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Home Inspectors, Kentucky Board of

Authority: KRS 198B.704
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: Each year the Board shall elect a member as Chairperson and a member as Vice-Chairperson.
Description: The Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors is made up of 10 gubernatorial appointees. The board was established to administer and regulate the licensing and conduct of home inspectors within the commonwealth.
Composition: This Board shall be composed of 10 members appointed by the Governor. The first 5 members shall: have been actively engaged in performing home inspections in KY for at least 5 years immediately before the member's appointment to the Board, or have completed 100 fee paid inspections per year over the last 5 years; be licensed by the Board as a Home Inspector; and Be appointed as follows: 1 person shall be a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors; 1 person shall be a member of the KY Real Estate Inspectors Association, 1 person shall be a member of the National Association of Home Inspectors, and 2 persons shall be either at-large licensed Home Inspectors or owners or managers of a home inspection company actively performing home inspections w/ in the Commonwealth of KY. The company and its owner or manager shall have been actively engaged in the home inspection profession in KY for a minimum of 5 years. The company shall employ or contract with multiple licensed home inspectors in good standing with the KY Board of Home Inspectors. These 5 members shall be selected from a list of 15 names submitted to the Governor, and complied by a selection committee composed of 6 members, 2 each from the American Society of Home Inspectors, the KY Real Estate Inspectors Association of Home Inspectors respectively. The other 5 board members shall be qualified as follows: 1 person shall be a home builder who has been actively engaged in home building in KY for at least 5 years immediately before the member's appointment to the board. This member shall be selected from a list of 3 names submitted to the Governor from the Home Builders Association of KY; 1 person shall be a licensed real estate salesperson or broker under KRS Chapter 324 who has been actively engaged in selling, trading, exchanging, optioning, leasing, renting, managing, or listing residential real estate in KY for at least 5 years immediately before the member's appointment to the board. This member shall be selected from a list of 3 names submitted to the Governor from the KY Association of Realtors; 1 person shall represent the public at-large and shall not be associated with the home inspection, home building, or real estate business other than as a consumer. This member shall be appointed by the Governor, but shall not be selected from a submitted list of names; 1 person shall be a licensed manufactured home retailer, certified retailer, or certified installer who has been actively engaged in such an occupation for at least 5 years immediately before the member's appointment to the Board. This member shall be selected from a list of 3 names submitted to the Governor from the KY Manufactured Housing Institute; and The Executive Director of the Office of Housing, Building, and Construction, or his or her designee shall be a member of the Board. A member shall not serve on the Board for more than 6 consecutive years.
Compensation: $35 per diem. Each member is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as established under KRS 45.101.
Meeting Schedule: Monthly
Number of Members: 10
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          Division of Occupations and Professions 911 Leawood Drive
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: www.bhi.ky.gov
Phone: (502) 564-3296
Fax: (502) 564-4818

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Oerther, Mark G.12/23/20137/15/2016Chair; Licensed Home Inspector representativeJefferson
Johnson, Robert P.12/18/20147/15/2017Vice-Chair; Licensed Home Inspector representativeJefferson
Chandler, James A.12/23/20137/15/2016Member; Licensed Home Inspector representativeBoyle
Wenk, Welford T. "Bud"12/18/20147/15/2017Member; Licensed Home Inspector representativeChristian
Fister, Leo Kenneth11/18/20157/15/2018Member; KY Manufacture Housing Institute representativeFayette
Tong, Edward C. Neal11/18/20156/30/2019Member; KY Home Builders Assoc. representativeDaviess
Gratz, Mariah11/18/20157/15/2018Member; Citizen at-largeJefferson
Walden, Larry Joe10/9/20175/15/2020Member; Representing the public at large
Buchanan, Mitch D.12/5/201710/31/2020Member; Licensed Home Inspector representativeFranklin
Cunningham, Steven3/21/20186/15/2020Member; Representing home inspectorsFayette
Ogden, Paul3/21/20186/15/2021Member; Representing the Kentucky Association of RealtorJefferson

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