January, 2015
Feature
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



ASHI Officers for 2015

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF





1. Building the membership is critical to maintaining low dues. The cost of living continues to rise. The economy is slowly starting to recover. We must build the membership to maintain our low fees. The membership must assist ASHI in building the society.

2. AEI has great potential to produce income for AEI & ASHI. The AEI Board must pay close attention to the operation of TAS and provide support and guidance when needed. 

Membership Highlights

  • 1992, Joined ASHI/OAHI 
  • 2011-2012 Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • 2010 Board of Directors, Secretary
  • 2007-2010 Board of Directors, Director
  • 2001-2002 vice president, OAHI
  • 2001-2002 officer, OAHI
  • 1997-1999, 2000-2002 Board of Directors, OAHI
  • 2014 President-elect

Growing membership to increase revenue is the most significant issue facing ASHI. Marketing to existing inspectors in licensed states and franchised inspector companies will increase our needed revenues. Marketing to existing inspectors who have established businesses will help with long-term renewal. 

The second issue is getting ASHI operating in the black, which can be achieved by growing membership, careful planning and budgeting. 

Membership highlights:

  • 1999, joined ASHI
  • 2002-08, NOVA Chapter Director
  • 2004-06, NOVA Chapter President
  • 2008-11, ASHI Director
  • 2014 Vice President



There is no question positive membership growth and, more importantly, membership retention are the two most significant matters that require continued diligence and awareness. As for the paths to follow, it would appear the committee and the board are proceding in such matters by the development of various contacts with franchise entities and amending current membership catagories. Furthermore, the equalization of the current dues structure has been addressed and is being monitored. Allowing ASHI School students to become paying members has shown positive reaction as well.

Membership highlights:

  • 1998, joined ASHI
  • 2007-08, Great Lakes Chapter president
  • 2009-2010, Governance Task Force
  • 2006, Complaints Committee - Logo Use
  • 2004-2008, 2009-2013, EBPHI/NHIE, director and Treasurer
  • 2008-2014, Amvets, VFW
  • 2009-2010, Speaker of the CoR
  • 2014 Secretary


The two significant issues facing ASHI are increasing membership while keeping and developing strong chapters.

ASHI needs to budget funds to market on a national level while providing marketing tools to local chapters and members to help them advertise, promote, and market ASHI® and their business.

In addition to a strong marketing/advertising campaign, putting on quality education is a must. Continuing to promote IW and chapter education is the key. Quality education not only improves the profession, but provides value to national and chapter membership.

Membership highlights:

  • 2012-2015 Director ASHI National 
  • 2013, Director ASHI Education Inc. 
  • 2013, Board Liaison Membership Committee 
  • 2013, Board Liaison Finance Committee 
  • 2013, Member Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2010-2011 Member Council of Representatives 
  • 2011, Instructor, The ASHI School
  • 2009-2011, President Ohio Chapter 


ASHI should separate itself from the other home inspectors and convince the public about what the difference is. ASHI’s strengths lie in the experience of its inspectors and their professional attitude. It is time we take that experience and professionalism on the road and convince the world that there is a difference between an ASHI inspector and a home inspector. If done right, our numbers will grow automatically. Build it and they will come. This is how we can face the challenges of competing inspector organizations — by keeping our bars higher than all the rest. 

Membership highlights: 

  • 1990, 1994, Bylaws Committee 
  • 1992-1993, 1995, Education Committee 
  • 1992, 1996, 2005-2009, 2012, Officer Nominating Committee
  • 1998-2000, Legislative Committee
  • 1998-2000, 2001-2002 Public Relations Committee 
  • 2001-2002, 2006-2009 Technical Committee 
  • 2010-2012, Technical Committee BoD Liaison 
  • 2003-2004, Speaker of the CoR 
  • 2002, 2005, Group Leader 
  • 2006-2008, 2013 Southern Group / Gulf Group 
  • 1992-1995, President Florida ASHI Chapter
  • 2014, Director, ASHI National