For Immediate Release:

CREIA Announces Orange County Chapter as "Chapter of the Year"

January 14, 2008, Palm Springs, CA

Duane McCutcheon, Chairman of the California Real Estate Inspection Association

(CREIA), has announced the decision of the board of directors in selecting the

Orange County Chapter as Chapter of the Year for 2007-2008.

Duane recently awarded a plaque to Scott Swickard, President of the Chapter in the picture above. The plaque reads:

California Real Estate Inspection Association
Hereby Recognizes The

As The

Chapter Of The Year 2008
In Recognition Of It's Outstanding Chapter Leadership
In Marketing, Public Relations, Educational Seminars,
Conference Assistance, New Member Outreach,
Toolbox Programs, Candidate Pre-Meeting Workshops and
Online Activities

January 5, 2008

Scott Swickard, Owner of InspectOC, and president of the Orange County Chapter of CREIA, humbly accepts this award, and gives credit to the other officers, committee chairpersons, and many other volunteers making up the chapter. Without the help of all of these valuable contributors, this award would not be possible.

The Chapter of the Year Award is given to the Chapter that has demonstrated leadership through promotion of CREIA and its mission, throughout its membership and the Real Estate community.  According to McCutcheon, "In a changing Real Estate Market, business can be more difficult, and during this time Scott and his team in the Orange County Chapter have excelled in promoting CREIA, its membership, and the educational opportunities and rewards of participation. They exemplify what CREIA is all about."

About the Orange County Chapter of CREIA:

The Orange County Chapter is a combined CREIA and ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) chapter, and welcomes all members and non-members to attend its monthly chapter dinners, as well as educational seminars (called toolboxes). Currently with approximately 80 members, including Master CREIA Inspectors (MCI), the highest level of achievement, Certified CREIA Inspectors (CCI), plus Affiliates and Candidates (or applicants for certified membership). For more information about our meetings, membership and other events, please go to the OC Chapter Website:

About CREIA:

The California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) is a voluntary, nonprofit public-benefit organization of real estate inspectors. Founded in 1976, CREIA provides education, training and support services to its members and the real estate community. CREIA's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice are recognized by the California Business and Professions Codes and are considered the standard of care by the real estate industry and legal profession in the state. CREIA Inspector Members have successfully passed the proctored comprehensive written California Home Inspector Exam on the myriad of systems and components in the construction and maintenance of residential dwellings.  CREIA's educational mission is to expand the technical knowledge of its members through continuing education. For more information:

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