Kurt Salomon of Salt Lake City, Utah Receives Industry Honor from American Society of Home Inspectors


Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

Salt Lake City, Utah (February 4, 2008) - Kurt Salomon, 2007 secretary of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) received the 2007 Ironman Award at the Society's 32nd annual InspectionWorld conference in New Orleans last month. 

Established in 1998, the Ironman Award recognizes an individual member who has given his or her time, energy, talent and determination to ASHI over a long period of time and with little recognition.  It was presented by the Society's outgoing president, Frank Lesh, during the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with InspectionWorld, the premiere annual conference of professional home inspectors.

"Kurt has an unwavering devotion to the Society, and is never at a loss for ideas," said Lesh during the award presentation.  "He knows how ASHI works, and he works hard for ASHI."

Salomon, of Advocate Inspections in Salt Lake City, Utah, joined ASHI in 1993 and is the founding member of ASHI's Utah Chapter.  Among various previous leadership positions, Salomon has served as council representative, ASHI director and the "Find an Inspector" task force chair.  Most recently, Salomon served as speaker of the Council of Representatives and 2007 secretary.

"It's my pleasure to give this special award to Kurt," added Lesh.  "He is tireless in his efforts to promote ASHI within our profession and throughout the consumer marketplace."

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 www.homeinspector.org 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.