Not involved with Porter Valley Software. Received samples from Lorne Steiner, but since the sale, I have not spoken with Lorne.
Even when I was hospitalizaed this Winter/Spring- March and April for 63 days, Dominic Maricic can confirm that I donated my classroom space for the Long Island Success Seminar, which was well attended by fellow NACHI Members for what was a productive meeting.
I have been a member of NACHI, HIF and EAA and active in multiple Appraisal and multiple Real Estate Organizations as well for years which is a necessity as a school.
I also have sponsored web sites for different organizations and sponsored seminars. I can say I do not offer corrrespondence Home Inspection classes since NYS does not accept same for continuing education credit, nor for licensing credit.
I am not sure how my name got into the mix, other than I am a member of multiple organizations and sponsor events, like the one recently held at my school by NACHI which Dominic Maricic attended and was a presenter for.
As far as involvement, I can tell everyone without question that I underwent multiple surgeries earlier this year and was in ICU during the period of time.
I was surprised when Dominic Maricic mentioned that the Certified Environmental Home Inspection web site went to my site, which is not true. I am sponsoring a link to Housing Inspection Foundation, as well as multiple appraisal organizations as well. My firm name is listed on many sites for education. I will agree with that. I even have over 250,000 points on Active Rain, since joining last year.
To my knowledge, I am not listed on any official CEHI web site, which by checking google, seems to be a accurate statement.
All the best to fellow NACHI/InterNACHI Members.
Bill Merell 631-563-7720 www.merrellinstitute.com www.merrelleducation.com