Next NY InterNACHI Chapter postponed to January 28th, 2004.

The next NY InterNACHI Chapter meeting has been postponed one day to Wednesday, January 28th, 2004 at 6pm.  ALL WELCOME. 

EVERYONE is cordially invited to the next meeting of the New York Chapter of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) on Wednesday January 28th, 2004 (snow date: Jan. 28th).  Based in the Hudson Valley of New York state, the chapter now has 44 members and is attracting more members from throughout its home state, as well as parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.  Members of InterNACHI, SPREI, ASHI, HICAG and NAHI attend.  This monthly meeting is the home inspection event of the Northeast.  New and veteran home inspectors are all welcome-you need not be a member of InterNACHI.  Anyone interested in home inspections can attend.  Dress casual if you like, as our meetings are informal and fun, the way they should be.  Spouses welcome.  Come hungry!

We have arranged for 2 speakers as follows:

  • Dennis Bender
    Approved De-Watering & Radon
    Cornwall, NY

    Dennis will talk about corrective measures to control water infiltration of dwellings and Radon Mitigation.

  • Steve Diaz - President and CEO of Duraclean Specialists of Yaphank, Long Island, New York.

    Duraclean is an international restoration and environmental remediation company. Steve owns the largest Duraclean franchise in the world. In 2003 our net revenue from mold remediation alone totaled 27.3 million dollars. Recently completed jobs include a mud slide at the Lake Placid Olympic Compound which totaled $770,000.00, a mold remediation at Salzman School, 1.5 million, among others.

    Steve has been intensively trained in water damage restoration, and mold remediation by Duraclean International Laboratories in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He also holds the prestigious Certified National Restorer designation through Duraclean International. We consider ourselves to be cutting edge with the technology we bring to bear on all remediation projects but rely on the expertise of many Industrial Hygienists for testing and remediation planning. We currently accept direct referrals from thirty major insurance carriers and recently won Allstate's highest award for Customer Service excellence.

Also attending:  InterNACHI President Joe Hagarty, InterNACHI Code of Ethics Committee Chair Joe Farsetta, and InterNACHI Executive Director Nick Gromicko.

Hope to see you all there!!!

I would like to stress that this meeting is open to all Home Inspectors, affiliated to any organization or not. There will be ample time to help any newcomers to the HI business with a question and answer period.


South Street Restaurant (Lower Hudson Valley of NY)
94 Orange Turnpike
Sloatsburg, NY 10974-1906
(845) 753-5200

The South Street Restaurant's menu.
Driving directions to the South Street Restaurant.


  • 6:00 p.m: (social gathering in lounge)
  • 6:45 p.m: (dinner seating)

Dinner cost is $20 but there are NO DUES to join the NY InterNACHI Chapter. Membership is free and everyone is welcome.

Reservations are mandatory. All attendees need to e-mail me - by Monday evening 9:00 p.m. Cancellations on the day of the meeting will not be accepted. Recently we have had a few reservations with no show. As of this month, you will be responsible for payment of dinner expense. This will be forwarded to the restaurant as they have prepared food based on reservations announced by us. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Questions?  email Patsy Maietta at:

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Everyone is welcome to attend this open-door free home inspection event.

Attendance counts as 1 hour toward member continuing education requirements.

No dues or membership required – Meeting is open to all.  Dinner cost: $ 20.00

This year Patsy Maietta ( Chapter founder ) and I will be planning field trips to various businesses. On the horizon is a visit to a Truss manufacturer in Chester, NY and Modular Home factory in Port Jervis, NY. Dates to be announced.

I would also like to invite anyone interested to our Tri-County Chapter of New York State Code Enforcement Officials Seminar. You do not need to be a Code official to attend. You may also join this chapter if interested as a private sector member. Dues are $ 50.00 annually and we have meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon. Meeting locations vary throughout Orange county.

DATE: Jan. 28, 2004
TIME: 8:00 am
LOCATION: Holiday Inn - Kingston, NY

HOST: Karl Schuerzinger - Town of Kingston

PROGRAM: Residential Electric Code Part 1 & 2
 Fred Warner (4 in-service credits)

MENU: Buffet Lunch   COST: $30.00 per person 
RSVP: ASAP, by January 26, 2004 PLEASE!!! Debbie Walsh – (845)457-2640
Payment must be made at door. Vouchers will be signed at that time for reimbursement.

If anyone has questions you can always feel free to e-mail me at

Top To Bottom Inspections
Glen Spey, NY