Originally Posted By: gromicko
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The unAmerican Society of Home Inspectors is at it again.
NACHI Member Joe Burkeson needs your help. He asked me to post the following message:
The Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB) will meet on
September 16th at 1:00 PM in their chambers at 201 Highland Avenue, Largo,
to discuss the licensing of all Home Inspectors doing business in Pinellas
I have discovered that a local fraternal Home Inspection organization with
national ties, has petitioned the PCCLB to take up this issue. The
association with its 47 members contends that consumers are being duped by
unscrupulous home inspectors and licensing will cure all the supposed woes
plaguing our profession. They intend to show up in force and convince the
Board that the only inspectors who should be allowed to work are those who
conform to their 'Standards of Practice', abide by their 'Code of Ethics'
and have successfully passed the National Home Inspectors Exam, furthermore
let it be known they will propose that only those who can prove that they
have been in business for at least four (4) years will be eligible for
The truth is there are over two-hundred (200) Home Inspectors working in
Pinellas County, and if the number of inspectors were reduced to forty-seven
(47) the consumer would suffer higher prices, longer lead times and
experience no improvement in service.
If you are actively performing home inspections in Pinellas County and wish
to continue to do so, it is imperative that you attend this meeting. The
real estate community should also be alerted to what is being proposed since
the adoption of licensing could negatively impact the time required for a
property to close. Please help get the word out to all those who need to
know about the drastic effects this could have on the real estate market.
Let it be known there are alternative inspection associations out there that
observe free-market principals, ascribe a to stringent Code of Ethics and
Standards of Practice while promoting their entire membership. The National
Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) is one such organization.
NACHI has dedicated itself to the fundamental free enterprise ideals that
make this country great and has promised that its members will not be left
out when licensing comes to Pinellas County or anywhere else in Florida.
A Central Florida Chapter of NACHI has formed in Orlando and hopefully there
will soon be a Greater Tampa Bay Chapter too. You may read all about it
I don't know about you, but I have spent the last 20 years in the
construction industry as a state licensed construction professional, who
conducts business on the highest ethical principals and will not be dictated
to by some outside association who has the ear of the (PCCLB) and refuses to
recognize my experience, education and commitment to this profession as an equal, how about you?
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