In 1976, a group of visionary home inspectors
with the common goal of building consumer awareness and enhancing
the professionalism of their field established the American
Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This not-for-profit professional
association for home inspectors made its first order of business
to establish and advocate high standards of practice and a
strict code of ethics for the member community.
The Mission of ASHI is to meet the needs of its membership and promote excellence
and exemplary practice within the profession.
Today, with 6,000+ members and 80+ chapters,
ASHI is the largest and most respected professional association
for home inspectors in North America. Through ASHI's continued
efforts, ASHI's Standards of Practice - covering all of a home's
major systems - are now part of many pieces of state legislation
and are recognized by consumers as the authoritative standard
for professional home inspection.
ASHI's Web site, www.ashi.org, is the
definitive resource for inspectors, consumers, real estate
professionals and the media for information, advice and resources
dedicated to home inspection. Here you'll find a wealth of
shared ASHI home inspection knowledge at your disposal. Your
feedback and comments on ASHI home inspection are welcome.
About Carson Dunlop
Carson Dunlop is a consulting engineering firm that has been
devoted exclusively to building inspections since 1978. The
technical staff consists of consulting engineers, professional
engineers and graduate engineers from Civil and Mechanical
disciplines. The engineers have all been through an intensive
four month in-house training program, and participate in
various continuing education programs.
The firm specializes in the inspection of buildings and the preparation of reports
detailing the physical condition of the building structure
and major components. Where improvements are recommended, time
frames are outlined for these areas.
Carson Dunlop has been a leader in this young profession, performing home inspections,
doing commercial inspections, developing training programs
and building paper-based and web-based reporting systems.
ASHI@HOME Training System
If you are looking for quality home inspection education, ASHI and Carson Dunlop
have designed a comprehensive distance learning training program
to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed in this
young and exciting profession.
For additional information please contact
Carson Dunlop at 1-800-268-7070
Ext. 251or by email at email@example.com.