The Delaware Valley's Most Experienced Home Inspectors
1st State ASHI is the Delaware chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Founded in 2001 by local home inspectors, their goal is to maximize their training expertise, comply with the highest professional inspection standards and provide the best possible service to Delaware Valley customers needing to buy or sell a home.
Chapter members work collectively to establish high professional standards and provide continuing education, outreach and contact information to one another and those interested in the inspection profession. When you choose ASHI, you’ll be working with professional home inspectors who have passed the most rigorous technical examinations in effect today, including inspectors who are required to perform more than 250 professional inspections before they’re even allowed to call themselves ”certified”. No other professional society can match the credentials of an ASHI inspector.
Members are committed to conducting inspections and operating in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. Choosing a 1st State ASHI inspector means choosing someone you can trust to objectively, independently and apart from anyone's interest other than your own, provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the home's major systems and components.
1st State ASHI members deliver more than a home inspection, they deliver "The ASHI Experience"! Trust us...We speak house!
Whether you are a homebuyer, seller, or other interested party, you can find knowledgable and experienced home inspection professionals in the Delaware Chapter of ASHI.
In 1976, a group of visionary home inspectors with the common goal of building consumer awareness and enhancing the professionalism of their field established the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This not-for-profit professional association for home inspectors made its first order of business to establish and advocate high standards of practice and a strict code of ethics for the member community.
The Mission of ASHI is to set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession and to meet the needs of our members.
ASHI is the most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America. Through ASHI’s continued efforts, ASHI's Standards of Practice—covering all of a home's major systems—are now part of many pieces of state legislation and are recognized by consumers as the authoritative standard for professional home inspection.
Only an ASHI inspector can provide you with a professional, personalized inspection that combines more than 40 years of the highest technical standards, adherence to a strict code of ethics and the very best in customer service and education. We call this “The ASHI Experience”.
ASHI’s Web site is the definitive resource for inspectors, consumers, real estate professionals and the media as well as advice and resources dedicated to home inspection. Here you will find a wealth of useful ASHI home inspection knowledge.
The ASHI Standards of Practice guide home inspectors in the performance of their inspections. Subject to regular review, the Standards of Practice reflect information gained through surveys of conditions in the field and of the consumers’ interests and concerns. Vigilance has elevated ASHI’s Standards of Practice so that today they are the most widely-accepted home inspection guidelines in use and are recognized by many government and professional groups as the definitive standard for professional performance.
The ASHI Code of Ethics details the core guidelines of home inspection professionalism and home inspection ethics. Covering crucial issues such as conflicts of interest, good faith and public perception, these home inspection ethics are central pillars of home inspection professionalism for the entire industry.
Integrity, honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code, which sets forth obligations of ethical conduct for the home inspection profession. The Membership of ASHI has adopted this Code to provide high ethical standards to safeguard the public and the profession.
Inspectors shall comply with this Code, shall avoid association with any enterprise whose practices violate this Code, and shall strive to uphold, maintain, and improve the integrity, reputation, and practice of the home inspection profession.
All inspector members of ASHI have agreed to abide by this Code of Ethics.
Adherence to ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics in all phases of training, as well as continued education and certification, is what distinguishes ASHI member home inspectors as the best in their profession.
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