicker, 813-300-5027

tom@inspectorhelp.com

Gulfcoast (FL)

First Thursday, 7 pm, The Forest Country Club, Fort Myers

Len Gluckstal, 239-432-0178

goldenrulehi@comcast.net

Gulfstream (FL)

Ralph Cabal, 305-256-7369

info@cabalinspections.com

Lone Star (TX)

www.ashitexas.org

Craig Lemmon, 817-291-9056

craig@reioftexas.com

Louisiana

Quarterly

Michael Burroughs,
318-324-0661

Mburroughs2@comcast.net

Suncoast (FL)

www.ashisuncoast.com

First Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Chili’s, 5430 E. Bay Dr., Clearwater

Kevin Koplar, 813-230-9822

inspector@koplar.net

Southwest Florida

www.swashi.com

Second Wednesday, 6 pm,
7752 Castle Island Dr., Sarasota Michael Meesit, 941-3216962

mike@acu-spect.com

North Central

ASHI Central PA

www.ashicentralpa.com

Second Monday, 6 pm, except Jan. & July, Bonanza Steak House, Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle

William Weitzel, 717-919-5087

bill@centralhomeinspections.com

Keystone (PA)

www.keystoneashi.org

First Monday, 5:30 pm

The Inn at Reading, Reading

David Artigliere, 610-220-1907

artihi@gmail.com

Ohio

www.ohioashi.com

Howard Snyder, 330-929-5239

ohashi@neo.rr.com

North Central Ohio

www.ncohioashi.com

Craig Haas, 216-691-1208

markshomeinspect@sbcglobal.net

Pocono-Lehigh (PA)

www.pocono-lehighashi.org

Third Tuesday, Tannersville Inn, Tannersville

Ronald Crescente, 570-646-7546

amerispec@pa.metrocast.net

PRO ASHI (PA)

www.proashi.com

Second Wednesday of Jan.,
March, May, July & Nov.

George W. Kasimirsky
724-747-7321
www.npiweb.com/kasimirsky

Tri-State (DE, NJ, PA)

www.tristateashi.org

Second Tuesday except April,
Aug. & Dec., Hilton Garden Inn, 530 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Fort Washington

Gary Kershaw 215-357-0675
pluckem@verizon.net

Midwest

Central Illinois

www.cicashi.com

Second Monday, 6 pm

Kevan Zinn, 309-262-5006

info@inspectwithzinn.com

Great Lakes (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, OH, WI)

www.greatinspectors.org

Mark Mustola, 810-750-0000

inspectormustola@aol.com

Greater Omaha (NE)

www.ashiomaha.com

Rick Crnkovich, 402-779-2529

Rick2@cox.net

Heartland (IA, MN, ND, SD, WI)

www.ashiheartland.com

Todd Wiessner, 612-747-6382

twiessner@comcast.net

Indiana ASHI

www.inashi.com

Quarterly

Danny Maynard, 317-319-7209

danny@inspectinc.net

Iowa ASHI

www.iowaashichapter.org

Fourth Tuesday, 5:30 pm,
Clarion Inn, Cedar Rapids

Mike Tomash, 319-310-1557

tomashprohome@mchsi.com

Kentuckiana (IN, KY)

www.ashikentuckiana.org

Allan Davis, 502-648-9294

elitehomeinspections@
insightbb.com

Mid-Missouri

www.midmoashi.com

Second Thursday, 12:00 pm,
Country Kitchen, 1712 N.
Providence Rd., Columbia

Mike Rawlings, 573-449-8860

Mikerawlings111@gmail.com

Northern Illinois

www.nicashi.com

Second Wednesday, 5:30 pm,
Villa Nova Restaurant, Villa Park

Bob Schacke, 847-692-4663

Hie5@comcast.net

SOUTH MIDWEST

Arkansas

Richard Kirkman, 501-327-9794

homeinspecionplus@conwaycorp.net

Great Plains (KS, MO)

www.ashikc.org

Third Wednesday of even months, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lenexa

Miki Mertz, 913-268-0222

mikimertz@aol.com

Midwest PRO ASHI (KS)

Jack Koelling, 316-744-9990

jackkoelling@cox.net

St. Louis (MO)

www.stlashi.org

Second Tuesday, 6:30 pm,
Spazio’s at Westport

Frank Copanas, 314-456-0783

Acropolis-inspection@live.com

Mountain

Arizona

www.azashi.org

Tony Hecht, 480-507-0837

tony@tonyhecht.com

New Mexico

First Saturday, 10 am

Charles Smith, 505-670-4442

prevuesf@gmail.com

Northern Colorado

www.ncc-ashi.org

Second Thursday, 6:30 pm,
Fairfield Inn, Loveland

Duane Younger, 720-685-3435

duane@twinpeaksinspections.com

Northern Rockies (ID, MT)

Lamar Rase, 406-531-4848

completehomeinspectionsince@msn.com

Rocky Mountain

Fourth Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Phil Tatro, 303-838-5175

phil@fspiinc.com

Southern Colorado

www.scc-ashi.org

Second Thursday, 6:30 pm,
Valley Hi Golf Club, Colo. Springs

Steve Willis, 719-499-3221

stevewillis411@gmail.com

Utah

www.ashiutah.com

First Tuesday, 7 pm,
Marie Callender’s, Midvale

Fred Larsen, 801-201-9583

Fred.larsen@pillartopost.com

Pacific

Alaska

Second Thursday, Jitters Coffee House, Eagle River

Jim Foss, 907-522-2378

jim@inspectbest.com

ASHI Hawaii

www.ashihawaii.com

Alex Woodbury, 808-322-5174

Woodburya001@hawaii.rr.com

California

Randy Pierson, 310-265-0833

randy@southbayinspector.com

Central Valley CREIA-ASHI

Peter Boyd, 530-673-5800

Boyd.p@comcast.net

Golden Gate (CA)

www.ggashi.com

John Fryer, 510-682-4908

johnfryer@gmail.com

Inland Northwest (ID, WA)

Chris Munro, 208-290-2472

chris@peakinspections.net

Orange County CREIA-ASHI (CA)

Third Monday, Hometown Buffet, 2321 S. Bristol, Santa Ana

Martin Grant, 562-243-0164

chris@peakinspections.net

Oregon

www.oahi.org

Fourth Tuesday, 6:30 pm,
The East Bank Saloon, Portland

Jon Nichols, 503-324-2000

housedetective@hotmail.com

San Diego CREIA-ASHI

First Tuesday, The Butcher Shop Steakhouse, San Diego

Sean Blasius, 619-804-8111

sean@bestpropertyinspections.com

San Joaquin Valley (CA)

Third Tuesday, 6 pm,
Casa Munoz, Bakersfield

Sam Jabuka, 661-664-8629

jabuka@sbcglobal.net

Silicon Valley ASHI-CREIA (CA)

www.siliconvalleyinspector.com

Felix A. Pena, 510-573-0367

homesavvyinspections@comcast.net

Southwestern Idaho

Second Monday

David Reish, 208-941-5760

dave@antheminspections.com

Los Angeles-Greater
San Gabriel Valley

Second Tuesday, 6 pm,
Old Spaghetti Factory, Duarte

Larry Habben, 714-685-0321

habbenshome@earthlink.net

Los Angeles-Ventura County
ASHI-CREIA

First Thursday, 5 pm,
Holiday Inn, Woodland Hills

Bob Fuywe, 805-501-0733

guyerinspections@roadrunner.com

South Bay (CA)

Webinar meetings

Randy Pierson, 310-265-0833

randy@southbayinspector.com

Western Washington

www.ashiww.com

Michael Brisbin, 425-742-1735

seaviewinspections@comcast.net

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OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES October 2013_Future Leadership

Thirty-five Years

Wayne Falcone

Twenty Years

Rodney Newman

R. Lance Kruchten

Stuart Hall

Alan Bednar

Steve Porter

Ron Bruno

David Booth

Francis Gamache

Raj Hayden

Rod Harrison

Douglas Manzella

Michael Lau

Clayton Ridings

William Georgopoulos

Gary Rose

Fifteen Years

Virginia Van Valkenburg

Neil Brogren

Jim Hattaway

Gale Colvin

Mike Pope

Michael Leiden

Richard Jackson

Thomas Fleischmann

John Cranor

Larry Crawford

Thomas Davis

Fred Howe

Thomas McKay

Hale Newman

George Rinehart

Michael Leban

Kevin Wade

David McCabe

Dale Griswold

Russell Kowalik

Tom Rinicker

Ten Years

Brent Hays

Robert Beisbier

Matt Davison

Doug Barker

William Vascassenno

Curtis Pohlman

John Cheney

Jack Harper II

Steven Schlicker

Steven Booth

Jeffrey Jonas

L.D. Saunders

Dave Ladewig

Mark Pepin

Stephen Brink

Joseph Holland

Randy Hagemo

Kenneth Rowe

Terry Haynie

Five Years

Yevgeny Govshievich

Paul Barraza

Richard Mobley

Harry Legatos

Steven West

Vincent Gorgone

Karl Ledig

Andrew Kolar

David Heintzelman

Michael Chambers

Rob Parker

Patrick Dickinson

Lonnie Moore

Jeff Kirkpatrick

Mark Wahl

Michael MacQuarrie

Leo Birdsall

Bobby Abatzidis

Jerry Marshall

Byron Duerksen