November, 2012
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Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Membership, ASHI Election News and More



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Earn a $50 Visa Gift Card for every new member you recruit. To get started, download the membership application form, have the new member fill it out, including entering your member number in the referral field. Fax the completed form to 847-759-1620.


High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces Webcast Presented by ASHI Past-President Alan Carson

The monthly, two-hour training webcasts offered through the ASHI e-learning Catalog continued with "High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces," broadcast on October 24.
Presented by ASHI Past President Alan Carson, the program examined high-efficiency gas furnaces in detail. It started with the basics of identification and moved into defect recognition. The sequence of operation was looked at in detail, and each component was broken down and examined separately.

Alan Carson, ACI, has been an owner of Carson Dunlop and involved in the home inspection industry since 1978. Carson Dunlop is the author of the ASHI@Home system and the Smart Track continuing education program.

ASHI members earn 2 CEs for attending these monthly webcasts, which are rebroadcasts of sessions at IW Phoenix.

Questions: Contact Michele George,


ACIs: Vote by December 5

Officer and Certification Committee ballots have been distributed to the voting members and the director ballots to council representatives.

The Officer slate:

President-Elect: Bill Loden
Vice President: Alden Gibson, Scott Warga
Secretary: Randy Sipe
Treasurer: Larry Cerro, Michael Stephens

Matrices for all the candidates were included with the ballots distributed to voting members (ACIs, Retired and Past-Presidents).

The Certification Committee slate: Scott Johnson and Vince Tecce.

Two will be elected.

The Director slate: James Allen, Lisa Alajajian Giroux, Michael Burroughs, Scott Patterson, Robert Peterson and Robert Walstead

Five plus one alternate will be elected. Matrices for all the candidates were included with the ballots.

The election of directors is covered in the ASHI Bylaws and in the CoR Policy and Procedures Manual on the ASHI website in the Members-Only section under Publications.

The election will close December 5, and the results will be published in the January ASHI Reporter, as stipulated in the Policy and Procedure Manual (15.11A). Campaigning guidelines also are available in the manual.

Clarifications and Corrections

When there was still time to request a petition form, the following corrections and clarification was sent to all those eligible to do so.

Any voting member wishing to run for an officer position can do so if he or she submits a completed matrix and properly signed petition to ASHI headquarters by 12:00 noon Central time, October 21, 2012.

Additional requirements can be found in ASHI Bylaw 7.2.4 and ASHI Policy 15.8A.

Any council representative wishing to run for a director position can do so if he or she submits a completed matrix and properly signed petition to ASHI headquarters by 12:00 noon Central time, October 21, 2012.

Additional requirements can be found in Council of Representatives Policy 9.5.6 and 9.5.7

The candidate matrix form always is available online in Members-Only downloads.

All petition candidates must obtain a petition form by contacting ASHI headquarters. This direct contact provides ASHI with a record of members who have requested a petition form, the names of whom ASHI is required to publish the last week of September and the second week of October.

No petition forms had been requested by publication date.

ASHI Reporter

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Your Input is Valued

To publish the Reporter, ASHI depends on members who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with other home inspectors. Chapter news and photos, letters and Postcards From the Field are all welcomed. Inspection-related success stories, safety tips, business and technical articles that are of interest to inspectors are vital to the magazine.
The ASHI Technical Committee reviews technical submissions for level of interest and accuracy. So, we recommend authors submit their ideas for technical articles and request feedback from the committee before writing the article.

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ASHI Calendar of Events

  • Jan. 15, 2013, ASHI Board Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 13-16, 2013, InspectionWorld, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 16, 2013, Council of Representatives Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 12-15, 2014, InspectionWorld, Nashville, Tenn.
  • January 7-10, 2015, InspectionWorld, Philadelphia, PA


Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,432
Associates/Logo: 106
Associates: 1,505
Retired Members: 102
Affiliates: 68
Total: 5,303

ASHI Mission Statement

To set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession.