2007 Convention Invitation.

Dear Home Inspector:
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 organizations.
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 Estate Inspectors.
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 trainer.
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 corrosion issues.
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 Inspector.
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:
1st 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, HI-SPEC,  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.
About InterNACHI:
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 Convention from the U.S.  All you need is your driver’s license.  If you are flying 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 Buffalo.
Please join us for the Inspection Event of the Millennium in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, May 17-19, 2007.
The entire 3-day event including snacks, education, training, speakers, exhibitors and door prizes galore is only…
Just $99 a person for everything!
For more information visit: www.nachi.org/convention2007 
Nick Gromicko
Get strong, get rich, and get to Toronto!