2013 Brief Biography

Kenny Hart

A second generation Master Plumber and Mechanical Contractor, Kenny Hart has nearly 40 years of
experience in the mechanical fields. He holds a Master’s License in plumbing, HVAC and gas-fitting. He
has been certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a backflow device tester.

He is a Virginia Certified Home Inspector and a Past-President of Hampton Roads ASHI and the Virginia
Association of Real Estate Inspectors. Kenny served on the ASHI Technical Committee for three years
including one year as the chairman. He has also served on their membership and standards committee.

Kenny served as the Chair of the Trades Division of Alpha College of Real Estate for four years where he
produced and taught continuing education classes for tradesmen and real estate agents. He is a regular
presenter at home inspector, trade and real estate events. He has made presentations at numerous
ASHI, InterNACHI and NAHI events.

Kenny is a contributing editor to the ASHI@Home Home Inspector Training Program. He has authored
and contributed to technical articles for several major magazines including the Journal of Light
Construction, Drinking Water and Backflow Prevention and Popular Mechanics.

Kenneth C. (Kenny) Hart Jr.

1601 Dendron Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
theplumbingandhvacguy@gmail.com
800.643.6683

Education and Training*

1972/74 Virginia Beach Vocational Technical Education Center-Refrigeration Air Cond.
1980 Bryant Heat Pump Training Program for Sales /Application
1980 Bryant Heat Pump Training Program for Installation / Service
1980 York Division / Borg Warner Heat Pump School
1983 Carrier Commercial Load Application Course
1983 Carrier Gas Furnace Course
1991 Alpha College of Real Estate
1991 GSH 101 Real Estate Training
1994 VGI Training / EPA Approved Refrigerant Recovery Course
1996 Virginia Natural Gas 2 psi System Installation Course
1998 City of Norfolk Backflow Prevention School
1999 ICS/Harcourt Home Inspection Training
2001 ASTM Property Condition Assessments Conshohocken, PA
2002 Spruce Environmental Technologies, Radon Measurement Training
2002 Hometest Mold and Healthy Home Training Course
2008 3 Hours Virginia Required Tradesman Continuing Education Plumbing
2008 3 Hours Virginia Required Tradesman Continuing Education HVAC
2008 1 Hour Virginia Required Tradesman Continuing Education HVAC
2010 3 Hours Virginia Required Tradesman Continuing Education Plumbing
2010 3 Hours Virginia Required Tradesman Continuing Education HVAC
2010 1 Hour Virginia Required Tradesman Continuing Education HVAC

*Please note that there are several hundred hours of educational units on various construction and home inspection topics
that are not noted in this document

Licenses and Certifications

Virginia Masters Level Plumber … License # 2710 009662
Virginia Masters Level Gas Fitter License # 2710 009662
Virginia Masters Level HVAC… License #2710 009662
Virginia Certified Backflow Device Tester… License # 2710 009662
Virginia Certified Home Inspector… Certification # 3380 000115
Refrigerant Recovery Certification - Universal Level… Certificate # 2030100
American Society of Home Inspectors…Certified Inspector #203393
Virginia Real Estate Salesperson (Inactive)
National Radon Safety Board / Technician…NRSB 2ST0014 (Expired)
Texas Real Estate Commission MCE Instructor Approval #881314238

Professional Experience

Present K.C. Hart and Company - Author/Speaker/Consultant and SME
Present K.C. Hart and Company - Virginia Certified Home Inspector
2010-11 Bay Shore Construction- Plumb./HVAC/Gas Fitting -Master for Contractor
2006-08 Homebuyers Inspection, Inc. – Technical Advisor/Author/Instructor/SME
2002-06 Sub-Contractor Plumbing & HVAC-Inspector/Trainer/Speaker/Author/SME
1998-02 Homebuyers Inspections, Inc. - Professional Home Inspector
1994-98 Sub-Contractor Plumbing and HVAC
1991-94 Real Estate Sales
1982-91 Owned and operated Hart Mechanical and Southside Mechanical & Co.
1980-82 G.E. Ricks Plumbing and Heating -Technician and HVAC Dept. Manager
1978-80 Self-Employed Plumbing and HVAC Installer
1977-78 Beach Oil Burner Service Co. - Plumber HVAC Technician
1974-77 G.E. Ricks Plumbing and Heating - Plumbing / HVAC Sales Service
1972-74 G.E. Ricks Plumbing and Heating - Part-time Plumber’s Helper

American Society of Home Inspectors Affiliations and Participation

2011 ASHI President - Hampton Roads Chapter
2011 Retired ASHI Certified Inspector
2010 ASHI President - Hampton Roads Chapter
2010 ASHI Council of Representatives
2008 ASHI Certified Inspector #203393
2006 ASHI Vice President - Hampton Roads Chapter
2006 ASHI Retired Member (Reactivated as Certified Member 2008)
2005 ASHI Standards Committee Member
2004 ASHI Board of Directors-Hampton Roads Chapter (Formerly Tidewater Chapter)
2004 ASHI Membership Committee Member
2002 ASHI Technical Committee Chairman
2001 ASHI Technical Committee Member
2000 ASHI Technical Committee Member
2000 ASHI Tidewater Chapter Member
1999 ASHI Member
1998 ASHI Candidate

Others Professional Affiliations Past and Present

Chair Trades Division Alpha College of Real Estate 2007-2011
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) #20100153
International Code Council Building Safety Professional #5322923
Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
National Association of Home Inspectors #10-18046 Year 2004
Virginia Cross Connection Control Association
ASTM International 2002
ASTM International 2007
National Association of Realtors 1992-94
Virginia Association of Realtors 1992-94
Tidewater Association of Realtors 1992-94

Sampling of Published Articles

01/11 How the Bottom Line is Changing Residential Gas Systems (Part 1)
02/11 How the Bottom Line is… (Part 2)… ASHI Reporter
07/10 Is There a Heat Pump Water Heater in Your Future… ASHI Reporter
10/09 Why do I have blue water? Drinking Water and Backflow Prevention
10/09 How a Plumber Inspects the Plumbing (Toilets) Part1/2/3… ASHI Reporter
04/09 Let’s Concentrate on Condensate… ASHI Reporter
09/09 Testing automatic garage door openers....Hampton Roads REALTOR®
07/09 Plumbing questions answered… Hampton Roads REALTOR®
03/08 It's AC Check-Up and Tune Up Time Hampton Roads REALTOR®
09/06 Fast Fixes for Closet Flanges, Journal of Light Construction, JLC Online
08/06 More Straight Talk about Cross-Connections ASHI Reporter
01/06 Home Inspection and Plastic Plumbing Part 2 ASHI Reporter
12/05 Home Inspection and Plastic Plumbing Part 1 ASHI Reporter
07/05 Let’s Talk About Hose Bibs NAHI™ forum
11/01 Take Another Look at Polybutylene ASHI Reporter
2000 Local and National Reaction to Water Contamination ASHI Reporter
2000 Straight Talk About Cross-Connections ASHI Reporter

Major Speaking Engagements*

201 2 MACASHI Spring Conference, Rockville, MD.
2012 HITA Annual Conference, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
2012 WIN Home Inspection Conference, Nashville, Tenn.
2012 ASHI Inspection World, Phoenix
2011 ASHI Inspection World, Atlanta
2011 ASHI Southern New Jersey Chapter
2011 WIN Home Inspection Conference, Anaheim, California
2011 Inspect-It 1st Property Inspection Conference, Phoenix AZ
2011 ASHI Central Pennsylvania Chapter
2010 Western Washington Chapter
2010 Carson Dunlop Educational Conference, Toronto Canada
2010 Kentucky Real Estate Inspectors Association
2010 ASHI Inspection World, Las Vegas
2009 ASHI Great Plains Chapter
2009 ASHI New England Chapter
2009 ASHI Lehigh Pocono Chapter
2009 ASHI Southern New Jersey Chapter
2009 ASHI Inspection World, Orlando, Florida
2008 InterNACHI Central Tennessee Chapter, Brentwood, Tennessee
2008 ASHI Southern New Jersey Chapter
2008 ASHI Northern Virginia (NOVA) Chapter
2007 ASHI InspectionWorld, Anaheim, California
2007 NACHI Convention, Toronto, Canada
2007 NAHI™ National Education Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 NACHI Dallas, Texas
2007 NACHI Houston, Texas
2007 NACHI Cleveland, Ohio
2007 NACHI Seattle, Washington
2007 NACHI Denver, Colorado
2007 PRO ASHI Inspect America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2006 ASHI Inspection World, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2006 PRO ASHI Inspect America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2006 NACHI Toronto, Canada
2006 NACHI Greenville, South Carolina
2006 NAHI™ Fall Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2005 PRO ASHI Inspect America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2005 ASHI Great Plains Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri
2005 NACHI Convention, Orlando, Florida
2005 NAHI™ National Education Conference Las Vegas, Nevada
2005 ASHI Des Moines Chapter, Des Moines, Iowa
2005 ASHI Inspection World, Austin, Texas
2004 ASHI Inspection World, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2003 ASHI Inspection World, Orlando, Florida
2002 ASHI Great Plains Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri

*Please note that dozens of speaking engagements for Virginia ASHI Chapters, Virginia NAHI™ Chapters, the Virginia Association
of Real Estate Inspectors and for home inspection and real estate affiliate groups are not noted in this document.