We’ve put together a killer lineup of speakers - made up of business leaders and top inspection industry professionals. Each hand-picked speaker has the tools and insight to help you take your home inspection business to the next level.
CEO - Porch Group
Matt Ehrlichman is the CEO of Seattle-based Porch.com, the home improvement network. Prior to founding Porch in 2011, Matt was Chief Strategy Officer at Active Network, responsible for 85% of the company's P&L. Matt joined Active Network in 2007 and helped grow its revenues from $65 million in 2006 to $420 million and an initial public offering in 2011.
Before joining Active Network, Matt was co-founder and CEO at Thriva, which was acquired by Active Network in March 2007 for $60 million. Matt built Thriva out of his dorm room at Stanford University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Engineering and Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering.
In 2014, Matt was named USA TODAY's Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year.
COO - Porch Group
Matthew Neagle is Chief Operating Officer of Porch Group where he is focused on building a great culture and helping its businesses to grow and provide exceptional value to customers. He has been part of Porch leadership for nearly 10 years and joined the company pre-revenue.
Prior to Porch, Matthew helped to put Kindles into hands of readers around the world at Amazon, helped small businesses to grow through on-line advertising at Google, and helped young people develop into global leaders at the AIESEC, a global non-profit student organization.
Matthew lives outside Boulder, CO with his wife and two kids and is a three-time graduate of the University of Michigan.
Principal - Michael Casey & Associates
Michael Casey, MCI, ACI, CNCS is principal with Michael Casey & Associates; a national consulting firm based in San Diego and Director of Education with Home Inspection University. Mike is past president of the California Real Estate Inspection Association (1994/1995) and of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) (2002). Mike is multi-code certified by the ICC and IAPMO. He is a licensed general, plumbing and mechanical contractor in several states and a Virginia Licensed Home Inspector. Besides co-authoring several books in the Code Check series and author of the Code History Master booklet and app, Michael has authored numerous other books, has taught home and building inspection nationwide and has an expert witness and claims consulting practice throughout North America since 1987. Mike has inspected over 10,000 buildings during his 35+ years career in the inspection profession. Mike can be contacted at mike@MichaelCasey.com
Owner HomeQuest Consultants
Ms. Alajajian Giroux is the owner of HomeQuest Consultants and has been in the Home Inspection Profession for over two decades. She is a trailblazer who was the first female Officer and has served as Secretary of the Board, Treasurer, and President-Elect at the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Ms. Alajajian Girox will step into the role of President of ASHI in 2023. She is a respected authority in the field of Home Inspection and asked to comment on the state of the profession to various professional organizations, associations, and media outlets. Ms. Alajajian Girox focuses on client service and has earned the Quest for the Best award in the last two years in the category of Home Inspection for her area in Massachusetts. She focuses on creating pathways to encourage under-represented groups to both enter and thrive in the Home Inspection profession by continuing to mentor and invest in those around her. She aims to empower others while creating a space to collaborate and grow.
Owner Inspect It Like A Girl
Pam Pybas is the owner of Inspect It Like a Girl and co-host of the home improvement podcast Fix It 101. She has been inspecting homes for 20 years and has made it her mission to help diversify the home inspection industry by training and mentoring female inspectors. She never takes herself too seriously and watches in amusement as others do. Her company has not been insanely successful in terms of numbers, percentages, and a robust bank account because marching to the drum of worldly success has never really been her thing. She counts as many of her accomplishments the rising grades of one 13-year-old boy, the treasures presented each morning by an insanely loyal cat and a group of friends that love her so much more than she deserves.
Owner - 360 Home Inspections
Sidney Lucas is a veteran of the United States Navy and former officer in an urban fire department and is the owner of 360 Home Inspections and 360 Performance Management where he is a professional speaker and consultant on business related topics including leadership, strategic planning, and team building. He is also a DISC certified practitioner and holds a MA in Management and Organizational Leadership and is the host of The Unbiased Truth Podcast.
CEO of Home Inspector Pro
Dominic Maricic is the CEO of Home Inspector Pro Inspection Software, HIP Office, and Website Hosting, founded in 2004. Home Inspector Pro is now used in 21 countries and in 10 languages. Dominic has been the webmaster for many associations and helped with advertising campaigns for hundreds of companies. Dominic Maricic has a degree in Computer Science and spent 10 years teaching math, computer programming and website design at a Southern California High School. He's been designing websites for over 20 years for personal use and business. Dominic has been publishing articles for the inspection industry on how to improve their website rankings for a decade. Over the past 15 years, he's traveled around the US and Canada giving talks on website optimization and increasing sales for Home Inspectors. These articles have been used by inspectors across the country to improve their site rankings and their business.
Co-Founder Guardian Inspection Payments
Deep down, I consider myself an Idaho farm boy and I love being an Idahoan. I owe my dedication to family and hard work to my years on the family farm here in Idaho. My beautiful wife Amber and our five children love everything about our life here and don’t ever plan on leaving. Our small business career started with two TCBY Franchises in Utah in 1996 and then led to opening 2 Jamba Juice Franchises in Idaho in 1998. In 2003, it was on to opening a marketing company and multiple telemarketing call centers in Boise and Eastern Idaho and shortly after that, starting Guardian Inspection Payments with our friends and partners, Aaron and Caroll Fuhriman. We have grown Guardian Inspection Payments from a credit card processing company to what is now a company focused on all aspects of payment facilitation including Credit Cards, ACH and Pay at Close funding options. We have made many wonderful connections while focusing entirely on the home inspection industry that is full of so many good people.
Co-Founder Guardian Inspection Payments
I graduated from Boise State University in 2001 (Go Broncos!) with an education degree and taught high school for four years before starting Guardian with Ben Tolman. Although I loved teaching, when I saw the opportunity to start and run my own business, I jumped on it and have been grateful ever since. My wife, Caroll, has an MBA and is a CPA, but gave up corporate life after having our third child. Together, with Ben and Amber, we have truly loved watching our business grow and develop. We feel grateful for the opportunities and blessings being owners of Guardian has brought into our lives.
Co-Owner - Super Inspector
Blake moved to the DFW area for a career change to work in Blake’s fathers home inspection and pest control business. Blake operated Pest Pro Pest Management Services from 1998 to 2009 and at the same time obtained his Professional Inspectors license and performed more than 350 inspections a year from 2006 to 2009 with Williams Inspection Services.
In 2009, Blake left his fathers company and opened Clear Creek Inspections as a sole proprietor. He operated as a sole proprietor until 2013 when he was joined in the business by his wife and co owner Angela Williams.
Together Blake & Angela began building a business. They rebranded the company as Super Inspector and hired 2 inspectors in 2014.
Today the company employs more than 120 team members across 6 divisions including Super Inspector, Super Concierge, Super Inspector Training Academy, Super Team Home Repair & Renovation, Super Team Pest Solutions, and Super Team Heat & Air.
President - Monument Commercial
Prior to presiding over one of the largest home inspection companies in North America, Wally was a Naval Academy graduate and is a retired Navy pilot. With a blend of experiences as a business owner, master marketer, contractor, renovator, investor, TV and radio host, and master home inspector, Wally believes “if you’re not having fun doing your thing, you’re either doing the wrong thing, or your thing wrong!”
As a respected expert in the discovery, disclosure, and documentation of building concerns, Wally has authored and instructs numerous courses approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission for the Continuing Education of Real Estate Licensees. A respected entrepreneur and marketing mogul, Wally serves as a consultant to a broad range of businesses. The underlying theme to Wally’s approach to business growth and development is that beneath every business expense lies a potential profit center.
Owner - Corum Engineering, P.C
Ronald (RON) R. Corum
Born in Knoxville, TN
Married to a beautiful wife “MICHELLE” who owns “GLAMOUR & GLITZ SALON”
Has four (4) boys “TYLER, BLAKE, TREVOR & ZACKARY” & one (1) girl “MAKENA”
Lives in KNOXVILLE, TN
OWN/Work at CORUM ENGINEERING, P.C
Founder - Digilatics
Khurram is a Marketing ROI expert & a Google Ads connoisseur. After almost 15 years of experience in digital marketing across the globe, Khurram made it his goal to develop a unique platform that helps businesses to fully understand their real marketing ROI to make informed decisions. Khurram is the founder of Digilatics - A specialized Marketing agency for Home Inspectors.
Co-Founder & President Aardvark Home Inspectors, Inc.
Dave Klima is the co-founder and President of Aardvark Home Inspectors, Inc. Along with his cousin Steve, Dave co-founded Aardvark more than 20 years ago. The business has evolved into a thriving home inspection business that is nationally ranked in the top 1 percent of the home inspection industry. Dave holds licenses and certifications in Pest/Termite Control, Radon Testing, Radon Mitigation, Mold Testing and Mold Remediation Services. He is also licensed through the State of Indiana to give primary and continuing education to Home Inspectors. Dave speaks at National Home Inspector conferences, coaches, and mentors Home Inspectors from various parts of the country and belongs to 11 different MLS Associations. He is also the co-founder of Inpectedhouses.com which was created to help Sellers, Buyers, Real Estate Agents, and Home Inspectors.
CEO WolfPack Advising
While at the University of Central Florida, Aaron worked as a home inspector for his family's company. After graduation, Aaron worked as the Marketing Manager of Waypoint Property Inspection, a large multi-inspector home inspection company. During his tenure, he developed various successful marketing strategies and worked with other home inspection companies to scale their marketing. Today, Aaron is CEO at WolfPack Advising that advises and serves hundreds of businesses on digital marketing.
CEO Bentley Home Inspections
Susan enjoyed a successful career working at the national levels with MADD and Safe Kids Worldwide. When she married Donnie in 2016, she brought the skills she had into Bentley Home Inspections. Bentley Home Inspections is a multi-inspector team with a full office staff and a marketing team. At first, she assisted with marketing and office duties and has now stepped into the CEO role of the company. Susan enjoys leading and growing the company. She says the mission, which she shares with her husband, is to have a company that provides a great living for the team while allowing them to have a life balance they can truly enjoy!
Certified Building Inspector
Promote and provide education on the use of thermography as a forensic tool and build a global referral network of thermographers who adhere to the highest industry standards and practices.
Business owner and pioneer. Over 25 years experience in residential and commercial inspections. Expert and educator in the field of applied thermography. Passion and vision for the advancement of thermography worldwide. Client list includes government agencies, major corporations, condominium associations, general contractors and home owners.
Specialties: Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer
Certified Building Inspector with over 25 years experience and over 7500 property inspections performed.
Owner Inspector Homes, Inc.
Inspector for 19 years, Bronson Anderson ACI is a second-generation inspector and ASHI member. He is the owner of Inspector Homes, Inc. in Waynesboro VA. He services most of the state. He is Licensed through the Commonwealth of VA as a Home inspector, with a New Residential Construction endorsement. He is a former team, and squad leader in the US Army Infantry with tours in Afghanistan. Past president of CV-ASHI, and BR-ASHI chapters. Current board member of ASHI national. Mentor for new inspectors. He co-developed and teaches, Virginia's only certified class for realtors regarding home inspections. He is published in the ASHI reporter regarding Log home inspections.
Owner Your Time Home Inspections
Your Time Home Inspections was established in 2015. For this first two years my husband worked the company full time while I worked at Frost Bank. His first two years he hustled, doing his own marketing by baking and dropping off cookies at real estate offices , answering calls, booking the jobs and preforming the inspections! In 2015 we preformed 55 home inspections, year 2017 we did 192. In 2018 we joined MIC Mastermind Inspection Community with Mike Crow that same year I left my job of 24 years and joined forces with my husband full time. It was sink or swim for both of us! No turning back the job security was gone, the family insurance was gone. We were determined to make this work! So I hit the ground running by marketing our company by hitting more real estate office’s , presentations, Sponsorships, applying the “ Big Bank Marketing” , attending Networking events you name it I was there!!! Year 2018 we hit 307 inspections and have been climbing in an upward position 498,678,1016 and as of this year so far we are projected to hit our Goal of 1200 inspections with a Gross Revenue of half a million Dollars!
Owner Your Time Home Inspections
I grew up in construction remodeling houses, building houses. I have been a roofer and have done commercial concrete, machinist, and worked in the tool & die industry. A few things that no one but my family knows about me are; I build materials for Kelly Aviation that have gone into space, custom made adapters for rescue divers and built water fountains for Disney World in Japan. But neither of these had been my calling until My wife and I purchased our home in 2014. We hired a home inspector paid him $285 for forty minutes of his time, as I followed him I realized that I could do everything he had done? So in 2015 I took a leap of faith and thus began Your Time Home Inspections. For the first two years I baked cookies, visited Real Estate Offices, booked jobs and preformed the home inspections. In 2018 my amazing wife Elvia left her banking job of 24 years and hit the ground running with Marketing, booking jobs! As of today we have Four amazing Home Inspectors plus myself, full time Branding Specialist, contact call center, an amazing VA. We have also just opened up our own Pest Control Company called “ Times Up Pest Control “. The Sky is truly the limit and we are ready for it
Owner & Operator of Colorado's Best Home Inspections LLC
With over 35 years of business experience dedicated to client care, professional services, customer service, business administration, and operations, owner and operator of Colorado’s Best Home Inspections LLC, James D. Krumm is one of the most highly rated, knowledgeable, and professional home inspectors in the country. James garners over 24 years as an electronic specialist, including experience, education, and training. He garners over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, including general home repair and maintenance. James boasts over 1,700 hours of extended or related continued education for a home inspection. Lastly, James holds a two-year degree from Dunwoody Industrial Institute.
Owner Clear Sight Inspections
Jean Soong grew up in the business world and always wanted to become a successful business owner. With over 20 years experience in the insurance industry focused in construction risk management, Jean has experience in business development, operations management, and marketing. She owned her own independent insurance agency and sold the business in 2018 to a larger insurance group to better serve her clients. She met her partner, Wei Jiang Huang and they created Clear Sight Inspections together, a home inspection company based out of New York City. Jean and Wei currently reside in Staten Island together and spends her free time with his two children, four pets, and trying new restaurants.
Owner Clear Sight Inspections
Wei Jiang Huang
Wei Jiang Huang’s military background is what made him the person he is today. Rising up in the ranks taught him systems and to understand chain of commands. His beliefs are deep rooted in the principles of mission ﬁrst, discipline, professionalism, and to be responsible. After spending some time in the military and in law enforcement as a corrections oﬃcer, it was time for a change in his career. When he purchased his home in 2017, he got his chance to be a loan oﬃcer and become involved in real estate. Wei became fascinated with entrepreneurship and he wanted to use his creative ideas to become a business owner. He met his partner, Jean Soong and they created Clear Sight Inspections together in 2019. With her experience in business ownership, his experience in the real estate industry, and the military, it was an impeccable combination. Wei and Jean currently live in Staten Island, NY and spend his free time with his two children, four pets, and exploring new
Owner Thornton Home Inspections
My name is Desmond Thornton. I'm the owner and founder of Thornton Home Inspections based in Ringgold, Georgia. We currently serve Georgia and Tennessee. Thornton home inspections was founded in February of 2013 with the goal of enhancing our community. Our tagline is "We inspect homes like our grandmother would be living there". Since we've been in business we have nominated and won multiple awards in our community. One neat fact about me is I have had both of my hips replaced. Home inspections for me: is a community of misunderstood leaders LOL.