Education University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude 1974
State Certified Lead Training Certificate. Certification courses for licensing in Radon, Lead, PA Pest Control Operator, Disaster Planning and Response. Continuing Education courses in Mold Testing, Gas and Ventilation Codes, “On Lot and Public Sewage” Water Quality, BOCA Code, IRC Code, Asbestos, Environmental Hazards, IAQ, NHIE Radon Certified, CMI, CAI, CIAQ, Phase I ESA Certified, National Electrical Code, Roofing, Product Materials, Motivation, Business Courses, Computers
Senior Home Safety Network 2008 – Current
Co-Founder and CEO of the Senior Home Safety Network. Developed Standards of Practice, reporting system, and the Network Certified Training Program. Maintain national accounts.
President of Howard Home Testing and Inspections LLC and EnviroSpect of Western PA.
Professional Home Inspector, ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) #209990. Active on National Committees of ASHI, currently serving as National PR Committee Chairman. Approved Platinum Member of Ethical Inspectors.
Evaluate property and apply codes including NFPA, Life Safety, National Electrical Code, HUD Minimum Property Standards
Write reports and evaluations for real estate negotiations and provide litigation support and expert testimony. Perform contract HUD property inspections for housing rehabilitation.
Media Talk Show Host: KDKA Radio “ Home Improvement with Dan Howard”, Talk Show Host WEEP Radio (Business Radio Network) “House Calls”, and the “expert component” of “America Remodels” syndicated in over 100 markets. Author of more than two hundred and fifty published columns on home improvement and real estate topics. Guest on housing topics at local broadcast television WTAE TV.local program.
Teaching Developed courses, marketing and presentation materials for Disaster Training, OSHA and Code Compliance for private sector company: Mistick, PBT. Claims consultant for Insurance Restoration services. Real Estate Instructor, Penn State, New Kensington Campus. Developed and taught courses on Public Relations, IDO and the Media for Optimist International a 140,000 member organization.. Moderator or “Master of Ceremonies” of hundreds of meetings, formal dinners, presentations and political debates.
Interests: Westmoreland Industrial Development Authority, Past President of two Chambers of Commerce, Past District Governor of Optimist International, Chairman, Joint Legislative Board, Board of Realtors, Past President Rotary, Leadership Board
Talents: Presentation and resolution of complex issues in common language, motivation of self and others, high work ethic, planning, computer, communication and presentation skills.
Evaluate property and procedures to minimize or avoid disasters
Provide research and plans to demonstrate due diligence thereby minimizing liability and regulatory exposures. Apply relevant protocols and procedures such as Joint Committee on Accreditation Provide disaster restoration scope and estimates using programs such as Xactimate
Won over 12 Design and Construction Awards such as NARI Contractor of the Year, Remodeler of the Year, Remodeling Magazine “Big 50”, Various recognitions such as the cover of Builder/ Architect Magazine. Designed, planned, sold, expedited projects of all sizes and types ranging from high end residential construction and renovation to steel mill, mausoleums, and health care facilities. Developed the process of curved structural laminations for pressure treated wood.
ASHI National Public Relations Committee Chairman. Public Relations Committee Chairman and Public Information Officer for Optimist International, a service organization with 120,000 members. National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Media Representative.