Ronald Rusch Receives the 2006 President’s Award
From the American Society of Home Inspectors



Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

Ronald Rusch of Rusch Associates in Kansas City, Mo., has been awarded the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) 2006 President’s Award.

Hand-picked by 2006 ASHI President Joe Corsetto, the Award was presented in Anaheim, Calif., during the Society’s Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony was held in conjunction with InspectionWorld 2007, the premier annual conference of professional home inspectors.

Established in 1989, the award is presented by the outgoing ASHI President to someone who has rendered outstanding service to ASHI.

“The hard work and dedication of this individual in his leadership role is a great asset to ASHI and its Chapters,” said Corsetto. “His commitment to working with the Chapter Relations Committee and providing leadership to achieve their goals resulted in a very successful event.”

Rusch, whose election to the ASHI Board of Directors was also announced at InspectionWorld, served as the 2006 Chapter Relations Committee Chairman. Since joining ASHI, Rusch has served on the Society’s National Membership Committee and the Public Relations Committee. He has held various Chapter leadership positions and has presented previously at an ASHI national convention. He displays the highest level of dedication that truly inspires people who work with him,” added Corsetto.

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


Recipients of the President’s Award

YEAR                        RECIPIENT
2006                            Ronald Rusch
2005                            Scott Patterson
2004                            Bob Kociolek
2003                            Christopher Ueland
2002                            Stephen Preins
2001                            Mark Cramer
2000                            Peter Seirup
1999                            Mike Sterling
1998                            Max Curtis
1997                            Robert Schwalbenberg
1996                            Joe Corsetto
1995                            Tom Byrne
1994                            Thomas Kraeutler
1993                            Ron Passaro
1992                            Kevin O’Malley
1991                            Ken Kruger
1990                            Dan Friedman
1989                            Roger Hankey