I’m writing to personally invite you to the Inspection Event of the Millennium
in Toronto, Canada, May 17-19, 2007 where the entire inspection industry will
meet for the first time under one roof. The all-star lineup includes:
Paul W. Abernathy, CMI, InterNACHI electrical trainer: How to Perform the Electrical Portion of a Home Inspection. Paul has 20 years of experience as an electrical contractor, inspector and
educator. Paul was the youngest licensed electrician in the state of Virginia,
a NEC consultant and a Certified Master Inspector.
Craig Auberger, inspector trainer, senior consultant to 1st Inspection Services: What Home Inspectors should do to be Successful in the Future. Craig is past president of the American Association of Certified Appraisers
and a Trustee for the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, DC.
Rick Bates, CCI, CEI, REEW, RIAQM, President of Environmental Education Foundation:
What Every Home Inspector Needs to Know about Indoor Air Quality. Rick is a certified construction inspector, environmental inspector, expert
witness, past president of the International Environmental Assessment Association
and author of 6 inspection training manuals.
Gerry Beaumont, CMI and InterNACHI's National Education Consultant: How Home Inspectors can Make the Most of Online Continuing Education. Gerry is a pillar of the inspection industry, an inspection consultant specializing
in commercial and multifamily property, education director for Inspection Depot
and founded InterNACHI’s Educational Committee. Gerry is also a Certified Master Inspector.
Bruce B. Bradley CET,OHST: Health and Safety Issues for the Certified Home Inspector. Bruce holds certification in dozens of training programs related to the health
and safety field and is a trainer for the American Red Cross and American Health
and Safety Institute.
Daniel Breau, HUB International: Strategies, Tools and Resources for a Successful Home Inspection Business. Dan has accumulated a broad range of experience in his eight years in the
insurance industry and heads HUB’s Ontario office.
Russell Buchanan, President of HomeGauge: How to Spot Red Flags When Inspecting. Russell has inspected over 3,500 homes since 1994. He has been an instructor
at AB Tech College where he taught home inspection classes and has been the featured
speaker at various real estate investor organizations.
Doug Caprio, Environmental trainer for International Association of Certified
Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2), InterNACHI, and PRO-LAB: Intro and Advanced Mold Certification. Doug is by far the best mold inspection trainer in North America and has provided
mold certification courses to thousands of home inspectors.
Mark Cohen, InterNACHI/InterNACHI Attorney: Legal Tips to Help Home Inspectors. Mr. Cohen earned his BA in economics at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA
in 1980 and received his law degree from the University of Colorado School of
Law in Boulder in 1983. From 1983 to 1987 he served as a Judge Advocate (JAG)
in the U.S. Air Force. In 1986, he won the American Bar Association's Outstanding
Young Military Service Lawyer award. He has authored six articles published in
the American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts series, including one on "Piercing the
Corporate Veil". He served eighteen months as a Municipal Judge for the City
of Boulder and also served on the Executive Board of the Colorado Municipal League.
An experienced trial attorney, he has made multiple appearances on MSNBC, the
Today Show, and the Jimmy Kimmel show. Mr. Cohen is a partner in Cohen Horner,
LLP, a Colorado law firm that serves a number of trade associations and nonprofit
Mike Crow, Founder and President of the Millionaire Inspector Community and InterNACHI
trainer: Home Inspection Business Growth Strategies. Mike grew his home inspection business to nearly $2 million in revenue and
is a regular speaker at InterNACHI events across North America.
Will Decker, Chicago InterNACHI Chapter President: Seeing Beyond the Visible. Will heads up InterNACHI’s most successful chartered chapter which operates as
a separate entity from InterNACHI. He has created powerful real estate presentations
for use by InterNACHI members, is a regular contributor in Chicago area newspaper articles
dealing with the inspection industry and was InterNACHI’s 2006 Member of the Year.
Joe Farsetta, InterNACHI’s Professional Development Director, Founder of Alternative
Dispute Resolution Service, President of H.I.T. Interactive Media: Certified Well Sampler Course. Joe is a long-time InterNACHI member who created the Alternative Dispute Resolution
Service for home inspectors, developed the Certified Well Sampler course (MICB,
IAC2 approved) with corresponding professional designation and co-wrote InterNACHI’s
online structural course, quizzes and exam. Joe is also a Certified Master Inspector.
Elizabeth Feustel: How Home Inspectors can make Big Money in a Cooled Market. Elizabeth is an extraordinary business development trainer and educator who
has trained thousands of inspectors in the past 10 years for inspection events
and home inspection franchises.
Paul Frisk, Instructor- ITC Level III: Ifrared Camera Training specifically for Home Inspectors. Paul is responsible for managing ITC Canada and is a Professional Engineer
with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Paul has been in the infrared business since 1979 and with FLIR Systems since
1985 and holds an ITC Level III certification. His duties ranged from Software
System Design, Manufacturing and System Installation as well as sales. Paul’s
2nd “calling” as an ITC Instructor provides enthusiastic training sessions that
are well received by his students.
Nick Gromicko, InterNACHI's janitor: Tweaking your Inspection Website. Join Nick and InterNACHI's IT Director, Chris Morrell as they publicly critique
and clean up convention attendee's web sites from marketing, design and search
engine optimization standpoints. Everyone is welcome to show their site and everyone
is welcome to give their input. InterNACHI IT staff members Tim Eaton and Russell Ray
will also join us to provide additional web design and development feedback.
Mike Hatch, President of Boston Environmental: Inspecting Oil Tanks. Mike is a NORA (National Oil-Heat Research Alliance) Certified Trainer and has trained
hundreds of home inspectors with the TankSure® Program. Boston Environmental
provides the only ultrasonic technology available for home inspectors to evaluate
the condition of above ground oil storage tanks.
Kenny Hart, CMI and InterNACHI trainer: How to Perform the Plumbing Portion of the Home Inspection. Kenny Hart is master plumber and HVAC contractor with more than thirty years
of service in the mechanical fields. He is the Chair of the Building Practices
and Trades Division of the Alpha College of Real Estate based in Virginia. Kenny
is an author for many trade publications, a member of the Virginia Cross Connection
Control Association and the current President of the Virginia Association of Real
Chris Healy, President of URS Insurance: Errors & Omissions Insurance for Property Inspectors. URS Insurance Brokers is an independent insurance brokerage located in Milton
, Ontario. Chris has over 15 years experience providing Errors & Omissions
Insurance to Property Inspectors in the USA and Canada and is the exclusive Canadian
broker for the FREA Errors & Omissions Insurance Program for Property Inspectors.
Dan Howard, InterNACHI trainer: Non-Realtor Marketing. Dan is an “old time inspector” with 27 years and close to 14,000 inspections
under his belt. His experience includes commercial, industrial and residential
inspections, code inspections, HUD inspections, radon, and mold. He is a pest
control operator and lead instructor. Dan is author of over 250 published columns
on home improvement issues. He has been host of radio show and a television contributor.
Dan will freely tell you the secrets of success that your competition won’t, even
if they knew them.
Steve Jawitz, P.E., InterNACHI, ASHI, CMI, FABI and President of All Building Inspection,
Inc.: Inspecting Pools. Steve has been inspecting buildings in South Florida for over 30 years, is
a professional engineer and a Certified Master Inspector.
Dallas Jones, co-founder of Radalink: Radon Measurement Operators Course. Nearly 20 years of experience in the radon field, Dallas and partner Terry Howell
participated in a number of pioneering radon measurement and mitigation research
projects in both residences and schools, and began providing radon training classes
to state officials and professionals in 1987. Dallas served as radon measurement
and mitigation instructor for the Southern Regional Radon Training Center at Auburn
University from 1990 through 1993. Since 1994, Dallas has successfully taught
radon measurement curriculum to more than 4000 individuals.
Bernie Katz, Training Director and General Manager for Environmental Solutions
Association (ESA): Mold Certification. Bernie Katz has over 35 years of training experience and taught at both the
High School and College levels for many years. He has been conducting indoor
air quality classes for the Environmental Solutions Association and IAC2 for the
past 4 years and has trained over 500 hundred home inspectors across the country
in IAQ testing. Bernie carries state approved trainer credentials from Florida,
New Jersey and Texas in indoor air quality inspections and is an IAC2 approved
Brock Ketcham, Project Advisor, Consumer Services Branch, Service Alberta in
Edmonton: Status update on Alberta's Home Inspection Business Regulation Project. This is an open discussion regarding the first Provincial government to address
the topic of home inspector licensing in Canada. Brock is an energetic, resourceful
manager and marketplace diplomat with strong research, writing and interpersonal
skills. Every Canadian inspector should attend this presentation.
Jay Keany of Certified InterNACHI Store: How to Get Five More Inspections per Week. Jay is a sales and marketing professional who has been involved with the home
inspection industry for 18 years helping home inspectors improve their product
and market better. He is a military veteran, has won political office three times,
and been active locally and nationally with home inspection associations.
Steve Luxton, President of CMC Energy Services: How to Make Additional Revenue with Energy Inspections. Energy Inspections. As the Regional Manager of the Home Energy Tune-uP program,
Steve has been recruiting and training home inspectors since 2003. He has been
the Technical Director of one of the largest and most successful utility energy
management programs in the country for close to 10 years, written and recently
appeared in a national television program, CBS' Early Show, as an energy expert
providing helpful consumer tips on how to save energy. His goal is to help thousands
of homeowners lower their energy costs through Home Energy Tune-Up.
Jim Mailey, training manager for Strong-Tie: Inspecting Decks. Jim will be teaching us how to look for faulty deck construction and spot
Chris Morrell, InterNACHI’s IT Director: Search Engine Optimization for Home Inspector’s Websites. With Chris at the technical helm, InterNACHI grew to dominate the internet. InterNACHI
now hosts and maintains the inspection industry’s message board containing over
350,000 posts, the industry’s most popular online courses, exams and quizzes,
and the industry’s monster site, InterNACHI.org, a 16 million hit per month, 210,000
page website. InterNACHI also operates over 4,500 other websites made up of over 624
million web pages constituting 98.4% of all inspection related material online.
Chris, at a ripe old age of 23, now commands a larger portion of the internet
than Bill Gates and Steve Jobs combined.
Bill Mullen, RHI; NCA#00001 and CAHPI past President: The Canadian National Certification Program. The National Certification Program for Canadian Home Inspectors has been part
of Bill’s life for the better part of the past ten years. As an industry leader
he has been involved in almost all stages of its development, and during the past
five years, has held a leadership role in fine-tuning and implementing it. Bill
has a construction background, having been a builder, renovator, building supply
owner and a franchisee for a kitchen cabinet manufacturer. He has been inspecting
houses for fourteen years in Sarnia, Ontario and he is an RHI member of CAHPI
Ontario. He has been the recipient of the Stephen Greenford Award (2003), CAHPI’s
highest annual award, the Board of Director’s Award (2004), OAHI’s highest honor,
and this year he was the first recipient of a new ‘Bill Mullen Outstanding Service
Award’ which he will be asked to present each year in Ottawa. In recognition
for his years of work on the certification project, the National Certification
Authority named him National Certificate Holder # NCA00001.
Mike Nelson, InterNACHI member/trainer, supervising instructor for Kaplan Professional
Schools, ITA: Commercial Inspections and Defects found during a Home Inspection. Mike is the inspection industry’s foremost instructor on the subject of performing
commercial inspections and is one of our industry’s most dynamic speakers. Mike
is a regular at InterNACHI events and is a Certified Master Inspector.
Robert W. Pearson manager of Allen Insurance Group: Managing and Minimizing your Risk as a Home Inspector. Bob’s previous experience as a home inspector gives him a unique perspective
in dealing with home inspector insurance. He started his first inspection business
in 1985 and since 1992 has been with Allen Insurance Group's program along with
maintaining a home inspection business on the side. Bob is an owner and manager
of Allen Home Warranty Group, written many articles on claims management and report
writing, and is considered to be the foremost expert on home inspector insurance.
Tom Rausch, CMI, Director of InterNACHI Certified Education: Homeowner Screw-ups to Look For. Tom Rausch has been involved within the construction industry for the last
25 years. For the last ten years Tom has been a full-time inspector of residential
and light commercial properties in Colorado, California and Illinois. Like many
inspectors, Tom started out at ASHI and NAHI before advancing to InterNACHI where he
is currently the President of the Colorado InterNACHI Chapter. Having inspected in
excess of 5,000 properties, Tom is experienced in many areas of the home inspection
profession and commands some of the highest fees in our industry. In his spare
time, Tom runs InterNACHI Certified Education which hosts over 100 advanced home inspection
training seminars a year across the USA and Canada. Tom is also a Certified Master
Russel Ray, InterNACHI staff: Guerrilla Marketing For Small Businesses. Russel Ray started his first business at the age of 10 and after graduating from
Texas A&M went on to a stellar career in Houston as a real estate agent and
property investor/renovator. In 2001 he bought a HomeTeam inspection franchise
and took it to the third best first year in the history of franchise. Russel has
always been interested in marketing and in trying to determine what makes people
buy a product or a service—how to push that “buy button.” He specializes in guerrilla
marketing for home inspectors and recently accepted a full-time position with
InterNACHI helping members grow their inspection businesses.
Michael Rowan, CMI, President of the Master Inspector Certification Board, President
of Inspection Depot, Founder of AmeriPro: Systems Approach to Marketing for Home Inspectors and Business Diversification
in a Slow Market. Michael began his building and home inspection career in Ireland and the United
Kingdom in the mid eighties. He received a formal, college-level education in
building surveying, obtained his Designated Charter of Building Surveying and
completed a demanding apprentice to one of Europe’s largest building surveying
companies. Mr. Rowan relocated to the United States and established what has become
one of the most successful and fastest-growing inspection companies in Florida.
Not to be content with being a successful home inspector, he assumed an industry
leadership role that has lead to his being one of the foremost innovators for
the inspection industry. On his own initiative, he launched and led a three-year
project to develop a unique, time-saving Home Guide Report System that is already
revolutionizing the way inspectors conduct on-site documenting of their inspections
and present the results to their customers. With the founding of Inspection Depot,
Inc., Michael brings to bear his years of inspection industry experience to tackle
the day-to-day challenges of generating more revenue, delivering higher quality
customer service and improving inspectors’ quality of life – working smarter,
not harder. Michael is a board member of FABI, an ASHI Chapter President, a member
of InterNACHI and a Certified Master Inspector.
Barry Stangel, InterNACHI Trainer, Executive Director of Pest Management Consulting
& Training Institute:
Advanced Inspecting Techniques for Wood Destroying Insects using Thermal Imaging
and Acoustical Devices. With more than 45 years of experience in the pest management industry, Barry
is recognized as one of the top trainers in the country. Barry is a consultant
for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation and holds the distinction
of being InterNACHI’s first technical trainer.
Dr. Keith Swift, Vice President of InterNACHI, President of Porter Valley Software,
inspection industry author: Inspect and Protect; Avoiding Litigation. Keith Swift has a doctoral degree in English and has taught at several universities
in the United States and Canada. He is also a licensed general contractor, a
building inspector and InterNACHI’s report writing consultant. Over the course of
eighteen years, he has performed thousands of residential inspections, and written
extensively on the subject of avoiding litigation and is the author of "Inspect
and Protect" and "Manual for a Happy Home.”
Andrew Wick, National Distribution Manager for FLIR Systems, Ltd: New Infrared
Camera brochure for InterNACHI members to give to consumers. This brochure will be
downloadable on the InterNACHI website.
… and many more. Also on hand will be the inspection industry’s best and most
innovative exhibitors including:
Inspection Services, AccuStar Labs, AHL Mold Report, AI Risk Specialists Insurance,
Allen Insurance Group, Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (ADRS), American
Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT), AMP, Bacharach, BestInspectors.net,
Boston Environmental, Brenton Business Products, Brinks Home Security, Certified
InterNACHI Store, Chimney Safety Institute of America, CMC Energy Services, Disaster
Restoration, eInspections, Environmental Solutions Association (ESA), EnviroSpect,
Family Safety Products, FetchReport.com, FindAnInspector.com, FLIR Systems, FREA,
Home Energy Tune-Up, HomeGauge, House Doctor Consulting, HUB International
of Ontario, Hyatt Industries, Insurance Office of America, Inspection Depot, International
Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2), International Association
of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), Inspection Support Services, Inc. Inspection
Training Associates (ITA), Inspections Made Easy, InspectorLocator.com, InspectorMALL.com,
InspectorNOW.com, InspectorPages.com, InspectorSEEK.com, InspectWare, KeithSwift.com,
KrawlGear, Master Inspector Certification Board (CMI), Merrell Institute, NACHIstore.com,
InterNACHI Certified Education, NACHI TV, Neighborhood Environmental, Ontario Real
Estate Association (OREA), Paradise Computers, Poky.com, Porter Valley Software,
PRO-LAB, Professional Equipment, Pylon Electronics, Quantem Laboratories, Rad
Elec, Radalink, RE/MAX, ReportHost,
Reports, Inc., Safe House Campaign, Simpson Strong Tie, Staples, TankSure, The
InterNACHI Foundation, Whisper Computer Solutions and many more.
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is the largest
inspection association in North America. Our home buying clients enjoy the HI Experience® only InterNACHI Certified Inspectors can provide. Formed in 1990, InterNACHI is both a non-profit organization as well as
tax exempt. Its 210,000+ page, 132 million hit per year website, nachi.org, is
host to interactive online continuing education, the industry's most popular exams
and quizzes, and a 350,000+ post message board. InterNACHI also operates InspectorMALL.com,
aboutNACHI.org, FindanInspector.us, InspectorPages.com, InspectorLocator.com,
InspectorNow.com and InspectorSEEK.com as well as thousands of other lead generating
sites for a total of 624 million plus web pages constituting 98.4% of all inspection
related content online. InterNACHI is the industry's largest provider of continuing
education and host to hundreds of inspection events each year. More than 9,900
North American inspectors call InterNACHI home and for good reason: InterNACHI has over
1,000 free member benefits. InterNACHI... Inspected once, inspected right.
Attention U.S. attendees: You do not need a passport if you are driving to the
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and do not have a passport, you might consider flying into Buffalo, NY and driving
over to the Convention. The Convention is only a 1 hour and 50 minute drive from
Please join us for the Inspection Event of the Millennium in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, May 17-19, 2007.
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