American Society of Home Inspectors Announces New Leadership
19-Year Veteran to Lead Respected Non-Profit for Professional Home Inspectors as 29th President



Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

  • Kurt Salomon named 2011 ASHI president.

  • ASHI names 2011 president-elect, vice president, treasurer and secretary.

Des Plaines, Ill. (January 25, 2011) — The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) introduces Kurt Salomon as its newest president at ASHI's annual InspectionWorld conference, the premier conference and exhibition for the home inspection industry,  held this year in Atlanta, January 25-28.

Salomon, who owns Advocate Inspections, a home inspection company serving Salt Lake, Summit, Davis and Utah Counties in Utah, joined ASHI in 1993 and founded the Utah chapter in 1997.  After serving as the chapter president through 2000, Salomon served on ASHI's Board of Directors from 2001- 2003 and council speaker from 2005-2006. Prior to becoming the association’s 29th president, Salomon served as the national 2007 secretary, 2009 vice president and 2010 president-elect. He has inspected more than 5,000 homes over the past 19 years, and also was one of the original authors for the National Home Inspector Examination, the test used in many of the states that license home inspectors, as well as one of the requirements to achieve ASHI Certified Inspector status.

In his role as president, Salomon will continue to support and promote ASHI’s commitment to expanding education offerings to its members. This initiative will commence by making some of this year’s InspectionWorld state-approved presentations available to the chapters to use at their meetings and seminars.

“The major reasons home inspectors join and retain their membership in ASHI is because of our core values, education and camaraderie. We are, and will remain, the gold standard of home inspection associations, and I am honored to be representing ASHI as this year’s president,” Salomon said.

ASHI Certified Inspectors elected several other members to officer positions in the organization. Marvin Goldstein, Building Inspection Services, Southhampton, Pa., will become president-elect; Charles Gifford, AmeriSpec of NE Florida, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., will serve as vice president; Alden E. Gibson, R.H.I., Inspections by Gibson, Inc., Breslau, Ontario will assume the role of treasurer; and Bill J. Loden, Insight Home Inspection, LLC, Madison, Ala. will serve as secretary. David Tamny, Professional Property Inspection, Columbus, Ohio, will continue to serve the society as the immediate past president.

About the American Society of Home Inspectors

Founded in 1976 and with more than 5,000 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 is the industry standard. For more information, visit ASHI online. To stay connected to ASHI news and updates, please visit the association's Facebook Fan Page — the American Society of Home Inspectors, or follow ASHI on Twitter - @ashi_inspection.