– American Society of Home Inspectors
American Society of Home Inspectors
Post Office Box 95588 • Palatine,
IL 60095-0588 • 1-403-244-4487
The American Society of Home Inspectors
(ASHI) was formed in 1976 as a not-for-profit
organization to build awareness of home
inspection and to enhance the technical
and professional performance of home
inspectors. It is the oldest and most
respected professional association of
home inspectors in North America, representing
its membership and the profession as
a whole in areas of education, marketing
ASHI's standards of
practice are the most widely accepted
home inspection guidelines in use today.
They include all of the home's major
systems and components including the
exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical,
interiors, insulation, heating, ventilation,
central air conditioning (H.V.A.C.)
and describe what the home inspector
is required and not required to inspect.
The ASHI standards
are recognized by many authorities as
the definitive standard for professional
performance in the home inspection profession.
Home inspectors must enter the society
as a candidate first. During their candidacy
period, a minimum period of six months,
they must pass ASHI's two membership
exams and provide valid proof of performance
of at least 250 fee paid home
inspections that meet or exceed
the ASHI standards of practice. Once
these requirements are met and their
application approved, candidates may
become members of ASHI. Only individuals
may become candidates and members, not
companies or groups. Membership is not
If you choose to use the services of
a "House Inspector,"
I strongly recommend Ray McMurdy of
Capitol Home Inspections, LLC.
He has personally handled many inspections
for my previous customers. I have never
received anything but compliments regarding
his professionalism and thoroughness.
His office telephone number is 1-804-639-1171.
His cellular number is 1-804-615-7731.