March, 2011
You Tell Us
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

From Sleeper to Shaker


To the editor,

Accolades to you and your staff for moving the "design issues" of the ASHI Reporter toward the 21st century! If a goal of good design is to "shake" the observer or to create curiosity so they step closer, your January cover photo certainly did the trick.

When I pulled my mail from the mailbox the day this issue arrived, I remember stopping in my tracks and juggling all the mail in my hands so I could pull this piece out to look at it. I couldn't "not look" as the photo was simply captivating.  

December's issue made it easy for me to take a nap. October's issue got the juices flowing and I asked, "What is this one about?" But January's issue said, "You better stop right now and read this or you will miss something!"

Nice work. 

Steve Jacoby
Pristine Inspections
Bozeman, Montana

Editor's Note:
Design credits go to Judy Delvoye, ASHI's communication design manager, with kudos to the ASHI members who contribute the content that Judy whips in to shape every month.

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