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November — December 2009 | Archives

Chairman's Message — Holiday Greetings to all CREIA Members and their families,

Here we are entering the Holidays for our 32 year in association with each other as CREIA Members. That is quite an accomplishment for a voluntary organization. As with any new year we are facing new challenges. Mindful of the challenging economy, CREIA’s focus is on increasing our Membership benefits. Taking the results of the Membership Survey there will soon be an Inspection Business Survey. Please take the time to respond and reveal more of how we all conduct our inspections and business’s. Please also take the time to read this issue's article on our Standards of Practice written by Steve John. This is the first of a series on our SOP’s and Standards of Care in our profession.

Education continues to be the most important concern our Membership expects CREIA to provide. So we are scheduling CREIA Roadshow educational events in each region of our state to be a cost effective alternative for you to stay current with the new code changes, get together with other inspectors and obtain your CEC’s. Our last event was Nov. 21 at San Mateo College w/Douglas Hansen. This event included proper electrical panel inspection training in keeping with the National Electric Code.

Southern California Inspector’s are invited to Simpson Strong-Tie facility in Brea for a 4 hour presentation of decking on December 15th. Their decking expert is making this exclusive presentation for CREIA Members only. You will receive meals and drinks as with all our events, current Simpson catalogue, chance to tour their plant, update on pending legislation concerning our profession and 4 CEC’s for your $40.00 donation to the California Coalition of Home Inspectors.

A large number of members have asked for a conference. Given the economy it made better sense to team with the ASHI Conference in Las Vegas in January for our big event of the year. This was the most cost effective way to provide our membership with the best educational and inspection business opportunities available. Next year we will provide new Roadshow’s by Peter Boyd who will be presenting a new Pool & Spa Roadshow that will include our the new CREIA Pool & Spa Standards of Practice. Michael Casey has developed a new day’s worth of Heating systems education to include systems never previously discussed such as hydronic forced air systems we so often see in condos. On yet another day Mike will cover Air Conditioning systems, principles, new codes, etc. Southern California Inspector’s are invited to Simpson Strong-Tie facility in Brea for a 4 hour presentation of decking on December 15th. Their decking expert is making this exclusive presentation for CREIA Members only. You will receive meals and drinks as with all our events, current Simpson catalogue, chance to tour their plant, update on pending legislation concerning our profession and 4 CEC’s for your $40.00 donation to the California Coalition of Home Inspectors.

CREIA’s new website will be launched in January. Our primary objective is to drive more inspections to our inspectors. This will be accomplished by a search engine friendly inspector finder feature. ASK.CREIA.org has already generated more traffic and inspector requests in less time than any previous CREIA web presence with 2,200 inspector finder requests since its start. With an integrated log-in you will be able to quickly and easily navigate our entire web site. We are also saving a considerable sum annually which will be allocated to better serve our membership.

Our Membership drive has been successful in drawing inspectors into our Association (for latest details click here members). The more CREIA inspectors in your area the better as the playing field will be leveled. More inspection’s are being done to our Standards of Practice and care. It is easier to compete with someone who is charging closer to the same price you are. This is one of the way’s we are planning to increase CREIA Members inspection market share in your area. More to come on this and other new member benefits in 2010.

I am confident that we could not have come as far in the last 12 years without the able and sure guidance of Tyler Clydesdale our CEO. Tyler has been the backbone of CREIA. With a strong mixture of sadness and gratitude I have to announce that Tyler will be moving on to live his dream in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. He has been quietly developing a non-profit organization for blind and disabled animals. Please join me and our Board of Directors in thanking Tyler for his many years of devoted service, attention and competent care in guiding our organization. We wish the absolute best for you Tyler and that you may realize your dreams. Please visit their website at www.LoveHandlers.org for details and more information.

In closing may we be mindful and appreciative of what we do have. Take the time and care to express our love of our Family and Friends. Take the opportunity to express gratitude to those we conduct business with. And let us not forget those less fortunate.

Best and Warm Holiday Regards,

Bill Parker, CREIA BOD Chairman


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This Issue ...

CREIA October 2009 BOD Meeting Synopsis (Members Only)

CREIA Membership Drive November Update (Members Only)

Old Friends and New Beginnings

CCHI 2009

CREIA’s Contract and Standards of Practice – A Perspective

Technical Article - Proper Dryer Venting & Maintenance The Key to Reduced Fire Risk

InspecTest

Off the Net - Damage/Defects, Were They Reported on Prior to Your Inspection/Report?

Home Safety, the Primary Duty of Home Inspectors

Lessons in Risk Management: The Inaccessible Crawlspace

Chinese Drywall Update - November 2, 2009

CREIA's Online Calendar

Upcoming CREIA Event

 

New Deck Codes – A Seminar to benefit CCHI

Approved for 4 CECs
When: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Where: Simpson Strong-Tie, 1425 Moonstone, Brea, CA 92821
Time: 7:30 am (Check-in) Seminar: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Suggested Donation: $40

Register NOW!


QUESTIONS?
Contact:   CREIA Meetings meetings@creia.org
800/848-7342

Old Friends and New Beginnings - A Final Word from Your CEO

Hello CREIA Membership!  At the recent October Board of Directors meetings it was announced that my last day, after almost thirteen years as CREIA’s CEO, would be December 17, 2009.  I am most grateful for the opportunity to have been of service to CREIA and the California inspection profession, thank you for allowing this.  I have watched the association and profession growth to new heights (there were only 330 members when I started at CREIA) and hopefully helped enhanced its member benefits, products and service over the years.   Of course, this was not done alone and I am indebted to the many CREIA staffers with whom I have the pleasure of working over the years.  CREIA will now be left in the best of care by terrifically talented Cella Flores at the headquarters.  Please extend every kindness to her as she works through this transition.  I am also deeply indebted to those who have supported CREIA through their services – folks such as Ellen Goodwin, Brian Hannigan, Paul Straznickas, Douglas Glass, Esq. and Kris Thompson, Esq.  An extra special thanks to Greg Noyes for his friendship and kindness to me and to all the staff over these many years.

I also wish to express my gratitude to the CREIA leaders - past and present - for their volunteerism and their support over the years.  It has become fashionable to refer to the board as the “good old boys” at times, but please remember that “good” is the first word; many times I have observed these leaders  giving back to the profession out of the goodness of their hearts for the good of the association.  Every CREIA member and the state of California has benefitted from it.

LoveHandlers.orgA new year and a new beginning is always exciting and I am happy to report that I will be taking my 26+ years of nonprofit trade association management abilities and using them for a new nonprofit charity.  I will be heading up a new charity I established for disabled animals in Tennessee (located in the Great Smoky Mountains).  You can see more about it at www.LoveHandlers.org. (Contributions are always welcome!).  Feel free to pass along this website to anyone you know who is an animal lover and is contributor to animal causes.

Thank you all for your friendship over the years.  All the best!

Tyler Clydesdale


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EVENTS &
EDUCATION

Click here to go to the CREIA Meeting and Events Calendar


Congratulations!

New Candidates

Richard W Sarette
Gregory J. Beu
Randal H Stevens
Earnest J Colwell
Brian Miller
Marc A Braasch
Sean Kabo
Thomas H Perez
Michael Adray
Mark Christoph
Greg Paris
John G Casasanto
Sean Caldwell

New CCIs

John L. Briere
Phil Kaznowski
Andres Garcia
Garry T. Darms

New Affiliates

Ed Daher
Lane Post


Visit Ask.CREIA.org


 

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November — December 2009 | Archives

Chairman's Message — Holiday Greetings to all CREIA Members and their families,

Here we are entering the Holidays for our 32 year in association with each other as CREIA Members. That is quite an accomplishment for a voluntary organization. As with any new year we are facing new challenges. Mindful of the challenging economy, CREIA’s focus is on increasing our Membership benefits. Taking the results of the Membership Survey there will soon be an Inspection Business Survey. Please take the time to respond and reveal more of how we all conduct our inspections and business’s. Please also take the time to read this issue's article on our Standards of Practice written by Steve John. This is the first of a series on our SOP’s and Standards of Care in our profession.

Education continues to be the most important concern our Membership expects CREIA to provide. So we are scheduling CREIA Roadshow educational events in each region of our state to be a cost effective alternative for you to stay current with the new code changes, get together with other inspectors and obtain your CEC’s. Our last event was Nov. 21 at San Mateo College w/Douglas Hansen. This event included proper electrical panel inspection training in keeping with the National Electric Code.

Southern California Inspector’s are invited to Simpson Strong-Tie facility in Brea for a 4 hour presentation of decking on December 15th. Their decking expert is making this exclusive presentation for CREIA Members only. You will receive meals and drinks as with all our events, current Simpson catalogue, chance to tour their plant, update on pending legislation concerning our profession and 4 CEC’s for your $40.00 donation to the California Coalition of Home Inspectors.

A large number of members have asked for a conference. Given the economy it made better sense to team with the ASHI Conference in Las Vegas in January for our big event of the year. This was the most cost effective way to provide our membership with the best educational and inspection business opportunities available. Next year we will provide new Roadshow’s by Peter Boyd who will be presenting a new Pool & Spa Roadshow that will include our the new CREIA Pool & Spa Standards of Practice. Michael Casey has developed a new day’s worth of Heating systems education to include systems never previously discussed such as hydronic forced air systems we so often see in condos. On yet another day Mike will cover Air Conditioning systems, principles, new codes, etc. Southern California Inspector’s are invited to Simpson Strong-Tie facility in Brea for a 4 hour presentation of decking on December 15th. Their decking expert is making this exclusive presentation for CREIA Members only. You will receive meals and drinks as with all our events, current Simpson catalogue, chance to tour their plant, update on pending legislation concerning our profession and 4 CEC’s for your $40.00 donation to the California Coalition of Home Inspectors.

CREIA’s new website will be launched in January. Our primary objective is to drive more inspections to our inspectors. This will be accomplished by a search engine friendly inspector finder feature. ASK.CREIA.org has already generated more traffic and inspector requests in less time than any previous CREIA web presence with 2,200 inspector finder requests since its start. With an integrated log-in you will be able to quickly and easily navigate our entire web site. We are also saving a considerable sum annually which will be allocated to better serve our membership.

Our Membership drive has been successful in drawing inspectors into our Association (for latest details click here members). The more CREIA inspectors in your area the better as the playing field will be leveled. More inspection’s are being done to our Standards of Practice and care. It is easier to compete with someone who is charging closer to the same price you are. This is one of the way’s we are planning to increase CREIA Members inspection market share in your area. More to come on this and other new member benefits in 2010.

I am confident that we could not have come as far in the last 12 years without the able and sure guidance of Tyler Clydesdale our CEO. Tyler has been the backbone of CREIA. With a strong mixture of sadness and gratitude I have to announce that Tyler will be moving on to live his dream in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. He has been quietly developing a non-profit organization for blind and disabled animals. Please join me and our Board of Directors in thanking Tyler for his many years of devoted service, attention and competent care in guiding our organization. We wish the absolute best for you Tyler and that you may realize your dreams. Please visit their website at www.LoveHandlers.org for details and more information.

In closing may we be mindful and appreciative of what we do have. Take the time and care to express our love of our Family and Friends. Take the opportunity to express gratitude to those we conduct business with. And let us not forget those less fortunate.

Best and Warm Holiday Regards,

Bill Parker, CREIA BOD Chairman


Allen Insurance "The" Source for Home Inspector Insurance Since 1992


Click here to learn about OREP Home Inspector E&O Insusrance


Take Your Business to the Next Level! Call TWI Affiliates Training


COA - Casey, O'Malley Associates - The Right Direction


This Issue ...

CREIA October 2009 BOD Meeting Synopsis (Members Only)

CREIA Membership Drive November Update (Members Only)

Old Friends and New Beginnings

CCHI 2009

CREIA’s Contract and Standards of Practice – A Perspective

Technical Article - Proper Dryer Venting & Maintenance The Key to Reduced Fire Risk

InspecTest

Off the Net - Damage/Defects, Were They Reported on Prior to Your Inspection/Report?

Home Safety, the Primary Duty of Home Inspectors

Lessons in Risk Management: The Inaccessible Crawlspace

Chinese Drywall Update - November 2, 2009

CREIA's Online Calendar

Upcoming CREIA Event

 

New Deck Codes – A Seminar to benefit CCHI

Approved for 4 CECs
When: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Where: Simpson Strong-Tie, 1425 Moonstone, Brea, CA 92821
Time: 7:30 am (Check-in) Seminar: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Suggested Donation: $40

Register NOW!


QUESTIONS?
Contact:   CREIA Meetings meetings@creia.org
800/848-7342

Old Friends and New Beginnings - A Final Word from Your CEO

Hello CREIA Membership!  At the recent October Board of Directors meetings it was announced that my last day, after almost thirteen years as CREIA’s CEO, would be December 17, 2009.  I am most grateful for the opportunity to have been of service to CREIA and the California inspection profession, thank you for allowing this.  I have watched the association and profession growth to new heights (there were only 330 members when I started at CREIA) and hopefully helped enhanced its member benefits, products and service over the years.   Of course, this was not done alone and I am indebted to the many CREIA staffers with whom I have the pleasure of working over the years.  CREIA will now be left in the best of care by terrifically talented Cella Flores at the headquarters.  Please extend every kindness to her as she works through this transition.  I am also deeply indebted to those who have supported CREIA through their services – folks such as Ellen Goodwin, Brian Hannigan, Paul Straznickas, Douglas Glass, Esq. and Kris Thompson, Esq.  An extra special thanks to Greg Noyes for his friendship and kindness to me and to all the staff over these many years.

I also wish to express my gratitude to the CREIA leaders - past and present - for their volunteerism and their support over the years.  It has become fashionable to refer to the board as the “good old boys” at times, but please remember that “good” is the first word; many times I have observed these leaders  giving back to the profession out of the goodness of their hearts for the good of the association.  Every CREIA member and the state of California has benefitted from it.

LoveHandlers.orgA new year and a new beginning is always exciting and I am happy to report that I will be taking my 26+ years of nonprofit trade association management abilities and using them for a new nonprofit charity.  I will be heading up a new charity I established for disabled animals in Tennessee (located in the Great Smoky Mountains).  You can see more about it at www.LoveHandlers.org. (Contributions are always welcome!).  Feel free to pass along this website to anyone you know who is an animal lover and is contributor to animal causes.

Thank you all for your friendship over the years.  All the best!

Tyler Clydesdale


Page 1


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 »


EVENTS &
EDUCATION

Click here to go to the CREIA Meeting and Events Calendar


Congratulations!

New Candidates

Richard W Sarette
Gregory J. Beu
Randal H Stevens
Earnest J Colwell
Brian Miller
Marc A Braasch
Sean Kabo
Thomas H Perez
Michael Adray
Mark Christoph
Greg Paris
John G Casasanto
Sean Caldwell

New CCIs

John L. Briere
Phil Kaznowski
Andres Garcia
Garry T. Darms

New Affiliates

Ed Daher
Lane Post


Visit Ask.CREIA.org


 



 

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