Frank Libero of Garnerville, N.Y., Receives Monahon Award
From American Society of Home Inspectors
Frank Libero of United Inspection Consultants in Garnerville, N.Y., was awarded the 2006 Philip C. Monahon Achievement Award from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) for his exceptional and innovative contributions to ASHI Membership. The award was presented by the Society in Anaheim, Calif., during the group’s recent Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with InspectionWorld 2007, the premier annual conference of professional home inspectors.
Established in 1983, the Monahon Award, ASHI’s most prestigious honor, recognizes an ASHI Member who is dedicated to its goals and ideals as stated in the Code of Ethics and who, as a Member, has rendered outstanding contributions of time, talent and expertise to the Society for a minimum of five years. The Monahon Award recipient is selected by ASHI’s Awards Committee from nominees proposed by the general membership. In addition to a plaque, which is given to the recipient during the ceremony, an annual cash donation of $500 is made to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., in the name of Philip C. Monahon.
“Frank is a dedicated home inspector and a true professional in the ‘ASHI sense’ of the word,” said Douglas Hansen, 2005 recipient of the Monahon Award and this year’s presenter. “He is an advocate for growing ASHI’s Membership and demonstrates his commitment by encouraging newcomers to attend Chapter meetings.”
Since joining ASHI in 1983, Libero has demonstrated his commitment to the growth of ASHI and the home inspection profession by holding a number of leadership positions. For the New York State Association of Home Inspectors, Libero has served as board member, vice president and president. Furthermore, he co-founded the New York State ASHI Leadership Council, was elected vice president and president of the New York Metro ASHI Chapter and served as chairman of the ASHI Public Relations Committee.
The ASHI Difference
While the majority of homeowners are on the right track with obtaining a home inspection for buying, selling and maintenance purposes, the difference in quality, and therefore, the protection of a homeowners' financial interests, can best be realized when the inspection is performed by an experienced, professional home inspector.
"ASHI's qualifications for full membership are the highest of any professional home inspection society in the U.S.," added Lesh. "Its Standards of Practice and Codes of Ethics is the gold standard of the industry that all others strive to meet.
To locate an ASHI Member, homeowners and homebuyers can use ASHI's advanced "Find an Inspector" tool by logging on to www.ASHI.org. The search engine allows users to identify an ASHI Member in there area by language, specialty or ancillary services provided. For more information, visit www.ASHI.org or call 800-743-2744.
About the American Society of Home Inspectors
In its 31st year and with nearly 7,000 members, ASHI is the oldest and most widely recognized non-profit, professional organization of home inspectors in North America. Its Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are the industry standard. ASHI’s mission is to meet the needs of its membership and promote excellence and exemplary practice within the profession. For more information, visit www.ASHI.org or call 800-743-2744.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To request a photo of Mr. Libero or to arrange an interview, please contact Lisa Gunggoll or Christiana Brenner of Manning Selvage & Lee at 312-861-5200.
Recipients of the Phillip C. Monahon Achievement Award
2006 Frank Libero
2005 Douglas Hansen
2004 Kenneth Salvo
2003 Roger Robinson
2002 William Richardson
2001 Mark Cramer
2000 John Palczuk
1999 Richard Matzen
1998 J.D. Grewell
1997 Alan Carson
1996 Dan Friedman
1995 Michael Casey
1994 William F. Sutton
1993 John Ghent
1992 David Surette
1991 Gerry Loesch
1990 Tony Galeota
1989 Bob Reeds
1988 John Heyn
1987 Tom Byrne
1986 Paul O'Connell
1985 Claxton Walker
1984 Alred Alk
1983 Ron Passaro