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The American Society of Home Inspectors
Announces New Officers and Directors

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Sheena Quinn
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It’s a new year and a new team of leaders for the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the oldest and most respected non-profit organization for professional home inspectors in North America.  ASHI announced the results of its annual leadership elections at the 31st annual InspectionWorld, the premier annual conference and exhibition for the home inspection profession, in Anaheim, Calif.

Topping the list of new officers who will serve for 2007 is President Frank Lesh of Home Sweet Home Inspection Co., Indian Head Park, Ill. Lesh joined ASHI in 1990. Since that time, he has served as the Great Lakes Chapter president, ASHI director, secretary, vice president and most recently president-elect.  Lesh is committed to perpetuating ASHI’s firm Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. 

 “The number of home inspectors has increased dramatically since state legislation has been introduced. When you apply the law of supply and demand, that tends to mean lower fees paid by the consumer,” said Lesh.  “That means it can be more difficult for the homebuyer to differentiate between someone who just received his or her license and an experienced and qualified home inspector, such as an ASHI Member.”

Other ASHI Members named to officer positions in the organization include President-Elect Brion Grant of Northland Home Inspections Inc., Flagstaff, Ariz.; Vice President William Richardson of Responsive Inspections, Inc., Albuquerque, M.N.; and Secretary Kurt Salomon of Advocate Inspections in Midvale, Utah.  David Tamny of Professional Property Inspections in Columbus, Ohio, has been re-elected Treasurer for 2007. 

Board of Directors

Each year ASHI’s Council of Representatives elects one-third of the 15-director ASHI board.  The following council members were elected to ASHI’s Board of Directors for 2007: Alden Gibson, Inspections by Gibson, Breslau, Ontario; Marvin Goldstein, Building Inspection Service, Inc., Southampton, Pa.; Ronald Rusch, Rusch Associates, Kansas City, Mo.; Brendan Ryan, Component & System Analysis, Valencia, Pa.; and Kenneth Salvo, Ridge Home Inspection, Inc., Basking Ridge, N.J.  Alternate directors include Robert Pyne of AmeriSpec Inspection Services, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Michael J. Stephens of American Home Inspections in Fairfax Station, Va.

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 arrange an interview with Mr. Lesh or to obtain high-resolution photographs, please Lisa Gunggoll or Christiana Brenner of Manning Selvage & Lee at 312-861-5200.