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The Heartlands Regional Chapter of InterNACHI Meeting and Seminar (Past Event)

Saturday, February 25th from 10:00am to 4:30pm EST
Lenexa, KS
Educational Topics: We will have 2 topics for this meeting  and Seminar……..
The 1st half of the Chapter Meeting and Seminar will be on DIAGNOSINGFOUNDATION DEFECTS and different types of FOUNDATION REPAIR METHODS.    

The speaker on foundation issues will be Andrew Vlesides with “Spartan Foundation” Some of you may have heard Andrew speak before at our home inspectors meetings or seminars in the Kansas City area. He will discuss diagnosing foundation defects, crack analysis, foundation movements and different  types of repair methods. Andrews Company was founded in 2007 and in 2012 was featured in Angies List as one of their BEST Companies. Spartan specializes in foundation repair, basement waterproofing, mudjacking, drainage improvements, bowing walls and differential settlement.  

Andrew will address concerns or issues he frequently encounters when coming into a real estate transaction behind Home Inspectors like us, or areas where we have extreme exposure to liability. Andrew attended KU in the Construction Management and engineering program.   We’ll break for lunch around 1:00 AND after lunch the 2nd half of our meeting topic will be on RISK REDUCTION - REDUCING YOUR LIABILITY - NOT GETTING SUED - AND KEEPING YOUR PAYCHECK IN YOUR POCKET - NOT LETTING OTHERS TAKE IT !!  
Dan Bowers, Chapter President has done inspections for over 33 years and in a very litigious business has NEVER been sued. The 2 or 3 times he has been threatened with one, he has used the tactics he will discuss in this seminar to make the other party realize that this was not only frivolous, NOT his fault,  BUT was going to be VERY costly to them if they pursued it.
A lawsuit is usually not about right or wrong OR being a good inspector or not - - much of the time, its about the attorneys making money. If you have a valid address and inspect a home, you can be sued. The more houses you inspect, the more likely you will be involved in a lawsuit.
Its time for inspectors to understand the “liability reduction process”, discuss the process, look at our options and end the free ride and strangle-hold that attorneys, realtors and a few whiney baby clients have on our industry (thinking we’re their “cradle to grave insurance policy”. Dan has done this presentation for all 3 National Home Inspection Associations over the past 10 years at their Annual Educational Seminars (NACHI, ASHI & NAHI).

If a hotel is needed ............ See Below

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel   (they are part of the Choice Hotel Chain)

15151 W. 101st Terr@ Lenexa, KS 66219

(913) 538-4681

They’re Off I-435 & Lackman Rd Exit 3 Blocks from our Seminar Site

Rates Usually $60 to $70 with AAA, AARP, etc

15203 W. 99th Street
Lenexa, KS 66219

Start Time

February 25th, 2017 at 10:00am

End Time

February 25th, 2017 at 4:30pm