Originally Posted By: gromicko
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The Gateway NACHI Chapter meeting went well. http://www.nachi.org/gatewaychapter.htm
Coming to ASHI country had me intimidated at first. The Gateway NACHI Chapter is run by Trek Technologies, a huge home inspection company that operates out of 3 states. It was a bit formal. This was the first NACHI Chapter meeting I ever attended where I was asked to wear a suit. Dave Bush & I looked felt out of place all dressed up. The cost was $35/person (a bit pricey) but they packed the room with maybe 80 inspectors. St. Louis is ASHI territory big time. The meeting was a bit uptight and stuffy at first. Trek invited key REALTORs (which I can relate to at least). Trek's Joe Schwartz gave a real professional prepared speech touting NACHI to the point that it made me blush. Tough act to follow.
Then he just starts throwing these little rubber Brink's houses at everyone... I mean just wailing them at us... dozens of them. Some were bonking people in the head, others were knocking over stuff on the dinner tables. It was a brilliant move because it all loosened up from there on out.
Dave Bush and his wife and both did a great job. Inspectors from as far away as IL (ASHI guys), IN, and OH attended. The OH group came down to observe and are now forming an Ohio NACHI Chapter. Dave handed me a pile of the new NACHI caps. High quality, thanks to NACHI member Ken Trice.
Afterwards I hung out for with Dave and his wife at the bar. Dave is all NACHI business even at a bar at midnight: Real estate conferences, Shure-Test meters, etc... God bless him, somebody has to think about work. I was too sleepy. A couple ASHI guys I met at the bar decided to hold a NACHI training course in IL (required for their continuing education in IL). They had their last one approved for continuing education by the state of IL and will get the NACHI one approved as well. Details coming in May. The night finally ended (late) with me and the ASHI guys at the bar, all wearing our NACHI caps!
"Charlie " (Vietnam Vet lingo for ASHI) are a nice bunch in St. Louis. Thanks fellas. I'll see some of you again in May in Hanoi, oops, I mean Chicago. ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)
PS. My plane leaves in at 6:15 am.