April, 2011
Feature
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Listening, Learning & More at IW Atlanta

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

“It was my first InspectionWorld and I wanted to experience it all — it was great!”

Yes, it was great. With more than 625 attendees and 62 exhibitors occupying 85 booth spaces, InspectionWorld was a grand success. Attendees came to Atlanta for education, both technical and business-related; to poke, prod and question a full array of home inspection-related products and services; and to network. In their own words, they share what they found.

About the EXPO HALL
  • 94 percent responded that they felt there was a good selection of vendors.
  • 87 percent said they learned about new products/services.
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About the EDUCATION:

Overall, presenters were rated high in their knowledge of subject matter and for their presentations skills. Comments about specific sessions included the following:

  • Kenny Hart’s 35 Years in Plumbing, 35 Plumbing Defects Reviewed: “Very on-target information, which I can use in the field.”
  • Harris Breit and Bryck Guibor’s Basic Electrical Defect Recognition 2011: “I love it! These guys are the Click and Clack of electrical. I’m a 30-year-inspector with 22 years of ASHI conferences. This is the best.”
  • Scott Warga’s Social Media: How to Give a Hoot: “Excellent presentation motivated me to start using Facebook and Twitter.”
  • Jeff Kortan’s Common Foundation Problems – Causes, Signs and Solutions: “Very informative. Geared perfectly toward the home inspector. Easy to understand and comprehend.”
  • Steve Wisdom’s Combustion Safety Testing for Inspectors: “This is an ideal “advanced” introductory course and helpfully promotes an under-utilized science.”

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NETWORKING:
We’ll let the pictures tell that story. 

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DOWN TO BUSINESS:
It’s official: New officers and directors were sworn in at the annual ASHI business meeting, held during InspectionWorld Atlanta.

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Photo above: 2011 ASHI Officers, r to l: Kurt Salomon, president; David Tamny, immediate past-president; Bill Loden, secretary; Alden Gibson, treasurer; Charles Gifford, vice president;  Marvin Goldstein, president-elect

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Photo above: 2011 ASHI Directors, front row, r to l: Charles Zehner, Paul Staron,  Randy Sipe, Scott Warga, Jack McGraw, Mark Londner.  Back row, l to r: John Biegalski, Michael Conley (alternate director), Andrew Kasznay, JD Grewell,  Bruce LaBell, Keven Kossler,  Howard Pegelow

Save the date for InspectionWorld Phoenix, January 4-7, 2012!