NOVA ASHI - Northern Virginia ASHI® Chapter

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®) is the leading professional association of home inspectors in the United States and Canada. ASHI, founded in 1976, is North America's oldest and most respected professional organization of home inspectors. ASHI goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and to enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.

Northern Virginia Chapter of ASHI

The Northern Virginia ASHI chapter, NOVA ASHI, was officially established by National ASHI in 1993. According to one of our Chapter Presidents, Jim Funkhouser, the very first gathering of interested Northern Virginia inspectors took place in the Summer of 1992 at the Home Pro training building, in Merrifield Virginia.  Some 8 to 10 persons attended. Among those were: Jim Thompson, Dave Drewry, Bob Dubose, Mike Lennon and Jim Funkhouser. Later that year, the chapter was formally named and monthly meetings began. NOVA ASHI provides local home inspectors with a convenient opportunity to be active in an ASHI Chapter. In addition to monthly membership meetings, NOVA ASHI sponsors monthly educational training sessions and semi-annual seminars. This provides Chapter members with an excellent opportunity to learn about structural and mechanical systems as well as to remain current on issues affecting Northern Virginia's residential real estate market.

All NOVA ASHI inspectors are also members in good standing of ASHI®. NOVA ASHI inspectors are required to abide by the ASHI Code of Ethics, which specifically forbids home inspectors from active brokerage or sale of real estate, or performing repairs on homes which they inspect. NOVA ASHI Members also agree to perform and report residential building inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards for Home Inspections.

NOVA ASHI Chapter Presidents:   Each serve two 1-year terms.

David Drewry,  Sep 1992 - July 1994
Bob Dahms, Sep 1994 - July 1996
Robert Gwaltney, Sep 1996 - Jul 1998
Fred Heppner, Sep 1998 - Jul 2000
Tom Murley, Sep 2000 - Jul 2002
Greg Caudill, Sep 2002 - Jul 2004
Michael Stephens, Sep 2004 - Jul 2006
Reggie Marston, Sep 2006 - Jul 2008
Jim Funkhouser, Sep 2008 - Jul 2010
Pete Jung, Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
Dave Rushton, Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
Fernando Barrientos, Sep 2014 - present



NOVA ASHI Objectives:

  • Promote excellence within the home inspection profession and improve inspection service to consumers through the ASHI Standard of Practice for Home Inspections and Code of Ethics
  • Build public awareness of and confidence in professional home inspectors
  • Provide Members and others with a forum in which to enhance their professionalism through education, informed exchange of ideas, and other related benefits
  • Interact with residential construction industry experts, the legal community, and government agencies to maintain a leading role in the home and building inspection profession

NOVA ASHI Property Inspectors perform home inspection services throughout the Greater Washington, DC, Maryland, West Virginia and Northern Virginia area.

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