March, 2008
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

New location for Leadership Training Conference


It’s back to New Orleans, but for this special conference, participants’ room rates will be under $100 a day. The Board of Directors made the decision to hold both its October meeting and the Leadership Training Conference in New Orleans. The July 2008 Board Meeting and Town hall event are now slated for Rosemont, Ill.

New elected Directors

Because of a tie in the 2008 Directors election, a runoff election was held. Tony Smith will join the four other new directors and Thomas G. Lauhon will serve as the alternate.

Use Membership Directory to contact ASHI leaders

It’s now easy to contact the new directors as well as all ASHI leaders. Use the new online Membership Directory for direct communication with the people in the following groups: ASHI’s 2008 officers, directors and committee chairs, chapter presidents, council of representatives, past-presidents, charter members, ASHI affiliates, retired members, parrallel inspection guides, past award recipients and ASHI staff.

Questions about the new Web site continue to go to Mike at 847-954-3189 or

Relive the InspectionWorld learning and fun

Education session tapes and social event photos from InspectionWorld are now available online. Order tapes from View and order photos from

Latest media report

Monthly reports from ASHI’s public relations consulting firm are distributed the first of every month with the leadership e-newslettter First Thing, which is now sent to the full membership. If you’re interested in reviewing how successful ASHI is at educating the public about the value of home inspections and ASHI home inspectors, this report is a must-read.

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,518
ASHI Associates with Logo Use: 178
ASHI Associates: 1,406
ASHI Retired Members: 128
Affiliates: 85
Total Membership: 5,315

ASHI Calendar

(Subject to change during approval process)

  • Mar. 26, 2008, Board books mailed
  • April 11, 2008, Board orientation, Rosemont, Ill.
  • April 12, 2008, Board meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • June 26, Board books mailed
  • July 11, 2008, ASHI Town Hall meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • July 12, 2008, Board meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct. 1, 2008, Board books mailed
  • Oct. 16-17, 2008, Leadership Training Conference, New Orleans, La.
  • Oct. 18, 2008, Board meeting, New Orleans, La.
  • Dec. 29, 2008, Board books mailed
  • Jan. 21, 2009, Board meeting, Orlando, Fla.
  • Jan. 21-24, 2009, InspectionWorld, Orlando Fla.
  • April 17, 2009, Board orientation, Rosemont, Ill.
  • April 18, 2009, Board meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • July 17, 2009, ASHI Town Hall meeting, location TBD
  • July 12, 2009, Board meeting, location TBD
  • Oct. 22-23, 2009, Leadership Training Conference, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct. 24, 2009, Board meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Jan. 17, 2010, Board meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 17-20, 2010, InspectionWorld, Las Vegas, Nev.