I think you’re missing something real important. Many inspectors I’ve known over the years in VARIOUS ASSOCIATIONS including ASHI & NACHI simply sit up 3rd party corporations - then they do inspections - while sis’s company can do the repairs. Two separate legal entities - totally legitimate. Done all day long even in licensing states prohibiting repairing what the inspector has inspected.
While in the NAHI realm - their COE say:
**CODE OF ETHICS #6
The inspector may recommend or offer products or additional services to the client consistent with the provisions of this Code of Ethics. If the services or
products recommended or offered by the inspector are:
(a) to be purchased from or provided by the inspector, their agents or employees;
(b) to be purchased from or provided by any entity, organization, or venture in which the inspector has an interest; or
© will result in any compensation or benefit to the inspector, financial or otherwise, then the products or services may only be recommended or offered after a written disclosure to the client of the inspector’s interest in the transaction and advising the client to obtain competitive bids.
I just find that honest refreshing - rather than hiding behind smoke screens.
You also notice their COE state the Inspector MAY provide extra services - Not the NAHI inspector HAS TO Repair something OR HAS TO sell something.
ASHI spends a great amount of time disking NACHI and trying to convince the world that nobody but them is competent to spit on the sidewalk. People over at NACHI disk NAHI and thinks every NAHI member is a repair contractor in surprise. In looking at my fellow NACHI members in Kansas, I can see very easily 30% or so that are repair contractors of some kind or another. The way we slam each other, I’m amazed the general public trusts any of us.