Frank Libero of Garnerville, N.Y., Receives Monahon Award
From American Society of Home Inspectors



Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

Frank Libero of United Inspection Consultants in Garnerville, N.Y., was awarded the 2006 Philip C. Monahon Achievement Award from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) for his exceptional and innovative contributions to ASHI Membership.  The award was presented 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 1983, the Monahon Award, ASHI’s most prestigious honor, recognizes an ASHI Member who is dedicated to its goals and ideals as stated in the Code of Ethics and who, as a Member, has rendered outstanding contributions of time, talent and expertise to the Society for a minimum of five years.  The Monahon Award recipient is selected by ASHI’s Awards Committee from nominees proposed by the general membership.  In addition to a plaque, which is given to the recipient during the ceremony, an annual cash donation of $500 is made to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., in the name of Philip C. Monahon.

“Frank is a dedicated home inspector and a true professional in the ‘ASHI sense’ of the word,” said Douglas Hansen, 2005 recipient of the Monahon Award and this year’s presenter. “He is an advocate for growing ASHI’s Membership and demonstrates his commitment by encouraging newcomers to attend Chapter meetings.”

Since joining ASHI in 1983, Libero has demonstrated his commitment to the growth of ASHI and the home inspection profession by holding a number of leadership positions.  For the New York State Association of Home Inspectors, Libero has served as board member, vice president and president.  Furthermore, he co-founded the New York State ASHI Leadership Council, was elected vice president and president of the New York Metro ASHI Chapter and served as chairman of the ASHI Public Relations Committee.

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. Libero or to arrange an interview, please contact Lisa Gunggoll or Christiana Brenner of Manning Selvage & Lee at 312-861-5200.


Recipients of the Phillip C. Monahon Achievement Award

YEAR                       RECIPIENT
2006                           Frank Libero
2005                           Douglas Hansen
2004                           Kenneth Salvo
2003                           Roger Robinson
2002                           William Richardson
2001                           Mark Cramer
2000                           John Palczuk
1999                           Richard Matzen
1998                           J.D. Grewell
1997                           Alan Carson
1996                           Dan Friedman
1995                           Michael Casey
1994                           William F. Sutton
1993                           John Ghent
1992                           David Surette
1991                           Gerry Loesch
1990                           Tony Galeota
1989                           Bob Reeds
1988                           John Heyn
1987                           Tom Byrne
1986                           Paul O'Connell
1985                           Claxton Walker
1984                           Alred Alk
1983                           Ron Passaro