NACHI's future/Steering Committee/Nick/where we are going.

Originally Posted By: gromicko
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association because they really have no ability to do anything… they are stone cold dead. Much like the old Soviet Union Premiers who used to die but the Kremlin wouldn’t tell the people about it… so went NAHI.

The other association is alive but hemorrhaging badly with less members than Candidates (by their own numbers). I've gone into this subject in the members-only section of this message board and offered support for this assessment. I won't do it here because the purpose of this thread is not to bash other associations (as I explained above). And again, start a new thread if you want to complain about my comments so far. My purpose was to objectively look at the position of the ships in the water and their condition, not to bash. Anyway, I don't see any stopping of the water being taken on by this last, adversarial association. I have collected plenty of data which leads me to conclude (and I don't predict this lightly) that they will also sink by the end of 2005. Not with a bang... but with a whimper.

This leaves NACHI. I'm not going to give you my usual NACHI-spin sales pitch here listing link after link to show how great NACHI is. I said at the beginning of this thread that I am speaking from my heart. I can go on for hours showing how NACHI is the biggest and best at everything but don't worry... I won't here. I will look at the big picture though and reveal what I think makes NACHI the home inspection industry's sole super power already from a military view point and an outrageously bright future. Here goes...

NACHI is not just the big ship on the high seas any longer. NACHI has become the lead ship of a very large fleet. Other ships in the fleet include the NACHI Foundation a registered charity based in Maryland, our gazillion lead generators each with their own sails, local NACHI Chapters each with their own captains and websites running independently, the NACHI's Consumer Recovery Fund/Legal Defense Fund based in Canada, NACHInews with its Inspector's Quarterly and Real Property Times, NACHI's Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, NACHI's, several NACHI State associations, Consumer Advocacy, Inc., several NACHI affiliated associations, the NACHI Convention run independently and likely continually from now on, InterNACHI with independent operations worldwide, quite a few covert groups, special project vessels, and others. Even many industry vendors are now leaning with a NACHI bias. Furthermore we have huge ships ready to launch such as REALmatcher and NACHIrelo. And many many more ships and even nuclear submarines being designed or under construction. We own the high seas. What little we don't own, we'll take soon.

As for NACHI's future, I'm convinced it will remain the lead ship in this ever growing fleet. I'm working hard with staff to make sure they can provide all the support any ship needs. My goal is to develop them into a support staff for every ship in the fleet, every chapter, and every member. I'm quite confident that shortly after the Convention is over our staff will be able to handle everything without me. They are already quite seasoned. When they have a complex issue or decision to make or unsure about which way to go... they will go to NACHI's Steering Committee for guidance. Winston Churchill said something to the effect that a tree that grows alone, if it grows at all, grows strong. The Steering Committee has done that without my help and can handle anything over the heads of staff... they already do to some extent and as my day to day participation wanes, staff and the SC will become a perfect combination.

As for me, my goal is to free myself from day-to-day operations. Two years ago I spent the much of my time helping individual members. This past year I spent much of my time helping individual local Chapters. This next year I will spend much of my time helping the individual ships within our fleet.

Thanks for listening and please share your thoughts on this matter.

Onwards and upwards!

Nick Gromicko

I much prefer email to private messages.

Originally Posted By: phinman
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Rambling yes. well put could not be better!

Thanks and more thanks!


Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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All the colorful Nautical metaphors aside it was written from the heart, but it didn’t say where we were headed other than forward.

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Originally Posted By: mtimpani
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Very nice! Most of us are behind you 100%. If people do not want to play by NACHI’S rules, let them find another playground.

Thank you, MarkTimpani

Originally Posted By: wcampbell
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Nick, I want to thank you for all that you and NACHI have done for those of us in the Home Inspection Profession. Keep up the good work.


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Originally Posted By: ebeahm1
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Wherever this fleet goes, I’m going with it. You have been an enormous help to all of us.

Every ship needs a captain, every fleet needs an admiral and every navy needs a commandant. You’ve been a great Captain, and Admiral, and you’ll be a great Commandant.

Those that don’t want to sail with us, well, just let them flounder alone.

Thanks for all you do.


Originally Posted By: jmertins
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Proud to be a member!!

John Mertins

Baxter Home Inspections, Inc.

"Greatness courts failure"

Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy

Originally Posted By: rwills
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I’m staying onboard! icon_wink.gif

Bob Wills - MAB Chairman

BW Inspection Services

Warminster, Pa.

Originally Posted By: mrose
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You are a leader with vision , purpose and extreme integrity.
It is my pleasure to be a member of this fine organization.

Thanks for all you do.

Best regards to Nick and all my fellow NACHI members,

Mike Rose
Cornerstone Home Inspection Co. LLC
Lawrenceville, GA

Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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Thanks guys.

With the growth we're experiening, I am able to spend less one-on-one time with individual members. I know it is hard to even catch me on the phone anymore. I'm feeling some detatchment and I'm sad about it.

I hope you all don't think I'm becoming out-of-touch. I'm not, just busy.

Nick Gromicko

I much prefer email to private messages.

Originally Posted By: rsmith6
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Outstanding post. I’ve never regretted joining NACHI and have been constantly amazed at your drive and ambition to make this organization fly high. NACHI is truly “member oriented” with tons of good services and lots of good members.

I, for one, hope you are around for a long, long time.


Originally Posted By: rspriggs
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Nick, I’m grateful for how you’ve assisted me (personally and professionally) and all of Colorado NACHI as we’ve developed.

My membership dues cannot compare to what I have received in return.

Your vision has brought us this far, and I trust in your future visions; consider me on board as a “lifer”!

Russell S. Spriggs,
Colorado Chapter

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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Originally Posted By: kleonard
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NACHI Member for life!

Originally Posted By: tallen
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You know what I am going to tell you my true opinion of NACHI.

1. Nick get's a little out of hand, but can you blame him?

2.I have learned more off of this board than all the schools and all personal training I have received. Thank you NACHI!!

3. I get at least 1 call a month from a NACHI web site. I also just got one from inspector links. ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

4. I hate to admit it , but I kind of like the soap opera thing. However, I think this should be limited to the members only section.

5. Free speech!!

6. * Professional help whenever you need it. NACHI is open 24/7.
* Free Interactive Online Exam.
* Personal attention to your needs.
* NACHI spirit.
* Dear NACHI, our inspector advice column.
* Assistance with examinations and home inspection classes.
* Listing in www.FindAnInspector.US.
* A certificate of membership with your name and NACHI member number on it.
* Visual aid inspection frames.
* NACHI Arbitration Service for dispute resolution.
* NACHI Foundation.
* Listing in
* Brochure builder.
* Yellow Page ads.
* Fishing outings.
* Office Depot/NACHI joint online discount portal.
* NACHI presence at every major real estate event.
* Your contact information on thousands of websites.
* Deals on everything ... tools, computers, rental cars, etc.
* RealtySites discounts.
* NACHI articles to help you learn.
* Proofreading service.
* Cling-on NACHI window stickers.
* ranking.
* Discount on E&O insurance from FREA.
* The NACHI Inspection Contract/Agreement (between you and your client).
* E&O insurance requirements updates.
* Distribution of NACHI calendars with your contact info.
* Safe House Campaign.
* State exam and paperwork help.
* Inspection Glossary.
* Disability insurance discounts.
* Inspector websites of the week and month.
* Flyer designed for real estate office presentations.
* Marketing & Lead Generation Department.
* Electronic promotional give-aways.
* Inspector friendly Standards of Practice.
* Inspection community photo web gallery.
* Special deals from Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
* Appreciation from real estate agents.
* NACHI.ORG, a website designed to help inspectors.
* Professionally written inspection articles, with free reprint privileges.
* NACHI photo I.D. card.
* Home Inspection Consumer Hotline (610) 917-8000.
* Ethics Obstacle Course.
* NACHI Calendar.
* Inspection association website comparisons.
* Direct access to experienced professionals for the help you need.
* NACHI Legislative Watch.
* New client generator sending you work.
* Unrestricted use of the NACHI logo for your marketing.
* NACHI banners for your website.
* REALTOR advice links.
* Listing of your company on the NACHI Member lists.
* 100% reimbursement of costs to form your own local Chapter.
* Free radon electret recharging.
* Fun, informative local meetings.
* Inspection forms.
* Hertz Rent A Car NACHI Member Savings Card.
* Avis Rent A Car NACHI Member Savings Card.
* State Inspector of the Year Awards.
* Great additions to your brochure.
* Consumer certification verification seal.
* Paid lobbyists.
* NACHI members-only store.
* Your info listed on real estate industries most popular sites.
* Partnerships with government agencies like FEMA, Workforce Development and Voc Rehab.
* Radio ads.
* NACHI Convention, the largest in the industry.
* Inspection tips and advice about how to be financially successful.
* Leads from various ethnic communities.
* NACHI's Real Estate Referral Network, to bring you more business.
* Exposure from multi-million hit/month websites.
* Priority service at the nation's largest laboratories.
* Relationship with National Association of State Fire Marshals.
* Online course.
* Most popular message board in industry.
* A Canadian presence.
* Binders for marketing while you inspect.
* Books and pamphlets.
* Professional display booths, banners, and table skirts for loan.
* Online continuing education.
* Discounts on E&O Insurance.
* NACHI's Online Inspector Examination.
* No "Ramp-Up Fees."
* Multiple online lead generators to get you more work.
* Local Chapter websites.
* Group dental plan.
* Cool links to add to your website.
* Marketing consultations to help you get more response from your brochures, ads, and flyers.
* Company name choice tools.
* Signs and billboards directing buyers to you.
* Inspection report review and consulting.
* Group health insurance.
* Specific topic advisory boards.
* Sponsorships of REALTOR golf tournaments.
* Online Standards of Practice Quiz self-evaluation tool.
* Inspection business success tips.
* Consumer Recovery Fund.
* Member-to-member referrals.
* Prominent listing of your company in
* Suggested disclaimers for your inspection agreement.
* Recent manufacturer recalls.
* Access to NACHI's photo message board.
* The Inspector Magazine.
* Industry updates and newsbreaks.
* Employment opportunities. Work for NACHI from home.
* Link exchange program.
* Entry into Find-an-Inspector.
* Legal briefs and reports.
* Question of the day.
* Member-controlled profile editor for online market presence control.
* Email and web address listing under featured members.
* Elaborate automatic marketing system which emails newsletters to your local real estate agents along with your contact information.
* Access to the invisible members-only section of the message board and website.
* Tips for zips.
* Discounts on tools.
* Habitat for Humanity volunteering opportunities.
* UK expansion project.
* NACHI France.
* NACHIOnline ISP.
* Access to a real estate agent hold harmless clause.
* National statistics to compare your skills with others.
* Nick, available for your event.
* Partnership with DELL.
* Public service announcements.
* Membership in InterNACHI, NACHI's international sister organization.
* Support from key legislators.
* NACHI Foundation Scholarship Award.
* The NACHI Safe House Campaign.
* Statewide Chapter sites.
* Periodic free training.
* Professional e-mail accounts @[your state]
* Fun drawings.
* Legal Defense Fund.
* NFL support of NACHI Foundation.
* Third-party vendor deals on everything.
* Home inspector crossword puzzles.
* Much more.

All benefits are FREE to members.

7. I like the fact that I have sent many bs post and have not yet been crucified, folks just ignore me. I wish they would do the same with the likes of Chad.. ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) Thank you all for your tolerence.

8. This is were the worm turns.

I think we should have more availability to advancing our knowledge with more NACHI sponsored CE. I do the ASHI thing and the online courses, but I think we could do better.

9. More or any CE would really help NACHI.

10. CE would really help NACHI. Especially here in AS%I land.


Did I mention CE? ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

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Where you hang on the weekends? icon_wink.gif


Originally Posted By: tallen
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Thank you all. icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

Even you D.V

Originally Posted By: tallen
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ekartal wrote:
Where you hang on the weekends? ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)


In my Wifes left pocket

Originally Posted By: rwand
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Nachi is nothing like my association north of the border. You and Nachi have continually out performed Oahi or Caphi. Everyday there is something new. The responses are prompt and the answers don't skirt the issues.

Happy sailing!

Raymond Wand
Alton, ON

The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905
NACHI Member
Registered Home Inspector (R.H.I.)