Alrek's media exposure;
July 2012 Reconstruction of the High Park castle. Alrek joins the cast and crew of the new television show to help re-build the childrens playground castle feature, that was burned down by arson.
Home Inspection Not What It Seems
November 26, 2009 - Zoomer Radio - Goldhawk fights back. Alrek Meipoom RHI speaks with Goldhawk about the B.C. Supreme Court verdit that ordered a home inspector to pay nearly $192,000 for a faulty inspection. Visit the Goldhawk site for more information
Hunting for peace of mind
April 19, 2007 - The Toronto Star - Mike Funston. "Hunting for peace of mind; Home inspectors help spot trouble and even predict future concerns." News paper article talks about the value of hiring a home inspector and features Alrek Meipoom RHI.
Your first home: Q&A
April 19, 2007 - The Toronto Star - Featured a live question and answer session on their web site where people sent in questions about buying a home a panel of experts provided answers. A copy of the article can be found at Your first home: Q&A
Ottawa area House explosion
October 4, 2006 - CBC Radio One - Ontario Today, current affairs radio progam. Alrek Meipoom RHI speaks with Rita Celli about the recent house explosion in the Vankleek Hill neighborhood and what home owners should know about their gas furnaces.
Alrek spoke on the importance of maintenance; having a CAHPI-Ontario inspector perform a pre-purchase inspection and inspecting and cleaning your heating system on an annual basis.
A home inspector is an impartial observer who will inform and educate you on how the systems of your home function and what you need to do to maintain them.
2006 Ontario Home Inspectors elections
February 25, 2006 - Kingston, Ontario. Alrek Meipoom re-elected for a third term as President of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. At the
2006 Annual General Meeting – the voting membership re-elected Alrek to return as a director and President.
OAHI presents to Chinese Delegation from Ministry of Construction.
June 6, 2005 Ontario Association of Home Inspectors invited to present to visiting Chinese delegation from the Ministry of Construction (MOC). Andrew Dixon, Director of External Relations, Glenn Gogal and Alrek Meipoom, President of the OAHI attended the morning meeting.
The delegation of 16 officials from MOC and its provincial branches were visiting Canada on a two week to study the regulation and management practice related to the construction quality and safety in Canada. The delegation was interested in discussing cooperation with Canadian counterparts in the areas of professional training and technical consultancy. While in Canada the delegation was to visit a number of Federal, provincial and municipal government agencies, institutions and companies that are involved in the development and implementation of construction quality and safety measures.
Alrek Meipoom presented the role of home inspectors in the marketplace, the services and benefits they offer. The process of inspecting new and existing housing, the standards of practice and standard of care. An outline of the education and accreditation process for membership and on going quality management through code of ethics, education and discipline processes.
The visiting delegation was very interested in the private sector approach to quality management of housing stock. A relationship of future co-operation was developed.
OAHI president talks Termites.
May 17, 2005 Alrek Meipoom President of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors appeared on live television to represent the home inspection profession.
Toronto area Rogers’s cable TV daily show Goldhawk LIVE tackles the tough issues affecting you in your city. From property taxes to crime, the blackout to SARS, Dale Goldhawk welcomes local politicians, business leaders and concerned citizens to discuss the problems and seek solutions.
Guests on the show included: Dr. Timothy G. Myles, Director Urban Entomology program, enter for urban and community studies University of Toronto, Richard Murphy Operation’s manager Aetna Pest Control.
May 4, 2005 – Alrek Meipoom, President of the Ontario Assocaiton of Home Inspectors, Guests on the John Oakely Morning on AM 640 Toronto.
640 Toronto investigative series, reporter John Downs is the bearer of bad news for some Toronto homeowners who had their water tested by 640 Toronto for lead. Find out what they have to say about the water they’ve been drinking and what they think about the way the city tests for the presence of the toxic metal in their homes water supply.
Buying a house and concerned about lead? What you need to know…Guest: Alrek Meipoom President of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors talked about what a home inspector can and cannot see during an inspection. What buyers of older home should know.
2005 Ontario Home Inspectors elections
Alrek Meipoom re-elected for a second term as President of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors.
2005 Annual General Meeting – held in London Ontario the voting membership re-elected Alrek with and overwhelming margin to return as a director.
Weather network Interview
February 2005. Reporter Nial McGee interviews Alrek Meipoom, President of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors about the difficulties and advantages of inspecting homes in winter weather. Report aired throughout month of February.
CFRB Interview Live from Home Show at international center.
October 9, 2004. Alrek Meipoom, President of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors guests on the Christina Cherneskey Show. Answering calls from callers about homes and home inspections.
Alrek Meipoom, Home Inspector co- host of the North American version of a British hit show “Hot Property”.
First-time buyers will be shown three homes for sale. A Realtor will describe the features of the house and neighborhood, while the home inspector will tell them the technical aspects of the houses.
They’ll pick their favorite and use their skill and judgment to guess the selling price. If their estimate is correct they’ll win the property on offer! [Program pilot produced – pending] Feb 2004