November, 2013
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ASHI New England Fall Seminar

September 16 and 17 in Randolph, MA. Attendees earned up to 12 CE hours.

 


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NY Metro Fall Seminar

Below: The founding New York Metro Chapter held another successful Annual Seminar in Tarrytown, New York, on September 13 and 14. Attendees on both days received 16 ASHI MRCs, as well as education credits recognized by licensing authorities in the Tri-State region. Pictured is John Annunziata, P.E., ACI, informing the group on Inspecting Attic and Basement Structures.

 

 


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North Central Ohio/Ohio Chapter Joint Fall Seminar

Below: The North Central Ohio and Ohio ASHI chapters, along with the Ohio chapter of NAHI, held their joint annual Fall seminar. A great turn out heard several knowledgeable speakers, including the Ohio Department of Health’s Josh Koch presenting on Asbestos and the home inspector.

 


Ohio ASHI

 

ASHI Chapter Education

North Central Ohio
ASHI Chapter

When: November 7, 2013

Topic: Common and Not So Common Structural Defects and Repairs

Where: Cuyahoga County Library-Parma South Branch

 

North Central Ohio

Topics: Common and Not So Commn
Structural Defects and Repairs

CEs: 3

When: November 7, 2013, 6-9PM

Where: Parma-South branch of the
Cuyahoga
County Public Library, 7335 Ridge Rd.
Parma OH 44129.

Contact: William Stone, 216 308-9663
wstonehomeinspection@gmail.com

 

SNEC ASHI Fall Seminar

When: November 8 & 9

Where: Courtyard by Marriott

CEs: up to 12 CE hours

Contact: www.snecashi.org

 

SNEC-ASHI Seminar

Topics: Electrical Panel Inspection

Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

What the Heck is That?

Plumbing Safety Certificate

When: November 8-9

Where: Courtyard Marriott Cromwell

4 Sebethe Drive

Cromwell, CT 06416

CEs: Friday, 8 hours

Saturday, 4 hours

 

ASHI, NAHI, CT, MA, NY, NJ, PA

Contact: www.snecashi.org, 203-697-1147

Mid-Missouri ASHI Fall Seminar

When: November 5

Where: Columbia Board of Realtors,
Columbia, MO

CEs: 8 CE hours

Contact: www.midmoashi.com

 

St. Louis ASHI Fall Seminar

When: November 8

Where: Maryland Heights Community Center

CEs: Approved for: 8 CE hours

Contact: www.stlashi.org

 

PRO-ASHI Chapter Seminar

When: November 13th

Where: Four Points Sheraton, Cranberry, PA

CEs: Approved for: 8 CE hours

Contact: www.pro-ashi.com

 

Ohio ASHI Chapter

Education Seminar

When: December 7, 2013

Where: Worthington Holiday Inn, Columbus

CEs: 4 ASHI CEs

Contact: www.ohioashi.com

 

Ohio ASHI Chapter
Event: Ohio Inspector Expo

When: March 7, 8 & 9, 2014

Where: Worthington Holiday Inn, Columbus

CEs: Over 16 ASHI CEs total

Contact: www.ohioashi.com

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ASHI CHAPTERS

New England/Canada

 

Alberta

www.cahpi-alberta.com

Bert Bruinsma, 403-348-5550

Red.deer@homealyze.com

British Columbia

www.cahpi.bc.ca

Gary Poirer, 604-220-0305

gary@walkaboutinspections.com

CAHPI Atlantic

www.cahpi-alt.com

Blaine Swan, 902-890-0710

goodeyeinspection@gmail.com

CAHPI Ontario

www.oahi.com

Donald Beneteau, 519-995-0235

don@beneteauinspections.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-ab.ca

Bert Bruinsma, 403-348-5550

Red.deer@homealyze.com

Quebec AIBQ

www.aibq.qc.ca

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

NovASHICommunity

New ASHI Certified Home Inspectors as of August 1, 2013

 

Alex Abreu

HomeGuard Incorporated San Jose, CA

Jacob Babin

Total Home Inspections

Phoenix, AZ

Patrick Caverley

Caverley Home Inspections

Greenville, MI

Jamie Cohen

Home Probe

Atlanta, GA

Scott Davis

Skyline Home Inspection, LLC

Kent, WA

George Evans

IES Home Inspection

Spartanburg, SC

Brian Harwood

Lady Lake, FL

William Hoeszle

HomeLook Inspections

San Diego, CA

Clifford Keister

Abode Inspection Services, LLC

Everett, WA

Tom Minydzak

HouseMaster Home Inspections

Jefferson Hills, PA

Robert Pellegrino

All Ways Inspect., LLC

Clifton, NJ

Steven Rosenbaum

Insight Inspections

Sarasota, FL

Daniel Shields

Shields Home Inspections, LLC

Grove City, OH

Steven Wisenbaugh, CMI

Blue Lizard Home Inspections

Sarasota, FL

 

New ASHI Associatesas of August 1, 2013

H Denotes graduate of The ASHI School

 

Peter Anderson

Germantown, TN

H Peter Anspach

Vienna, VA

H Steven Barbier

Florida Home Inspections & Appreisals LLC

Homosassa, FL

Michael Bauman

Canton, OH

Stephen Bayly

BrassTack Home Inspections

Annandale, NJ

H Brent Borsmann

Arcadia, FL

Steven Brinkman

B-Right Inspections, LLC

Virginia, MN

H Steven Brown

SGB Home Inspection Company, LLC

Fredericksburg, VA

H Peter Camm

Hawk Residential Inspections LLC

Springfield, MO

H Jeff Carroll

Mt. Sterling , OH

H Dan Castor

Golden, CO

Gerald Cleland

Icomc Inc. Property Services

Yorba Linda, CA

Michael Conrad

Diligent

Nashville, TN

H Jesse Cooper

Rock Solid LLC

Colorado Springs, CO

Dominic D’Acciaro

Precision Home Inspections PHII, LLC

Linfield, PA

H Daniel Davis

Fredericksburg, VA

Brian Dickes

Federal Way, WA

Tracy Echols

Echols Home Inspections, LLC

Richland, MS

Doug Enoch

Hummelstown, PA

H David Evje

David Evje Enterprises

Valrico, FL

Patrick Fitch

Professional Inspections and Evaluations

Santa Fe, NM

Scott Frederick

Pillar To Post

St. Louis, MO

H Jeremy Garcia

Garden City KS

H Paul Gaskin

Freemont, NE

Marc Gazaille

Home Inspectors of Nantucket

Nantucket, MA

H Daryn Goulbourne

Tiburon Energy

Liberty Township, OH

H Brent Green

Lake Mary, FL

H Mark Haberman

On Your Side Inspections

Gainesville, FL

H Mary Harrington

Fairfax Station, VA

Kenneth Horkey

Amerispec Inspection Service

Milford, DE

H Mark Hrdlichka

Colorado Springs, CO

Stan Jurak

Colorado Radius Home Inspections LLC

Parker, CO

Blake Keegan

Solid Ground Home Inspections, LLC

Charleston, NC

H Scott Kinrade

Benchmark Inspections LLC

Mishawaka, IN

Gavin Kostelecky

Gulf Shores, AL

H Michael Ladd

Vero Beach, FL

H Gary Lamb

St. Petersburg, FL

Dave Lambert

About The House Home Inspection Services, LLC

Duluth, MN

Stephen LeBeau

Seekonk, MA

H Robert Linde

Harpers Ferry, WV

H Doug Mahard

Bethlehem, CT

H James Martin

Sparta, TN

Drew Masters

Masters Home Inspections LLC

Shawnee, KS

Grant MacDonald Penticton, BC, CA

Peter Middleton

Northland Home Inspection

Houghton Lake, MI

Bennett Miller

Once Over Home Inspections, LLC

Tempe, AZ

H Mike Nelson

Above and Beyond Home Inspections LLC Firestone, CO

H Manuel Novo

Tampa, FL

Jeff Odenbaugh

Albuquerque, NM

Michael Pillion

Pillar to Post

Bridgewater, NJ

Donald Porter

HomeSpec

Laveen, AZ

Jim Powlesland Calgary, AB, CA

H Scott Randolph

Dade City, FL

H Robert Reznicek

Woodbridge , VA

Richard Saylor

RCS Home
Inspections, LLC

Westminster, MD

Korbin Shillings

Northland Home Inspection

Grayling, MI

H Ronald Smith

Littleton, CO

H John Stottmann

Mainville, OH

H Edward Stough

Snow Hill, MD

Gary Teague

AAA Home Inspection

Anchorage, AK

Trenton Thomas

The Home Inspection Pro, LLC

Fort Thomas, KY

Thomas Toner

HouseMaster Home Inspections

Springfield, PA

H Christopher Turner

Front Royal, VA

Brian Vane

Vane Property Inspections, LLC

Stevensville, MD

Mike Vann

Edifice Inspections

Snellville, GA

John Watson

National Home Inspections

Macon, GA

Bob Waysack

Inspect-It 1st Property Inspection

Murrieta, CA

David West

A Better Home Inspection

Westminster, CO

Carl Wilson

Indy Pro Inspection Service, Inc

Carmel, IN