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Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM,

 the Zoom room will open approximately 7:00 PM to provide some social time before the meeting starts

Chapter meeting 7:00 - 8:15, OMG 8:15 - 9:30

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Event :: November 2021 NOVA ASHI General Meeting


November 2021 NOVA ASHI General Meeting


- When and Why do we Defer to a Specialist by Scott DelMonte and Hollis Brown
- Home Inspections and Ancillary Services by Charles and Rose Roskovensky
- Storm Water Retention Systems by Tony Toth and Tony Kelly
- Uncontrolled Air Flow by Joe Konopacki


Chapter Meeting:  7:00 - 9:30 PM  Chapter business and education


Why and When to Defer to a Specialist

Storm Water Retention Systems

Ancillary services

Migrate to OMG

MIke's Monthly Minute

Uncontrolled Air Flow by Joe Konopacki

Why and When to Defer to a Specialist

Home inspectors are generalists. We are not specialists. Our role is to recognise conditions, report them, and to offer advise. That's what we are paid to do. From time to time, though, we find ourselves confronted with a situation where, in our own perception, we don't feel confident in our individual ability to make the call and offer appropriate guidance. Where is that line where we send our clients to a specialist? Hollis Brown and Scott DelMonte will share their thoughts on this critical topic.

Storm Water Retention Systems

Storm water runs downhill--right? If the adjacent lot is at a lower elevation, water flows in that direction. And now they're telling us to keep the water on the lot - what? Tony Toth and Tony Kelly will discuss modern water retention systems, what they are, where they're required, what home inspectors should say about them and what homeowners need to know about them.

Upselling Ancillary Services 

How often do we wonder about the market? How much do our peers, our colleagues and competitors,  charge. What's the going rate? How much should I charge? We're not going to discuss that. This discussion will be about the opportunities to provide value beyond what our clients initially requested. Charles Roskovensky will share with us his strategy for building his list of services and offering them to clients in a way that allows home buyers to get the services they want without feeling pressured to purchase something they don't want.

Education:   7:20 - 9:30

MIke's Monthly Minute
Uncontrolled Air Flow by Joe Konopacki

2 ASHI / VA / WV / DE CE*

Extra: 2 MD credits pending

Webcast:  Join us online


*Typically, ASHI approves NOVA ASHI education hour meetings for one CE

Uncontrolled Air Flow
by Joe Konopacki

As an investment property owner and licensed inspector, Joe knows that decisions are only as good as the information they are based on. Insight Property Services, Inc. was started to provide advice to home and property owners, before spending significant time, money, and emotional energy on a building.
With 25 years of experience in construction, remodeling, maintenance, and management, he realized the limitations of traditional building practices. Multiple building science certifications later, the dedicated Insight team ensures that the comfort, efficiency, safety, and air quality of your home are taken into consideration when advising you. And as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) trainer and Test Center, they help bring that knowledge to Chicago area building professionals. So for those buying, selling, building new, or improving existing homes, Good decisions and Better homes, start with Insight.


Since our start in 2009 Insight Property Services, Inc. has trained over 1,000 students throughout the United States. As a BPI Certified Education Provider, as well as an Illinois Home Inspector Continuing Education provider, Insight prides itself in going above and beyond the "normal" scope of education.

Their goal is to reform home industry, starting with the architecture and design all the way to ground work. Architects, Builders, Contractors, and Home Inspectors all benefit from training.  If we begin to design buildings that are sustainable, energy efficient, and healthy, the rest will follow. Insight believes in going above and beyond what is expected, because that is what allows us to grow and to create a better future where "Green Homes" are the new normal. We believe that by continuously educating ourselves and others we can make this a reality. Energy efficient, healthy, and sustainable homes are achievable, and the more we educate the people at the forefront of the industry, such as the architects, builders, and the contractors they hire, the more time, money and frustration people will save when it comes to their homes. 

Insight is a certified BPI Testing Center, a licensed IL Home Inspector Continuing Education Provider, and it provides continuing education credits for NATE and NARI as well. They provide training throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, and across the United States.


Start Date And Time

11/10/2021 07:00 pm

End Date And Time

11/10/2021 09:30 pm



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