The National RV Inspectors Association (NRVIA) recently held its annual conference and awards banquet in Heber Springs, Ark., Oct. 20-23.

According to a press release, the educational event drew 120 attendees, both Level I and Level 2 inspectors, who spent time attending technical sessions taught by Level II certified instructors. The topics covered everything from fluid analysis to inspecting and maintaining slideouts, to promoting an inspection business and building a website.

“This year’s event was the highest attended conference we’ve had to date,” reported Stephanie Henson, NRVIA director of administration. “I’m thankful for an amazing group of individuals who are passionate about making a difference. These inspectors are also RVers and understand the importance of making an educated and informed decision on an RV purchase.”

The event kicked off with a barbecue at the JFK Campground Shelter, hosted by Terry Cooper, NRVIA president, and Steve Anderson, NRVIA director and president/owner of Workamper News.

In addition, Henson and Cooper recognized the 2017 Inspector Awards determined through nominations from customers. Award winners included: Art Horton of Art Horton LLC; Shawn Tipton; Al Pearce of A&L RV Inspection; Rob Wilhelm, owner of Professional RV Inspections LLC; Geoff Baker of InspectRV.com; and Bob Kelly of Hit the Road RV Repair & Inspections.

The final award went to Howard and Pam Jaros, who, according to Henson, have been with the NRVIA since its creation.

Henson noted, “They both give 110% toward seeing the success of NRVIA both as an association and in helping students succeed. They are dedicated to seeing each student run a successful business and will go the extra mile to help them understand the many moving parts of being an RV inspector. They both equally deserve this recognition and we are honored to have them on our team.”

For more information visit https://nrvia.org.