Nick is the founder of InterNACHI®, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, based in Boulder, Colorado. InterNACHI® is the world’s largest association of property inspectors — with one of the largest websites on the Internet at www.nachi.org — offering education, training, benefits and support to its members to help them succeed in the home inspection industry.
Nick Gromicko also serves as executive director of the Master Inspector Certification Board, which awards qualified property inspectors the title of Certified Master Inspector®, the industry’s highest professional designation.
As part of his philanthropic efforts, Nick founded Cozy Coats for Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Cozy Coats for Kids purchases brand-new winter coats that children have picked out for themselves, with the intention of bolstering their confidence and wellness. The program raises money through donations from professionals in the inspection industry and related sectors throughout the United States and Canada. Cozy Coats for Kids has zero operating expenses and salaries listed on its 990 tax returns because Nick personally pays for all the organizations expenses each year.
In 2016, Nick fulfilled his decade-long goal of creating the ultimate education tool when he opened the House of Horrors® — the only training facility of its kind — at InterNACHI® Headquarters in Boulder. The House of Horrors® is a full-size house with a thousand defects purposely built in. This unique structure permits hands-on, accredited training for new and veteran inspectors, held for one week every month, as well live tours and events for real estate professionals and others interested in the home inspection process. The following year, a second House of Horrors® was opened in Weston, Florida. A third House of Horrors opened in Philadelphia in 2021.
In 2017, Nick launched BizVelop.com, a free online resource for home inspectors needing help with gauging where their business is now in order to take it to the next level.
In 2018, Nick founded CCPIA — the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association — the first nationwide association that provides resources specifically for commercial property inspectors, and promotes the use of the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP), which Nick co-wrote.
Author of more than 25 inspection textbooks, as well as the best-selling STACKS: A Home Inspector's Guide to Increasing Gross Revenue, SLEEP WELL: A Home Inspector's Guide to Managing Risk, and SCALE UP: 100+ Steps to Growing and Systemizing Your Multi-Inspector Firm and hundreds of informational articles for consumers and professionals, Nick works tirelessly to promote the home inspection industry and to advocate for inspectors across North America and beyond through education, training and support.