January, 2003

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors


Meet the 2003 ASHI Officers

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Rich Matzen, President
Home Buyers Inspections
Seattle, Washington

“ASHI has increasingly become the leading influence in our profession at the legislative level, and at the grass roots level where consumers choose a professional to protect themselves in their home purchase.

“2003 will be the year that ASHI strives to maximize its impact; to create a brand synonymous with excellence, and to be recognized by the community as the unique home inspection association able to provide an unparalleled home inspection experience.

“In 2003 we have a great group of Officers and Directors, who will lead the profession toward the realization of our brand.”



Steven Gladstone, President-Elect
Stone Hollow, Inc.
Stamford, Connecticut

“As we enter the era of ASHI Branding and our ranks expand to more than 6,200, ASHI leadership will have to be even more diligent focusing on the needs and benefits of our Membership. Daily, we’re asked how our Members measure up to those who are simply licensed. We can be proud of our 27-year tradition of adherence to our Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, and a truly professional Membership. With our entry requirements and continuing education, our inspectors remain a cut above the rest. In the next few years I’m sure others will see the benefits of Membership in our Society as we bang the ASHI drum with more referrals from the Web, increased political presence with our lobbyist, our new PAC, and ASHI endorsed programs to enhance educational and information services to the Society. I am both excited and proud to serve as your President-Elect for 2003. I believe our team is ready for the challenge and look forward to a great year.”



Don Norman, Vice President
HouseMaster Inspection Service
St. Louis, Missouri

“During my tenure with ASHI at the national level, I have been amazed by the quality of the volunteers and staff and the amount of work involved in keeping ASHI at the top of the profession. I acknowledge and thank each of you for your time and monetary commitment to our Society. The members I have met at the annual conferences and local seminars illustrate why we are the best. They have enriched me professionally and personally. Yet much of our work is still ahead as we move toward branding the ASHI name and the ASHI inspection. The ASHI Political Action Committee (PAC) is a big step for ASHI and will make us even more visible to those on Capitol Hill. I look forward to the challenges and just plain fun of being involved in our Society, our profession and having the opportunity to make a difference.”



Joseph Corsetto, Treasurer
Shelterworks, Inc.
Dover, New Jersey

“There are many challenges ahead for ASHI’s membership and leadership. They include the branding of ASHI, home inspections and ASHI becoming synonymous, as well as our more traditional role of maintaining high ethical standards and practices in the delivery of our craft to the homebuying consumer. I am confident that our professional staff and committed leadership are ready for any challenge on the horizon. I am proud to be part of this team and look forward to serving as your Treasurer in 2003.“


Keith Ruehl, Secretary
US Inspect
Jupiter, Florida


"I am truly excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve ASHI as an officer. ASHI is the undisputed leader in the home inspection profession and as such will face many significant challenges over the next year. We are at a critical time in the growth of the organization, which will require recognition of the ever-changing business environment. Active membership participation and a willingness to adapt will be crucial for ASHI's continued success. Through the efforts of dedicated members and staff I have little doubt we can achieve our goals."