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Alden E. Gibson of Breslau, Ontario, Receives Special Service Award from American Society of Home Inspectors

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Breslau, Ontario (February 4, 2008) - Alden E. Gibson, R.H.I., a seasoned home inspector and founder of Inspections by Gibson in Breslau, Ontario, has been awarded the 2007 Special Service Award from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).  The award, which recognizes Gibson's efforts to unite the American and Canadian home inspection industries, was announced by the Society in New Orleans, La., at InspectionWorld, the premiere annual conference of professional home inspectors.

Gibson is lauded by his peers for "strengthening the bond between two nations' inspectors" as the Canadian liaison to ASHI and the ASHI Canadian Task Force chair.  In recent years, his determination to bring together the two groups has contributed to significant membership growth - more than doubling since 2005.

And, this isn't the first time Gibson's achievements have been recognized by ASHI.  Gibson received the 2004 Special Service Award and, in 2007, he became the first Canadian to be elected to the ASHI Board of Directors.   He has held various leadership positions with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors as well.

Gibson, whose business serves customers in Kitchener, Waterloo and the surrounding area, has been a professional home inspector since the early 1990s. 

About the American Society of Home Inspectors

In its 31st year and with nearly 6,000 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.

To become an ASHI Certified Inspector, ASHI members must pass two written tests, including the National Home Inspectors Examination, and have performed a minimum of 250 professional fee-paid inspections conducted in accordance with ASHI’s Standards of Practice and subscribe to the Code of Ethics. ASHI Certified Inspectors are also required to obtain 20 continuing education credits per year to keep current with the latest in building technology, materials and professional skills.