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Shannon Cory
Lead Kaplan Instructor, Code Certified

Shannon is President of Rainbow Home Inspections, Inc. and has been performing residential inspections in the metro Atlanta areas since 1998. Most of Shannon’s success has been from his innovative reporting methods, marketing techniques and continuing educational programs. Some of his past back ground, which helped him make the decision to become a home inspector was while growing up in North Alabama Shannon assisted his grandfather who had a small contracting business that built custom homes. Due to the quality of the construction many of these homes appear still structurally sound today. Prior to moving to Georgia in 1979, Shannon spent 13 ½ years with Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University as a technician and research engineer building structures for seismic sites in 54 countries around the world. The last three years while with Lamont, construction took place in Alaska, Chiang Mai Thailand, Charter Towers Australia, Elat Israel, Kongsberg Norway, and New York State. Shannon is a member of or holds certifications in or certificates in the following: Building Officials and Code Administrators International(BOCA), Exterior Design Institute(EDI), Southern Building Code Congress International(SBCCI), International Code Council(ICC), Mold & Healthy Home, National Radon Proficiency Program(NRPP) as a residential Measurement Provider, Mold Surveying and Sampling, and Thermography Building Science. Shannon presently is a member of many of the local real estate associations as an affiliate. Member of ASHI National, a COR Member for ASHI Georgia, past vice-president and co-chair for the membership of ASHI Georgia, and 2004-2006 president of ASHI Georgia. Shannon started with Kaplan as an contract instructor in October 2003. Besides being the lead instructor for courses offered thru Kaplan Professional Schools at both the Atlanta and Tennessee locations, he also instructs at many of the other locations as well.

Patrick Goyer
Kaplan Instructor, Code Certified

Patrick created and built Atlanta Home Inspectors to a three-person team, providing all home inspection needs. For the real estate industry, he is certified by the state of Georgia to conduct two accredited three-hour continuing education courses pertaining to home inspections. Patrick has a Thirty-three year sales and marketing background in the consumer industry. Educated at Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He has certifications with: American Society of Home Inspectors, Board Member of A.S.H.I. Georgia Chapter, International Residential Code, Exterior Design Institute, Moisture Warranty Certification, Environmental Solutions Associations Certified for 200 and 300 Level Advanced Training, I.T.A. New Construction Course Certification, B.T.S. Labs Mold and Healthy Home Training, Southern Building Code Congress International.

Ray Baird
Kaplan Instructor

Ray Baird is the owner of RCI Services, a home inspection firm serving the greater Nashville area. He has been performing inspections in the Middle Tennessee area since 1997. Ray trained at Kaplan’s Enhanced Residential course in Southern California. His prior experience includes over 30 years in all phases of commercial and residential construction including international construction work. He has significant experience working with Underwriters Laboratory on UL system designs and was instrumental in implementing the Interpolation Clause. Ray is an ASHI member and currently serves as secretary of the Mid-Tennessee ASHI Chapter. He is affiliated with Kaplan’s Nashville facility.

Rick Rogers
Kaplan Instructor, Code Certified

Rick is the owner of Rick Rogers Home Inspection Services and has been inspecting residential properties since 1992 in north Georgia and metro Atlanta. He has inspected over 4000 homes during this time. Prior to entering the home inspection field, Rick had over 20 years of previous construction experience. He was a Florida Licensed General Contractor, a Warranty Service Manager for a national homebuilder and has done building construction and home repairs in three states: Florida, Colorado and Georgia. Rick has been featured on local television news consumer report segments, been quoted in articles for The Atlanta-Journal Constitution and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and has been called to testify as an expert witness in arbitration and litigation proceedings. Rick has been a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) since 1994 and has been President of the Southeast Chapter as well as a member of the Council of Representatives for ASHI National. He is also a member of Georgia Association of Home Inspectors (GAHI) and Metro Atlanta Inspectors Association (MAIA), and ICC International Residential Code certified as a Residential Combination Inspector.

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Jun 6-8
Mold Sampling / Survey
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Nov 1-2
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