Originally Posted By: dbowers
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Jeffrey - ITA has gotten to be the best known because of their multiple locations, Codecheck, many instructors are ASHI Presidents, etc - BUT they’re not even close to being the 1st home inspector training school out there.
For example schools that immediately comes to mind that were out there teaching before most guys at ITA had even started doing HI's are:
1) HomePro in the DC area. (Mike Lennon at that time)
2) HomeTech in the DC area. (Walt Steppelhoff - spelling is wrong)
3) Inspection Experts in Jacksonville, FL (Wayne Elrod)
4) American Inspectors Institute in Dallas (Russ Burgess) - then changed
to the the Leonard Hawes Schools - and now as of January part of ITA
5) PITI - originally in the DC area (John Cox & Speed Williams - both
6) HouseMaster in New Jersey - (Ken Austin) - now called NIBI
No biggie, but for the record here are just a few of the ones I looked at back in 1980, when I first started thinking I ought to take a formal class somewhere because I'd been doing HI's for 4 years part-time and was going to start doing them full-time.
Dan Bowers, CRI