ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) - Previous Member

Prior to starting HAHI, Wayne Blackburn was a Member of ASHI (American Society of Home
Inspectors) from 2002-2010. He passed the NHI (National Home Inspectors Exam) and
reached top-level ASHI Certified Inspector status. Wayne left ASHI on good terms in 2010
when he moved to Vancouver Canada, where he was a licensed Realtor and Property
Manager, and resided until January 2015.

Wayne returned to Hawaii in January 2015 and reopened this company (Inspector Homes
LLC), and rejoined ASHI for one more year (2015-2016). He left ASHI on good terms again,
and started HAHI- so he could pursue the controversial undertaking of asking the State of
Hawaii to require licensing and regulation for home inspectors- just as 33 other States have
already put in place.

Since ASHI Bylaws do not permit Members to be active licensed Realtors (as Wayne also is),
Wayne cannot hold Membership in ASHI as they are now enforcing this policy. While clearly a
flawed policy for those who operate honestly and ethically, Wayne respects this position. ASHI
cannot supervise Members locally, as HAHI can so it is understandable.  

HAHI allows its Members to be licensed Realtors, as long as they conduct themselves under
very strict guidelines. They can lose their real estate license and HAHI Membership if they do
not. HAHI is a forward thinking organization and will not prevent its Members from using talents
in other professions-
as long as they maintain separation where conflict of interest may be

Consumers and Realtors need to know that Wayne Blackburn assures full separation between
his profession as a Professional Home Inspector, and Realtor. Because of tremendous
background and experience in both professions, he is far better equipped to help consumers
in real estate transactions than anyone else. Consumers, and Realtors win. It is the very best
in risk reduction.
HAHI- The Hawaii Association of Home Inspectors (HAHI) is the finest organization a
Professional Home Inspector could align themselves with here in Hawaii. Using a HAHI
Member / Certified Inspector is a huge advantage for those wanting the very best in
Professional Home Inspection.

The Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are superior to any national home inspector
organization, making your use of a HAHI Inspector a much safer bet.

HAHI Membership is by invitation only. Professional Home Inspectors in Hawaii of good
character may apply, regardless of national organization affiliation. Applicants must have a
track record of being professional, ethical and honest, and agree to satisfy the high
standards of entry, membership and examination. Certification levels require passing the
supervised HAHI Exam (unless exempted), as well as passing marks on supervised real, fee
paid inspections. Not everyone will be accepted. HAHI is not a cash-grab. It is a place for
those who seek excellence.

Wayne Blackburn of Inspector Homes LLC is a top-level MASTER-designated Inspector,
and President HAHI. He is the author of the SOP, COE and exams, and has far surpassed
the Master designation requirements. He is leading the way for the regulation of home
inspectors here in Hawaii, and because of his efforts, it is likely to occur in the next two

If you have any questions about HAHI, please contact Wayne Blackburn at 808-393-7939.