Joe Corsetto of Flanders, N.J., Receives Top Industry Honor from American Society of Home Inspectors


Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

Flanders, N.J. (February 4, 2008) - When Joe Corsetto, founder and president of Shelterworks, Inc., of Flanders, N.J., attended the 32nd annual InspectionWorld conference in New Orleans last month, he earned more than continuing education credits.  Corsetto, a Certified Inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), was awarded the 2007 Philip C. Monahon Award.

The Monahon Award, first established in 1983, is ASHI's most prestigious honor.  It recognizes an ASHI member who is dedicated to the Society's goals and ideals as stated in the Code of Ethics and who has made outstanding contributions of time, talent and expertise for a minimum of five years. 

A past president of ASHI, Corsetto is praised by his peers for promoting "the excellence required of professional home inspectors" and for sharing his experiences with other professionals.  Presented at ASHI's Annual Meeting, Corsetto received a plaque and was thanked for his commitment to the Society and the profession. 

One of the first licensed home inspectors in the state of New Jersey, Corsetto has spent more than 20 years evaluating residential and commercial buildings, on-site septic systems and radon gas levels for the government and private sector.  He is an expert on home inspection legislation and licensing and has worked closely with New Jersey's legislature to encourage the adoption of the New Jersey Professional Home Inspector Licensing Act.  He continues to testify on the topic today and has been quoted in the New York Times, New Jersey Star Ledger and the Daily Record offering expert advice on home inspection legislation, radon gas exposure and general home maintenance.

Corsetto became an ASHI member in 1984, and has since held both local and national positions.  A former president of the Garden State chapter of ASHI, Corsetto has also served as ASHI national director, secretary, treasurer, vice president, president-elect and president.  He is also a member of the New Jersey Radon Advisory Committee and the National Environment Health Specialist Association.


About the American Society of Home Inspectors

In its 31st year and with nearly 6,000 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.

To become an ASHI Certified Inspector, ASHI members must pass two written tests, including the National Home Inspectors Examination, and have performed a minimum of 250 professional fee-paid inspections conducted in accordance with ASHI’s Standards of Practice and subscribe to the Code of Ethics. ASHI Certified Inspectors are also required to obtain 20 continuing education credits per year to keep current with the latest in building technology, materials and professional skills.