December, 2013
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Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



December Chapter News

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

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Ohio ASHI Chapter Education Seminars
When:  December 7, 2013
Where: Worthington Holiday
Inn, Columbus
CEs: 4 ASHI CEs
Contact: www.ohioashi.com

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

To have your chapter seminar listed here:
Email all information about your chapter seminar to steveh@ashi.org. Information also will be picked up from CE applications.

 


Bruce LaBell

 

Bruce LaBell recently received the Arizona ASHI MVP "Presidents Award" for the second time. Bruce has received this award from the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors for his outstanding contributions to the chapter.

 


Dave Swartz

 

Dave Swartz received the "Living Legend Award" for years of service to the Arizona ASHI chapter, co-authoring the home inspector legislation, influencing the State of Arizona to adopt ASHI/AZASHI Standards of Professional Practice and ongoing efforts representing home inspectors across the state in legislative matters.

 

Keystone Inspection Seminar

Keystone ASHI hosted the Keystone Inspection Seminar on October 24 and 25, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza, Reading in Reading PA. Over 110 home inspectors from five states received ASHI and state CE credits for educational presentations by Bill Hamilton and John Gebhard from UGI Utilities, and from Michael Casey of Casey, O'Malley Associates. UGI Utilities sessions included "Proper Gas Line Installation," Venting and Multiple Flues," "Heat Exchangers," What to Look for in the Field" and much more. Michael Casey's sessions included "In-Depth Electric Panel Inspections," "Inspecting Foreclosures" and "Risk Management: What to Do when a Claim Comes In."

Attendees also enjoyed great food and
camaraderie during the two days. Friendships were renewed as many of the attendees have attended past Keystone events.

Vendors of home inspector information and
services also had displays at the seminar. Vendor sponsors in attendance were:

Erin Barker and Mark Lachewitz,
Simpson Strong-Tie
Thomas Christopherson Inspector,
PRO Insurance
Mike Doerr,
Inspector Services Group
Josh Silverman, EMSL Analytical, Inc.
John Stauffer, KritterCap
Josh Silverman, EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Rick Steiff, Rad Elec
Kenny Peng, Environmental Data Resources
Brandi Kupski, Mr. Fix-it

Keystone ASHI provided sixteen $50 cash prize drawings (two at each session) for
attendees. Vendors also provided door prizes ranging from a Kindle Fire to $100 cash.

 



 

 

 

 

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

Second 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

Chris Elliott, 970-567-7393

chris@homelandinspectionservices.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 each month
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