For general info, we had fought licensing back in Kansas for 4 years without Mr Barnes using contacts and tactics we did not share with him or the “Lets Go Get Licensed” ASHI Faction in Kansas. Then him and 3 other ASHI members in Wichita set up a Corp … Called it KAREI (Kansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors) and told the Realtors they were the VOICE of all Kansas Home Inspectors AND basically since licensing was INEVITABLE bent over the sofa and raised their skirts for the realtors, trial attorneys, etc AND away we went.
One other thing … JB did NOT get the Bill to limit our liability to $2,000. He negotiated with realtors, trial attorneys and legislators and they were talking about $10,000 to $25,000 liability for the Bill.
I drove to Topeka and spent 5 days with the Senate Committee and after much talking and justification got it dropped … By the way during those snowy 5 days I / ME / MYSELF was the ONLY inspector there talking. JB was NOT at those meetings for some reason.
He was actually a little mad I had gotten that change BECAUSE he couldn’t get it.
One other thing … In Missouri using much same tactics and with help from Bushart, NAHI, NACHI, James Braun, the home builders, rural legislators, some ASHI inspectors, consumer groups, etc we’ve held LICENSING’s ugly head back for 10 straight years. I have total faith we could have done the same in Kansas except for the ASHI / KAREI group and Jeff Barnes.