June, 2007
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Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



ASHI Members on the Web

SANDY BOURSEAU

Home Inspection Nightmares IV went live May 2 in the online This Old House photo gallery, adding 22 more Postcards from the Field from ASHI members, all previously published in the ASHI Reporter. Visit the This Old House Web site (www.thisoldhouse.com) to see whose humorous photos are currently featured.

Even as Nightmares IV went live, Judy Delvoye, ASHI graphics manager, was working again with the This Old House online editors to ensure new postcards would be ready for Nightmares V, which will feature Postcards from the following members:

Stephen Wilson
Professional Inspection Services, LLC
Columbus, Ga.

Kevin Sullivan
Eagle Eye Inspections, Inc.
Washington, Mo.

Tom Quinn
Quinn Building Consultants
North Dartmouth, Ma.

Kim Thormodsgard
Thor Home Inspection
Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dan Gartrell
Homestar Real Estate Services, Inc.
Gainesville, Va.

Corey Folsom
Corey Folsom – Property Inspector
Ben Lomond, Calif.

Shane R. Pouch
Outlook Inspection Services, Inc.    
Olathe, Kan.

Rod Harrison
Christian Building Inspectors, Inc.
Duluth, Ga.

Michael R. Conroy
Alpha Home Inspection
Duncannon, Pa.

Dave Macy
Home Safe Home Inspections
Broadview Heights, Ohio

Lon Grossman
Technihouse Inspections, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Michael Bell
Bell’s Home Inspection Services
Denver, Colo.

Jim Radcliffe
Medallion Inspections
Atlanta (Suwanee), Ga.

Malcolm Whipkey
1st Home Inspections, Inc.
Allison Park, Pa.

Keith Nelson
Amerispec Home Inspection Services Inc.
Omaha, Neb.

Bob Mulloy
Allsafe Home Inspection Service, Inc.
East Bridgewater, Ma.

Warren Tomek
Five Star Inspection Services
Madison, Conn.

Butch Upton
Upton Enterprises, LLC dba Housemaster
Gastonia, N.C.

C. John Limongello
Southern Home Inspection Services
Jasper, Ga.

Bruce R. White
BUYERS PROFILE
Laguna Beach, Calif.

More PR News

MS&L recaps Lesh’s interviews in March

NewsProNet – MS&L, ASHI’s public relations consultants, coordinated a shoot for a nationally syndicated TV segment with Frank Lesh in Indian Head Park the week of March 5.  Results: To date, the segment has appeared on the stations below. MS&L will continue to monitor for pickup and provide final segment run results in April:

KABC (ABC) Los Angeles – 5 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts

WCBS (CBS) New York – 5 p.m. newscast

WFBS (Independent) Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – 8 a.m. newscast

WFOR (CBS) Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – 6:30 a.m. newscast

KGTV (ABC) San Diego – 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. newscast

The Daily Southtown (part of the Chicago Sun-Times) – MS&L coordinated a phone interview between Frank Lesh and Lolita Cusic for a Friday Lifestyle section column she was working on about home inspections. Results: The article ran on March 30.

MS&L issues March press release

Each month, MS&L issues an ASHI press release. The March release was “The spring cleaning alternative: Home inspections a quick and simple alternative to traditional spring cleaning.” It was distributed to real estate and consumer interest reporters at daily and community newspapers, syndicated writers, freelancers and trades, and is available on the ASHI Web site under media. Results: MS&L reports several TV stations have been running segments on spring home inspections and referencing ASHI as a resource to locate an inspector.

For the past several years, ASHI has focused on promoting the Society and its membership to consumers. MS&L will begin redirecting the focus to promoting ASHI within the industry. In public relations lingo, the consultants will be taking a vertical approach. The results of this approach will be reflected in future reports.