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.
Principal - Michael Casey & Associates
is the principal of Michael Casey & Associates; a national A.M. Best recommended 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 coauthoring several books in the Code Check series and Code History Master, Michael has authored numerous other technical books, has taught home, and commercial building inspection nationwide and has an expert witness and claims consulting practice throughout North America since 1987. Mike has inspected over 10,000 buildings in his 37-year career in the inspection profession as well as been consultant or expert regarding hundreds of inspectors and other claims for both claimants and defendants.
President - Monument Commercial Building Inspections
Wally Conway is a media active educator and entrepreneur who has been featured on HGTV “House Detectives” the DIY Network show “Finders Fixers” as well as hosted The Home and Garden Radio Show for over 20 years. His Jacksonville Fl based inspection company has performed over 50,000 inspections. Wally is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and a retired Navy Pilot. When not business building, he and his wife Tonya enjoy floating on their boat “Studio Sea” and philanthropy.
Creator - @InspectorAJ
Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®
Johnson City, TN
Founder - We Speak Numbers
Erin is the founder and chief numbers whisperer as We Speak Numbers. She tells the story of startup and existing businesses to bankers and investors to raise capital. She has written business plans for multiple varied industries including craft brewing, pest control, manufacturing, and private equity.
She also tells the story of a business to its owners through the language it speaks numbers. Many accountants and bankers speak one language while most business owners speak another. Erin helps bridge that gap, making business numbers accessible so that owners can make clear, knowledge-based decisions.
She has privately coached nearly 100 home inspection companies in the last three years, and is the Financial Coach for Inspector Empire Builder, where she is affectionately known as “Numbahs”.
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!
Content - Porch Group
Life is one long unexpected adventure. To that end, Brad is a native Floridian who's lived and worked all over the East Coast. Before joining Porch, Brad built an established Home Inspection career in the Washington D.C. Metro region. Prior to that, he spent many years working in and around residential and commercial properties. Outside of being a licensed Home Inspector, he holds an associate degree in business, and a bachelor's degree in biblical studies. Brad believes that a fulfilling life is one lived intentionally with a sense of identity and purpose. As such, his life outside of work revolves around loving God and serving people. He has a huge heart for local and global community service and leads one to two service project trips per year while serving on the board for The Aloe Family in San Luis, Mexico. Beyond that, Brad is an outdoor adventurist, guitar hobbyist, car enthusiast, "Old Fashioned" perfectionist, and the proud uncle to seven nephews and a darling niece.
Owner - 360 Home Inspections
Sidney served 5 years in the Navy and has been a Fire Fighter in various areas and capacities for 20 years. His experience as a firefighter, knowledge in building construction, and time spent in other trades such as mold remediation and restoration, and custom home building, allows for a unique blend of skills and experiences in use towards each home he inspects. He is a Certified Professional Inspector through InterNACHI, Certified Fire Inspector II, and Certified Advanced Mold Inspector. A.A.S. in Fire Science, B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health, and M.A. in Management and Organizational Leadership.
CEO - Structured To Grow
Brad Williams is an entrepreneur champion who understands the importance of marketing in today's business landscape. With years of experience leading successful businesses, including custom home building and home inspection, Brad knows the challenges that local service businesses can face when trying to find effective marketing strategies.
With extensive experience in video content and demand gen techniques, Brad has dedicated his company Structured To Grow to helping businesses avoid the traps of one-size-fits-all marketing. As a CMO for mid to large-sized service companies, he, and his wife Nicki, specialize in advanced marketing strategies that enable businesses to take their growth to the next level. Through proven frameworks and a commitment to staying ahead of the curve, they empower businesses to achieve success in today's fast-paced business world.
Brad's passion for marketing is evident in his notable achievements, such as completing the training for Pumpkin Plan Strategist, Fix This Next Advisor, and The Storybrand Certified Guide. His dedication to helping businesses succeed and his unparalleled experience make him an inspiring speaker, author & podcast host, and an invaluable asset to anyone looking to navigate the challenges of the modern entrepreneurial landscape. So, if you're looking to stay ahead of the marketing game and position your business for growth, Brad Williams is the speaker you need to hear!
Vice President - Monroe Infrared
Bill Fabian is Vice President of Sales & Training for Monroe Infrared Technology. He has been involved in Infrared for over 30 years and is a Level III Thermographer. Bill has trained thousands of individuals in both the theory behind and the use of IR cameras for Predictive Maintenance and Building Diagnostics applications. He has extensive in-field experience working closely on Energy Performance with customers ranging from major high-rise buildings to commercial businesses to single family homeowners. Significant Accomplishments: Bill has completed IR Inspections on more than 20 million square feet (about twice the total floor space of the Pentagon) of flat roof systems making him one of the foremost experts in the country today. Bill was instrumental in developing a practical water intrusion inspection methodology for today’s moisture remediation industry.
Master Inspector - Bentley Home Inspections
Certified Master Inspector Donnie Bentley has been serving clients in the home inspecting industry throughout East Tennessee since 1987. Donnie has been involved in training and managing several home inspectors and is the managing member/owner of Bentley & Associates Home Inspections. One of the largest and most progressive home inspection companies in Tennessee, the largest in the state that is family owned and operated.
What does this mean for you?
It means you’ll be working with an inspector who knows homes inside and out, from the ground up. You will be working with a team trained by an experienced and knowledgeable inspector.
Donnie always puts all the years of inspections and training into every home inspection he performs and takes pride in providing the best, easy to read comprehensive written report in full color with as many pictures and descriptions we can provide.
Donnie stated this, “You see, I enjoy helping people. I know that buying a home is a big investment. And you hire a home inspector to be sure you are buying a home that is safe and there are no big surprises. Let my experience help you to make sure you’re making a wise buying choice by giving you the Peace of Mind that you want and deserve.”
TN Home Inspector License #183, Donnie was a qualified home inspector before the State of TN Licensed Home Inspectors in 2006 and has been licensed since that time. Donnie was part of the original team that pushed for licensing in the state.
Principal - Inspector Cameras
Mark Raumikaitis is a NH licensed Home Inspector and Septic System Evaluator who has been inspecting residential and commercial buildings since 2000. He has earned InterNACHI CMI and ASHI ACI status and has been a speaker at ASHI Inspection World. Mark now sells Sewer Inspection Cameras perfect for Home Inspectors through his company INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM
CEO - WolfPack Advising
While at the University of Southern 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 which advises and serves hundreds of businesses on digital marketing.
Certified Building Inspector
Peter Hopkins has operated a successful home inspection company since 1996 (www.inspecdoc.com) and has personally performed over 7000 property inspections in addition to having performed over 1000 energy audits. The company expanded into infrared in 2005, with the opening of SoCal Infrared (www.socalinfrared.com) and has found success in many areas of diversification including Energy Audits. He is the Co- Founder of United Infrared (www.UnitedInfrared.com), a national network of contract thermographers which includes application-specific training and business coaching in a multitude of applications related to infrared technology. Peter is a Level III Certified Thermographer, ICC Code Certified Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector and Certified HERS Energy Rater. Peter lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.
President - 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
Owner - Honor Services
A dedicated, hands-on professional and co-owner of the multi-inspector firm Honor Services with his wife Michelle. His brother and son both work with them also. John has been working persistently in the inspection industry since 2007. He is a Florida-licensed home inspector, an actively licensed Certified Residential Contractor, a licensed mold assessor, and a Florida Certified Pest Control Operator. His first-hand knowledge of the inspection industry is incomparable – as is the information he regularly shares with inspectors and business owners, including at the national events where he speaks.
Starting his career as a handyperson working, he was the superintendent of construction for a small custom builder and obtaining his residential contractor’s license. He later became a qualifier for the company and worked supervising the construction of homes, land development, and commercial projects. He is now a Master Professional Inspector and on the board of directors for the Florida Association of Building inspectors.
Owner - Inspectagator
Jon Bolton with the INSPECTAGATOR holds a BS in Building Construction from the University of Florida. He possesses multiple certifications and has been performing professional home inspections since 1998. He has authored many home inspection related articles for local and national publications. He has authored two books entitled Tactical Real Estate Negotiator. He formerly served as a board member for Central Florida Realty Investors. He has been featured on several radio programs, in the New York Times and Orlando Magazine and is an invited speaker at radio stations, real estate offices and real estate investment clubs. Jon can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Analytical Chemistry Sales Rep - EMSL
Kimberly McDonough holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The College of Charleston. Kim has been a Technical Sales Representative for EMSL Analytical for just shy of a decade, providing expertise to the home inspection industry and bringing value to your business via environmental lab services like Mold, Lead, Asbestos, drinking water testing, etc. EMSL Analytical is one of North America’s leading environmental laboratories. EMSL provides 11 divisions for analysis, a products/equipment department, training and just under 50 lab locations for your convenience.
Senior Inspector - BPG Inspections
Mark is St. Louis, born and raised, and resided in Missouri all but 5-1/2 years when he was living and managing an off-the-grid scuba diving resort in Mexico.
For close to 20 years, Mark successfully owned and operated a professional construction company specializing in general contracting, remodeling, construction, and project management. Mark has also been involved in residential property management, project management, pr/marketing, and the hardware and building material industries. He entered the residential and commercial building inspection industry in 2014 after spending almost six years in Mexico helping manage an off-the-grid remote scuba diving resort with its operations and facilities.
Mark spends much of his spare time actively participating in the management and operations of St. Louis ASHI and volunteering on committees and as an ASHI national director. He had articles published in the ASHI Reporter, including a recent article titled” What you don’t know about smart homes. Mark has been a volunteer search and rescue team member for many years, helping local community emergency response teams, likes to travel, scuba diving, photography, cooking, and enjoying life.
Executive Director - Exterior Design Institute
Ron Huffman is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and Wyoming with a BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Denver. Mr. Ron Huffman and Mr. Dennis Rose, MBA, co-authored the Stucco Identification Decision Tree and Stucco ID Field Guide. In 1999 Ron founded Exteriors & Stucco Evaluation Consultants, Inc. (ESEC) and, since then, ESEC has performed over 3500 building envelope inspections of residential and commercial properties including EIFS, Stucco, Manmade Stone, Natural Stone, and Roofs. These inspections address improper installation issues, water intrusion, economical remediation methods and, when necessary, providing expert witness services. Ron is an EDI instructor, member of the EDI Board of Directors and past President of the Exterior Design Institute. Recently, Mr. Huffman has accepted the challenging role of Chairman of the Board of Directors for EDI.
Owner - Stinard Inspections
Fred Stinard has over 20 years of experience in the building trades from repairs and renovating to restoration of antique homes. Firstly, he knows what to look out for and can catch things other inspectors may miss due to his unique experience and background. Fred inspects every property as if it were being purchased by his own family. As a result, you can rest assured that you will receive a full report on every area of your property. Only a good home inspector can secure your investment.