January, 2018
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

See You in Sunny Orlando!


Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. We are grateful to have you as part of our ASHI family and we hope that you enjoyed receiving a little gift from ASHI in the mail.

Now that the holiday season is over, here at headquarters, we are hustling to get the final items prepared for our annual conference, InspectionWorld® 2018, which is being held in sunny Orlando, Florida. We are so excited for this IW and we can’t wait to see you all there!

While at IW®, you should…

First of all, stop by the ASHI booth and meet the team members who answer your calls and emails! Michal, Janet, George and myself will be there to meet you face to face and answer your questions. ASHI Executive Director Frank Lesh will be there, too, as will some of our board members, including the ASHI President! Please plan to stop by for a meet and greet—we all enjoy getting to know our members.

Dr. Jim Johnson, one of ASHI’s top verifiers, also will be at our booth. He will be able to answer any questions regarding your submissions for verification. Dr. Johnson also will do verifications of reports and go over the results with you in person. If you’d like to take advantage of this great opportunity, please just make sure to bring your thumb drive loaded with five reports.

  • Each report should be from an inspection done in a different month, if possible.
  • The reports must be from inspections of residential homes.

You can submit your reports on the verification portal on ASHI’s website to make the process easier and faster. Be sure to submit your reports by the week before IW. Also, contact Janet George at Janetg@ashi.org to let her know that you will be attending IW, and that you would like Dr. Johnson to verify your reports and go over the results with you.

Are you a new home inspector and want some guidance or feedback on your reports? Bring three reports with you on a thumb drive and sign up to have Dr. Johnson review them. He can provide you with valuable information and get you on the track to success.

Some meetings are especially important for members to attend. Owners of multi-inspector companies, this means you! Please join us Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 9:30 am, to discuss items regarding multi-inspector companies. Janet George and I will be there to clarify procedures and answer your questions. 

If this is your first time at an InspectionWorld® or if you are a new member of ASHI, we invite you to join us Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 3:00 pm in Bonaire 1 & 2 for the “Welcome to ASHI” event. Incoming ASHI President Tim Buell and Executive Director Frank Lesh and many others (including myself) will be waiting to cordially welcome you to our ASHI family. This will also be a great opportunity to network with others who may be new to ASHI, just like you.

There is so much to do at IW and it’s all worthwhile! If you haven’t registered yet, it might not be too late. Visit our website at www.homeinspector.org and click on the InspectionWorld® tab at the top of the page. 

Please Note: In preparation for IW, the majority of ASHI staff members will be out of the office from January 19 to January 28. We ask for your patience and understanding. Thank you!