Frank Lesh of Indian Head Park, Ill. Receives Cox Award
From American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)


Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.


Frank Lesh of Home Sweet Home Inspection Company in Indian Head Park, Ill., has been awarded the 2004 John E. Cox Member of the Year Award from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) for outstanding service to the Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI.  The award was presented by the Society in Austin, Texas, during the group's recent Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with InspectionWorld 2005, the 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.

"Frank's unselfish devotion to his chapter and more importantly to the home inspection profession, is just what he brings to our chapter," said ASHI Great Lakes Chapter President Russ Augustine.  "He continues today to seek a better future for the home inspection profession, he believes in and promotes the principals of ASHI, and he has proven this with his total professional and personal commitment to the Society."

Lesh has been a member of ASHI since 1990 holding both national and local positions.  He currently holds the national position of vice president.  According to Lesh, "I have a great deal of experience and enthusiasm for ASHI and am looking forward to building on this honor as I continue to serve ASHI as a national officer.  I am also looking forward to helping the Society promote its industry-leading standards and ethics guidelines."

EDITOR'S NOTE:  A photo of Mr. Lesh is also available and interview requests may be obtained by contacting Lisa Gunggoll or Nicho Campos of Manning Selvage & Lee at 312-861-5200.

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

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

For More Information

Formed in 1976, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest and most respected non-profit professional society for home inspectors in North America. Its mission is to promote excellence and exemplary practice within the profession. ASHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are the recognized guidelines for the home inspection profession.

For more information on the American Society of Home Inspectors, contact the association at 932 Lee Street, Suite 101, Des Plaines, Ill. 60016. Phone: 800-743-2744. Or visi t the ASHI Web site at While online, experience ASHI's Virtual Home Inspection tool, which provides an interactive overview of the 10 main areas of the home that are part of an ASHI Inspection.