National Inventory Certification Association – Education and certification for industry professionals
28 Oct 2013

Asset Inventory Certification Program Now Led by Industry Professionals

Founders of Nationwide Inventory Professionals assume ownership and control of national industry certification program.

Mike and Cindy Hartman, of Avon, Indiana, have further invested in the growing home and business inventory industry. Personal property inventory service professionals, the Hartmans have recently taken ownership and control of the National Inventory Certification Association (NICA).  An announcement from NICA last week stated, “The inventory industry is growing, and new leadership is required to take this certification program to the next level. Focus, commitment, and an understanding of the industry are imperative.”

The Hartmans currently own two other asset industry-related businesses, Hartman Inventory LLC and Nationwide Inventory Professionals LLC. Hartman Inventory, established in 2004, is an asset inventory company, providing written and photographic personal property documentation. Having established proven successful processes and procedures through years of trial and error, the Hartmans developed Nationwide Inventory Professionals. This business package and licensing agreement provides their knowledge, experience, and support for those who have chosen to start their own inventory company.

Mike Hartman explained, “We see value in national certification, to the extent that certification is a component of our business package. We are looking forward to this opportunity to take NICA in a positive direction, and are already making plans to enhance the designation as well as offer other educational opportunities.”

According to Johanna Curtiss, CEO of The Inventory Institute, the majority of inventory service companies are independent business owners, amounting to approximately 150 verified operating businesses throughout the United States. One of the reasons the Hartmans chose to add this company to their business portfolio is to help establish consistency and cohesiveness in the industry.

About National Inventory Certification Association

The National Inventory Certification Association (NICA) provides a certification program for those in the asset inventory sector. Designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist confirms an understanding of the industry, agrees to conduct business in an ethical and professional manner, and will abide by the National Inventory Certification Association Code of Ethics. The team the Hartmans have assembled to head up this separate entity is well experienced in the asset inventory industry. http://www.nationalinventorycertificationassociation.com/final

About Mike and Cindy Hartman

Mike and Cindy Hartman are recognized leaders of the industry, and achieved this by constantly reviewing their inventory processes, then implementing improvements and revisions on a continuing basis.

Always eager to share their knowledge, they are Approved Speakers for Kiwanis International and also provide educational presentations for Chambers of Commerce and other civic, business, and networking organizations. The Hartmans have been featured in the Indianapolis Business Journal, the Hendricks County Business Leader, and various other publications. They have co-authored the book, “Home Inventory – A Guide for Homeowners and Renters,” which is available on Amazon.com. Their second book, “A Business Guide to Asset Inventory,” will be completed soon.

28 Oct 2013

Owners of Hartman Inventory Achieve Certification

National Inventory Certification Association extends congratulations to Mike and Cindy Hartman, owners of Avon, Indiana-based Hartman Inventory

Helping to raise the bar for their chosen profession, Mike and Cindy Hartman of Hartman Inventory, Avon, Indiana, have invested in achieving their Certified Inventory Expert (CIE) designation. National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) recognizes their knowledge and competence to create thorough personal property inventory services to schools, municipalities, businesses, homeowners, and renters.

A requirement for certification and membership is to agree to the Code of Ethics, which are approved standards for the personal property (home) inventory industry. Members of NICA hold themselves and each other accountable to ensure the public is served with integrity, respect, and confidentiality.

Certification and Membership with NICA enables the Hartmans to be associated with other like-minded inventory business owners, helps bring credibility to Hartman Inventory, and also national recognition to the industry as a whole.

The asset inventory industry continues to grow, and becoming certified represents the dedication and professionalism of this husband and wife team. Certification places Mike and Cindy in a favorable position – that of being recognized as professionals who have chosen to establish themselves as leaders in the industry. In addition to being certified, they are also bonded and insured.

The Hartmans take this leadership role quite seriously. They began their inventory service in 2004, bringing decades of corporate experience to their own company. After years of learning the industry through trial-and-error, they created Nationwide Inventory Professionals, a Business Package and Licensing Agreement, to help others avoid the long start-up phase. The marketing package, mentoring, continued support, and certification are just some of the elements included in the business package, which enables the new business owners to concentrate on building their business.

Most recently, Mike and Cindy Hartman have stepped forward to assume additional roles within the asset inventory industry. They are Executive and Managing Directors, respectively, of the National Inventory Certification Association and also serve on the Leadership Team of The Inventory Institute.

About National Inventory Certification Association

Established in 2011, the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is the officially recognized certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and/or business contents inventory companies.

28 Oct 2013

Michigan Home Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

National Inventory Certification Association congratulates Metro-area member Tim Edwards, owner of Elite Inventory, who has achieved the designation of Certified Inventory Expert (CIE).

The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Tim Edwards, owner of Clarkston, Michigan-based Elite Inventory LLC, has earned the designation of Certified Inventory Expert (CIE). Achieving this designation from NICA confirms his knowledge and competence to provide quality contents inventory services to small and medium sized businesses, schools, government offices, homeowners, and renters.

A requirement for certification and membership with NICA is to agree to the Code of Ethics, which helps ensure that their clients are served with integrity, respect, and confidentiality. Having achieved his BS in Engineering Administration from Tri-State University, he understands the value of certification. After years in the corporate environment in various Management and Supervision positions, his entrepreneurial spirit set in.

His desire to spend time with his wife Kelly and their two sons, Edwards found the home and business inventory industry to be a perfect opportunity to create a successful business that would allow for the life balance he was seeking. To assist with the start-up and receive continued support, he chose to invest in a business package and license agreement with Nationwide Inventory Professionals. This provided him with the support and mentoring he sought to start and grow his inventory business quickly and professionally.

As the general public gains knowledge of the necessity and benefits of having a photographic and written record of their belongings, the asset inventory industry continues to evolve. The number of inventory service companies is increasing due to the demand for this professional service for both residential and commercial clients. Choosing to achieve certification will enable Edwards and Elite Inventory to stand apart from other asset inventory professionals.

About National Inventory Certification Association

Established in 2011, the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is the officially recognized certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and/or business contents inventory companies.

28 Oct 2013

Colorado Springs Couple Earn Asset Inventory Industry Certification

National Inventory Certification Association congratulates Mark and Vanessa Leiker of VanMark Inventory Services for achieving industry designation of Certified Inventory Expert.

National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that husband-and-wife team Mark and Vanessa Leiker of VanMark Inventory Services, have earned the designation of Certified Inventory Experts (CIE). Achieving this designation from NICA confirms their knowledge and competence to provide thorough contents inventory services to businesses, schools, government offices, homeowners, and renters in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area.

The asset inventory industry continues to grow and evolve as the general public gains knowledge of the importance and necessity to have a photographic and written record of their belongings. The Leikers have joined the growing number of inventory service companies to help meet the demand for this professional, 3rd party service.

The numerous stories about the victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs in the summer of 2012 encouraged Mark and Vanessa to begin their business quickly so they could help others who will face the struggles of completing insurance claims after a loss. To assist with a quick and professional start-up, they invested in a Nationwide Inventory Professionals Business Package and Licensing Agreement. Having the marketing and business processes created for them, they were able to concentrate on their business.

About National Inventory Certification Association

Established in 2011, the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is the officially recognized certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and/or business contents inventory companies.

28 Oct 2013

Western Michigan Home Inventory Professional Earns Certification

National Inventory Certification Association announces achievement by Jim Irwin of Northern Inventory in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Jim Irwin of Northern Inventory in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has earned the designation of Certified Inventory Expert (CIE). Achieving this designation from NICA confirms his knowledge and competence to provide residential contents inventory services for homeowners and renters as well as commercial services to businesses, schools, non-profits, and government offices.

A requirement for certification and membership is to agree to and abide by the Code of Ethics, which are approved standards for the personal property (home) inventory industry. Members of NICA hold themselves and each other accountable to ensure that their clients are served with integrity, respect, and confidentiality.

As the general public gains knowledge of the necessity to have a photographic and written record of their belongings, the asset inventory industry continues to evolve. The number of inventory service companies is increasing due to the demand for this professional service for both residential and business clients. A seasoned salesman, Irwin retired from the auto industry a few years ago. Shortly after, his niece, Erin McKay, asked him if he would join her in the business as co-owner of Northern Inventory. Ms. McKay manages the Alaska office while Irwin provides inventory serviced in Michigan.

To assist with a quick and professional start-up, they invested in a Nationwide Inventory Professionals Business Package and Licensing Agreement. Having the marketing materials and business processes created for them, they were able to concentrate on building and growing their businesses. When asked about his new career, Irwin said, “I enjoy giving people the tools and resources they need to properly recover from an unexpected loss. Providing the benefits of this information to those I’ve known my entire life is a great feeling! This is worth coming out of retirement for!”

Jim’s achievement of this industry certification secures customer confidence while it brings recognition to Northern Inventory and the entire asset inventory industry. Certification places him in a favorable position – that of being known as a professional who has chosen to establish himself as a leader in the industry. In addition to being certified, he is also bonded and insured.

About National Inventory Certification Association

Established in 2011, the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is the officially recognized certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and/or business contents inventory companies

28 Oct 2013

Central Indiana Inventory Professionals Earn Certification

National Inventory Certification Association congratulates John and Kristie Mullett of Integrity Inventory in Greentown, who have achieved the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS).

National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that husband-and-wife team John and Kristie Mullett of Integrity Inventory, have earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialists (CIS). Achieving this designation from NICA confirms their knowledge and competence to provide thorough contents inventory services to businesses, homeowners, and renters in the Greentown, Indiana area.

When deciding to begin Integrity Inventory LLC, the couple talked to their insurance agent about the personal property inventory service. They learned that having third-party personal property documentation is a primary key to receiving payment of a residential or commercial claim quickly and in the greatest amount. Home or business owner videos or photographs do not constitute third party documentation. John and Kristie also learned that knowing what you own is helpful, if not essential, for many other reasons … moving or storage claims, estate and financial planning, probate, and divorce and pre-nuptial agreements.

As the general public gains knowledge of the importance and necessity to have a photographic and written record of their belongings, the asset inventory industry continues to evolve. The number of inventory service companies is increasing due to the demand for this professional service for both residential and commercial clients.

A requirement for certification and membership with NICA is to agree to and abide by the Code of Ethics. This helps bring confidence and trust that their clients are served with integrity, respect, and confidentiality.

About National Inventory Certification Association

Established in 2011, the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is the officially recognized certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and/or business contents inventory companies.

28 Oct 2013

Alaska-based Asset Inventory Professional Earns Certification

National Inventory Certification Association announces member Erin McKay, of Northern Inventory in Anchorage, Alaska

National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Erin McKay of Northern Inventory in Anchorage, Alaska, has earned the designation of Certified Inventory Expert (CIE). Achieving this designation from NICA confirms her knowledge and competence to provide residential contents inventory services for homeowners and renters as well as commercial services to businesses, schools, non-profits, and government offices.

A requirement for certification and membership is to agree to the Code of Ethics, which are approved standards for the personal property (home) inventory industry. Members of NICA hold themselves and each other accountable to ensure that their clients are served with integrity, respect, and confidentiality.

As the general public gains knowledge of the necessity to have a photographic and written record of their belongings, the asset inventory industry continues to evolve. The number of inventory service companies is increasing due to the demand for this professional service for both residential and business clients.

McKay’s achievement secures customer confidence while it brings recognition to Northern Inventory and the entire asset inventory industry. Certification places her in a favorable position – that of being known as a professional who has chosen to set herself apart from others. In addition to being certified, McKay is also bonded and insured.

About National Inventory Certification Association

Established in 2011, the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is the officially recognized certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and/or business contents inventory companies.

28 Oct 2013

Indiana-based Inventory Professional Earns Certification

National Inventory Certification Association announces member, Greg Holton, of Kendall Inventory Service

National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Greg Holton of Kendall Inventory Service in Indianapolis, Indiana, has earned the designation of Certified Inventory Expert (CIE). Achieving this designation from NICA confirms his knowledge and competence to provide thorough contents inventory services to businesses, schools, non-profits, government offices, homeowners, and renters.

A requirement for certification and membership is to agree to the Code of Ethics, which are approved standards for the personal property (home) inventory industry. Members of NICA hold themselves and each other accountable to ensure that their clients are served with integrity, respect, and confidentiality.

As the general public gains knowledge of the necessity to have a photographic and written record of their belongings, the asset inventory industry continues to evolve. The number of inventory service companies is increasing due to the demand for this professional service for both residential and commercial clients.

Holton’s achievement secures client confidence while it brings recognition to Kendall Inventory Service and the entire asset inventory industry. Certification places him in a favorable position – that of being known as a professional who has chosen to set himself apart from others. In addition to being certified, Holton is also bonded and insured.

To assist with the start-up and receive continuous mentoring, he chose to invest in a business package and license agreement with Nationwide Inventory Professionals. This provided him with the support he sought to start and grow his inventory business quickly and professionally.

About National Inventory Certification Association

Established in 2011, the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is the officially recognized certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and/or business contents inventory companies. For more information visit www.NationalInventoryCertificationAssociation.com.