Who we are!
You may reach me by cell phone at: (845) 222-2264 Bill is the President of American Envirocheck. He is primarily engaged in structural Home Inspections and environmental testing for real estate transfers. Certified by New York State as a Home Inspector (License # 16000010268), A member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors, member number 243896), ASPREI (American Society of Professional Real Estate Inspectors) he is a Level one Mold Assessor and Certified (New York State D.E.C) Commercial Termite Control Operator. Bill is also an advanced level Scuba Instructor, and has been awarded the highest certification in the SCUBA industry earning the rating of Instructor Examiner. He holds an AAS Degree in Landscape Design, and BS in Business Administration with a Strategic Planning major and Communications minor. He has completed the program with Purdue University in Pest Control Technology. He has been a member of Toastmasters, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the New York State Pest Control Association serving on the Legislative Action Committee. Bill has six years military service, has worked for the Department of Defense in a classified position, and the State of New York as a Law Enforcement Officer investigating Consumer Fraud. Bill relocated to this area from N.Y.C. and Long Island and has been serving the Hudson Valley since 1977. After 30 years he just might be a "local"!
A Past District Governor of Rotary International 2002-2003, Bill began his Rotary career as a Charter member of the Wallkill East Rotary Club in November 1988. He is a Paul Harris Fellow. Bill has traveled abroad many times and has been the guest speaker at several clubs in Mexico, Honduras, Providentiales and the Cayman Islands.
Bill is married to Catherine Owens, a classically trained pianist who in addition to performance is actively engaged in her piano studio, DJ business and is a paid choir director for a Church. A published author of two books (Safariís Song and Safariís Dream), music writer and producer, she is the owner of Owens-Herrmann Entertainment. She and Bill have appeared and produced on Broadway. Cathy speaks and understands Spanish, French, and German, is a Graduate of Vassar College and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Cathy is an accomplished equestrienne and advanced level SCUBA diver,. She and Bill own a working hobby farm, where they live with all their animals.
Amy and Bill Jr. are Paul Harris Fellows and are of course SCUBA divers!