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Forrest Lines
Lead Kaplan Instructor

Forrest Lines is the owner of By-Lions Home Inspections in Columbus, Ohio. He has been in the home inspection business since 1998 and has performed over 1500 home inspections. Since 1993 and to date, he has performed more than 13,000 draw inspections for lenders in the Central Ohio area. He is a NAHI CRI (Certified Real Estate Inspector) and is trained in Radon Measurement and has spoken at various functions and seminars educating home owners and realtors concerning misunderstandings that sometimes occur in the home inspection industry. In an attempt to educate new realtors, further his continuing education, and give the realtors that he is working with additional education units, he has sponsored and approved seminars through the Ohio Realty Board and provided them free of charge to the local realtors. Forrest attended Ashland University where he received a BS in Education.

Stacy Busch
Kaplan Instructor

Stacy is the owner and president of WIN Home Inspection of Englewood, formerly World Inspection Network of Englewood. He started his home inspection business after spending 12 years as a full service plumber.  His plumbing background includes commercial and industrial new construction and service, and residential new construction and service. Stacy still maintains his license in plumbing. Stacy also worked 2 years as a state of Ohio licensed pest applicator with Terminix International; here he performed mostly residential pest control and pest management.  He currently holds a pest applicator license from the State of Ohio Department of Agriculture, so he can perform WDI inspections. Through his career he has also volunteered his time as a level II firefighter/EMT.  The structural training that went along with the professional firefighter training really has proved its worth in the inspection business.  He has two certifications in residential electric from the State of Ohio Department of Vocational Education. Stacy is a full member of ASHI. He also is a continuing educational instructor with the Dayton Area Board of Realtors, where he teaches real estate agents about the process of a professional home inspection.

Stephen T. Verssen
Kaplan Instructor

Steve Verssen is a degreed mechanical engineer of the University of Cincinnati with over 36 years of experience in construction including residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Steve has developed a high level of expertise in utilizing very keen observation and diagnostic skills with the ability to interpret and convey findings in a meaningful manner. Mr. Verssen is in his 19 th year of operating Vertech Inspection and Consulting Services. He has performed over 10,000 property inspections and specializes in moisture intrusion issues and failure of the building envelope. Steve is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Code Council (ICC), American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), American Indoor Air Quality Council (IAQ), Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC), Certified Inspector Exterior Design Institute OH-14, Certified Level I & Level II Thermographer, Licensed Ohio Wood Destroying Insect Inspector and Past President Ohio Chapter of ASHI (OC-ASHI). Mr. Verssen provides counsel and expert witness testimony in these areas as well. Steve has performed numerous educational presentations for the Ohio Chapter of ASHI and the Ohio Chapter of NAHI. Steve was also a co – author of a paper presentation at the 2005 annual Thermal Solutions Infrared Thermography Conference in Clearwater Beach Florida.

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