FREE (dinner $25)
4-Hour Seminar on Business Development
& Marketing for Inspectors.
Open to inspectors of all associations, everyone is welcome.
Michael Rowan will be sharing his knowledge on diversification and business development
Nick Gromicko will be speaking on the marketing, sales generation and exit strategies
Michael Rowan is an industry leader in technology for home inspectors,
with a successful multi-inspector company as well. Michael started his career
in home inspections in 1985. Michael attended college full-time and secured a
diploma in Building Surveying/Inspection after which he spent 4 years finalizing
his degree in Building Surveying/Inspection from Reading University, England.
Following this qualification, Michael secured a Post Graduate Degree in Construction
Project Management and immigrated to the United States. Upon immigrating, Michael
finalized his State Certified General Contractor's License in the state of Florida,
became a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Florida Association
of Building Inspectors (FABI) and has taken numerous seminars and courses. Michael
is also State certified to teach a home inspection course under Inspection Depot,
Inc. and other courses associated with the home inspection industry. Michael has
written the Home Guide reporting system and many other articles that are used in local, regional and
national trade journals. Michael has personally completed over 10,000 home and
Nick Gromicko is an activist for the inspection industry and a speaker at dozens
of inspection events every year. After three years of military training in the 1980's Nick
accepted a position as a Research Analyst for the University of Pittsburgh's Nuclear
Physics Department. Four years later he left to form several multi-inspector
firms, eight environmental companies, and two laboratories. As a REALTOR with
RE/MAX, Nick was one of the country's first agents to work solely with buyers.
In 1990 he founded InterNACHI which grew into the world's largest inspection trade
association, host to nearly 500 events a year, with a 205,000-page, 100 million+
hit per year main site, over 4,000 websites, and a nearly 300,000-post, free speech
message board. In the mid 1990's he sat on the Board of one of the largest public
sewer authorities in the country and was President of Northtowne Custom Homes.
Nick owns a New York ad agency, a Wyoming mining company and an off-road accessory
manufacturing company. He is author of two books and dozens of inspection-related articles.
He helped start a school for children, a free health clinic, a food bank, and the
Master Inspector Certification Board which administers the inspection industry's
Certified Master Inspector professional designation and where he volunteers as its Director. He is also
the Executive Director of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air
Consultants. He is also a board member of REALmatcher, Inc., Reports, Inc.,
the Florida Association of Professional Home Inspectors, and the International
Society of Home Inspectors. Nick lives near the continental divide in Nederland,
Colorado, population 1,394 at what he calls "the top of the world."
Planning to attend this event? Email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 706.868.8886 to ensure your seat for dinner ($25). You need
not be a member of any particular association to attend. Everyone is welcome.
Dress casual as our meetings are informal and fun. Bring your spouse.
Thursday, November 9, 2006 starting at 7pm sharp (so come a little earlier).
Augusta - AGS
Hotel direction: 10.0 mi NE
Driving directions: Leave Bushfield and turn right onto Doug Bernard Parkway.
Turn right onto Gordon Highway. Turn left onto Walton Way and then turn right
onto 5th Street. Proceed until Reynold's Street and turn left onto Reynold's Street.
Turn right onto 10th Street.
Estimated taxi fare: 25 USD (one way)
Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - ATL
Hotel direction: 120.0 mi E
Driving directions: Exit airport to I 285 North. Proceed to I-20 East to Augusta.
Continue on I-20 for approximately 2 hours until you reach the Riverwatch Parkway.
Proceed East for approximately 5 miles. Turn left at 13th Street, go one block.
Turn right on Reynolds street, proceed 3 blocks to 10th Street, turn left. Hotel
is on right.
Columbia - CAE
Hotel direction: 70.0 mi SW
Driving directions: From airport exit toward I-16. Take I-16 east until it merges
with I-20 West toward Augusta. Proceed on I-20 approximately 55 minutes, cross
the Savannah River and Georgia state line. Exit Riverwatch Parkway. Proceed on
Riverwatch Parkway approximately 5 miles. Turn left on 13th Street. Proceed one
block to Reynolds, turn right on Reynolds. Continue 3 blocks to 10th Street, turn
left, hotel is on right.