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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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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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FranchiseRankings.com Names NPI/GPI a Top Home-based Franchise

Dual LogosNational Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is proud to announce that it has been named a top 10 Home Based Franchise by FranchiseRankings.com. National Property Inspections, Inc., was the only property inspection franchise included on the list, an honor that makes it stand out among its competitors.

“It is fantastic to be named on a top 10 list by a well-known organization,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “I think the fact that we were included on this list, and that we are No. 4 really says something great about our company. We have worked hard to bring on the best franchisees and to help them build successful businesses. We are always looking for ways to improve, and I think our drive to be the best is one of the things that makes us shine.”

The FranchiseRankings.com Top Home Based Franchises are chosen based on their performance in five key areas:

  1. Growth prospect
  2. Marketing support
  3. Training
  4. Ongoing support
  5. Value

“The recovery of the real estate market has created tremendous opportunity in the property inspection business,” said Bill Erickson, EVP of sales and marketing at National Property Inspections, Inc. “Last year, we saw our franchisees do more business than ever before, and this year is off to a great start. I think our focus on what we can do for our franchise owners and our belief that we should earn our royalties make us a company they want to work with.”

In addition to its ranking as a top franchise, National Property Inspections, Inc., is proud to be a top-ranked franchise based on franchisee satisfaction. In an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review, NPI scored 4.1 out of 5.0 stars, demonstrating high franchisee satisfaction and outperforming others in its industry. To access the most recent NPI/GPI franchisee satisfaction report, go to http://report.franchisebusinessreview.com/?m=JITjWol.

To learn more about NPI/GPI franchise opportunities, visit www.npifranchise.com in the United States or www.gpifranchise.com in Canada. To access the FranchiseRankings.com Top Home Based Franchises list, visit http://www.franchiserankings.com/reviews-and-ratings-of-best-home-based-franchises.

National Property Inspections, Inc., Makes FranchiseGrade.com® Top 500

FG-TOP-500-ICONNational Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce that its franchise system has been named one of the Top 500 franchises in the United States. The Franchise Grade® Top 500 is compiled from an analysis and benchmark of 2,387 franchise systems. This database represents the largest number of franchise systems used to determine a top franchise ranking, which makes this a significant accomplishment. It uses FranchiseGrade.com’s proprietary Franchise Performance Index, a data tool used to determine the relative grade of each franchise system. Its inclusion in the Franchise Grade Top 500 defines National Property Inspections as a healthy investment opportunity for prospective franchisees.

The FranchiseGrade.com Top 500 list is unique because its methodology is comprehensive and objectively applied, whereas most top franchise lists use a simplistic and limited methodology.

“I am very pleased that we have made Franchise Grade’s top franchises list,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “In many ways, they grade franchises tougher than some other organizations, so it really says something great about NPI that we made this list. I think our inclusion on the Top 500, combined with our outstanding franchisee satisfaction will convince prospective franchisees that we really do offer more than our competitors.”

In addition to its ranking as a top franchise, National Property Inspections, Inc., is proud to be a top-ranked franchise based on franchisee satisfaction. In an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review, NPI scored 4.1 out of 5.0 stars, demonstrating high franchisee satisfaction and outperforming others in its industry. To access the most recent NPI/GPI franchisee satisfaction report, go to http://report.franchisebusinessreview.com/?m=JITjWol.

NPI/GPI Launches Automated Marketing Solution for Franchise Owners

Hub LogoNational Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of an integrated, automated suite of marketing tools that will help franchise owners market their businesses more efficiently and effectively. Branded as NPI Hub and GPI Hub, the platform is offered to all franchisees at no cost.

To develop the Hub solution, National Property Inspections, Inc., partnered with RenMind, a marketing software and service company based in Omaha, Nebraska. The NPI/GPI Hub is based on the RenMind Wire solution, which is a digital marketing platform. As RenMind builds out the features of RenMind Wire, it will build new features into the Hub solutions for NPI and GPI franchisees.

“RenMind designed Wire to specifically fit the needs of franchises like NPI,” said Luke Armstrong, founder and strategic director of RenMind. “Our growing suite of Web-based marketing tools is designed to be simple to use but powerful enough to replace the need for more complex marketing automation services.”

The first phase of the Hub solution launched on Jan. 16 and provides an email system that allows users to manage contacts, schedule and send emails to their entire contact list, email branded newsletters and fliers, and more. Other phases of RenMind Wire and NPI/GPI Hub will include new ways to promote and publish content, get customer feedback, streamline the sales process, and collect payments.

“Many of our franchise owners have come to a point where they are ready for more sophisticated marketing tools,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “We approached RenMind to help us design an automated solution that we could build out, and they started working on the NPI/GPI Hub. The Hub will allow franchise owners to use an integrated solution for multiple areas of their marketing. We have heavily invested in the development of the Hub, and we are excited to offer it to all franchisees at no cost. We are the only franchisor in our class that is doing something like this for our franchisees, and we really think it’s something special for them.”

Throughout 2016, RenMind will develop the next phases of the NPI Hub and GPI Hub. A new app for payment collection with contract management is slated to launch second quarter, and an integrated website management tool is projected to be ready in late 2016.

If you’re ready to make your dream of owning a home and commercial property inspection business come true, National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada have franchise opportunities available in your area. Contact Julie Erickson at 1.800.333.9807, Ext. 24, for information about our franchise opportunities.

Entrepreneur Magazine Names National Property Inspections, Inc., a Top 500 Franchise of 2016

2016 Entrepreneur Franchise 500National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is honored to again be included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, an annual ranking of the best franchises based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.

The most important factors in the Franchise 500® formula include the franchise system’s financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size. Entrepreneur also considers the following:

  • The number of years a company has been in business
  • The length of time the company has been franchising
  • Startup costs
  • Litigation
  • Percentage of terminations
  • Financing opportunities

For the annual Franchise 500®, each franchisor’s financial data is analyzed by an independent CPA. Then, the exclusive Franchise 500® formula calculates each eligible company’s cumulative score. The score does not take into consideration franchisee satisfaction.

“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.”

In addition to its ranking as a top franchise, National Property Inspections, Inc., is proud to be a top-ranked franchise based on franchisee satisfaction. In an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review, NPI scored 4.1 out of 5.0 stars, demonstrating high franchisee satisfaction and outperforming others in its industry. Click here to access the most recent NPI/GPI franchisee satisfaction report.

To learn more about NPI/GPI franchise opportunities, visit http://npifranchise.com/ in the United States or http://gpifranchise.com/ in Canada. To access the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® report, go to http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big at 2015 Annual Conference

NPI and GPI Pinnacle Award Winners

NPI and GPI Pinnacle Award Winners

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 43 franchise owners who are top performers in five categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award, the Pacesetter Award and the Ambassador Award. In addition, four franchise owners were inducted into the NPI/GPI Hall of Fame.

The awards banquet was held during the 2015 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 13 and 14. 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 Ambassador Award is given to franchise owners who have consistently demonstrated goodwill toward their fellow franchisees by offering field training, mentoring and business advice, and they have often helped recruit or onboard new franchise owners. Hall of Fame inductees have owned their franchises for 15 years or more, have won multiple NPI/GPI annual awards, and have demonstrated the highest level of ethics and integrity in their business dealings.

“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 John Braddock, Castle Rock, Colorado, and Steve Anderson, Goodyear, Arizona, were recipients of the NPI Platinum Award.

NPI and GPI President's Club Award Winners

NPI and GPI President’s Club Award Winners

Several franchise owners received the NPI/GPI President’s Club Award: Rich Buhrman, Hedgesville, West Virginia; Eldon Holliday, Olive Branch, Mississippi; Gerry and Susan Millen, Regina, Saskatchewan; Ron Schenck, Kennewick, Washington; Rodney Twyford, San Antonio, Texas; David Riley, Savannah, Georgia; and Chris Marshall, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Andy Hasler, Camarillo, California; Scott Cowan, Oakley, Utah; Greg Mathias, Lloydminster, Alberta; Cam Ralston, Grand Prairie, Alberta; Matt Tracy, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Jim and Susan Giuffre, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina; Wes and Crystal Grant, Indian Trail, North Carolina; Ron and Kate Griffith, Clinton, Connecticut; and David Perrin, Roanoke, Virginia.

Recipients of the NPI/GPI Pinnacle Award were the following franchise owners: Jason Bancroft, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania; Lawrence and Kathy Englehart, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Todd Newhook, Markham, Ontario; Tom and Carrie Trotter, Troy, Ohio; Doug Versaw and Margaret Herrera, Golden, Colorado; Tim Williams, Lynn Haven, Florida; John Nelson, Manassas, Virginia; Brett Freebody, Carle Place, New York; Mark and Trasi Crowley, Bettendorf, Iowa; Andy Smith and Daryle Wilken, Omaha, Nebraska; Terry Haynie, Indian Springs, Ohio; Stephan Quigley, Forest Hill, Maryland; Ed Lannon, Miramar Beach, Florida; Charlie Panellino, Smithtown, New York; George Gould, St. Charles, Missouri; Ron Pronchuk, London, Ontario; Tim Forest, Sylvan Lake, Alberta; Greg Eckert, Amelia, Ohio; Steve and Lynn Gregory, Floyd, Virginia; Pat Standefer, Richardson, Texas; and Chae Bybee, Sheridan, Wyoming.

Max Cheang, Cumming, Georgia, was the winner of the NPI Pacesetter Award.

The following NPI franchise owners won the Ambassador Award: Sean Green, Flower Mound, Texas; Tony Marino, St. Petersburg, Florida; and Pete Lauterer, Denver, North Carolina.

Four outstanding, longtime franchises were inducted into the NPI/GPI Hall of Fame this year: Robert and Heather Gould, St. Charles, Missouri; John Fast, Chattaroy, Washington; Tracy Murphy, Great Falls, Montana; and Thom Bowyer, Kentwood, Michigan.

National Property Inspections, Inc., wishes to commend all of its 2015 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.”

NPI/GPI Named a Top 100 Franchise for Veterans

Dual LogosNational Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce our inclusion in Franchise Business Review’s 2015 Top Franchises for Veterans special report. The report highlights the 100 franchise companies rated highest in franchisee satisfaction by military veterans who were surveyed. Franchise Business Review’s research included survey feedback from more than 3,047 military veterans who are current franchise owners. The national study included more than 285 leading franchise companies, and the resulting list of Top 100 franchises is based exclusively on franchisee satisfaction among veteran franchise owners.

According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), more than 5,600 veterans have become franchise owners since November 2011. In fact, 14 percent of all franchises are owned by military veterans. Not all franchises are a good fit for vets, so it is crucial that they perform their due diligence prior to signing a franchise agreement.

NPI and GPI offer low-cost franchises for less than $37,000, with a 15 percent discount on the initial franchise fee for U.S. and Canadian military veterans.

“Our motto is ‘Integrity, Honesty and Professionalism,” Bill Erickson, executive vice president at National Property Inspections, Inc., told Franchise Business Review. “We actively recruit veterans because they typically have each of these traits. In addition, we appreciate their can-do attitude, self-confidence and willingness to follow direction.”

To learn more about NPI and GPI franchise opportunities, visit www.npifranchise.com/ in the United States or www.gpifranchise.com/ in Canada. To access the Franchise Business Review 2015 Top Franchises for Veterans report, visit http://www.franchisebusinessreview.com/franchise-reports/top-franchises-veterans/.

Franchise Business Review Names National Property Inspections a Top Low-Cost Franchise

Dual LogosNational Property Inspections, Inc., is proud to be named a top low-cost franchise opportunity by Franchise Business Review for the second year in a row. To be included on the list, a franchise must cost less than $100,000 and must adhere to the publication’s recommended best practices. The list of top opportunities includes the low-cost franchises that scored best on Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey.

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, offers franchises for less than $40,000 in both countries. Earlier this year, we participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey and scored 4.1 stars with very satisfied franchisees, outperforming competitors in the home inspection franchise industry. Click here to read the summary of the survey report.

According to FRANdata research spanning 2013 to 2015, there are currently 668 franchise opportunities in 29 industries with investment requirements under $100,000.  When it comes to franchises, low cost does not mean low quality. Low-cost franchises offer plenty of benefits over more expensive franchises, and this is reflected by franchisee satisfaction: Low-cost franchisee satisfaction is 11 percent higher than that of franchisees who selected more expensive opportunities. Furthermore, many low-cost franchises can be run as home or mobile business, greatly reducing their overhead costs.

NPI/GPI takes pride in offering low-cost, high-quality franchises that include ongoing support for franchise owners. “We work with each and every franchise owner to help them build a successful franchise,” said Roland Bates, president of NPI/GPI. “From technical training and support to ongoing marketing coaching, we have an experienced team at our home office that is always available for our franchisees. And I am always available for them, too. I regularly touch base with as many franchisees as I can.”

To learn more about NPI/GPI franchise opportunities, visit http://npifranchise.com/ in the United States or http://gpifranchise.com/ in Canada. To read the full Franchise Business Review low-cost franchises report click here.

National Property Inspections 2015 Franchisee Survey Reveals Strong Satisfaction

FBR 2015In February and March, National Property Inspections, Inc., participated in an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review. We scored 4.1 out of 5.0 and outperformed others in its industry, showing high franchisee satisfaction. NPI received the same score in our 2014 survey. Some of the highlights of this year’s survey include the following:

  • Nearly 95 percent of respondents rated NPI’s training program above average.
  • More than 91 percent of respondents rated NPI’s marketing and promotional programs above average.
  • More than 94 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they trust and respect NPI as a franchisor.
  • Nearly 95 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that NPI operates with a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Nearly 90 percent of respondents said that NPI cares about their success.
  • More than 97 percent of respondents said that they enjoy operating an NPI franchise.
  • More than 93 percent of respondents said they have a positive attitude about their affiliation with NPI.
  • Nearly 93 percent of respondents rated their satisfaction with NPI above average.
  • Nearly 90 percent of respondents said they would recommend an NPI franchise to others.

“We always have room to improve, but we are very pleased again this year with our franchisee satisfaction results,” Roland Bates, president, National Property Inspections, Inc., said. “We conduct this survey annually so that we can take an honest look at our business and what our franchisees think. We are proud to be the highest rated home inspection franchisor based on Franchise Business Review’s survey.”

NPI will use the survey results in its marketing and to improve its business in key areas in order to strive for the best possible franchisee satisfaction. “One of the suggestions from our franchisees was to implement conference calls and webinars for improved communication, continuing education and regional team building,” Bates said. “We are definitely going to do this, and we’re currently looking at solutions that would facilitate this type of communication with our franchise owners.”

More than 75 percent of NPI franchisees responded to the survey. According to Franchise Business Review, 50 percent response is average.

For information about franchising opportunities with NPI and GPI, visit www.npifranchise.com in the United States and www.gpifranchise.com in Canada.