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Karen Cofield
Owner/Operator of Cofield Home Inspections 2006 Carson Dunlop Certified and Educated graduated Aug 8, 2006 grade of 88.4 OAHI Defect Recognition and Reporting Course Feb 2008 OBC Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Part 9 – Building Envelope)

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Currently inspect 300 homes yearly, provide electronic report and Home Reference Book to all clients. My goal is to work with the PHPIC on moving the industry ahead and growing our membership. To educate my clients on regular maintenance of homes and ensure they understand what needs to be done to protect their investment. 

Michael Johnson
NHI, WETT certified level 1, Licensed septic inspector

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Twenty-five years experience as a licensed engineer, in structures, materials and processes. Aviation, mining, manufacturing and automotive segments.  10 years in concrete construction, footings, walls, bridges.  Algonquin diploma in Home Inspection, in my third year as a home inspector.  NHI.  Licensed septic inspector, WETT certified level 1.

Phil Acker
Greffier / Secrétaire

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Phil Acker, P.Eng, PHPI, is the founder and lead inspector for Acker Home Inspection Inc. In addition, Phil Acker is the founder and Vice-President of HI-Port Systems Inc, a company providing software solutions for the home inspection industry. Phil graduated from the University of Alberta in 1977, with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Professional experience includes project management, design engineering, new product introduction, and quality engineering, with positions at Canadian General Electric, Nortel Networks, and the Government of the Northwest Territories. Phil has been a practicing home inspector since 2002 and has conducted over 7000 inspections. Phil’s accreditations include:

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the Province of Ontario, with over 30 years recognized continuous membership in Professional Engineers, Ontario [PEO] Member #135509
  • Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors [CAHPI]:
    • National Certificate Holder: Registration NCA00356
    • New Construction Inspector [NCI]
  • Professional Home & Property Inspector (PHPI), with Professional Home & Property Inspectors of Canada [PHPIC]: Member #0156
  • Registered Home Inspector (RHI) with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors [OAHI], Member #000307.
  • Registered Home Inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors [ASHI], Member #243537.
  • InterNACHI Certified Inspector with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors [NACHI], Registration Number 06030881

Stephen Ferland
PHPI, NHI #903, ASHI #253402, Certified Level 1 Thermographer # 801188

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Stephen has been certified by the NATIONAL HOME INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION COUNCIL.   NHI #903

Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors [ASHI], Member #253402

Former Electrician.  Stephen is a graduate of Pavillion Professionel's Construction Electricity & Industrial Maintenance Electricity trade programs. Working as an Electrician Stephen worked mainly on new residential home electrical installations.

Stephen is a graduate of the Home Inspector program at Algonquin College

 Additional Education & Training

*Defect Recognition - C.A.H.P.I

Asbestos Awareness - Advanced Consulting & Training Ltd.

*Septic System Inspection - Algonquin

*Carpentry Framing, Sheathing & Insulation - Algonquin

Stephen holds two building code certificates from the Ministry Of Municipal Affairs And Housing.



Stephen had been Certified by the ITC - Flir Canada.  ITC Infrared Thermography Certifications are globally recognized and are designed to exceed the requirements of international infrared certification standards

Level 1 Thermographer # 801188

 Residential Energy Advisor.  Certified by NRCAN (Natural Resources of Canada)

Electricity Consumption Advisor.  Certified by NRCAN (Natural Resources of Canada)

Radon Measurement Provider.  Certified by the University of Minnesota & the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lee Ralph

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My name is Lee Ralph, I am owner / inspector of Property Inspections Unlimited. I have lived in the Ottawa area my whole life and am currently located in Richmond Village. I have been in the Home Inspection business for 6 years now and previously was a Canadian Fire Alarm Inspector for 7 years. My Home Inspection Education was obtained through Algonquin College and OAHI for Defect Recognition. I have achieved my Professional Home and Property Inspector (PHPI) status in Canada through the Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada (PHPIC).

I am also a WETT Certified inspector which pertains to Wood Burnings Stoves, Fireplaces and other Wood Burning related Appliances.

In the summer of 2011, I completed the Commercial ASTM Standard Building Inspection Course in Toronto offered by Carson Dunlop Weldon Associates which better prepares me for Commercial Building Inspections.

The bulk of my work is in home inspection all over the city and rural areas. I take pride in educating home buyers about issues that arise on inspections and how these issues can be corrected. It is important that clients are present during the inspection process if possible to see first hand the features of the home.

I look forward to meeting with you and helping you make and educated decision on your potential property.

Bryan Shering

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Bryan pursued an education in Fire Protection Engineering Technology and was a long time employee and manager at one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers. He has extensive knowledge of home improvements, building materials, building construction and a variety construction methods. Bryan’s attention to detail and customer care are appreciated by those that he serves. Bryan is a certified home inspector, a level one Infrared Thermographer, a WETT certified fireplace and wood stove inspector and a graduate of Sheridan College’s Home and Property Inspection program.

Steve Pockett

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I am excited to be a board member.

My father had me in construction from the age of 13. Working the summers as a laborer.  As I got older my tasks took me to building and General Contracting. I had spent most of my working years self employed in the industry.

I had management position with Sun Media. (Toronto Sun). For about 10 years.

I decided to become a Home Inspector in 2005. I graduated from Carson Dunlop.

5 years ago I joined PHPIC and became an NHI.

I have performed over 4000 building inspections.

I am very happy to be a part of the PHPIC group and the journey we are taking towards licensing Home Inspectors.


Steve Pockett

HMP Home Inspections and Consulting

Mike Hayes
PHPI, NHI #00550

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A member of the Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada (PHPIC) and 23 years of experience in home renovations and improvements. Having completed the required studies and obtaining a Certificate in Home Inspection followed by extensive in depth mentoring by a 25 year veteran in the Home Inspection and building industry, Mike has been inspecting homes in the Ottawa area since 2008 and is routinely recommended by many agents and brokers who rank top in sales across Canada to their buyers and for prelisting inspections for their sellers.

With attention to the finest detail and the ability to communicate effectively with all clients and representatives, Mike is recognized as a leader and trusted source to report accurately and honestly while putting things in perspective and educating his clients on the various systems of the home. Mike previously spent over 30 years in IT for Bell as a Sr. Project Manager on the development of many key new business services and solutions.

Paul Wilson
Ancien Président 2010-2012

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Past President, Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada
Past President PHPIO
PHPIO Founding committee
Home inspector since 1980
National Home Inspector #00096
Member of the CHIBO 'Founding Fathers' Committee
President - 'Home Inspectors' – private inspection company
President – 'The Home Inspectors Institute'
Peer Examiner – NCP TIPR
Member of Ottawa BBB
Past Chair Ottawa Meeting Group – CAHPI Ontario
2007 Recipient of BBB 'Torch Award' for outstanding excellence in customer service and marketplace ethics
2007 Recipient of the CAHPI Tropea-Hipperson Memorial Award for dedication to the NCP & its goals
Member of Tarion Construction Standards Review Sub- Committee (2008-2009)
Co-Chair CAHPI New Home Construction Inspection Committee
Member of 2008 National Occupational Standards Review Committee
Several appearances on radio and TV related to homes and home inspections

Allan Spisak
Past Chair 2014 to 2018
BA, PHPI, NHI #00134

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National Membership Director Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada
National Home Inspector #00134
Certified Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessor
Certified Infrared Thermographer
Licensed millwright
14 years as manager in commercial construction and maintenance
2 years in residential new home construction
President ACISS Home & Commercial Inspection Consultants 2003
Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology
B.A. in Law and Psychology
Certified advanced scuba diver

Doug Kendall
Ancien Président 2012-2014
PHPI, NHI #00313

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  • Past owner Global Property Inspections, Central Ottawa
  • WETT Certified Inspector
  • Certified Building Science Thermographer
  • Trained as an NRCan Certified Energy Advisor
    • Past Member of:
    • the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association
    • the Ontario Building Officials Association
    • the Construction Specifications of Canada
    • the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects
    • the Building Envelope Council, Ottawa Region
  • Has provided training seminars to architectural and design teams, Home Builders Association Chapters and trade groups
  • Committed to continuing education


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Seasoned residential home and commercial building inspector since 1984



Course developer and instructor

Developed report writing system

Mentor to other Home Inspectors


Member of Board of Directors (1989-1996)

Chairman of Chapter Development Committee (1994-1996)

Member of Education Committee (1992-1993, 2014-Present)

Member of Nominating Committee (1991-1993)

Report Verifier (2001-2005)


Founding Member

President (1997-2000)

Report Verifier


Founding Member

President (1994-2000)

Vice President (1990-1994)

Member Co-ordinator (1997-2010)

Ombudsman (2008-2011)

Educational Instructor (1990-2013)

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