March, 2007

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Contact the 2007 ASHI officers, directors and committee members


Contact information for ASHI’s Board of Directors, committee chairs and members now is available in the online Membership Directory. If you’ve never used the directory, it’s time to check it out.

For the chapters

Smart Track Chapter Modules now available
Need a good technical presentation for an upcoming chapter meeting? Two Smart Track Chapter modules (slide presentation with instructor notes) now are available for use. To get access to these exclusive modules for your chapter, contact Michael Long at or by phone at 847-954-3188.

ASHI booth and promotion available for chapter seminars
This year, ASHI will travel to four chapter seminars that have more than 150 participants registered. To find out more about how your chapter can be one of the four, contact Russell Daniels,, or by phone at 847-954-3185.

New Ethics Training Program available

To learn more about the program developed by ASHI’s Ethics Committee for chapters, contact Michael Long at or by phone at 847-954-3188.

Council Reps vote for Nomination Committees members

Council Representatives who returned their matrices by the end of business day, February 20, 2007, now are on the ballots to serve on either the Officers Nomination Committee or the Directors Nomination Committee.
Council Representatives have until March 31 to elect the members of the two committees. The Officers Nomination Committee presents a slate to Certified Members, and the Director Nomination Committee presents a slate to Council Representatives.

Monthly newsletter helps leaders fulfill responsibilities

On the first of each month, ASHI’s leadership receives a newsletter by e-mail. The newsletter, First Thing, is designed to remind ASHI’s leaders about current activities and to encourage them to share news about events, programs and benefits with the membership. If you hold a position of leadership with ASHI (officer, director, committee chair or member, chapter president or council representative), but do not receive the newsletter, please update your e-mail address with HQ,

ASHI partners with TurboTax™

ASHI’s new partnership with TurboTax™ is an exclusive ASHI membership benefit. TurboTax Online can be used for personal and business returns. To take advantage of the ASHI discount, use the link provided on the home page of the ASHI Members Only Extranet.

New ASHI Product & Services Directory

The new ASHI Product & Service Directory was mailed to the ASHI membership. It’s a handy resource for finding everything the professional home inspector needs, including what is available through the ASHI Online Marketplace. If you did not receive yours, contact Russell Daniels at

EBPHI invites you to help define your profession

As an active home inspector, your opinion is valuable to the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors. EBPHI develops, maintains and administers the National Home Inspector Examination for 19 states that regulate home inspectors. In the spring of 2007, EBPHI will conduct an electronic survey that asks home inspectors their opinions about the day-to-day practice of home inspection. The results of that survey will help shape the content of the exam in future years. To register to participate, visit The survey will be sent to those who have registered in the spring.

ASHI calendar of events

• Mar. 17, 2007, Chapter Relations Committee meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• Mar. 30-31, 2007, Education Committee meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• April 12, 2007, Conference Planning Committee meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• April 13-14, 2007, Board orientation and meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• July 13 -14, 2007, Town Hall Gathering and Board meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa.
• Oct. 19-20, 2007, Chapter Leadership Day and Board meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• Jan. 16, 2008, Board meeting, New Orleans, La.