2017 NCLHIA Education & Home Inspectors’ Convention



The North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association

Annual Convention and Education Conference

March 1 – 4, 2017

Great Wolf Lodge

Concord, North Carolina


Pre-Conference Events:

3/01   8 AM -5PM  Radon Certification Class – Day 1

Members- $260 / Others-$295.

This 2 day class prepares you for both radon certification and will also count as renewal credit for recertification.  There is an extra charge to take the National Radon Certification Test.

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3/01   8AM-5PM    A Day With Mike Crow – Free event/ Lunch included.

Author of HOME INSPECTOR MARKETING SECRETS. Spend the day learning how to make yourself more referable and how to differentiate yourself in your market. Also, learn how to protect your business, yourself and your clients. Pre-registration not required

3/02   8AM-5PM    Radon Certification Class – Day 2

3/02   12:30-6 PM  Talking Thursday – Free event. National speakers and vendors will be talking about their products and how to increase your ancillary sales and services. This event is designed to help you sale and increase your bottom line.

3/02   6:45PM         Thursday Night Networking Dinner – Advance reservations required / cost: $46. Cost includes round trip transportation and your choice of chicken, pork, fish, or vegetarian dinner. A cash bar will be available. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other inspectors from across the state. You don’t have to be a NASCAR fan to enjoy the atmosphere at the elegant Speedway Club.

Conference Events

3/03   8AM               Registration Opens

3/03   9AM               Exhibitor Hall opens

 3/03   1PM               Day 1: Education Conference Begins

Cost:    Members – $295 / Others – $315 (early bird – on or before Feb. 3)

Members – $310 / Others – $335

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 1PM-5PM     CUC15  Mandatory Update Course  – Dave Hahn. This is the 2017 mandatory Update Course for North Carolina licensed inspectors. This course will focus on identification and reporting of water penetration and condensation issues and the decision-making process needed to properly identify moisture related issues. (4 credit hours)

3/03   5:15-7PM     Meet the Exhibitors – Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. This event gives you a more extended and casual time to network with other inspectors and to learn about the products and services represented by our exhibitors

3/04   8AM               Day 2: Education Conference Continues (Lunch provided)

8:00 – 9:50 AM        CEC483  Stucco and Adhered Masonry Veneer Wall Coverings – Bruce Barker. Stucco and adhered masonry veneer are wall coverings that inspectors see almost every day. Inspectors should be able to perform a thorough inspection of these wall coverings, with common defects and recommended reporting. Additionally, some basic information on the history, methods of identification, problems and common defects of Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems (EIFS) will be discussed. This course is intended for home inspectors who want to improve their ability to inspect these types of wall coverings. (2 credit hours)

10:00 – 11:50 AM         CEC484 Residential Energy Efficiency and Energy Code Essentials – Chuck Perry.  This course covers key provisions of the current NC Residential Energy Code (based upon the 2009 IECC with NC amendments to that code), energy efficient principles and how this can benefit a home inspector.  (2 credit hours)

12:00 Noon  Lunch and NCLHIA Annual Meeting

*****Classes continue after lunch*****

1:00 – 5:00 PM     (Dual Track Classes – You must choose one only)

CEC485  HVAC System Concepts Bob Coné. This in-depth course covers concepts and inspection checks on gas-fired furnaces, air-handlers, air conditioners and heat pumps. Additional focus will be placed on zone-control systems and emerging HVAC technologies. (4 credit hours. Note, this course is part of a dual-track option.)


CEC462   Codes That Affect Home Inspections – Eric Coates and Tom Williams.  This course provides a detailed and informative review of the current NC State Building Codes for Residential Construction, based upon the 2009 IRC with NC amendments to that code. (4 credit hours. Note, this course is part of a dual-track option.)

 All courses have been approved by the NCHILB.

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Instructor Bios:

 Bruce Barker is the owner of Dream Home Consultants, providing building inspection, project management, consulting, expert witness, and training services in the Triangle area and throughout the country. Bruce is the author or editor of several books, he writes The Word column in The ASHI Reporter, and is a frequent instructor at conferences. Bruce is an ASHI Certified Inspector who currently serves on the ASHI Board of Directors after six years as Standards Committee Chair. Bruce has been building and inspecting homes for over 28 years. He is an ICC certified Residential Combination Inspector, a licensed contractor, and a licensed home inspector in multiple states.

 Eric Coates and Thomas Williams are co-owners of Home Inspection Educational Seminars, LLC (HIES). HIES is the oldest provider of home inspection courses in the Southeast Atlantic region, offering in-person classes throughout North Carolina, as well as moderated webinars and online classes to provide the continuing education credits required to maintain a home inspector’s license. Eric Coates is also President of Detailed Home Inspections Inc. and has been inspecting homes since 1997. He is currently the Treasurer and Immediate Past President of the NC Licensed Home Inspector Association (NCLHIA), as well as former Vice President and former President of the Triangle Chapter. Thomas (“Tom”) Williams is a North Carolina registered engineer, general contractor, real estate broker, licensed home inspector, certified EIFS 3rd party inspector and a former instructor at Wake Technical Community College. Tom is also the owner of Triangle Home Service Inc.

 Bob Coné is a Field Technical Consultant at Lennox Industries, providing onsite consultation and support to HVAC contractors in Arizona, New Mexico & portions of Utah & Nevada, as well as providing installation & service training to contractors working with Lennox products. Bob is also the owner of HVAC Training Source, providing HVACR related training & technician certification services, as well as HVAC training to non-contractor based groups such as home inspectors, energy auditors and utility companies.

Chuck Perry is the Program Director for the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance (NCEEA) and owner of PerryBuilt, a home building, property management and consulting business in Boone, NC. He has over 25 years of experience in residential home industry, and over the years has developed a passion for energy efficient construction and sharing better building practices with home builders and inspectors statewide. This course is a must if you inspect new construction.

 Dave Hahn is the owner of Metrolina Inspection Services, LLC, in the greater Charlotte, NC “Metrolina” area. In addition to being a licensed Home Inspector in North and South Carolina since 2003, Dave is a certified Building Analyst/Envelope Professional with the Building Performance Institute (BPI), as well as being a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Dave is also a Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist™ (CIE), board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). Dave has taught Continuing Education and/or certification courses on various subjects such as building science, energy efficiency and weatherization, and programs for heating-professionals. Dave is the current Education Coordinator for the NC Licensed Home Inspector Association (NCLHIA) and has served as the associations’ Charlotte Chapter President since 2011.

Robert Wilson
Executive Director, NCLHIA
9611 Brookdale Drive
Suite 100/157
Charlotte, NC 28215