January, 2007

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

MAC-ASHI Rewards Success and Leads by Example


The MAC-ASHI Chapter rewards success by reimbursing Candidates $100 when they pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE). Pictured are three proud recipients (l. to r.): Bill Walker, Claxton Walker & Assoc., Bethesda, Md.; Jeff Adler, The Building Inspector of America, Silver Spring, Md.; and Scott Maury, Claxton Walker & Assoc., Elkridge, Md.

Several of MAC-ASHI’s leaders set an example for the Candidates by taking and passing the NHIE even though they achieved Member status before this exam was required. The successful exam-takers include Chapter President John Vaughn, John Vaughn, At Home Inspections, Inc., Monrovia, Md.; Chapter Immediate past president Dan Blum, Daniel Blum Integrity Home Inspection Services, Inc., Washington, D.C.; and Chapter Past Presidents Skip Walker, Claxton Walker & Associates, Washington, D.C., and JD Grewell, J.D. Grewell & Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, Md.   

Photo provided by JD Grewell.

Chapter Resources Available Online

The following resources and tools (and more) are online in the Chapter section of ASHI.org. Log in as a member, then click on Chapters. Contact Bob Kociolek, ASHI director of chapter relations & state affairs, bobk@ashi.org, 847-954-31777, if you have questions or comments.

Chapter Public Relations/Marketing Tools

ASHI Publicity Guide (Word format)
News release samples and instructions
Sample Chapter brochures

Chapter Recruitment Tools

•  ASHI Chapter Recruitment/Retention Program (PDF)
ASHI Candidate Mentoring Program (Powerpoint)
ASHI Chapter Incentive Coupon (PDF)

Put Your Chapter in the National Spotlight

Chapter News is a regular feature in the ASHI Reporter, now available in print and online at www.ashireporter.org. Don’t let your chapter be left out. Send a photo of your newly elected officers or chapter volunteers working at a home show or participating in a community project. Describe a recent educational meeting or program that is helping to attract new members. Join the several chapters that regularly contribute. It’s as easy as e-mailing photos and stories to sandyb@ashi.org.