February, 2007
Feature
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Thank You for Serving ASHI in 2006

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Committees: The purpose of a committee is to carry out the specific charge identified for it in the ASHI bylaws. Unless otherwise specified, a committee is expected to make recommendations in accordance with procedures adopted by the Board, and, when requested by the Board, assist in their implementation.

In other words, this is where the work of the society gets done. Each committee has a chair appointed by the president and approved by the board. The committee chairs then select committee members from those who have answered the call for volunteers.

The bylaws define the basic duties for most of the standing committees. To review the bylaws covering committees, visit the membership extranet on www.ASHI.org. Go to Publications, then Bylaws and Policy and Procedures. Bylaw Article 8 covers committees. 

Additional tasks can be assigned to the committees by the board as part of the annual work plan. The work plan also provides the tactics for carrying out out the duties and completing the tasks. Committee chairs report and bring motions to the board at its quarterly meetings. ASHI is truly a member-driven organization. Those who do committee work are in the forefront of shaping the present and the future of the society, and they deserve to be recognized for their service.


2005-06 ASHI Committees

ASHI Membership Forum

John Ghent, chair
Goldring Home Inspections, Inc.
Trumbull, Conn.

Kurt Mitenbuler   
Kurt Mitenbuler & Associates, Inc.   
Evanston, Ill.
Audit Committee

David Tamny, chair
Professional Property Inspection
Columbus, Ohio

Jay Balin
Habitat Home Inspection, Inc.
Thiensville, Wis.

Chuck Bellfontaine
Chicagoland Home & Building Inspections
Bolingbrook, Ill.

Joe Corsetto
Shelterworks, Inc.
Dover, N.J.

Brion Grant
Northland Home Inspection Inc.
Flagstaff, Ariz.

Charles Gifford
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Svc.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Frank Lesh
Home Sweet Home Inspection Co.
Indian Head Park, Ill.

Don Norman
HouseMaster Home Inspection Service
Bridgeton, Mo.

Bylaws

John Geiger, chair
Home Examiner, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.

JD Grewell
J.D. Grewell & Associates, Inc.
Silver Spring, Md.

Jim Hemsell
A Closer Look Inspection Services
Denton, Texas

Chapter Relations

Ron Rusch, chair
Rusch Associates
Kansas City, Mo.

Grant Bell
Bell and Associates Inc.
Arlington, Texas

Cheryll Brown
Hankey & Brown Inspection Services
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Bruch Czech
Colorado Professional Inspections Inc.
Loveland, Colo.

Ed Massart
Speaker of the House
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Randy Pierson
South Bay Home Inspections
Torrance, Calif.

Mark Schweickart
MSI-Mark Schweickart Inspections
Evansville, Ind.

David Sherwood
Sherwood Inspection Services, LLC
South Windsor, Conn.

Paul Signore
Signore Building Inspection Services, Inc.
Kula, Hawaii

John Vaughn
At Home Inspections, Inc.
Monrovia, Md.

Code of Ethics

Keith Oberg, chair
Professional Home Inspection Service
Binghamton, N.Y.

Martin Baker
Archispec Building Inspectors
Charleston, S.C.

Dan Dunham
Englewood Home Inspections
Rotonda West, Fla.

John Heyn
JJ Consultant
Owings Mills, Md.

Stuart Zwang
Home Raters, Inc.
Highwood, Ill.

Jim Yaskiewicz
Central Florida Home Inspection Service
Clermont, Fla.

Complaints (Logo Use)


Howard Pegelow, chair
H.A. Pegelow Investigations
Milwaukee, Wis.

Bruce Blackwell
Blackwell Home Inspections, LLC
Powhatan, Va.

Gary L. Gentry
Quality Residential Inspections, Inc.
Raleigh, N.C.

Denis Finch
Building Consultants of Virginia, Inc.
Springfield, Va.

Coleman Greenberg
Dominion Risk Management
Sedona, Ariz.

Jeff Nathan
Building Inspectors Consortium
Highland Park, Ill.

Complaints (Ethics)

Peter Engle, chair
Almost Home
Rumson, N.J.

Mark Londner aia
LBI Home Inspection
Purcellville, Va.

Arlene Puentes
October Home Inspections
Kingston, N.Y.

Brendan Ryan
Component & System Analysis
Valencia, Pa.

Tom Towle
H.D.B. Inc.
Hopkinton, Ma.

Conference Planning

Frank Lesh, co-chair
Home Sweet Home Inspection
Indian Head Park, Ill.

Charles Bellefontaine, co-chair
Chicagoland Home & Building Inspections
Bolingbrook, Ill.

Director Nominating
(members are elected by COR)

Randy West , chair
Professional Building Consultants
Prescott, Ariz.

Wesley Brendsel
Assured Home Inspection, Inc.
Lancaster, Ohio

John Geiger
Home Examiner, Inc   
Milwaukee, Wis.

Michael Stephens
American Home Inspections, LLC
Fairfax Station, Va.

Robert Sterner
HomePro of Central New York   
Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Education

Brian Murphy, chair
Murphy Home Inspection Services
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

R. Thomas Ackman
Cardinal Home Inspection, LLC
West Hartford, Conn. 

Tom Appleby
Appleby Inspection Services, Inc.
Pelham, Ala.

Bryck Guibor
Brick By Bryck Inc.
Tucson, Ariz.

Gil Hendrickson
Gil Hendrickson & Associates
Kokomo, Ind.

Rick Lobley
Double Check Home Inspections LLC
Allentown, N.J.

Jeffrey Remas
REMAS Inspections, Inc.
Clarks Summit, Pa.

Randy West
Professional Building Consultants
Prescott, Ariz.

Elections

Wayne Falcone, chair
Accurate Home & Bldg Inspection Svc.
Wayne, Pa.

Mike Casey
Kaplan Professional Schools, Inspection Training Assoc.
Oceanside, Calif.

Finance

David Tamny, chair
Professional Property Inspection
Columbus, Ohio

Chuck Bellfontaine
Chicagoland Home & Building Inspections
Bolingbrook, Ill.

Joe Corsetto
Shelterworks, Inc.
Dover, N.J.

Brion Grant
Northland Home Inspection Inc.
Flagstaff, Ariz.

Frank Lesh
Home Sweet Home Inspection Co.
Indian Head Park, Ill.

Don Norman
HouseMaster Home Inspection Service
Bridgeton, Mo.

Legislative

Frank Lesh, co-chair (federal affairs)
Home Sweet Home Inspection
Indian Head Park, Ill.

Marvin Goldstein, co-chair (state affairs)
Building Inspection Service, Inc.
Southampton, Pa.

Joey Caballero
5th Avenue Building Inspection, Inc.
Boynton Beach, Fla.

Tom Edwards
Eagle Eye Home Inspections, Inc.
Jamestown, N.C.

Jim Fahs
Young Home Inspections
Dunedin, Fla.

James Hanratty
Castle Home Inspection, Inc.
Crompond, N.Y.

George Harper
California Inspection Agency
Long Beach, Calif.

Joe Kelly
Advanced Home Inspections
Virginville, Pa.

Hugh Kelso
HKI Building Inspections
Seattle, Wash.

Joanna Mackintosh
Centennial Home Inspection Services, Inc.
Woodinville, Wash.

Robert Pyne
AmeriSpec Inspection Services
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Charlie Sessums
Alpha Inspection
Brandon, Miss.

Membership

Scott Patterson, chair
Trace Home Inspections
Spring Hill, Tenn.

Jamison Brown
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services
Poquoson, Va.

Alden Gibson
Inspections by Gibson Inc.
Breslau, Ontario

Patrick Graham
Accucheck Home Inspection Service
Zephyrhills, Fla.

Steve Hartnett
Hart Home Inspection, Inc.
Nokomis, Fla.

Guillermo Hunt
Hunt’s Home Inspections Inc.
Hampton, Va.

Jack McGraw
Jacks Home Services
Hickory Hills, Ill.

Michael Stephens
American Home Inspections, LLC
Fairfax Station, Va.

Les VanAlstine
Accurate Inspections LLC
Dewitt, Mich.

Officer Nominating

Don Norman, chair
HouseMaster Home Inspection
Bridgeton, Mo.

Cheryll Brown
Hankey & Brown Inspection Services
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Larry Cerro
Building & Home Inspections By L. Cerro
Tallahassee, Fla.

Alden Gibson
Inspections by Gibson Inc.
Breslau, Ontario

Ed Massart
Speaker of the House
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Robert Pyne
AmeriSpec Inspection Services
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Ron Rusch
Rusch Associates
Kansas City, Mo.

Brendan Ryan
Component & System Analysis
Valencia, Pa.

John Vaughn
At Home Inspections, Inc.
Monrovia, Md.

Public Relations

Paul Staron, chair
Valley Building Inspections, Inc.
Scottsdale, Ariz.

L. Bryant Barry
Wylie Partners Inspection Services Inc
Schaumburg, Ill.

Max Curtis
MaxInspect
Livermore, Calif.

Dan Howard
Home Inspections By Dan Howard
Freeport, Pa.

Vimal Kapoor
The Building Insp. of America
Germantown, Md.

Arthur Lazerow
Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc.
Bethesda, Md.

Danny Maynard
Inspect, Inc.
Greenwood, Ind.

Dennis Parra, Sr.
Parra Building Consultants
San Diego, Calif.

Standards

John Cranor. chair
Cranor Home Inspections
Glen Allen, Va.

Bruce Barker
Dream Home Consultants
Peoria, Ariz.

Matt Bradfeldt
Premier Inspectors of America
Phoenix, Ariz.

Roger Hankey
Hankey & Brown Inspection Services
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Kenny Hart
Virginia Beach, Va.

Scot McLean
Towne & Country Building Inspection, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Technical

Garet Denise, chair
Cornerstone Inspection, LLC
Denver, Colo.

Larry Cerro
Building & Home Inspections By L. Cerro
Tallahassee, Fla.

John Clason
Crown Home Inspections, LLC
Paola, Kan.

Jim Katen
Benchmark Inspection Services
Gaston, Oreg.

Brian Koepf
Brian Koepf & Associates, Inc.
Reston, Va.

Don Lovering
Advantage Home Inspections Inc.
Wellesley Hills, Mass.

Jim Rooney
Freestate Home Inspections
Annapolis, Md.


Note:
The board of directors also may create task forces, as the name suggests, to address specific tasks that have a definite beginning and end. Some task forces are formed across committee lines, others enlist members who are not serving on a committee. Unlike committees, when the task force completes its task, it is dissolved.