The American Society of Home Inspectors Announces New Officers and Directors


Sheena Quinn
Public Communications, Inc.

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the oldest and most respected non-profit organization for professional home inspectors in North America, announced the results of its annual leadership elections at ASHI's 30th annual InspectionWorld in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  InspectionWorld is the premier annual conference and exhibition for the home inspection industry. 

Leading the slate of new officers who will serve for 2006 is President Joe Corsetto of ShelterWorks, Inc., Dover, N.J. Corsetto become 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 and president-elect.

"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 homeowner's financial interests, can best be realized when the inspection is performed by an experienced, professional home inspector," said Corsetto.  In fact, "working with an ASHI Inspector is a homebuyer's best assurance of an inspector's qualifications and professionalism."

Several other ASHI members were named to officer positions in the organization.  Frank Lesh of Home Sweet Home Inspection Co., Indian Head Park, Ill., will serve as president-elect; Charles Bellefontaine of The Bellman Group, Bolingbrook, Ill., will take the role of vice president; David Tamny of Professional Property Inspection, Columbus, Ohio, will assume the role of treasurer; and Brion Grant of Northland Home Inspections Inc., Flagstaff, Ariz., will serve as secretary. 

Board of Directors

The following ASHI Members were elected to ASHI's Board of Directors for 2006: Andrew Kasznay of Kasznay's Building Inspection Service LLC, Harwinton, Conn.; Steve McNamee of Home Inspection Service, St. Peter's, Mo.; Miki Mertz of Complete Home Inspection, Shawnee, Kan.; Robert Peterson of Peterson Home Inspection Services, Carmel, Ind.; Ken Salvo of Ridge Home Inspection Inc., Basking Ridge N.J.; and Robert Pyne of AmeriSpec Inspection Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., alternate.  Of note is the fact that Mertz's election to this year's board marks the first time a woman has been tapped for a national leadership role in the organization.

About ASHI

Celebrating 30 years, ASHI is committed to meeting the needs of its membership and promoting excellence and exemplary practice within the home inspection profession. ASHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are the industry standard, and its Web site is the definitive resource for inspectors, consumers, real estate professionals and the media.

Homebuyers who wish to know more about the American Society of Home Inspectors may contact the organization at 932 Lee Street, Suite 101, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Phone: 800-743-2744. Or visit the ASHI Web site at to locate a home inspector and for valuable consumer information regarding home inspections.

EDITOR'S NOTE:  A photo of Mr. Corsetto is also available and interview requests may be obtained by contacting Lisa Gunggoll or Christiana Brenner of Manning Selvage & Lee at (312) 861-5200.