Asset Inventory Certification Program Now Led by Industry Professionals

Founders of Nationwide Inventory Professionals assume ownership and control of national industry certification program.

Indianapolis, IN, July 24, 2013 --( Mike and Cindy Hartman, of Avon, Indiana, have further invested in the growing home and business inventory industry. Personal property inventory service professionals, the Hartmans have recently taken ownership and control of the National Inventory Certification Association (NICA). An announcement from NICA last week stated, “The inventory industry is growing, and new leadership is required to take this certification program to the next level. Focus, commitment, and an understanding of the industry are imperative.”

The Hartmans currently own two other asset industry-related businesses, Hartman Inventory LLC and Nationwide Inventory Professionals LLC. Hartman Inventory, established in 2004, is an asset inventory company, providing written and photographic personal property documentation. Having established proven successful processes and procedures through years of trial and error, the Hartmans developed Nationwide Inventory Professionals. This business package and licensing agreement provides their knowledge, experience, and support for those who have chosen to start their own inventory company.

Mike Hartman explained, “We see value in national certification, to the extent that certification is a component of our business package. We are looking forward to this opportunity to take NICA in a positive direction, and are already making plans to enhance the designation as well as offer other educational opportunities.”

According to Johanna Curtiss, CEO of The Inventory Institute, the majority of inventory service companies are independent business owners, amounting to approximately 150 verified operating businesses throughout the United States. One of the reasons the Hartmans chose to add this company to their business portfolio is to help establish consistency and cohesiveness in the industry.

About National Inventory Certification Association
The National Inventory Certification Association (NICA) provides a certification program for those in the asset inventory sector. Designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist confirms an understanding of the industry, agrees to conduct business in an ethical and professional manner, and will abide by the National Inventory Certification Association Code of Ethics. The team the Hartmans have assembled to head up this separate entity is well experienced in the asset inventory industry.

About Mike and Cindy Hartman
Mike and Cindy Hartman are recognized leaders of the industry, and achieved this by constantly reviewing their inventory processes, then implementing improvements and revisions on a continuing basis.

Always eager to share their knowledge, they are Approved Speakers for Kiwanis International and also provide educational presentations for Chambers of Commerce and other civic, business, and networking organizations. The Hartmans have been featured in the Indianapolis Business Journal, the Hendricks County Business Leader, and various other publications. They have co-authored the book, “Home Inventory – A Guide for Homeowners and Renters,” which is available on Their second book, “A Business Guide to Asset Inventory,” will be completed soon.
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