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Roy Newcome Roy Newcomer – Co-Founder & Senior Technical Instructor
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 brings technical knowledge and practical know-how to his courses. Roy is a member of ASHI® and the author of seven inspector guides.
Scott Newcomer Scott Newcomer – Co-Founder & Marketing Instructor
Scott is the co-founder of the American Home Inspectors Training Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Home Inspectors. His background includes owner and CEO of a national home inspection franchise and former owner of Newcomer’s Home Inspection Service Inc, which performed over 25,000 home inspections. Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Construction Management.
Ron Passaro Ron Passaro – Senior Technical Instructor
Ron is the founder and President of Res-I-Tech, Inc., one of Connecticut’s oldest home inspection companies. He is also the founder and first President of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Mr. Passaro has appeared on numerous radio and national television shows such as Good Morning America, CBS News, 48 Hours, American Journal, NBC Dateline and HGTV. In December 2002 the Connecticut Association of Realtors named him “Educator of the Year”. In April 2003 he received a Public Service Award from the state of Connecticut.
Bill Ross 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 2003.
Everett Rawlings Everett Rawlings – Senior Technical Instructor
Everett is the founder of Federal Building Inspections, which performed over 40,000 home inspections in North America, prior to being acquired by Inspectech in 2002. He is a state licensed building contractor, certified pest control operator and radon technician. Everett is a member of the National Association of Home Inspectors and currently serves on the board. He is also a member and past director of the American Society of Home Inspectors, and a member and past President of the Florida Association of Building Inspectors.
Jim Schumacher 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 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.

Lance Smith

Lance Smith – Senior Technical Instructor

Lance is a 1999 graduate of AHIT and the Founder Greater Seattle Home Inspections. He is a Washington State licensed structural pest inspector and has performed over 2000 home inspections.

Joe Dudek

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

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

J.D. Fuller – Senior Technical Instructor - TREC # 4251

J.D. is the owner & operator of East Texas Home Inspection & Pest Control Services LLC. Currently serving the entire East Texas Area and is operating with 8 full time Inspectors, 1 part time Inspector and 3 full time pest control personnel. Jay started doing home inspections in 1996 and joined the Texas Association of Home Inspectors in 1998. He is currently the President of TAREI. He has served as 2007 VP of Education, 2005 VP of membership & 2003 Director of Chapter Development. He was awarded the Inspector of the year in 2003. He also serves on the Texas Pest Control Association Board of Director and is the President of the East Texas Chapter. He joined the AHIT Instructor Team in January of 2006. Jay resides in Palestine TX with his wife Gay. They have 4 kids and 5 grandchildren.

John Coleman 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 Derik Pomaville – Business Development Instructor
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.
Paul Farrow Paul Farrow – Business Development Instructor
Paul offers insight into the home inspection business during the hands-on inspections. This insight comes from a successful home inspection company that he has developed in Wisconsin. Paul is an AHIT graduate and member of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Home Inspectors.
Kerry Lancaster Kerry Lancaster – Business Development Instructor
Kerry is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and is a 1999 graduate of the American Home Inspectors Training Institute. He is owner of High Mark Home Inspections, Inc., a thriving business operated in Jonesboro, Georgia. He has conducted over 2,200 home inspections since opening his home inspection business in August 1999. Kerry worked for a public utility company for 36 years before starting his own business here
he was in marketing and sales. He facilitated continuing education between contractors and distributors, as well as co-authored and taught an accredited continuing education course for Realtors.
Tina Louse Feldstein Tina Louise Feldstein – Marketing Instructor
Tina is a Multi Million Dollar Producer for Coldwell Banker in Chicago, IL. Her knowledge of the city real estate market and reputation for patience, integrity, and good old-fashioned hard work keeps her in demand with Sellers, First Time Buyers, and Investors. She also developed a new agent training program to foster early success with new agents. Tina is a member of National Association of Realtors and Chicago Association of Realtors. Tina was awarded Rookie of the Year and is a member of the prestigious President’s Circle.
Mary Beth Harrison Mary Beth Harrison - Marketing Instructor
Mary Beth has a knowledge of the Dallas Real Estate Market that only a Dallas native can. This knowledge along with unparalleled professionalism enable Mary Beth to be recognized in the Dallas real estate industry as a top producer. Mary Beth’s caring attitude and unique perspective allows her to represent buyers and sellers in a very personal manner.
Dee Hester Dee Hester - Marketing Instructor
During her 25 years in real estate, Dee has been helping people fulfill their “American Dream” by buying or selling a home. Dee is a licensed real estate broker whose clients encompass the three-state area of Washington DC as well as those retiring or investing in the Florida Market. As a national trainer for a national real estate franchise, Dee has taught from Rhode Island to Key West, Florida. She has also taught marketing to home inspectors and was a featured speaker at the 2004 NAHI Convention.

Dee’s impressive credentials include: GRI (Graduate of the Realtors Institute), Broker – Licensed in VA, MD, DC and FL, Pre-Licensing Instructor for Moseley Real Estate School, Continuing Ed instructor for Northern VA Assn & Greater Capital Area Assn. of Realtors, Graduate of Louisiana State University and Member of the National and VA Association of Realtors.