Meet the Leadership Team
Edward Poorman – President/CEO
Ed took over ownership of Associated Building Inspections, Inc. in August of 2017, and 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 and 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.
Torri Esch – Office Manager/Building Code Official
Torri has the important job of overseeing the internal operations of ABI. She has an Associates in Paralegal Studies and has over 20 years of bookkeeping and administrative experience.
Carmen Beinhauer – Director of Marketing and Business Development
Carmen has a BS in Hospitality Management from East Stroudsburg University. She is an seasoned business development professional in the A/E/C, media and hospitality industries and is extremely adept at building long-term relationships. Customer service is Carmen’s top priority.
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. and 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.
Glen Rinehimer – Electrical Inspector
Glen has moved back to the Lancaster area and joined ABI again. He has several years of electrical inspections background and will pick up where he left off. We are thrilled to have Glen back!
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
A veteran of the armed forces, Eric was also a police officer, has a construction background and was the BCO for Tredyffrin Township. Eric has 30+ years as a code official and performs commercial code enforcement.
Alicia Vazquez -Permits Manager/Administrative Assistant
Alicia ensures efficient operation of the office and serves the crucial role of processing all permits in and out of our office.
Alicia has three beautiful children. In her spare time you will find her spending it with family, painting and drawing.
Sharon Rinehimer – Administrative Assistant
Upon entering our office, you will find Sharon to greet you and provide you with the best service. Sharon also provides support with internal administrative duties and will jump in as currier from time to time!
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/Zoning Officer
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 and serves as Vice President of Your Six Veteran Services.
In his spare time, you can find Eddie spending time with his wife and three children.
John Neely – Property Maintenance/Rental Property Inspector
Prior to becoming a Code Enforcement officer, John served as a Pennsylvania State Constable. As ABI’s Property Maintenance and Rental Property Inspector, John conducts regular inspections of properties in disrepair or with blight conditions.
Chris Geltz – Commercial and Residential Inspector
Chris has 20+ years of experience in the construction industry. Chris served his country and is a United States Air Force Veteran. After the military, Chris worked for the City of Harrisburg as a Commercial Codes Official conducting residential and commercial plan reviews and inspections for the city. When Chris isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family and working out at the gym.