American Society of Home Inspectors Announces New President
Albuquerque Inspector to Lead the Respected Non-Profit Organization For Professional Home Inspectors



Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

Albuquerque, NM, (February 25, 2009) – The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the oldest and most respected non-profit organization for professional home inspectors in North America, introduced William Richardson as its newest president at ASHI's annual InspectionWorld conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

Richardson, who owns the Albuquerque, N.M., home inspection company Responsive Inspections, Inc., joined ASHI in 1990. Previously, he has served as the president of the New Mexico ASHI chapter and as the national treasurer and vice president. He has also served for five years as a member of the ASHI national board of directors and two years as chairperson of the education committee.

Richardson said he plans to focus on education and new services.

“ASHI inspectors are the most qualified resource for home inspections because of our continuing education program and initiatives,” Richardson said. “However, with the continued slump in the housing market, and homebuyers purchasing foreclosed homes, we need to develop new services. I plan to develop additional programs for members — educational and training programs— as well as form alliances with affiliated organizations. Consumers can continue to turn to ASHI inspectors for their expert opinion on the condition of a house and for additional housing-related services.” 

ASHI named several other members to officer positions in the organization.  David Tamny of Professional Property Inspection, Columbus, Ohio, will serve as president-elect; Kurt Salomon of Advocate Inspections, Salt Lake City, Utah, will become vice president; Charles Gifford of AmeriSpec of Northeast Florida, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., will assume the role of treasurer; and Marvin Goldstein of Building Inspection Service, Southampton, Pa., will serve as secretary. 


About the American Society of Home Inspectors
In its 32nd year 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