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November 11 2017 Chapter Educational Meeting

posted Oct 16, 2017, 3:41 PM by Kenneth Fast

To:      ETASHI Chapter Members, Guests and Other Interested Parties

 This provides notice of the next ETASHI  Training and Meeting is scheduled for November 11, 2017 beginning 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to take place at the Meeting Room at Master Dry Corporate Offices, 6226 Clinton Highway, Knoxville, TN 37912.  Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided compliments of Master Dry, LLC.      

Our guest speaker will be nationally known speaker Mike Twitty.  Mike will be presenting two courses.  The first will be a 2 Hr. presentation on "The History of Electrical Codes and Wiring Methods".  The second will be a 4 Hr. presentation on "Electrical System Inspection Training".  These courses should provide good information for beginning as well as seasoned inspectors.  Also, we will have Kim Carman with Arrow Exterminators presenting for 2 Hrs. on "Wood Destroying Insect Infestation Report/Inspection".  Please make plans to attend and tell other home inspectors about this seminar!   

 All Three Courses Have CE approval for a total of eight (8) hours from both the State and ASHI for these courses.

  The cost for this meeting will be $20.00 for chapter members and $40.00 for repeat non-members.  First time non-

     member home inspector visitors are free.

     Breakfast Snacks will be provided compliments of the chapter

     Lunch provided compliments of Master Dry

     ETASHI members must attend short business meeting for chance to win door prizes. 

 Please try to attend and invite a fellow inspector that you think would be interested in learning more about ASHI and the East TN Chapter.

The address of 6226 Clinton Highway, Knoxville, TN will GPS, but if you need directions to Master Dry call me at 865-654-9965. 

 Best Regards,

 Tom Maides

ETASHI Chapter President

865-654-9965

Next Chapter Meeting

posted Aug 25, 2017, 5:48 PM by Kenneth Fast

Gentlemen and Ladies,

 

Please mark your calendars.  ETASHI (East TN ASHI) will be presenting 6 to 8 hours of Continuing Education that will be both State of TN and ASHI approved on Saturday, November 11.  The cost for the meeting will be free for Chapter members and a nominal fee for non-chapter members. (Please note that for a limited time ASHI National membership is free with $145 ETASHI Chapter membership.)  More information about the November meeting will follow at a later date as we firm up our plans and make our official announcement.    

 

Please note: Our regularly scheduled meeting for August has been canceled.  Please take this time to enjoy the rest of your summer with family and friends.  I look forward to seeing each of you in November!

 

If you have questions, or, if you would like to be removed from this list, please reply to this email and say "remove me".

 

Thanks, 

 
Tom Maides
President, East Tennessee Chapter of ASHI

TN Home Inspector #057
ASHI ACI Member # 103114


Phone: 865-453-9965
Fax: 865-428-5533

 

May 20 2017 Chapter Meeting

posted Apr 30, 2017, 4:47 PM by Kenneth Fast

This is to let everyone know that the East TN Chapter of ASHI will be holding their next chapter and educational meeting on Saturday, May 20th.  Unless notified of a change in the future, the meeting will be held at the Master-Dry facility in Knoxville, TN, as normal.  There will be four hours of TN State and ASHI approved education provided at the meeting. 

The meeting cost will be ten dollars ($10.00) per attendee.  You can pay Peter Waraksa through Pay-Pal before the meeting, or pay cash or check at the meeting.  Doors will open at 7:30 for sign-in and light breakfast foods and the education will start at 8:00.  There will be a Chapter Business meeting during and or immediately following a catered lunch.

Please forward this to any other inspectors that you think might be interested. 

If at all possible, please let me know by May 15th if you are coming to the meeting so we can provide adequate materials and food.  

Hoping to see you there,

Paul

(2016-2017 Chapter President)

February 18th Educational Meeting Update

posted Feb 14, 2017, 3:41 PM by Kenneth Fast

Hello to everyone!

We have ASHI National and TN State Approval for Eight (8) hours of Continuing Education for this Saturday’s Meeting!  Don’t let the Class Title deceive you, the presentation is all about water penetration, condensation and the barrier between conditioned and non-conditioned spaces!  All three are REQUIRED to be reported on in the S of P adopted by our Governing Board.

Light Breakfast foods, Coffee, Water, etc., and an on-site catered Lunch are provided.

The cost for these eight hours of approved education is $25.00 for East Tennessee Chapter Members and $80.00 for non-members.

If you have not done so already, please respond to Peter Waraksa’s email in regard to PayPal on line payment.  If you want to pay at the door, please bring a check or cash, no credit card payments accepted at the event, and please let me know ASAP if you are coming but haven’t pre-paid.  We need an accurate head count for food and educational materials.

Please respond quickly, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Paul 

February 18 Chapter Educational Meeting

posted Jan 19, 2017, 2:20 PM by Kenneth Fast

This is the meeting announcement for the Feb. 18th educational and business meeting of the East Tennessee Chapter of ASHI.  We are scheduled to have eight (8) hours of continuing education presented and/or organized by Darson Buckner with DuPont/Tyvek.  ASHI & State approval is pending at this time, but no difficulties are expected.

Unless otherwise notified, the meeting will be at “Master Service Companies” in Knoxville. (Previously, Master-Dry. Same location as our recent previous meetings)

The cost for the meeting will be $25.00 for Chapter members and $80.00 for non-chapter members.

 For non-chapter members, if you choose to join the East TN chapter of ASHI at the February meeting, you will receive a $45.00 discount off of your first year dues.  Current Chapter dues are $145.00, so your first year dues would be reduced to $100.00

Please forward this email to anyone not on the list that you think might be interested in eight hours of quality education or the East TN Chapter of ASHI.

All the Best,

Paul

Payment Instructions

Meeting Date: Feb. 18th 2017

Please pay one week or more in advance to reserve a Lunch. 

ETASHI Members 

$25.00

Chapter Treasurer Peter Waraksa will be sending out PayPal Requests to members

Non-Members WITHOUT PayPal Account

Meeting Fee ($80.00) (You can pay check or cash at the meeting)

Email Peter.Waraksa@pillartopost.com advising you want to attend the February ETASHI meeting. Treasurer, Peter Waraksa, will email you back with an individual Payment Request.

Non-Members with PayPal Account

Log in to your PayPal account then click on the Send Money Tab

Send Meeting Fee ($80.00) to Peter.Waraksa@pillartopost.com 

 

Certified Inspections, P.C.

Paul A. Perry, ACI

Ken Prouty, Associate Inspector

Phone: 707-7708

Fax: 931-456-2481

Email: cio@frontiernet.net


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

Darson Buckner is a Moisture Management Consultant and has been an Independent Product Weatherization Specialist for DuPont Tyvek® for 15 years.  He has been involved with field studies and research of window installations for over 20 years. He is certified with the Masonry Institute of Tennessee and Brick Institute of America as a certified masonry inspector and has worked on several projects with the Oak Ridge National Laboratories Buildings Technology Department; DIY; Charter Cable Home Improvement Series; HGTV; ZEBRAlliance and was instrumental in helping test three new product applications from the DuPont Building Innovations Team for the North American market. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Green Building and has given thousands of seminars to architects, code officials, builders, and other building professionals in the U.S.  Darson is certified with architect, builder, and building codes organizations as an approved educational speaker in the area of Moisture Management. He is certified as a Home Energy Auditor and is a LEED Green Associate. He has been certified as a Construction Documents Technologist from the Construction Specification Institute and a Master Certified Green Professional by the National Association of Home Builders.

 

Darson Buckner, CSI, CDT; LEED GA, NAHB MCGP

Dealers Warehouse Corporation

DuPont Tyvek Senior Certified Weatherization Specialist

865-556-3140

darsonbuckner@hotmail.com

 

November 19 Chapter Meeting / Education

posted Nov 17, 2016, 6:56 AM by Kenneth Fast

To All,

The meeting is as planned and announced.  We have an attorney doing a two hour presentation on the legal environment for home inspectors and I will be doing a two hour course on defects.  If collectively we want two more hours, we can do another approved video for two hours after lunch and the bus. meeting.

I have an eight hour meeting in the works for February.

Hope to see everyone there,

Paul

November Chapter Meeting

posted Nov 8, 2016, 10:08 AM by Kenneth Fast

To All,

This email is to inform you that we will have our normally scheduled quarterly meeting.  As of right now we will be meeting at the Master-Dry facility in Knoxville and we will have a minimum of four hours of State and ASHI approved education. I am still working on getting more.  Subjects and speakers to be announced at a later time.

All the best,

Paul

ETASHI Meeting and Training - August 20, 2016

posted Aug 3, 2016, 6:22 PM by Kenneth Fast   [ updated Aug 3, 2016, 6:23 PM ]

To All,

This is a very late announcement of our upcoming meeting in August.  The meeting will be on the 20th in keeping with our normal, pre-planned, schedule.  Our Chapter meetings are held on the third Saturday of the second month of each quarter unless specifically changed for a pertinent reason.  Ergo; the 3rd Saturday in February, May, August and November.

The current President (me) is supposed to send out an announcement 30 days in advance of each meeting, which I have failed to do for August, please accept my sincere apologies, I simply let it slip my mind.  (Thank you to Peter & Paul for the reminder.)

We will have four (4) hours of continuing education approved by TN & ASHI.  The meeting will start at 8:00 and end at 12:00.  Lunch will follow along with the business meeting.  Location will be Master-Dry unless further instructions are given.

Please send an email invitation of the meeting to anyone not on the email list above or to anyone that you feel may be interested in our Chapter and/or quality, applicable Home Inspector education.

All the Best,

Paul   


Oh yeah, I almost forgot:

This meeting will be free to current chapter members in good standing and $20.00 for all others.

Hope to see everyone there,

ETASHI Meeting and Training Event - May 21, 2016

posted Apr 21, 2016, 3:30 PM by Kenneth Fast

Fellow Tennessee Home Inspectors: 

This provides notice of the next ETASHI  Meeting and Training Event scheduled for May 21, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. to take place at the Meeting Room at Master Dry Inc.. 6226 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912, Knoxville, TN 37931  Sign-in begins at 7:30 for early birds.  Please note that the meeting room location is NOT the same as previous meetings!    

Our guest speaker will be Shannon Cory.  Shannon is a former Instructor for Inspection Training Associates, Kaplan Professional Schools and is the owner of Cornerstone Training Associates.  In addition to being ASHI ACI, he was past president of the ASHI Georgia Chapter and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for ASHI National.    

 

Shannon will present two education sessions.  The first will be "100 Most Missed Electrical Defects" and the second will be "Pool and Spa Inspection For Extra Profits".  Note that both of these courses are Pre-approved!  We have CE approval of four (4) hours from both the State and ASHI for both of these courses!   Please plan on attending both courses if at all possible.  There will be door-prizes and other incentives for those who stay for both courses.  

 

   

    The cost for this meeting will be $20.00 for chapter members and $40.00 for non-members.

     Breakfast Snacks will be provided compliments of the chapter

     Lunch will be provided compliments of Master Dry

     ETASHI members must attend a short business meeting for the chance to win door prizes. 

 

 

Please try to attend and feel free to forward this email to a fellow inspector that you think would be interested in attending this education session, or, interested in learning more about ASHI and the East TN Chapter.

 

Best Regards,

 

Tom Maides

ETASHI Chapter President

accuspecinc@gmail.com

865-654-9965

 

 

Directions to "New" Master Dry Office 

 

From Interstate 640 in Knoxville take Exit 3B onto US-25 W N/Clinton Highway; go 2.3 miles to destination on right.  Look for "Knox Auto Parts" sign.  The Master Dry ground sign may not be up at the time of this meeting.  

 

 

Payment Instructions

 

Meeting Date: Saturday May 21, 2016

Please notify me (accuspecinc@gmail.com) one week or more in advance so we can have a head count to prepare snacks and lunch.

 

 

Meeting Fee

 

ETASHI Members $20.00

Repeat Visitors $40.00

 

 

 

Payment Instructions

 

Meeting Date: May 21, 2016

Please pay one week or more in advance to reserve a Lunch.

 

ETASHI Members 

$20.00

Chapter Treasurer Peter Waraksa will be sending out PayPal Requests to members

 

Non-Members WITHOUT PayPal Account

Meeting Fee ($40.00)

Email ETASHITreasurer@EPBFI.com advising you want to attend the May ETASHI meeting. Treasurer, Peter Waraksa, will email you back with an individual Payment Request.

 

Non-Members with PayPal Account

Log in to your PayPal account then click on the Send Money Tab

Send Meeting Fee ($40.00) to ETASHITreasurer@EPBFI.com

February 20 2016 Chapter / Education Meeting

posted Feb 8, 2016, 8:55 AM by Kenneth Fast   [ updated Feb 11, 2016, 3:52 PM ]

To:      ETASHI Chapter Members

 

    This provides notice of the next ETASHI  Meeting scheduled for February 20, 2106 beginning 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to take place at the Meeting Room at Master Dry Inc.. 3820 Solway Road, Knoxville, TN 37931.  Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided compliments of Master Dry, LLC.      

       

 

    Our guest speaker will be nationally known speaker Kenny Hart.  Kenny is a Master Plumber and HVAC expert.  He will be presenting information on Water Wells, Sewers, Sump Pumps, Water Heaters, Plumbing Inspections and common mistakes house flippers make and inspectors commonly miss.  We are fortunate to have a speaker of Kenny's caliber presenting to our group. Please make plans to attend and tell other home inspectors about this seminar!   

 

   Please note that for this February meeting, we will be meeting in the "old" Master Dry location.  The May chapter meeting location may change.  

 

 

 We are currently in the process of getting CE approval of eight (8) hours from both the State and ASHI for this course.

 

   

    The cost for this meeting will be $20.00 for chapter members and $40.00 for repeat non-members.  First time non-

     member home inspector visitors are free.

     Breakfast Snacks will be provided compliments of the chapter

     Lunch provided compliments of Master Dry

     ETASHI members must attend short business meeting for chance to win door prizes. 

 

 

Please try to attend and invite a fellow inspector that you think would be interested in learning more about ASHI and the East TN Chapter.

 

Best Regards,

 

Tom Maides

ETASHI Chapter President

 

 

Directions to Master Dry 

1.      travel North on Pellissippi Parkway off of I 40,

2.      Stay Left when Hwy 62 (Oak Ridge Highway) splits off to the right

3.      Make a U – Turn

4.      turn Right at the Shell gas station, Solway Road

5.      immediately turn Left on Dogwood Road

6.      turn into the first driveway on the Right, Carpenter’s Chapel Church

               travel through the parking lot to the right rear of the church to Master Dry

 

 

Payment Instructions

 

Meeting Date: Saturday February 20, 2016

Please notify me (accuspecinc@gmail.com) one week or more in advance so we can have a head count to prepare snacks and lunch.

 

 

Meeting Fee

 

ETASHI Members $20.00

Repeat Visitors $40.00

 

 

 

Payment Instructions

 

Meeting Date: February 20, 2016

Please pay one week or more in advance to reserve a Lunch.

 

ETASHI Members 

$20.00

Chapter Treasurer Peter Waraksa will be sending out PayPal Requests to members

 

Non-Members WITHOUT PayPal Account

Meeting Fee ($40.00)

Email ETASHITreasurer@EPBFI.com advising you want to attend the February ETASHI meeting. Treasurer, Peter Waraksa, will email you back with an individual Payment Request.

 

Non-Members with PayPal Account

Log in to your PayPal account then click on the Send Money Tab

Send Meeting Fee ($40.00) to ETASHITreasurer@EPBFI.com

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