House of Horrors® 3 Planned for Midwest: Press Release


Third House of Horrors® Planned for the Midwest

BOULDER, Colo. (Aug. 27, 2018) – The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, along with The BrickKicker Inspection Services of Naperville, Illinois, and ProStar Academy are excited to announce plans for HOH3, a third House of Horrors®.  

This unique training facility for home inspectors is a full-size house with a thousand defects purposely built in. The project was first conceptualized by InterNACHI® Founder Nick Gromicko to provide home inspectors with realistic, hands-on training using an actual home that has more defects in it than most inspectors will come across in their entire careers.  The original HOH was built inside InterNACHI® Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.  HOH2 is located in Weston, Florida.  Plans are now underway to bring the House of Horrors® to Naperville, just west of Chicago.

Andrew Fox, general manager of The BrickKicker Inspection Services in Naperville, is spearheading this latest effort, along with ProStar Academy, an Illinois-licensed home inspector education provider. “HOH3 will be a complete learning lab open not only to home inspectors, but also to building contractors, real estate professionals, civic and youth groups, and other members of the general public,” he said.

The original House of Horrors® at InterNACHI® Headquarters was completed in 2016.  It includes a full kitchen and bath, a garage with electronic doors, several sections of roof and siding of various materials, different models of water heaters and furnaces, a crawlspace, and multiple levels with stairs.  The defects include improperly wired outlets, plumbing code violations, furnace, water heater and HVAC defects, and nearly 200 safety hazards for children, the elderly, and even pets.  The HOH2 in Florida opened in 2017.  The Midwest-region HOH3 will be completed in 2020.

Fox said that the Chicago-area location will expand on the elements of the first two facilities to showcase the rapidly evolving homebuilding industry.  “The power and reach of InterNACHI® partnered with The BrickKicker and ProStar Academy culminate in a perfect marriage," he said. "And with 30 years in the industry, The BrickKicker has the ability to manage HOH3 to become a unique and in-demand learning experience."

Gromicko’s vision for the perfect training facility for home inspectors was sparked back in 2002.  “Now, the House of Horrors is both more popular than I ever could have imagined, and just as popular as I had always hoped it would be,” he said.

The InterNACHI School in Colorado and Florida offer single-day and weeklong HOH Training Classes for home inspectors.  Visit to find out more about the House of Horrors®.

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