Schedule of Events

Friday March 8th (optional)

7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration / Breakfast on your own
8:00 – 10:00 AM

NHIE Exam Preparation Class
Bryck Guibor, ACI, SME; Blaine Swan, ACI, SME

10:00 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 12:30 PM NHIE Exam Preparation Class
Bryck Guibor, ACI, SME; Blaine Swan, ACI, SME
12:30 -1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 PM NHIE Exam Preparation Class
Bryck Guibor, ACI, SME; Blaine Swan, ACI, SME
4:00 – 5:00 PM NHIE Practice Exam

Saturday March 9th

7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration / Breakfast on your own
8:00 – 10:00 AM

Structural Concerns
Ernesto Lopez, Ohio Basement Authority

10:00 – 10:30 AM Break – Meet the Vendors
10:30 – 12:30 PM

Bryck Guibor, ACI, SME

12:30 -1:30 PM Lunch plus Vendor Time
1:30 – 3:30 PM

Advanced Electrical
Bryck Guibor, ACI, SME

3:30 – 4:00 PM Break – Vendor Time
4:00 – 6:00 PM

203k Inspections
Catherine Hall, FHA Consultants

6:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor Reception Free for all attendees Appetizers, Beer and Wine

Sunday March 10th

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast on your own
8:00 – 10:00 AM

Commercial Inspections
Rob Claus, The BrickKicker

10:00 – 10:30 AM Break – Vendor Time
10:30 – 12:30 PM

Building Efficiency
Ken Slattery, The Building People

12:30 -1:30 PM Lunch plus Vendor time
1:30 – 2:30 PM

Sewer Cam
Chistopher Casey,Monroe Infrared

3:00 – 4:00 PM

The New Ohio Licensing
Dave Hoeffel, Ohio ASHI Lobbyist
Blaine Swan, ACI, SME, True Pro Home Inspecgtions, Ohio ASHI Joint Legislative Committee Member





203k: Inspecting for Minimum Property Standards


 Understanding what your FHA buyers need to know
1. Overview of FHA Mortgages (203b, 203h, 203k, 203m, EEM)
2. Overview of FHA Minimum Property Standards (MPS) –aka Minimum Property Requirements (MPR)
HUD SFH 4000.1 (To verify that a property comprise a single, readily marketable real estate entity eligible for FHA mortgage insurance.)
Applications/Uses (Appraisal, Federal Homeownership Grants, Underwrititing/Mortgaging)
3. Why home inspectors should want to be knowlegable about MPS (Avoid confusion when reporting defects, distinguish between standards of practices and FHA requirements, help buyer identify possible need for alternative/additional financing).
4. What are the FHA Minimum Property Standards/Requirements
MPS by Category (multiple units on single lot, easements/access, utilities, general requirements, roofing, electric, heating)

Introduction to Commercial Inspections

Commercial inspections have always been an afterthought or bonus work for most inspectors and inspection firms.  In 2016 Rob Klaus decided to make it his passion. Having spent so many years in homes it was going to be a nice change to be in large and potentially more complicated buildings a projects.  He designed a complete marketing strategy, reporting system, management platform and using an industry leading Standards of Practice set forth to launch an entirely new division of The BrickKicker. This division was christened in July of 2016 and in the last five months of 2016 he completed 26 projects; in 2017, 51 projects and in 2018, 91 projects—all while still doing 200+ home inspections and growing the business.  


This course is designed to introduce the Residential Home Inspector to the Commercial Inspection. Most commercial inspections use the same basic skills that a residential inspector has already perfected. The residential inspector understands how to maneuver through a building logically. They know how the various systems work and interact with each other. The residential inspector understands how to communicate. The biggest difference is the size and complexity of the systems. 


We will cover:
Defining the Commercial Inspection
Find The Opportunity
Who Can Do Commercial Inspections
Types of Buildings
Pricing Models
The Process
Sales and Marketing Strategies
Questions and Answers

Building Efficiency

How home inspections are changing to serve a new kind of homebuyer
Studies: homeowner/buyers care about energy efficiency, as do real estate agents
How lenders are getting into the energy efficiency game
MLS and online portals: incorporating the Home Energy Score
What is the U.S. DOE Home Energy Score and how does it address the changing market described above?
What policies around the country are driving the Home Energy Score at point of sale?
How can the Score help home inspectors grow their businesses?
What are the steps and costs to becoming a Home Energy Score Certified Assessor?