Entrepreneur’s Startups Magazine Names National Property Inspections, Inc., a Top Franchise for Less Than $50K

NPI made Startups Top 100 Franchises For Less Than $50,000 in its Spring 2017 issue

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is honored to be included in Entrepreneur’s Startups Top 100 For Less Than $50.000 list. NPI has been ranked 30 out of 100 fellow franchisors in the price group.

The rankings are based on the scores received in the annual Franchise 500 ranking. NPI has been recognized for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power.

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points.

“What an excitement and honor to be a part of Startups top 100 list,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “We are featured on many top franchise lists every year, and Entrepreneur’s is one of the most prestigious. We have always worked hard to make NPI and GPI a top, and affordable, franchise opportunity in the United States and Canada and we will continue to provide a great avenue for entrepreneurs to grow and become successful.”

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Welcome To The Family

National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections wants to congratulate and welcome some new members to the family! We are so honored you chose NPI/GPI to help you become the successes we know you will be, and we look forward to growing together with you for many years to come.

Welcome To The Family
Trevor Brridal Benny Paneto Larry Allen Jason Lee
Trevor Bridal
Prince Albert, SK
March 2016
Benny Paneto
Ontario, CA
August 2016
Larry Allen
Abilene, TX
October 2016
Jason Lee
Columbia, TN
October 2016
Barry Oxley J. William & Donna Naish Richard & Sandra Fuziol Sean Miller
Barry Oxley
Madison, AL
December 2016
J. William & Donna Naish
Ramona, CA
December 2016
Richard & Sandra Fuziol
Virginia
January 2017
Sean Miller
Rosslyn, Ontario
January 2017
Matt Lutz Josh Hannum
Matt Lutz
Reading, PA
March 2017
Josh Hannum
Bothell, WA
March 2017

 

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NPI kicks off first franchisee workshop of the year in Atlanta, Georgia.

NPI Atlanta WorkshopNational Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, held its first franchisee workshop of 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. On March 3rd and 4th, Kimberly Stevens, Marketing Coach for NPI, Inc., and Bob McDonough, NPI franchisee, Atlanta, Georgia, held a two day, intensive marketing and business management workshop for 28 NPI franchisees and spouses. Bob, top franchisee of 2016, shared his knowledge with the group, teaching his favorite tricks of the trade and tactics to his achievements. Kimberly challenged our business owners to get comfortable with public speaking and leadership by incorporating a number of one-on-one and team exercises. “This business takes strong networking skills to be successful. At NPI we challenge our franchisees to step outside their comfort zones to grow not only as business owners, but as confident individuals.” Says Kimberly Stevens. “I make it my mission every day to be here to guide them along their path to greatness.”

“Thank you Bob and Kimberly for putting this workshop on for us.” Said Mark Naquin, NPI franchise owner, Houma, Louisiana. “The material and information you provided was extremely helpful for me. No doubt, the way it was presented was key and helped me with more direction and how to stay on track to become successful in this business. I hope this is something that continues, because the interaction was great and getting to meet other NPI folks who are open to talk and share their stories, recommendations, etc. was an added bonus. I got to experience the family feeling within NPI for sure.”

“We are thrilled so many franchisees participated in our workshop in Atlanta,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “We believe in growing together, and our family culture is our biggest asset. When our franchisees come together to learn from one another it builds a lasting bond and a stronger company for everyone. We couldn’t ask for a better group to represent NPI.”

In addition to our regional workshops, we are excited to begin creating our agenda for our annual conference in November, where our franchisees will spend a weekend learning, growing, marketing, and bonding with one another in Omaha, NE.

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Entrepreneur Magazine Names National Property Inspections, Inc., a Top 500 Franchise of 2017

NPI/GPI has made the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® every year for more than a decade

2017 Entrepreneur Franchise 500
National Property Inspections, Inc. is honored to again be included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® places NPI as 277 for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power.

“We spend months gathering and crunching data in order to produce the Franchise 500 ranking. We’re proud of the result and the way it continues to be a resource for the franchise community,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Like every industry, franchising is ever-evolving and must smartly react to new technologies and consumer demands. We know it takes a lot to stay competitive, and are excited to celebrate those that do it best.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“We are always pleased to be included on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “We are featured on many top franchise lists every year, and Entrepreneur’s is one of the most prestigious. We have always worked hard to make NPI and GPI top franchise opportunities in the United States and Canada, and this year we have some exciting new benefits and programs for franchise owners.”

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NPI/GPI Franchise Award Winners

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big at 2016 Annual Conference

Thirty-eight awards were given to top performers.
National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 38 franchise owners who are top performers in five categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award, the Pacesetter Award and the Rising Star Award. In addition franchise owners Bob McDonough, Atlanta, and Steve Anderson, Arizona, were both named NPI/GPI Franchise of the Year.

The awards banquet was held during the 2016 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 11 and 12. Franchisees from across the United States and Canada attended, as well as their spouses and employees.

The Platinum, President’s Club, Pinnacle and Pacesetter awards are based on three main criteria:
1. Reported earnings and percentage of growth from the previous year
2. Size and location of franchise market
3. Length of time the franchise has been in operation

The Rising Star Award is given to franchise owners that are new to the franchise and have significantly increased their business in the short amount of time they’ve been with NPI.

“We have outstanding franchisees, and these awards are our way of recognizing our top performers in various markets,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “Our franchisees did more business collectively this year than any year in the past. They have worked extremely hard to build their businesses, and every award winner is most deserving of their award.”

NPI franchise owners Eldon Holliday, Olive Branch, Mississippi; Mark and Trasi Crowley, Bettendorf, Iowa; and Patrick Riley, Savannah, Georgia, were recipients of the NPI Platinum Award.

Several franchise owners received the NPI/GPI President’s Club Award: Jim and Susan Giuffre, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina; Wes and Crystal Grant, Indian Trail, North Carolina; Ron Schenck, Kennewick, Washington; Andy Smith and Daryle Wilken, Omaha, Nebraska; Rodney Twyford, San Antonio, Texas; Matt Tracy, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Stephan Quigley, Forest Hill, Maryland; Tom and Carrie Trotter, Troy, Ohio; Andy Hasler, Camarillo, California; John and Chris Nelson, Manassas, Virginia; and Brian Tesch, Pueblo, Colorado.

Recipients of the NPI/GPI Pinnacle Award were the following franchise owners: Jason Bancroft, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania; Lawrence and Kathy Englehart, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Sean and Westley Green, Flower Mound, Texas; Tony Marino, St. Petersburg, Florida; Doug Versaw and Margaret Herrera, Golden, Colorado; Tim Williams, Lynn Haven, Florida; David Perrin, Roanoke, Virginia; Ed Lannon, Miramar Beach, Florida; Terry Haynie, Indian Springs, Ohio; George Gould, St. Charles, Missouri; Ron and Kate Griffith, Clinton, Connecticut; Chris Marshall, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Greg Eckert, Amelia, Ohio; Brian Nygaard, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Stephen Fotiades, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Mike Tebeau, Frederick, Maryland; Alan Stark, Salt Lake City, Utah; Brent Sostrom, Sacramento, Califonia; Joe Nanni, Raleigh, North Carolina; Steve Thomas, Newport News, Virginia; and Max Cheang, Atlanta, Georgia.

Jim Vaughn, Cape Coral, Florida, was the winner of the NPI Pacesetter Award.

Nathan Spaulding, Jacksonville, Florida, was the winner of the NPI Rising Star Award.

National Property Inspections, Inc., wishes to commend all of its 2016 award winners. “These franchise owners have worked tremendously hard for many years, and every one of them deserves their award,” Bates said, “We at NPI and GPI truly appreciate their dedication, ambition and hard work. I offer my sincerest congratulations to all of them.”

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National Property Inspections, Inc. will now be training franchisees on how to fly and operate drones on inspections

20161002_140823bNational Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce they will now be introducing drone operation training into their Training Academy schedule. Randy Yates, Training Coordinator and inspection expert for NPI, has earned his pilot’s license and will now be leading a training course on how franchisees can introduce drone use during an inspection. In order to use drones commercially you still need obtain your pilots license, but NPI will give you the training needed to pass the exam successfully.

“I am thrilled that the FAA has released their new regulations so we have the opportunity to fly drones commercially,” Yates said. “As property inspectors we sometimes need to access unsafe areas on roofs or around homes and buildings. With the possibility to use drones on inspections our franchisees will be able to provide more thorough reports with less liability and risk of falling.”

Bloomberg recently interviewed Randy Yates about the changes in drone laws and accessibility. “The sky is going to open up at the end of August for a lot of opportunities,” Yates said. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx agrees, stating, “These aircraft truly have the potential to transform how we fly and they also offer many potential benefits to society.”

To read the full article about the new FAA regulations and how it is creating opportunities for business owners, please visit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-29/pilots-for-hire-cramming-for-test-as-the-age-of-drones-arrives

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Firelands Association of Realtors Names NPI Franchise Owner Joe Rudolph Affiliate of the Year

Joe and Laura Rudolph

Joe and Laura Rudolph, NPI franchisees win Affiliate of the Year Award. Marblehead, Ohio

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to congratulate NPI franchise owner Joe Rudolph for being named 2016’s Affiliate of the Year by the Fireland’s Association of Realtors. The award is voted on by a board of the top 10 Realtors and Brokers in the association and the vote was unanimous.

“Laura and I were asked to attend the Fireland’s Association of Realtors Awards Dinner last night. Unknowing to us, we were presented with “Affiliate of the Year” award. This is a great honor and tremendous recognition after being a member of the organization for only one year.” Rudolph said. “Laura and I feel we could have not received this honor without the help, guidance and resources of the home office. We want to extend our thanks for the support everyone in Omaha has provided us to make this possible.”

Rudolph, whose background is in air quality and environmental instrumentation started his franchise a little over a year ago. While he didn’t have experience in construction he did have an understanding of it. He credits NPI’s comprehensive training program and ongoing training to helping him achieve great success with his business.

“I’m so proud of the success Joe has had in the short amount of time he’s been with NPI,” said Roland Bates, president and founder of National Property Inspections, Inc. “He is dedicated to putting in the work and following our marketing plan. He has proven that our franchise system works well, and helps entrepreneurs succeed.”

“We have worked very hard for many years to make our franchise one of the best,” Bates said. “Because we are dedicated to our franchisees and helping them succeed, we have high franchisee satisfaction, and that has opened doors for us. We are well-known and respected in our industry, and I am convinced that’s because we live up to our motto and operate with honesty, integrity and professionalism in everything we do.”

 

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NPI/GPI Prepares to Celebrate 30 Years by Remembering First Franchisee

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI

Roland Bates, president and founder of National Property Inspections, Inc.

Roland Bates, president and founder of National Property Inspections, Inc.

It will soon be 30 years since I sold the first NPI franchise. I am pleased to say that franchisee, Clyde Yost, is still with us. The first franchise is certainly the hardest one to sell. You are selling your idea, and at that point, no one other than you has any reason to believe that your idea and business plan can be duplicated.

If you walk into the National Property Inspections, Inc., corporate office today, it is well-decorated, has nice furnishings, provides a professional training room, and has all the amenities we need to operate our business. We are successful, and our office shows that. Let’s turn back the clock 30 years:

Back in 1987, I had rented a small office and purchased a few furnishings. To describe the office as “Spartan frugality” would have been generous, indeed. When Clyde Yost first visited, I think I was sitting at a folding card table. For sure, I was sitting with a small electric typewriter and typing book because I was teaching myself how to type. That paid off because now I can type most three- and four-letter words without looking at the keyboard.

After Clyde and I visited about how I’d been doing inspections myself and thought the property inspection business was poised to take off, I told him I wanted to franchise it. I explained how the franchise would work, how I hoped to help him and others build an NPI business.

Clyde naturally asked, “How many franchisees do you currently have?” To which I replied, “You and two others will make three.” Clyde has a good sense of humor and thought that was sort of funny.

Clyde Yost, NPI's first franchisee, remains a franchise owner in Kansas City, Missouri.

Clyde Yost, NPI’s first franchisee, remains a franchise owner in Kansas City, Missouri.

Clyde believed in the NPI concept and became our first franchisee. Without sounding maudlin, Clyde had worked hard for his money, and I felt more than obligated to make this company successful for him, if not for myself. To this day, I try to keep all of our franchisees in mind, and I feel indebted to all of them. But I’ll admit that many of the business decisions I have made over the years I have made with Clyde and our very first meeting in mind.

Maybe there would have been an NPI without Clyde, but it certainly wouldn’t be the same. Clyde, my friend, thank you for believing in me and for everything you have done for NPI.

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National Property Inspections, Inc., Named in Two CNBC.com Articles

Eldon "Scooter" Holliday

Eldon “Scooter” Holliday

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to congratulate NPI franchise owner Eldon Holliday for being named one of America’s Star Franchisees 2016. The list, compiled by CNBC.com in conjunction with research partner Franchise Business Review, evaluated nearly 30,000 franchise owners across the United States seeking one star franchisee in each state. Although Holliday lives in Olive Branch, Mississippi, his territory crosses the border into Memphis, and he was selected as the Tennessee star franchisee.

“I am honored to be recognized by CNBC.com,” Holliday said. “I’ve worked hard to build my NPI franchise, and I’m grateful that I’ve had a strong company behind me. That support has made all the difference. I feel like NPI is dedicated to my success.”

Holliday, whose background is in automotive repair, started his franchise nine years ago. Although he has a mind for mechanical things, he didn’t have a background in construction. He credits NPI’s top-notch training program and ongoing training to helping him achieve great success with his business.

“Eldon is a fantastic franchisee,” said Roland Bates, president and founder of National Property Inspections, Inc. “He is one of our award-winning franchise owners because he consistently pushes himself and takes his business to the next level. He has proven that our franchise system works well, and helps entrepreneurs succeed.”

CNBC.com chose America’s Star Franchisees based on franchisee satisfaction and high regard for management, as well as the following franchisor criteria:

  • Strong proof of concept in multiple markets
  • Clean review of the franchise disclosure document
  • Solid financial performance and a good opportunity for franchisee return on investment

In addition to the news about Holliday’s selection, National Property Inspections, Inc., was named yesterday on CNBC.com’s list of “9 Low-cost Franchises That Can Make You Rich.”

“We have worked very hard for many years to make our franchise one of the best,” Bates said. Because we are dedicated to our franchisees and to helping them succeed, we have high franchisee satisfaction, and that has opened doors for us. We are well-known and respected in our industry, and I am convinced that’s because we live up to our motto and operate with honesty, integrity and professionalism in everything we do.”

To read the full article about America’s Star Franchisees 2016 and learn more about Holliday’s experience with NPI, please visit http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/11/50-big-franchise-success-stories-americas-star-franchisees-2016.html.

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5 Small-business Marketing Tips From a ‘Shark’

HerjavecIf you watch ABC’s “Shark Tank,” then you are likely familiar with Robert Herjavec. Born in eastern Europe, Herjavec and his family immigrated to Canada when he was a boy to escape communism in the former Yugoslavia (now Croatia). The son of a factory worker, Herjavec emerged from humble beginnings to build and sell several companies in the IT industry. Today, his company, Herjavec Group, is recognized as a global leader in information security services.

Like many small-business owners, Herjavec started with very little — and he didn’t have a business degree. But his is a success story that proves that determination, hard work and commitment pay off in the end. Now, besides running Herjavec Group, he helps small-business entrepreneurs and start-ups take their businesses to the next level on “Shark Tank.”

It’s no wonder, then, that entrepreneurs and small-business owners are interested in what they can learn from Herjavec. Recently, Entrepreneur sat down with him and asked for his top five small-business marketing tips:

  1. Target your customers on social media.
  2. Make selling online a key part of your business model.
  3. Make your website and marketing materials visually appealing.
  4. Market to your customers in ways they are receptive to.
  5. As your business grows, hire marketing assistance.

Click here to read the full article on Entrepreneur.com.