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 meet the needs of its membership and promote excellence and exemplary practice within the profession. Today, with 6, 000+ members and 80+ chapters, ASHI is the largest and 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. ASHI's Web site, www.ashi.org, is the definitive resource for inspectors, consumers, real estate professionals and the media for information, advice and resources dedicated to home inspection. Here you'll find a wealth of shared ASHI home inspection knowledge at your disposal. Your feedback and comments on ASHI home inspection are welcome.