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History of HITA

The Home Inspector Training Academy (HITA) had its genesis as an in-house training program for a Bethesda, Maryland based inspection company. HomeTech Systems, Inc. was one of the two original Washington, DC area Home Inspection companies co-founded by Walt Stoepplewerth and Henry Reynolds in the 1970s. T. Wade Elrod, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and HomeTech inspector, wrote the original curriculum and soon realized the need for training at the national level. HITA first opened its doors to the public on November 30, 1992. Wade and Chip Castell, an accomplished inspector in his own right, took the show on the road, and through the '90s, trained thousands of inspectors nationwide. Hollis Brown joined the faculty in 1999 and moved into the head instructor's position upon Wade's untimely passing in the Spring of 2001. HITA opened its Bethesda training facility in the winter of 2003. The Arlington, Virginia campus opened in the spring of 2006. Graduates of the Home Inspector Training Academy can be found in board rooms and at home inspections throughout North America.
 
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