||Roy Newcomer – Co-Founder
Roy Newcomer is the co-founder of the American Home Inspectors Training Institute and has taught home inspection classes across the nation. He is also the former owner of Newcomer’s Home Inspection Service, Inc., one of the largest multi-inspector companies in the country, performing over 20,000 home inspections. With over 30 years experience in home inspection, home construction, and real estate, he brought technical knowledge and practical know-how to his courses. Roy is a member of ASHI® and the author of seven inspector guides.
||Christopher Chirafisi - Director of Business Development
Chris is a licensed home inspector in Wisconsin and Florida. Chris has built and managed two home inspection companies and has performed over 2,000 inspections. Chris is also a licensed code inspector in Wisconsin, BPI certified energy auditor, Certified Energy Auditor in the United Kingdom, a Termite/WDO Inspector through Purdue University, Radon certified through-ESA, and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom. Chris is a graduate of AHIT, having taken the course in 2001, and was recruited to work for AHIT after having conducted thousands of home inspections.
||Bill Ross – Senior Technical Instructor
Bill is a long-time member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®),
California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA), NAHI, IAEI, ICBO,
and is a Certified Environmental Inspector. Bill also served on the Board
of Directors for the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI).Bill
was the Director of Technical Training and Support for Amerispec, one of
the nation’s largest franchiser, for 10 years. He was the former
owner of Goldenwest Home Inspectors, which performed over 14,000 inspections.
He was also awarded the NAHI "Educator of the Year" in 2002 and
||Jim Schumacher – Senior Technical Instructor
Jim is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. He is the Founder
of Done Right Home Inspections, which has performed thousands of home inspections.
He is also a certified EIFS, radon and mold inspector. The Peoria Association
of Realtors named him Inspector of the Year in 2003.Jim was the Maintenance
Director for Woodford County Housing Authority and has performed HUD & FHA
inspections. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Bloomington
Board of Realtors.
||Steve O’Donnell – Senior Technical Instructor
Steve has a long success record in the industry. He is the Co-founder of Newcomer's Inspection Services, which began in 1994. He is a certified Home Inspector in the State of Arizona and a Graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree. Steve has personally performed over 2,600 home inspections.
Joe Dudek – Senior Technical Instructor
Joe joined the AHIT Technical Training Team bringing to AHIT an in-depth level of experience in the construction area. He has been a project manager of US Home Corp., owner of a carpentry contracting company, owner of two (2) custom home building companies and is currently an owner of a successful home inspection company. Joe is very effective in communicating to his students real life experiences and how they apply to the home inspection industry.
Mike Williams – Senior Technical Instructor
Mike is the Founder of Y.P.C. Home Inspections of Amelia Island, Florida and has performed over two thousand home inspections. He is a 1999 graduate of AHIT and his son (Kyle, a 2004 AHIT Graduate) is taking the leading role in the family business. Mike graduated from the University Of Georgia in 1974 with B.A. in Business. He was selected as a Paul Harris Fellow by his local Rotary Club.
J.D. Fuller – Senior Technical Instructor
J.D. is the owner & operator of Hercules Home Inspection & Pest Control Services LLC. Currently it is operating with 6 full time inspectors, and 5 full time pest control personnel. Jay started doing home inspections in 1996 and joined the Texas Association of Home Inspectors in 1998. He received Inspector of the year in 2003 and was appointed Director of Area Development in 2004, then elected VP of Membership Services in 2006. Jay resides in Palestine TX with his wife Gay. They have 4 kids and 4 grandchildren.
||John Coleman – Business Development Instructor
John is a business development and field instructor. His vast sales background,
including a successful home inspection business is an invaluable asset
to the Company. John is a graduate of the American Home Inspectors Training
Institute and an active member of the National Association of Home Inspectors
and the American Society of Home Inspectors. The Denver Association of
Realtors also named John “Inspector of the Year” in 2002
||Derik Pomaville – Business Development
Derik is a certified home inspector in the state of Arizona. An AHIT alumnus,
he has been performing home inspections since 1994. He is also a member of
the American Society of Home Inspectors. Derik also spent ten years in the
insurance industry where he developed and conducted training classes for
sales and marketing, Property and Casualty licensing and exam preparation,
and advanced management skills. Derik has also graduated and assisted in
conducting Dale Carnegie courses in Arizona and Texas.
||The AHIT Admissions and Administrative Staff
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