Brendan Ryan of Valencia, Pa., Receives Cox Award
From American Society of Home Inspectors



Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

Brendan Ryan of Component & System Analysis in Valencia, Pa., has been awarded the 2006 John E. Cox Member of the Year Award from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) for outstanding service to the Pittsburgh Regional Organization Chapter of ASHI (PRO ASHI). The award was announced by the Society in Anaheim, Calif., during the group’s recent Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with InspectionWorld 2007, the premier annual conference of professional home inspectors.

Established in 1990, the Cox Award honors individuals who have made exemplary contributions to their chapter. The recipient must be an ASHI Member who has rendered outstanding service to his or her ASHI Chapter, either over a period of years or under special circumstances that may not occur again. The Cox Award recipient is nominated by his or her chapter, and selected by ASHI’s Council of Representatives.

“Brendan has been an ASHI Member since 1995. He has served two terms as Chapter president and is the current Chapter Council Representative,” said Kurt Salomon, 2005 Cox Award recipient and this year’s presenter. “His leadership, professionalism, ethical behavior and captivating personality make him an inspiration.”

A past president of PRO ASHI, Ryan is dedicated to the growth of ASHI Membership and chapter strength. “Since my first election as its president, the PRO ASHI Chapter has flourished into a highly active and financially solvent organization,” said Ryan. “The upcoming years and the changing terrain of the home inspection profession offer a great opportunity for ASHI to grow while still maintaining the highest of standards. I share the vision that ASHI can be both the biggest and the best.”

“Brendan’s enthusiasm for continuing to develop his Chapter’s organization and its programs is the reason why PRO ASHI is the Chapter that it is.”

The ASHI Difference

While the majority of homeowners are on the right track with obtaining a home inspection for buying, selling and maintenance purposes, the difference in quality, and therefore, the protection of a homeowners' financial interests, can best be realized when the inspection is performed by an experienced, professional home inspector.

"ASHI's qualifications for full membership are the highest of any professional home inspection society in the U.S.," added Lesh.  "Its Standards of Practice and Codes of Ethics is the gold standard of the industry that all others strive to meet.

To locate an ASHI Member, homeowners and homebuyers can use ASHI's advanced "Find an Inspector" tool by logging on to  The search engine allows users to identify an ASHI Member in there area by language, specialty or ancillary services provided.  For more information, visit or call 800-743-2744.

About the American Society of Home Inspectors

In its 31st year and with nearly 7,000 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 or call 800-743-2744.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  To request a photo of Mr. Ryan or to schedule an interview, please contact Lisa Gunggoll or Christiana Brenner of Manning Selvage & Lee at (312) 861-5200.

Recipients of the John E. Cox Member of the Year Award

YEAR                         RECIPIENT

2006                           Brendan Ryan
2005                           Kurt Salomon
2004                           Frank Lesh
2003                           J.D. Grewell
2002                           Victor Faggella
2001                           William Mason
2000                           William Lumpkin
1999                           Jay Balin
1998                           Danny Maynard
1997                           Kenneth R. Young
1996                           Mark S. Kerns
1995                           John Annunziata
1994                           Norman Becker
1993                           Douglas Hansen
1992                           M.B. Speed Williams
1991                           Jules Falcone
1990                           John E. Cox, James E. Gaddy