Home Inspection Instructors

The instructors, Charles M. Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman are experienced home inspectors and well-respected ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) members. Both have extensive teaching experience and are recognized instructors in the state of Illinois. In addition, they have lectured throughout the country and are acknowledged by numerous national organizations as leaders in the industry.

Charles M. Bellefontaine - A leader in the home inspection field since 1991. He personally completed over 3,000 Home Inspections ranging from Executive Homes to Public Housing Units of the CHA. He has been interviewed and quoted by reporters of the Sun Times, Tribune, and the Daily Southtown. Charles is active in the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) both on the Local and National levels. Charles is a past president of the Illinois Society of Professional Home Inspectors, Board of Director of the Northern Illinois Chapter of ASHI, and numerous other leadership positions in the home inspector field. Charles is also a city firefighter for the past 20 years, and as such has a great deal of interest in safety conditions in the home.

Corey Friedman - As a well-respected home inspector since 1988, he established Greater Chicago Home Inspections located in Northbrook, IL. His extensive background in construction dates back to 1981 as a builder and general contractor. Corey achieved the highest level of a supervisory licensed electrician in 1987. He has been an active member of the American Society of Home Inspectors since 1993. He is a leader in the local Northern Illinois Chapter of ASHI. Corey is also a member of the National Fire Protection Agency, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, American Indoor Air Quality Council, and the Architectural Engineering Institute. His technical expertise is a valued bonus that students use consistently as a reference to any unusual situation.


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