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John Onofrey, the principal founding member, created the company after using similar services successfully to help increase his Real Estate Inspection business. Recognizing a niche for content applicable to homeowners, John set out to provide a newsletter service that would help small business service companies grow. An avid real estate investor, inspector, and craftsman, John has inspected, demolished, repaired and replaced every component (many times over) found in single-family homes. Mr. Onofrey is a Texas state licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector TREC # 6546. Nationally certified by HUD/FHA as a Renovation Consultant # D0808 and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors as a Certified Home Inspector # 03071601. Along with his experience, Mr. Onofrey has completed extensive college education and study in the area of building inspection technology including coursework at Texas A&M University System, Texas Engineering Extension Service and Houston Community College. *Further Mr. Onofrey has held the designation of Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) awarded by Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI). Mr. Onofrey served in the United States Marine Corps where he was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps medal for Heroism, the Marine Corps Expeditionary medal, Good Conduct medal and Sea Service deployment ribbon. His professional memberships include, Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Houston Association of Realtors, Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Onofrey Currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors Fort Bend Chapter www.fortbendtarei.com as Director of Marketing and Public Relations and served on the original Steering Committee for the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors as a member at large.
Trice Lawrence currently serves as the Editor in Chief for HomeHintseNews.com and Grail Media, LLC. A man with many interests, Trice is an avid real estate investor and with a focus towards multi-family units. Appreciated by his clients for his “Professor-like” competence and appearance, Mr. Lawrence is a Texas Licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector TREC #6667 and holds an MBA from Webster College and a BA from the University of Maryland. Mr. Lawrence served in the United States Air Force where he commanded the Civil Engineering Squadron at Warren AFB in Cheyenne WY and later served at the National Security Agency as an Intelligence briefing Officer for Presidents, Senators, Secretaries of Defense and Generals. Trice is always ready with an informed presentation. His professional memberships include, Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the Foundation Performance Association of Houston. He is active in several volunteer organizations and serves on the Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Greater Houston. He tapes a weekly radio show and also describes performances by the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Alley Theatre and The Hobby Center for Performing Arts for Houston taping for the Blind.
Associate Editor, Katherine Hauswirth has worked as a technical writer and editor for more than 6 years. She has edited journals, slide kits, and educational presentations for a wide variety of clients. Her articles and essays have been published in The Writer, The Writer’s Handbook 2003, Byline and numerous proceedings and other periodicals. Well known for her attention to detail, Katherine is appreciated for her technical writing, editorial and independent consultant skills.