Frank Lesh is currently the executive director of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He is the founder of the Home Sweet Home Inspection Company, which was started in 1989. He has performed thousands of commercial and residential property inspections, and specialized in EIFS inspections. Frank has been a member of ASHI since 1990 and a member of the Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of ASHI since 1991. He has held numerous volunteer positions in both organizations, including as president of the GLC from 1997-1998, Master Inspector by Review®, and the President of ASHI in 2007.
Frank won the John E. Cox Award for “Outstanding contributions to a Chapter” in 2004, and the 2012 Philip C. Monahon Award, ASHI’s highest award. Other professional affiliations include the Exterior Design Institute (EDI) since 1996. EDI is the premier organization involved in synthetic stucco (DRYVIT®). Frank was on the Board of Governors of EDI in 1999.
Chip Sprague has been a licensed home inspector contracted with Home Inspection Carolina for over 10 years. Chip is part of the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association and has donated his time performing inspections for the halfway house to better his community.
Being a manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement for over 11 years has given him an extensive knowledge base to identify and relate with clients.
Chip has a heart for animals as you may see him with his trusty sidekick Holly when picking up your Radon!
Our inspectors have been learning and focusing on preforming inspections for years. They are all enthralled with construction and how things are constructed. Our inspectors are not just inspectors but more like investigators. It’s not enough to just identify the problem or defect. Our inspectors love to try and determine the source of the problem to help you make an educated decision when purchasing your home!
Christopher Casey is a West Point graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He pursued his MBA from St. Martins University while still on active duty stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. Since 1990 Christopher has held various leadership positions with regional & national companies where his expertise in organizational management, creative problem solving and ever-positive focus have led to substantial growth. Christopher purchased Monroe Infrared in 2011. He is highly motivated, goal-driven and clearly focused on exceeding both customer and vendor partner expectations as the path to overall business success. His belief: success thrives from true partnerships, developed through doing what you say you’re going to do, over-communicating, never assuming, and sweating the details no matter the size of the customer, task, purchase or commitment.
In this episode of the The Successful Home Inspector podcast Preston Sandlin the host and owner of Home Inspection Carolina is on “The Real Estate Today Show Talking about how to prepare your home for sale. Preston has come up with a Sellers Inspection Checklist and you can find it on Ask the Charlotte Home Inspector. You are welcome to use it. Preston and Meg have been supporting our community for over 20 years. Preston a licensed home inspector and Meg have created a company with one focus in mind, Customer Service! “Provide the customer with the best home inspection experience and the most knowledgeable home inspectors and the rest will fall into place.” With Customer service as the #1 focus has changes the home inspection industry. Preston and Meg have created a company you can trust and rely on!
Preston has created additional training that is required by all Home Inspection Carolina inspectors. To ensure, not only informative but educational reports from over 25 inspectors. “Purchasing a home is the single most important investment of your life, and we are here to help you through that process.” Preston Sandlin.
Now in trade paperback, the hip, iconoclastic CEO of Zappos shows how a different kind of corporate culture can make a huge difference in achieving remarkable results — by actually creating a company culture that values happiness –and then delivers on it.
Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit
Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department
Focus on company culture as the #1 priority
Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business
Help employees grow-both personally and professionally
Seek to change the world
Oh, and make money too . . .
Sound crazy? It’s all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that’s doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.
In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.