What is ASHI?

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American Society of Home Inspectors

Let an experienced inspector offer you a level of attention, professionalism and thoroughness that will allow you to make an informed and protected decision.  State license for home inspectors is no more than a permit to do business. The state requires very little to test and verify inspectors qualifications.

Rely on ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) as your qualified resource for professional home inspectors. You can trust that ASHI inspectors will deliver exceptional service and expert technical knowledge, enabling you to make informed decisions about the sale or purchase of a home.

What you may not realize, is that all inspectors are not created equal. The more qualified and experienced the inspector is, the more you are protected in the transaction. ASHI inspectors are required to adhere to a strict standard of practice and code of ethics which are intended to ensure that the consumer is treated in a fair, impartial and professional manner. We are not just a continuing education source, but instead have in place a rigid testing process that requires knowledge and experience. ASHI also offers peer reviews and demands that supersede any other certifications. The building industry is constantly evolving as new products and techniques are introduced. Home Inspectors must be aware of these changes. Mandatory continuing education assures consumers that inspectors are staying current. ASHI requires 20 hours of building trade CE per year to maintain membership.

The consumer must be assured that their inspector is experienced at inspecting homes. Training in observing and identifying defects in a buildings systems and components under the guidance of experienced inspectors is a proven method of learning and performing inspections. The ASHI Kentuckiana Association (www.ashikentuckiana.org ) member provides support to each other with over 150 years of combined experience from which to draw.



  1. Making sure you get a professional inspector when getting an inspection is so important. After years in the business, I have come to trust 2-3 inspectors I use on a regular basis because I know they will do a terrific job for my buyers.

    If you ever need a recommendation on an inspector feel free to get in touch with me! seanwilliams@semonin.com

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