Speakers for the 2019 Ohio Inspector Expo

Christopher Casey

Monroe Infrared

Christopher Casey is a West Point graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He pursued his MBA from St. Martins University while still on active duty tationed at Fort Lewis, WA.  Since 1990 Christopher has held executive leadership positions with regional & national companies.  He is a positive leader and business team-builder recognized for engineering change, developing employees and achieving results where his expertise in organizational management, creative problem solving and always positive focus have led to substantial growth.  Christopher purchased Monroe Infrared in 2011.  He is highly motivated, goal-driven and clearly focused on exceeding both customer and vendor partner expectations as the path to overall business success.  His belief:  success thrives from true partnerships,  developed through doing what you say you’re going to do, over-communicating, never assuming, and sweating the details no matter the size of the customer, the task, the purchase or the commitment.

Rob Claus

National Managing Director – Commercial Division of The BrickKicker

In 2019 Rob will celebrate his 30th year of being a professional home inspector.  Rob graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Industrial Technology Construction Management.  During his thirty years Rob has completed over 15,000 residential home inspections.

His career, like most, has allowed him to travel through the industry and grow as an inspector.  Besides being the first full-time employee for The BrickKicker and spending eighteen years in different roles and capacities he has worked for US Inspect and owned his own firm.  He understands what it takes to be successful in this industry.

Rob was a two term president of the Northern Illinois Chapter of ASHI, a seven year member of the State of Illinois Home Inspector Advisory Board, holds the first home inspector licensed issued by the State of Illinois and has presented multiple times at ASHI Inspection World, ITA Conferences and Kaplan events.

Bryck Guibor, ACI

Bryck Guibor is a custom homebuilder who is involved in historic renovations. He has 40 years of experience as a home and building inspector. He works as an expert witness in construction-related court cases and is the author of a book on home inspector training. Bryck is a Past-President of AZ ASHI Chapter, and has served on the ASHI Board of Directors and several committees.

Catherine Hall

National Association of FHA Consultants

The National Association of FHA Consultants is America’s only Non-profit Association dedicated to supporting Consultants and those interested in becoming Consultants, as well as providing resources for all parties involved in the industry of FHA consulting. NAFHAC, led by America’s 203k Queen, Catherine Hall using the 203k in A Box FHA Consultant Training and Marketing System provides certification resources including done-for-you packages and quick study programs. NAFHAC is also the only place where Consultants can have access to the easiest and most efficient operating Rehab Reporting Software – Genesis Renovation Reporting System. Genesis, the only web based 203k Reporting system that provides interface for contractors and borrowers is taking 203k project report writing to a new level of ease and efficiency.

David L. Hoeffel

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Dave is a principal for Vorys Advisors LLC, affi liate of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. He advises Ohio, regional, and national clients on legislative matters and governmental relations.

Dave has signifi cant experience in government relations and has successfully represented public and private sector clients on legislative and administrative agency policy issues. He is a registered lobbyist before the Ohio General Assembly, and represents clients in many industries. In his practice, he advised clients on campaign fi nance, ethics and election law. In addition, Dave advised and assisted for-profi t and not-for-profit entities of all sizes in a variety of general business matters.

Dave began his professional career by being selected to participate in the Ohio Legislative Service Commission Intern Program. He then served as a legislative aide for the Ohio House of Representatives, as a law clerk for the Ohio Auditor of State’s Offi ce and as a policy analyst and legislative liaison for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Dave is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Lobbying Association.

Dave received his J.D. summa cum laude from Capital University Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Curia and an associate editor of the Capital University Law Review. He received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. Dave also spent a semester abroad at King’s College in London.

Ernesto Lopez

Engineer, Ohio Basement Authority

Ernesto Lopez graduated with a Master’s in Engineering from The University of Toledo in 2004. He had been a Professional Engineer since 2010. His thesis was in stabilizing biofi lms in wastewater treatment applications. This opened doors in the fi eld of Civil Engineering, consulting for 12 years working in a variety of projects for the City of Columbus. Capital Improvement Projects moved me into industrial construction for the last six years. The knowledge, documentation and attention to detail in projects has now  transferred over to addressing customer’s needs at Ohio Basement Authority.

Blaine Swan, ACI, SME

Home Inspector, True Pro Home Inspections

Blaine is a certifi ed home inspector in both Canada (CAPHI) and the USA (ASHI), and has been the President of the CAPHI since 2012. Specializing in both residential and commercial home inspections, Blaine Swan, under “True Pro Home Inspections“, has been a registered home inspector for more than a decade. In 2012, Blaine’s profi ciency in the fi eld of home inspection led him to the position of President for the CAHPI (The largest association of home inspectors in Canada). Blaine has also been a certifi ed Home Inspector for the American Society of Home Inspectors for more than 5 years and approaches each inspection with an unprecedented set of procedures and standards for clients.

Ken Slattery

Senior Project Management Analyst

The Building People, LLC

US Department of Energy

Contractor Supporting the Buildings Technology Office

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Ken Slattery has extensive experience in administering home energy efficiency initiatives across several sectors and in a range of capacities. In addition to his work for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score Program, he has managed residential energy efficiency programs for utilities, for private contractors, and for state governments. He has assisted in the development of energy audit software programs for industry-leading suppliers, and has logged several hundred home energy audits in the national HERS structure. He was a key team member in the design of home performance programs at the utility and state government level, and has implemented pioneering low-income weatherization programs.   Mr. Slattery developed a home performance business approach for a large HVAC firm in Kentucky, and has worked in the commercial application of LED lighting and solar PV. His experience encompasses the entire spectrum of energy efficiency improvements for the built environment, in crafting policy for the adoption of energy efficiency in the private sector, in technical training for contractors, and in project management.