Ohio State Chapter of InterNACHI meeting Saturday April 9th, 2005

You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Ohio State Chapter of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at 6:30pm (Meet & greet, Vendor Expo, and drinks at 5:30 if you want to come that early). The meeting is open to all. You don’t need to be a member to attend. The dinner meeting is $30.00/person, including the presentation.
Introduction by: Jeff Judy, President of Examination Services and President of the Ohio State InterNACHI Chapter.
Guest speaker:  Dr. Gerry Wegner, of Varment Guard on:
  • Identification of Pest Activity and Damage for Home Inspectors
Other speaker:  John Gramza, CHMM on:
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Concerns Encountered during an Inspection 
Other Speaker:  Gerry Beaumont, InterNACHI's Education Director on:
Other speaker:  Coleen Purdey-Morrison of cpm Web Solutions on: 
  • Web design for home inspectors 

    Having a presence on the Internet can be an excellent addition to your
    current marketing plan. Your other forms of marketing can be used together
    with Internet marketing by placing your Web address on advertisements,
    mailings, letterhead, and business cards.  Use the Internet to complement
    your other marketing material.
The principal of cpm Web Solutions is a Civil Engineering Technologist with
over a decade of experience as a construction inspector.  This assures you
of someone who understands your business, a person who can help you
communicate your message to all those potential clients out there.
Other speaker:  Gary Johnson, InterNACHI Foundation - Executive Director Pro Tem on:
  • InterNACHI Convention recap and upcoming.
Other speaker:  John Bowman Vice President InterNACHI - Vice President InterNACHI Foundation on:
  • The InterNACHI Foundation.
Other speaker:  Robert Brown, President of the InterNACHI-DUKA Chapter in Ontario on:
Other speaker:  Nick Gromicko, Former veteran REALTOR, ad agency owner, and Executive Director of InterNACHI on:  
  • Marketing your home inspection service directly to home buyers.
  • Raising your prices when your competition charges less.
  • Converting every call into a scheduled inspection.
  • Creating a marketing brochure that works.
  • Home Inspector Licensing in Ohio.
Other speaker:  Ed Ranieri and Enzo Maddalena of ServiceMaster on:
  • The power of Thermography during inspections.
  • Mold Remediation-Everything an inspector needs to know about mold .
  • Moisture Infiltration-Identifying and controlling potential moisture problems.
Other speaker:  Lorne Steiner, CEO of Porter Valley Software and InterNACHI's Director at Large.  Lorne will be giving a seminar on "Advanced Communications for Home Inspectors" which includes:
  • Effective Marketing to increase business.
  • Best Business Practices for the Home Inspection Industry.
  • How to effectively Avoid Litigation.
Other speakers:  Norm Grazier and Dan Chemsak of Bacharach on:
  • Meters for home inspectors.
Other speakers:  Bob Thompson and Steve Morton of Nationwide Reinforcing on:
  • Bowed foundation walls. 
Other speaker:  Michael G. Bryon of MGB Publications, Inc. on:
  • The Guardian Series: Building Inspection System.
Also on hand:  Cory Doane, reporter for Inspector's Quarterly.
A good dinner, drinks and desserts.  We are bringing in a special chef for the event.  This will be one of the best dinners InterNACHI has ever served.  The Chef has selected this exciting venue for our dinner,  it starts with; A Boston Bibb Lettuce, Sliced Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Watercress Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, rolls and butter.  For the Entree; Breast of Chicken Mrasala (Sautéed Breast of Chicken with a Delicate Wine Sauce), Fresh Vegetables, and the Chef's surprise choice of (Rice or Potato), Choice of Coffee or Iced Tea.  Vegetarian meal upon request. For Dessert; Chocolate Tulip with Raspberry Mousse and Fresh Berries.
  Free stuff:

Dues: There are currently no dues required to join the Ohio State Chapter. You need not join to attend.


Columbus Airport Marriott
1375 North Cassady Avenue
Columbus, OH   43219
(614) 475-7551
Ask for the InterNACHI group discount if staying overnight.  We have a block of rooms reserved.
Driving Directions: From the Airport: East on Int"l Gateway to 670 W to Exit 9 Cassady Ave. Left onto Cassady Ave. Hotel on right.  MAP

Free shuttle service from Airport.  Estimated taxi fare: $10 (one way). 

Everyone is welcome to attend this open-door home inspection event.  Please RSVP to me at nick.gromicko@nachi.org if you plan to attend.

This Chapter and meeting were put together by InterNACHI member:

Jeff Judy
President of the Ohio State Chapter of InterNACHI
I hope to see you there!
Nick Gromicko
Executive Director
Attendance counts as 1 hour toward InterNACHI member continuing education.

P.S.  There is an open door round table dinner meeting on Friday night at 6:00 pm on the 8th and a Golf outing at 9:20 am on Saturday the 9th.  People can make a weekend out of it, free shuttle to shopping, movies, dinning at Easton town square.

https://www.nachi.org/iq.htm  Free Inspector's Quarterly.
https://www.nachi.org/avoidinglitigation.htm  Free Avoiding Litigation CD.
https://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm  Membership benefits.
https://www.nachi.org/events.htm  Other InterNACHI events. 
https://www.nachi.org/onlineeducation.htm  InterNACHI's new online educational courses.