Despite NACHI, ASHI, AII, CREIA, and others all joining together in force to try to stop Scumbag NAHI from turning over our SOP and our industry’s fate to the realtors/builders (ASTM gives one vote of control over the new home inspection SOP for each person who pays them $75… and we all know which industry realtor/builder vs home inspection has the most money)… Scumbag NAHI pulled a trick right out of my uncle’s communist party playbook. ASTM promised to let scumbag NAHI’s unholy proposal die yesterday if we could muster the votes (ASTM uses a majority vote of the people in the room) to oppose it. All associations, including the largest national association, the second largest national association, the largest state association and many others (except for scumbag NAHI) all voted against giving away control of our industry. You would think we would have won the vote… but we lost.
Scumbag NAHI, who held the meeting in a room next to their convention and who intentionally kept the meeting secret from NACHI and ASHI and AII and CREIA and others, then packed the back of the room with their own cronies from next door just minutes before the vote was taken…a scumbag move that would have made even my great uncle, Andrei Gromyko, minister of Soviet foreign affairs for nearly 30 years, blush and squirm. A scumbag NAHI board member got up in NACHI member/NCE trainer/VAREI President Kenny Hart’s face about him sitting next to me and the AII President, but he soon found out that gettin’ up in Kenny’s face ain’t too smart of an idea. They also falsely announced that they had the support of the major reporting software companies too. But Russell Buchanan (HomeGauge) later informed us that he was never contacted regarding the issue and scumbag NAHI banned Porter Valley Software (makers of InspectVue) from the event altogether. It was the most unAmerican thing I’ve ever seen. I thought I was behind the Iron Curtain for a moment. What will scumbag NAHI do for their next “look at us, we’re relevant too!” stunt? Urinate on the American flag?
I commend ASHI, CREIA and AII for fighting so valiantly (AII President/NACHI member Byron Duerksen gave the best speech in opposition IMHO). And I thank the leadership of those groups for treating me with respect and kindness in Las Vegas. I consider many of you to be my new friends.
NACHI was represented at the almost secret scumbag NAHI/ASTM meeting by V.P. Dr.Keith Swift and Founder Nick Gromicko.