Meet the Leadership Team
Edward Poorman – President/CEO
Edward Poorman took over ownership of Associated Building Inspections, Inc. in August of 2017. Ed has an Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Temple University. Ed is certified in building, plumbing, mechanical, energy and electrical for both residential and commercial. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine. He was honorably discharged as a decorated Sergeant of Marines. A highlight of his service was performing duties as Forward Operating Base Air Chief in Iraq.
Randy Maurer – Plans Examiner – Master Code Official
Randy, ABI’s founder, started ABI in 1994 out of his home office. Randy holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. Randy holds 37 certifications from the International Code Council, including Certified Fire Marshal and has over 38 years experience in the code enforcement industry. Randy is an active Amateur Radio Operator call sign WA3HLP, is active in the Military Auxiliary Radio System, and is the founder of Middle Creek Search & Rescue.
Ken Dranchek – Lead Plans Examiner/ Construction Code Official
Ken is our resident Architect and Lead Plans Examiner. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Licensed Architect and Building Code Official. Ken conducts plans reviews and inspections for commercial projects and specializes in Means of Egress and Accessibility. He enjoys swimming and working out at the gym and spending time with his son and daughter-in-law.
Salvatore Sparacio – Commercial Inspector/Plans Examiner
Sal’s primary role at ABI is as a commercial plans examiner. Sal has a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Palermo in Italy. He worked as an architect in Italy until he moved to the United States in 2016.
Greg Ott – Senior Plans Examiner: Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy/ Commercial Inspector
Greg is professor emeritus from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, where he taught plumbing and heating, construction codes, OSHA, and math. He received his BA from Lebanon Valley College and his Master’s Equivalency through Temple University. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Raymond (Ray) Buckwalter – Electrical Plans Examiner/ Electrical Inspector
Ray worked at New Holland Agriculture plant in New Holland for 17 years with automation installations and maintenance. For the next 23 years Ray instructed students in Electrical Technology at Thaddeus Stevens College. After retiring from teaching Electrical technology at Thaddeus Stevens College, Ray continues to help others learn the electrical trade.
Donald (Don) Forry – Commercial Building Inspector/Plans Examiner – Master Code Official
Don has over 33 years in code administration, plan review and inspection experience. He began his career at Centre Region Code in State College and then moved to Manheim Township as the commercial / fire code official, and the director of code compliance. He instructed for PCCA and PHRC, served on the PABCO Board of Directors and UCC Review and Advisory Council as vice chair.
Eric Hawkings – Commercial Inspector
Eric preforms commercial inspections only.
Matthew (Matt) White, – Building Code Official/Residential Building Inspector and Plans Examiner
Matt has over 20 years in the construction industry. Matt owned his own residential construction company for 10 years. Matt studied architecture at Thaddeus Stevens and Temple University.
Ronald (Ron) Maurer – Building Code Official/Residential Inspector and Plans Examiner
Ron, who was in construction most of his life, decided to hang that up to become an inspector for ABI in 1998. He is one of our Residential Inspectors and Plan Examiners. When he is not at work he may just be hunting, walking in the woods or bowling.
Edgar (Eddie) W Patton III – Residential Inspector/Plans Examiner
Eddie joined the ABI team August 2020. He has been in the construction field since his honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995. He had his own residential remodeling company for over 10 years, as well as, being the program director of CAPitol work force under Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County.
Eddie is active in his church, as well as, Vice President of Your Six Veterans Services. In his spare time you can find him spending time with his wife and three children.
John Neely – Property Maintenance/Rental Property Inspector
John conducts regular inspections of properties in disrepair or with blight conditions.
Torri Esch – Office Manager/Building Code Official
Torri oversees the internal operations department. She has an Associates in Paralegal Studies, over 20 years of bookkeeping and administrative experience.
Alicia Vazquez -Permits Manager/Administrative Assistant
Alicia serves the crucial role of processing all permits in and out of our office.
She is married and has three beautiful children. In her spare time you will find her spending it with family, painting and drawing.