July, 2011
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Renew to Compete for Free IW Registration


Watch for your ASHI dues renewal notice in July and plan to renew as soon as you receive it. The names of those who renew by September 1 will be placed in a drawing to compete for three full registrations for InspectionWorld Phoenix. Details will be included with the notices.

Multi-Inspector Program

Last year, ASHI started a multi-inspector program for any firm that has three or more inspectors in an office. If you have a business with three or more ASHI members, please contact Sarah Walsh, sarahw@ashi.org or 847-954-3180 for more information on special membership pricing.

Online Marketplace

ASHI is redesigning the ASHI Online Marketplace. Watch for an announcement of the launch of this new outlet for all your business materials.


Nominate Those Who Deserve to be Honored

The Phillip C. Monahon Award goes to an ASHI Certified Inspector who has made outstanding contributions to the society and the profession over a long period of time. Take some time to think about who might deserve the award, then download the form from the ASHI website's Downloads and Forms page and follow the directions on the form for nominating an ASHI Certified Inspector.

The John E. Cox Award is ASHI's annual tribute to a member whose service to a chapter has been exemplary. If someone from your chapter deserves this award, discuss it with your chapter members and submit the nomination form available on the ASHI website on the Downloads and Forms page.

Nominations for both awards must be received by Oct. 1, 2011.

Michael Conley Takes Seat on ASHI Board; Jack McGraw Moves to Head ASHI School

As the Board Alternate, Michael Conley takes the seat of Jack McGraw, who has resigned from the ASHI Board to head up The ASHI School. The for-profit school delivers home inspector classroom training for ASHI Education Inc. McGraw brings a wealth of education and business experience to his new position as the director of The ASHI School. Conley brings leadership and experience to the Board.

Education Unequaled Anywhere – IW Phoenix

All the presenters for IW Phoenix are top of the industry. Review the entire multi-track education schedule at www.inspectionworld.org.   

 And, here's a sample of what you can expect when you attend:

Doug Hansen will present 18 hours over 3 days on 2012 International Residential Code.

Lucas Hamilton, manager Building Science Applications for CertainTeed Corporation, will present the two-part Art of Building Science. See articles written by Lucas on his blog.
Billy Viars, education and training manager – Southeast of Simpson StrongTie, will present Deck Construction and Inspection Using the IRC and DCA6.   

Jennifer Jenkins, product and segment manager for LP Building Products Siding and Trim, presents Exterior Appeal, The Technical and Environmental Consideration of Residential Siding.

Greg Hendershot, research and development leader for Owen Corning's Roofing and Asphalt business, presents a summary of steep-slope, residential roofing that uses asphalt shingles.

You can book your rooms at the world-renowned Arizona Biltmore. The hotel is accepting room reservations now at the special ASHI rate through the InspectionWorld website, www.inspectionworld.org.

IW Education Committee Met in May

The IW Education Committee met May 6 and 7, 2011, in Rosemont, Ill., to select the courses to be included in the IW Phoenix education program.
In photo, front row, l to r: Andy Kasznay, Jim Allen, Rod Beacham, Pete Jung. Back row, l to r: Jack Fehlandt, John D'Arpino, Mario Lucciola, Bill Jacques, Scot McLean.

ASHI President Kurt Salomon; Michele George, ASHI education manger; and Bill Lewis, ASHI director of marketing & business development, also attended the meeting.


Officer and Director Nominations Welcomed

2012 Officers: The Officers Nominating Committee met and approved a matrix for members who would like to be slated by the committee for an officer's position for 2012. Any ASHI Certified Inspector who is interested in being a candidate for the office of President-elect, Vice-president, Secretary or Treasurer is invited to download the ASHI 2012 officer nomination matrix from the website and follow the directions for submitting it. 

2012 Directors:
Each year the Council of Representatives elects five new ASHI directors and an alternate. The Directors Nominating Committee met and approved a matrix for Council of Representative members who would like to be slated for a director's position on the ballot for 2012. Requirements for being considered are covered on the ASHI 2012 director nomination matrix. Download it from the website and follow the directions for submitting it. 

Matrices will be accepted into August. To review the nominating and election policies and procedures, read the ASHI Policy and Procedures Manual, Section 15.

ASHI Mission Statement

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

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,441
Associates/Logo: 129
Associates: 1,467
Retired Members: 108
Affiliates: 78
Total: 5,226

ASHI Calendar of Events

  • July 29-30, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill..
  • Oct. 20-21, 2011, Leadership Training  Conference, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct. 22, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Jan. 4-7, 2012, InspectionWorld, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Jan. 13-16, 2013, InspectionWorld, Las Vegas, NV

Be social with ASHI

Become a fan, get LinkedIn and Tweet with ASHI. All social media can be accessed from ASHI's home page.