TPREIA announces 2015 officers.

Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA) Announces 2015 Officers

2015 Statewide Officers
January 12, 2015 - Greetings from TPREIA President

I would like to announce the Board of Directors for 2015.

President - Bruce Carpenter
Founding President and President Elect - Paul Roebuck
Executive Director - Brenda Roebuck
Immediate Past President - Clay Collins
Vice President Treasurer - Clay Collins
Vice President Secretary - Ken Flournoy
Vice President Membership - Mike Cothran
Vice President Education - Gerald Jamail
Vice President Public Relations - Jonathan Lang
Director At Large - Tommy Layne
Director At Large - Derrick McMullen
Director At Large - Mark Kissee
Honorary Board of Director: Nick Gromicko

First we want to thank these Members for their service. You will again notice some of the Board Members are serving in more than one position and some of the same people are still presently doing the same job as before. The Board is made up of volunteers and each year we ask for those that are willing to serve and this year these board members stepped up to serve you the TPREIA Members for 2015.

It is not too early to think about serving in 2016, if you would like to serve on a committee to see if you would like to serve on the State board, please let us know, there is always work to be done, TPREIA is Inspectors helping Inspectors.

2014 was a year of Chapter growth for TPREIA. We would like to recognize and thank Mike Cothran, Vice President of Membership who through his passion and dedication, has been all over the state of Texas helping to form and create new chapters. TPREIA has strong, thriving Chapters in Houston, Montgomery, Bay Area, East Texas and Austin. We are looking at Chapters in San Antonio and Dallas in 2015.

2014 was a great year, but a challenging year; I would like to thank all who rose to the occasion when unforeseen change was knocking at our door. I am referring to changes to our industry made by the Texas Real Estate Commission. 2015 will see additional changes since this is a legislative year, we encourage Inspectors to stay updated on legislation that affects the Inspection Industry; let your voices be heard, whether it is for or against the change, be active in your Industry.

This past year, many TREC IAC and TREC meetings were attended by Real Estate Inspectors and representatives of all of the trade associations. We voiced our opposition to many TREC changes that were occurring and expressed concern over issues that we felt would negatively affect the Consumer. Our voices were heard but the results were not always what seemed right for the Consumer or the Inspector. TPREIA, InterNACHI and TAREI formed an alliance where we first conducted a state wide poll by a third party and secondly, conducted Town Hall Meetings in various venues throughout the state to gather input from the Real Estate Inspectors concerning the industries future and the issues the industry is having with the Texas Real Estate Commission. The response from the majority of you overwhelmingly stated that there is a conflict between TREC and the Real Estate Inspector and were in favor of being out from under TREC. We presented all of the concerns to TREC, but yet to prevail due to TREC’s refusal to admit there is a conflict and that Inspectors do not have a voice that represents Inspectors at the TREC…

On January 13, 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature will be in session and change is on the horizon. Presently we do not know what bills will be introduced by the Texas Real Estate Commission but we do know that whatever bills they present may affect our industry. We will stay tuned to any legislation that affects the consumer and affects our ability to represent the consumer. Please continue to help and rise when the occasion occurs.

Please congratulate and welcome your Board of Directors, new and old. We need your input. We want you to help us help you!

Bruce Carpenter
President - Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association.

About Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA)
To advance the Texas Real Estate Inspection industry; to recognize and promote Real Estate Inspection as a distinct profession; to provide leadership through education and to maintain ethical and technical standards; to enhance consumer protection and promote public awareness of the Industry and the Association

Congratulations to the new BOD members for 2015. From one native Texan to another, here’s a tip of the hat; and cheers to another successful year!