Archive for January, 2012

Foundation Repair Contractors Attend Sales Training in Omaha, NE

During the week of January 16th, more than 45 foundation repair specialists from across the United States and Canada attended training at Foundation Supportworks in Omaha, Nebraska.  Throughout the week, attendees were trained in all areas of the sales process related to Foundation Supportworks line of stabilization systems.  In addition to classroom training, the attendees also benefited from the opportunity to network with other foundation repair contractors throughout North America.

The three-day sales training covered topics such as product features and benefits, interviewing the customer to learn about their wants and needs, proper diagnosing and inspection of foundation related issues, and presenting solutions to the customer.  Sales training attendees were also encouraged to bring their laptops to receive hands-on training on the exclusive Foundation Supportworks sales presentation and proposal generating software program.  The software allows the sales professionals to effectively communicate and educate a homeowner on the unique features and benefits of each of Foundation Supportworks products.

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Home Inspectors Receive Training on Foundation Repair Solutions

Jeff Kortan, Director of Engineering for Foundation Supportworks®, presented to over 70 home inspectors at InspectionWorld® in Phoenix, Arizona on January 5th.  His educational session, “Common Foundation Problems – Causes, Signs & Solutions,” took an in-depth look at how to identify foundation settlement problems, bowing basement walls, and settling columns or sagging beams in a crawlspace.  The attendees were educated on the common causes and solutions to these structural problems, while also earning two hours of ASHI continuing education credits for their participation.

InspectionWorld® is the annual home inspector conference presented by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).  The event, which took place January 4th-7th, was attended by more than 350 professional home inspectors from throughout North America.  The attendees were provided with 45 education courses in five different specialty tracks, plus a sixth track devoted to the 2012 International Residential Code.  The event also featured an exhibitor expo, where participants had the opportunity to learn about products and services being offered by more than 60 companies from across the country.

The American Society of Home Inspectors was formed in 1976 and is the oldest and most respected non-profit professional society for home inspectors in North America.   With over 6,000 members and 80 chapters, ASHI has provided home inspectors with the best in education, resources and professional networking opportunities.  Its mission is to meet the needs of its membership, while promoting excellence and exemplary practice within the home inspection profession.

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