Interesting add

http://classified.sarnia.com/780389

LOL! They can’t even write ad copy without including the word “recognized.” Such a sissy word.

Still trying to understand why an inspector would prefer to spend his time, effort and marketing in an attempt to impress his government instead of his prospective client.

I have yet to see an ad in the USA touting that an inspector is the “Choice of the Democratic Party”, “Preferred by Pelosi”, or “Recommended by Republicans”.

Impress the client and let HIM tell your government how good your are…not vice versa. Jeez.

This group is trying to sell to all home Inspectors that they are the ultimate answer . They are trying to convince the Government they are the only ones who need to be considered to have complete control of the home Inspection industry.
They are extremely secretive and only allow Three members to post on NACHI or any of the other open forums.
This group has been pushing them selves and their agenda for many years and those who dare to ask questions or challenge them are called bad names.
Intimadation has been their one of their many methods.
When they do not get their own way they go into silent mode .

[FONT=Arial][size=2]This group is trying to sell to all home Inspectors that they are the ultimate answer .
They are trying to convince the Government they are the only ones who need to be considered to have complete control of the home Inspection industry.
They are extremely secretive and only allow Three members to post on NACHI or any of the other open forums.
This group has been pushing them selves and their agenda for many years and those who dare to ask questions or challenge them are called bad names.
Intimidation has been their one of their many methods.
When they do not get their own way they go into silent mode .
I think these people are not about helping the industry it is strictly about control by them.
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That’s certainly living up to your word to stay positive, Nick. It lasted all of nine days.
Your pal there can’t find anything current, so he digs into the past and you bite into it.

Bill MUllen

Relax Bill. I don’t think that Nick was attacking you. He was making a comment on the sad situation up here in Canada where several groups find it necessary to try to enlist the help ( in the form of recognition) of government rather than trying to market their associations to Inspectors by supplying services and representation.

I really don’t think that Nick was ‘going negative’. He was just making an accurate observation.

My opinion of the hyper-insecure word “recognized” has nothing to do with associations or particular inspectors. Its a word for sissies and we need to never say the word again. Ban it from our industry.

We’re men, not little biatches hoping and praying that some bureaucrat will “recognize” the we are doing good work (oops, I just violated the ban, LOL!). Like Jim says, lets just go out there and do good work for people. It’s not something our marketing should hinge on.

**Premium Ad Number:**780389
Posted by Bluewater Home Inspection 7/26/2010 10:37:31 PM It is currently Available

I see August of 2010 is OLD? ,
Yes To Bill 5 Months is old I guess .

** I found this add on Google last night **


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Mullen http://nachi.cachefly.net/forum/images/2006/buttons/viewpost.gif
That’s certainly living up to your word to stay positive, Nick. It lasted all of nine days.
Your pal there can’t find anything current, so he digs into the past and you bite into it.

Bill MUllen

**Premium Ad Number:**780389
Posted by Bluewater Home Inspection 7/26/2010 10:37:31 PM It is currently Available

I see August of 2010 is OLD? ,
Yes To Bill 5 Months is old I guess .

**I found this add on Google last night **

http://classified.sarnia.com/780389

Does Phpic recognize OAHI and does OAHI recognize Phpic? Hmmmm.

I don’t think so given the publicly posted discourse between these two organizations.

Recognized by government??? And we know how well governments work, I think we get more credibility distancing our selves from government…especially Ontario’s.

I couldn’t find my name at either one of these so called associations. I would like someone to explain to me how I am not qualified considering these unqualified, libelous comments.

As he stalks people from website to website, Roy insists on dragging out skeletons and recycling them trying to embarrass people. Maybe he should clean up his own backyard first.

He yaps on and on about being one of the highest priced inspection companies around, yet his website contradicts that. He also criticizes others who lower their prices, but Roy’s Home Inspection service seems to be proud of being ‘Home of the $ 150. home inspection.’

Below copied from: http://www.homeinspectionseastgta.com/index-5.html

  • PrePurchase/Sale Inspections - Complete Inspections - As low as $ 200.
  • Tarion Inspections - Complete Inspections - As low as $ 150.
  • Remodelling Home Inspection - Price $ 100.00.

Thanks Bill Keep up the good work ,… Roy

**We have some who are pushing for Home Inspection licenses and it seems as there are far more who the Government wants to see licensed . examples below who are not licensed **
http://new.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/12/16/16582156.html
SARNIA, Ont. — Travellers stranded on local highways by this week’s winter storm are crying foul over fees charged by tow truck operators.
“It is unfortunate that in a time when so many people opened their hearts and their homes to help the many stranded travellers, many of their kind gestures will be overshadowed” by the prices charged by tow operators,” said Shelley Bender, who’s husband’s vehicle was towed by Captain Hook Towing and Recovery for $250.
“It was sort of a reality check when he got his bill today,” she said.
Dawn Forrest, a Sarnia nurse, said she received a bill for $395 from the same company for a tow. The charge was later reduced to $260.
Christine Gruetzner, of London, Ont., said she was handed a $300 bill by Preferred Towing after her driveable vehicle was removed from Highway 402.
Jim Bradley, Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, condemned the high prices, saying no one should try and take advantage of someone stuck in a storm, his press secretary told QMI Agency.
Bradley is “very concerned” by reports people could be getting “overcharged considerably” by towing companies, Joe Kim said.
Regular tow rates for stranded vehicles run between $200 and $250.
If anyone believes they’ve been gouged there are steps they can take, said Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey.
Follow up with the tow truck operator and make them aware you will complain, find out if the driver is licensed and, if so, direct a complaint to the municipality.
“That always puts a little pressure on people, if they think their licence might be revoked,” Bailey said.
A company that grossly overcharges for a service by taking advantage of a consumer’s misfortune is engaged in an unfair practice under the Consumer Protection Act, Bailey said.
CAA (Canadian Automobile Association) members can also contact their local office to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses, he said. Others can try calling their insurance company.
Bailey has asked the Ministry of Consumer Services to investigate the matter. People who feel they were over-charged are invited to call 1-800-889-9768 or email consumer@ontario.ca.
“The minister’s staff will attempt to settle the issue via mediation and depending on the severity of the situation, they might make a visit to the company and attempt to resolve it,” Bailey said.
“You get nailed for $300 or $400 or plus, I think there’s something wrong there,” Bailey said.
tkula@theobserver.ca


http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2011/01/07/16807756.html#/news/torontoandgta/2011/01/07/pf-16797916.html
A daycare worker has been charged with second-degree murder after a 14-month old girl who was in her care died on Friday.
Police allege that the child was violently shaken while at the daycare April Luckese owns and operates.
The child was taken off life-support Friday morning while in a Toronto hospital.
Luckese was originally charged with aggravated assault.
Officers were first called to the daycare around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a child needing medical attention.
Shortly after, Luckese was charged and released.
But Friday just hours after the child died police returned to Luckese’s home in the QEW and Cawthra Rd. area of Mississauga, which doubles as April’s Daycare, where neighbours said she was holed up with her husband and two young sons.
Shrouded by a puffy, blue winter coat, she said nothing as she was escorted from her home by police Friday afternoon.
”As a result of the unfortunate outcome this morning … our homicide investigators have taken over the case,” said Peel police spokesman Const. George Tudos, who confirmed the child had been taken off life support earlier that morning.
Sheila Snow, a neighbour across the street who also runs a home-based daycare, expressed little surprise at the recent events, saying she would never leave her children in Luckese’s care.
”I wouldn’t trust her with my kids,” said Snow, 54. “She’s mentally abusive, yelling and screaming at the kids.”
Snow, who is both “a mother and a grandmother,” said the victim had only been going to Luckese’s daycare a couple of days.
”That poor baby, two days in that house,” said Snow, adding that on Wednesday, Luckese “just stood in the doorway with no expression (on her face) at all” as paramedics carried the “lifeless” body of the little girl out of the house.
Snow told the Sun she knows of one mother who pulled her daughter out of Luckese’s daycare two years ago because she was concerned about the high number of kids she was taking in.
Winnie Power, who also runs a daycare in the townhouse complex across from Luckese’s, says she never saw her take kids to the park.
Power also said she would sometimes see Luckese with as many as seven children at a time.
”I feel sorry for the kids,” Power said. terry.davidson@sunmedia.ca rob.lamberti@sunmedia.ca

I’m not sure what the point of the above posts is, olther than to deflect attention away from lowball inspection prices.

If I am not mistaken, I believe Child Care Operators & workers and Tow Truck Operators both are already licensed in Ontario, either at the municipal or provincial level or both.

Bill Mullen

The news papers say they are not licenced ,

Bill Mullen says
(" The NCP is now delivered by an approved independent certifying body")

Bill Can you please tell us who approved this Independent Certifying Body.
Can you please tell us are all members of this body at arms length for the NCP.
Would you please tell us who all the members of this certifying body are .

Thanks very much… Roy Cooke

**When simple questions get evaded I wonder is some thing being hidden?
**

Well, the newspapers are wrong.

Also, I do not answer questions from you. I have made that clear in the recent past and to help prevent the inevitable nonsense coming from you I merely try not to engage you in too much conversation.

Bill Mullen

I wonder what the truth is.
Thanks Bill you have **confirmed **this below Big Time .
I am sure others can see just what sort of a person you are .

When simple questions get evaded I wonder is some thing being hidden?