FREE 3-day Commercial Inspection course in Denver on February 24-26, 2007.

 
Get into Commercial Inspections!
 
InterNACHI in conjunction with Inspection Training Associates (ITA) is offering a FREE 3-day Commercial Inspection training course in Denver, Colorado on February 24-26, 2007 from 8:30am till 5:30pm each day for InterNACHI members.
 
Multistory office buildings, strip shopping centers, apartment complexes, industrial warehouses, and many other types of commercial properties are purchased by investors who need quality inspections and information. The commercial inspection business may be the opportunity you are looking for. Using your already developed skills and our method for completing a commercial inspection, a whole new world of business becomes available. A few bold inspectors are venturing into this arena and finding it lucrative and uncrowded.
 
Our Commercial Inspection course provides guidelines and actual skills necessary to perform a pre-purchase inspection and prepare a written, narrative report on a commercial property. It gives you the confidence and skills you need to get started in the commercial inspection market. The course details the "Team Approach," which can be utilized, even by the smallest of companies. This course also outlines procedures and methods employed by the "Team Captain" using consultants for large and complicated commercial properties.

We've designed this course to teach the business of commercial inspecting, including general theory and practical applications of running a successful business, as well as insights into marketing and advertising.

This relatively unexploited area of the inspection industry is sure to grow in the future. Upgrade today and join a small but growing number of in-high-demand commercial inspectors. This course provides in-depth text books which include sample reports. The ASTM E-2018-01 Commercial Standards are provided and discussed during the course.
 
 
COURSE OUTLINE:
Day 1, Saturday, February 24, 2007:
Module A-Brief History of the Industry
In order to know where we are and were we are going, it's important to know how we got here. This course reveals important aspects about the evolution of the profession. 

Module B-Entering the Commercial Inspection Business
It takes desire, knowledge, and a proven business system to be successful in this profession. This course provides the tools! Module C-Addressing Key Issues

It takes desire, knowledge, and a proven business system to be successful in this profession. This course provides the tools!
  • Business and Personal Objectives
  • Qualifications and Resources
  • Commercial vs. Residential
  • Choosing your Market
  • A Good Business Plan

Module D-The Commercial Client
Sophisticated; businesslike; professional. The Commercial client is easier to deal with than the residential client, or are they? The Commercial client is also intelligent, cunning, a shrewd communicator and negotiator-be prepared!

  • Client Needs
  • Expectations
  • Value Perceived
  • Scope of Services
  • Proposals, Contracts
  • Written Report (value perceived for fee paid)

Module E-Selling a Commercial Inspection
The ability to sell this unique product requires special skills, which the course will cover. These skills are critical to your success in the Commercial Inspection Business

  • Policy (image, quality, and scope of services offered)
  • Source of Leads
  • Taking an Order (telephone, bid, requests, and more)
  • Pricing a Job (cost of sales + overhead and profit)
  • Proposals and Contracts

Module F-Inspection Procedures using the "Team Approach"
It took the course creator 27 years and 50,000 reports to develop this method. You will have basic knowledge necessary to use the method at completion of this course.

  • The Team-Captains, Employees, Consultants
  • Pre-Inspection Interviews, Maintenance and Management
  • The Inspection Checklist
  • Data Collection, Compilation Methods
  • Coordinating Consultants and Others
Day 2, Sunday, February 25, 2007:

Module G-Basic Building Components-descriptions, problem identification (an overview)
Although the course is not intended to provide the technical knowledge necessary to inspect all aspects of each major component, the course does provide the guidelines for defining components and identifying problems of each using fee paid consultants.

  • Sitework
  • Building Exterior
  • Roof
  • Structure
  • Foundation
  • Building Interior
  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Elevators and Other Components

Module H-Commercial Reports
The completed, narrative report, customized to a specific client, should be a work of art, effectively articulating the subject property. Repeat business is contingent upon your image. Poorly prepared reports can come back to haunt you!

  • The Basic Function (what it is, isn't)
  • Style-effective written communication
  • Semantics (as a legal document)
  • Components-Cover letter, Introduction
  • Summary, Body, Disclaimer, Appendix
  • Major Repair Cost Estimating

Module I-Course Summary-Marketing
This course will outline the marketing steps necessary to begin a commercial inspection business today.

  • Markets Defined
  • Methods of Marketing
  • Today-What's Hot and What's Not
Day 3, Monday, February 26, 2007:  

Module J - Commercial Electrical

  • Typical voltages encountered with single and three phase 
  • Delta and Y connected systems, three and four wire 
  • Services 
  • Transformers 
  • Working clearances, dedicated space and egress 
  • Wiring methods 
  • Grounding and GFPE equipment 
  • Suspended ceilings 
  • Examples from many commercial inspections 
TEXT BOOK AND TRAINING MATERIALS:
 
FREE. Commercial inspection textbooks and materials are yours to keep at no extra cost.  The Commercial Course Syllabus included with the training class consists of two large binders filled with information needed to start and operate a commercial inspection business. One of the binders includes actual commercial property inspection reports and the other binder includes the entire text from the training class.
LUNCH:
FREE.  Porter Valley Software will be providing lunch at no extra cost.  Thanks Lorne!
LOCATION:
Jones College
2150 S. Cherry St. Denver, CO 80222
Office: 303-758-1033
 
Online Directions/MAP
DIRECTIONS
Jones College is located near I-25 and Colorado Blvd. We are 6 blocks east of Colorado Blvd, and one block south of Evans. From I-25 North, take the Colorado Blvd exit and turn left (South) onto Colorado Blvd. From I-25 South, take the Colorado Blvd exit and turn right onto Colorado Blvd. In both cases, you will then follow the South-Bound Colorado Blvd directions below.
SOUTH -BOUND COLORADO BLVD:
Colorado Blvd, south to Warren (1 block south of Evans, there is a Diamond Shamrock corner store on the eastside), turn left on Warren follow to Cherry Street. We are located on the NE side of Cherry Street and Warren in a red brick building with white trim.
 
NORTH - BOUND COLORADO BLVD:
Colorado Blvd, north to Warren (1 block before Evans, there is a Diamond Shamrock corner store on the right hand side of Warren) turn right on Warren and follow to Cherry Street. We are located on the NE side of Cherry Street and Warren in a red brick building with white trim.
Online Directions/MAP
 
HOTEL SUGGESTIONS:
  • Fairfield Inn on Colorado Blvd - They have given us a discounted rate of $89+tax per night.  To make reservations call 1 (800) 690-9799 or (303) 691-2223 and ask for the "InterNACHI room rate."  
  • La Quinta Inn Denver - They have given us a discounted rate of $72+tax per night.  To make reservations call (303) 758-8886 and ask for the "InterNACHI room rate."
COST:
The cost of the 3 day course plus your text books plus your training material plus food is $200 minus $1 for every mile you live from the location.  If you live 200 miles or more away... there is no cost for the 3 day commercial inspection course, text books, training materials, and food.
TO REGISTER:
If you live more than 200 miles from the location of the course simply email fastreply@internachi.org and let me know you are coming.  There is limited seating so if for any reason you have to cancel make sure you let us know so we can give your slot to a fellow member. 
If you live less than 200 miles from the location of the course simply send a check for $200 less $1 for every mile you live outside of Denver.  For example: If you live in Boulder (25 miles from Denver) send a check for $200-25=$175 made payable to "InterNACHI" to InterNACHI, 1750  30th Street, Boulder, Colorado, 80301.  (ITA normally offers this course for $699 without food, so register fast).  If the course is full by the time we get your check, we will return it uncashed.
 
This course has limited seating and so is on a first-to-register basis until full.  Hurry!  Each properly registered member at the bottom of this webpage so you can see that you are registered. 
 
This course is not open to non-members.  If you are not a InterNACHI member and wish to take the free 3-day commercial inspection course you will have to join InterNACHI first www.nachi.org/benefits.htm.
 
Approved by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
This course counts for 24 hours of continuing education for InterNACHI members, 48 hours of continuing education towards the Certified Master Inspector designation, and most state licensing.
 
 
Many thanks to ITA's Michael Casey for his efforts in making this course available to InterNACHI members.  We hope to see you there!
 
 
 
Nick Gromicko
Founder
 
P.S. Don't miss InterNACHI's Certified Well Sampler course in Boulder, Colorado on February 17th (open to all inspectors, you need not be a member of InterNACHI).
 
Commercial Inspection course confirmed registrants
SEAT       
MEMBER
PAID
1
Mark Sylvester
Illinois
2
Carolyn White
Tennessee  FREE
3
Robert Anaya       
Virginia  FREE
4
Robert Francis   
Ontario  FREE
5
James Perrow
Washington FREE
6
Denny McAuley   
Illinois  FREE
7
Steven Waskewicz
CO PAID
8
Frank Carrio       
New Hampshire PAID
9
Jamie Wisecup   
CO PAID
10
Mike Lopezi
CO PAID
11
Jame Eubank
CO PAID
12
Brian Paull   
WI FREE
13
Evan Hughes       
CO  PAID
14
Luis Figueroa   
Florida  FREE
15
Mark Anthony
Missouri FREE
16
Henry Valenzano   
CO PAID
17
Charles Hellickson
CO PAID
18
Bryant Wetzel
CO (pending payment)
19
Jim Krumm
CO PAI3D
20
Kent Shepard
CO  PAID
21
Rick Mueller
CO  PAID
22
Alan Senter
CO  PAID
23
Richard Slocum
CO PAID
24
Bart Riddle   
Kansas FREE
25
Brian Wardlow
CO PAID
26
James Roof
Iowa  FREE
27
Brian Connolly
South Carolina
28
Kal Patel
Ohio  FREE
29
Michael Larson   
Wisconsin  FREE
30
Bud Davis  
Kansas
31
Dylan Bucknavich
Arizona  FREE
32
Warren Mathis
New Mexico  FREE
33
James Koong
British Columbia  FREE
34
John Braddock
CO  PAID
35
Ron Tipton
CO  PAID
36
Name unknown
Quebec
37
W. Michael Chris
Utah  FREE
38
Mike Porras
Oklahoma FREE
39
James Braun
Missouri  FREE
40
Bill Wallbaum
CO PAID
41
Richard Burk   
Pennsylvania FREE
42
John Cundiff   
Ohio FREE
43
Scott Harris
Oregon FREE
44
Carl Brahe
CO PAID
45
Susan Bacon
CO PAID
46
Bruce Graham
FL  FREE
47
Bill Schaefer   
CO PAID
48
Dave Hagen
CO PAID
49
George Gabbert
CO PAID
50
Brian Persons   
CO PAID
51
Hugo Villalobos
Florida FREE
52
Scott Gaston
Illinois FREE
53
Ken Ishmael
CO PAID
54
John Tedrick
CO (pending payment)
55
James Kolke
Illinois FREE
56
Chuck Melocco
CO PAID
 
On Standby (so if you are listed above and can't come, please let us know at fastreply@internachi.org so we can give your seat to another member):
standby
 
 
 
 
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