Howard Ehrsam is the sole founder of Chinese Drywall Screening, LLC. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Civil Engineering. He worked for a large general contracting company in Central Florida for 8 years before moving to Port St Lucie in 2003 to start a new career in commercial development. From 2003 to 2009, Howard managed commercial development projects for a master planned community developer. Howard's certifications and licenses include Professional Engineer, Certified General Contractor, LEED AP and ICSC's CDP. Howard enjoys life on the Treasure Coast with his beautiful wife of 22 years and 3 fantastic children.
In 2007, it was discovered that one of his properties was having characteristics understood to be caused by tainted drywall from China and experienced the process of having it removed. By way of his personal experience and being the president of a condo association with 80 tainted units, Howard quickly became the "go-to" resource for helping others. The combination of his professional experience, dealing with the issue first hand, helping others and continual research has put Howard in a position to be an excellent resource for others in dealing with the Chinese Drywall phenomenon.
Howard Ehrsam and his team of inspectors have done over 2,500 inspections and the number grows daily in single family and multifamily residences, commercial and medical offices, warehouses and retail establishments. His team consists of individuals certified in various programs for reactive Chinese drywall inspection and remediation processes. In addition, he sits on the ASTM and AIHA drywall committee and has spoken at many conferences, symposiums and luncheons on Chinese drywall.
Howard has produced in cooperation with InterNACHI and NACHI.TV a training video to teach home and property inspectors and other professionals on how to visually inspect for Chinese or corrosive drywall.
Everyday brings to light more information with the primary focus on whether there are any health concerns. Howard's mission is to empower all those affected with accurate information and guidance in this very stressful time.