September, 2009
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Renew now to ensure continuation of benefits


Membership renewal notices and continuing education forms have been mailed and e-mailed. Please consider the increased benefit of membership that certification brings, plus continued exposure to consumers via “Find an Inspector” and much more as you make the decision to renew.

Renewing now saves your association the cost of repeated requests — money that can be better spent on member benefits.

ASHI Certification Program approval announced at Board of Directors meeting

As reported in the July The Inspector e-newsletters and in last month’s Reporter, officers and directors learned the good news that ASHI’s Certification Program had been approved at the July Board of Directors meeting.

All ASHI leaders, including chapter presidents and those serving on the Council of Representatives, are being asked to help prepare voting members to approve the addition to ASHI Bylaws creating a Certification Committee, which is required to administer the program.

After learning that NCCA had approved ASHI’s Certification program, the Board conducted its regular business. Jeff Arnold, ASHI executive director/CEO, provided a recap of the action items during the July 17-18, 2009, meeting in Rosemont.

Highlights include Bill Jacques being confirmed as the new chair of the Education Committee. He is replacing Gregg Caudill, who requested the change due to the press of business.

Who should attend Leadership Training?

Chapters are encouraged to send their current and future leaders to the ASHI Leadership Training Program, Oct. 15-16, 2009, in Rosemont, Ill.

Sending members who have the potential to become leaders is making an investment in ASHI’s future. This year, the conference will kick off at noon on Thursday, October 15 and continue through Friday, October 16. It will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, Rosemont, Ill. The ASHI-negotiated room rate is $119 a night.

Chapter presidents are asked to return the reservation forms on behalf of their chapters by Sept. 18, 2009.

Questions? Contact, Russell Daniels, or 847-954-3185.

Calling all chapter PR powerhouses

The Public Relations Committee would like to work with the chapters on public relations. The committee is requesting that each chapter select a member who would like to receive and share public relations-related news and activities with the committee.

Please ask the person in your chapter who is the most committed to the power of public relations to contact Sandy Bourseau at

ASHI InspectPac works for you

ASHI has established itself as the voice for home inspectors in D.C. Federal lobbying regulations require that ASHI obtain your permission to solicit you to support ASHI InspectPac, the fund that helps make ASHI the go-to home inspection resource in Washington.
To learn more and to receive a solicitation permission form, contact Richard Bennett,

ASHI welcomes new affiliates

Companies that provide goods and services for home inspectors are invited to become affiliated with ASHI. Recently, the following three companies became affiliate members:

Home Energy Team
Casey O’Malley Associates
IC Home Inspection

To view the full list of affiliate members, visit the ASHI Web site.

Current ASHI membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,612
Associates with Logo Use: 150
Associates: 1,747
Retired Members: 138
Affiliates: 82
Total: 5,729

ASHI calendar of events

  • July 17-18, 2009, Board meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct. 15-16, 2009, Leadership Training Conference, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct. 17, 2009, Board meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Jan. 16, 2010, Council of Representatives meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 17, 2010, Board meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • April 24, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • July 24, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct 23, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.