Kenneth Salvo of Basking Ridge, N.J. Receives Monahon Award
From American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)


Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.


Kenneth Salvo of Ridge Home Inspection, Inc. in Basking Ridge, N.J., has been awarded the 2004 Phillip C. Monahon Achievement Award from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) for his exceptional and innovative contributions to the ASHI Membership.  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 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, an annual cash donation of $500 is made to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., in the name of Philip C. Monahon.

"Ken's involvement at the National and Chapter levels has always focused on improving the home inspection industry," said Garden State of ASHI President Peter Engle.  "He has chaired numerous committees and has been very vocal in keeping local members aware and involved in the direction the Society is heading."

Salvo has been a member of ASHI since 1996 holding local positions of treasurer, vice president and president.  He currently holds the chapter position of immediate past president.  According to Salvo, "I want to provide a voice for those I represent in the home inspection profession.  Phillip Monahon was larger than life and I am honored to be mentioned in the same breath as a true visionary for the future growth and success of our Society."

EDITOR'S NOTE:  A photo of Mr. Salvo 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 Phillip C. Monahon Achievement Award

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
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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.