About Us

This program is provided by Northwestern Michigan College in partnership with Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd., and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Northwestern Michigan’s mission is to provide educational opportunities that maximize workforce performance, career development, and self-enrichment. We recognize ourselves as the community’s College, providing quality education for the residents in and around Traverse City, MI.

Carson Dunlop is a consulting engineering firm that has been dedicated to home inspection since it was founded in 1978. Starting from a time when home inspection was an unknown quantity, we have grown to become one of the oldest and largest independent home inspection company. We have also diversified to become a uniquely integrated company, creating a number of related businesses all built on our home inspection foundation. For more than 20 years, we have focused on education and training for home inspectors, helping people to prepare for success in this young consulting profession. In addition, we have added:

We take pride in our role as leaders of this young profession, and have been active in the home inspection community since its inception. Carson Dunlop has been active in the home inspection community throughout its history, and Alan Carson was the President of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) in 1994.

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.

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