ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS (NATIONAL)
In 1976, a group of visionary home inspectors with the common goal of building consumer awareness and enhancing the professionalism of their field established the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This not-for-profit professional association for home inspectors made its first order of business to establish and advocate high standards of practice and a strict code of ethics for the member community.
The Mission of ASHI is to set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession and to meet the needs of our members.
ASHI is the most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America. Through ASHI’s continued efforts, ASHI's Standards of Practice—covering all of a home's major systems—are now part of many pieces of state legislation and are recognized by consumers as the authoritative standard for professional home inspection.
ABOUT THE IOWA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS
Building on the core mission of ASHI, the Iowa ASHI Chapter was formed to address four main areas:
*Build awareness and confidence in the home inspection profession
*Promote excellence within the profession and to improve inspection service though the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
*Provide members and others with a forum in which to enhance their professionalism through education, an informed exchange of ideas, and other related benefits that can be provided best by an association
*Interact with related professions, the legal community and government bodies as the leasing authority in the home and building inspection profession.