November, 2009
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Keep Those Renewals Coming


ASHI’s staff is busy processing thousands of renewal notices and mailing membership badges as quickly as possible. It’s an exciting time of year at headquarters as members reaffirm their appreciation for what their association represents. If you haven’t renewed yet, it’s as easy as logging in as a member on

Renew now to avoid interruption of your membership benefits, such as being listed in the Find an Inspector search function and receiving the ASHI Reporter. If you’ve renewed, check with your colleagues and encourage those who have not to do so.

Questions? Contact Sarah Walsh at

Blackwell and Moorehead win Second-Chance Renewal Drawing

All members who renewed their ASHI membership by Oct. 2, 2009, were eligible for the Second-Chance Drawing.
Congratulations to the two winners of three room nights at Bally’s Las Vegas to be used during InspectionWorld:

Thomas Moorehead Sr., Tucson, Ariz.
Bruce Blackwell, Powhatan, Va.

Congratulations also to the winners of the Early Renewal Drawing, who won full registrations to InspectionWorld
Las Vegas.

Ed Miehlke, Lake  Zurich, Ill.
Terry Jenkins,  Midlothian,  Va.
Kevin Heath, Rochester,  N.Y.

IW Las Vegas Registration is Open

Conference registration and hotel reservations have been open since Sept. 15 on

The Preliminary Program arrived with the October ASHI Reporter. Online or in print, review all the conference has to offer, such as:

  • 45 educational sessions in 5 tracks

  • 20 ASHI CEs available with full conference registration

  • State CE approvals applied for many states (updates on the Web site) 50+ vendors in the Expo Hall, which opens the first day at 12:00 p.m.
Plus — new this year — three full-day, pre-conference courses are being offered.

Questions about the conference? Go to or contact Bill Lewis at or 847-954-3187.

Planning for the Future

The ASHI Board of Directors approved the following locations and dates for future InspectionWorld conferences:
  • InspectionWorld Atlanta, January 25-28, 2011, Atlanta Hilton
  • InspectionWorld Phoenix, January 4-7, 2012, Arizona Biltmore
  • InspectionWorld Las Vegas 2013, January 13-16, 2013, Bally’s Las Vegas
Questions? Contract Bill Lewis at or 847-954-3187

New Programs and E-newsletters Coming Soon

Watch for the announcement of three new ASHI-endorsed programs and a new weekly e-newsletter, replacing the monthly The Inspector, which will bring you the latest home inspector industry news.

Advertising With ASHI 2009-2010

The ASHI Reporter continues to be self-supporting through the sale of advertising. That means that members’ dues are not used to cover printing or postage costs, and additional revenues cover part of the time staff spends publishing the magazine.

When members are asked to rank the benefits of belonging to ASHI, the Reporter is near the top of the list.

Download the advertising kit for 2009-2010, which lists print and electronic opportunities. Share it with those who may be interested in reaching a home inspector market. The ads generate revenue, and inform home inspectors about home inspection-related products and services.

Questions? Contact Sandy Bourseau at or 847-954-3179.

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,645
Associates/Logo: 147
Associates: 1,831
Retired Members: 154
Affiliates: 86
Total: 5,863

ASHI calendar of events
  • Jan. 16, 2010, Council of Representatives meeting,  
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 17, 2010, Board meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • April 24, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • July 24, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct 23, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.