St. Louis Metro-East Chapter of InterNACHI meeting August 13th, 2005.

Update:  Lightning knocked out the power just before the event started.  Pictured below, Nick trying to quickly learn his cheat sheets.  Pic by InterNACHI member Jim Bushart.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the St. Louis Metro-East Chapter of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), Saturday, August 13th, 2005 from 6pm to 9pm.  The meeting is open to all. You don’t need to be a member to attend. The dinner meeting is $25/person, including the presentation.  Dress casual, bring your spouses, and come hungry!   Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Our introductory speaker will be David James, President of St. Louis Metro-East Chapter of InterNACHI on the chapter's new website:
Our Guest speaker will be Carol Reuter, ABR, GRI, and President of the Belleville Area Association of REALTORs on:
  • What REALTORs want from a home inspector.
Our other speaker will be Nick Gromicko, InterNACHI's janitor, ad agency owner, and former veteran REALTOR on: 
  • Marketing your home inspection service directly to home buyers. 
  • Raising your prices when your competition in Missouri and Illinois charges less.
  • Converting every call into a scheduled inspection. 
  • Tips for tweaking your website so that it sells. 
Other speaker:  Keith Swift of Porter Valley Software.  Keith 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.
  • Tales from the trenches.
Other speaker:  Dennis DeMarco of on:
  • Great business ideas for home inspectors.
Technical speaker to be announced.
A good dinner ($25), drinks and desserts and free stuff:

Dues: There are currently no dues required to join the St. Louis Metro-East Chapter. You need not join to attend.

Schiappas in O'Fallon, IL
1050 Eastgate Drive
O'Fallon, Illinois
(618) 624-2033
Everyone is welcome to attend this open-door home inspection event.
This Chapter and meeting were put together by volunteer members:
David James
President, St. Louis Metro-East Chapter of InterNACHI
First Call Home Inspections
Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6702 Cell: (618) 410-3085
Attendance counts as 1 hour toward InterNACHI member continuing education.  Membership benefits.  Inspection Excellence.  Other InterNACHI events.  Inspection website tips.