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

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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.

To learn more about an NPI or GPI franchise opportunity in your area, click one of the links below:

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.

Franchise Business Review Names National Property Inspections, Inc., a Top Franchise of 2015

Dual LogosNational Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to be included in Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises 2015 report. The report ranks the best franchises based on franchisee satisfaction. Franchise Business Review’s research looked at survey feedback from current NPI and GPI franchise owners and determined that NPI/GPI was the No. 1 home inspection franchise surveyed.

In February 2014, National Property Inspections, Inc., commissioned an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review. NPI/GPI outperformed competitors in the industry and showed high franchisee satisfaction, making NPI/GPI a four-star franchisor. Some of the highlights of the survey include the following:

  • Over 96 percent of respondents rated NPI/GPI’s training program above average.
  • Over 89 percent of respondents rated NPIGPI’s marketing and promotional programs above average.
  • Over 97 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they trust and respect NPI/GPI as a franchisor.
  • Over 98 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that NPI/GPI operates with a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Over 93 percent of respondents said that NPI/GPI cares about their success.
  • Over 96 percent of respondents said that they enjoy operating an NPI/GPI franchise.
  • Over 90 percent of respondents said they have a positive attitude about their affiliation with NPI/GPI.
  • Nearly 94 percent of respondents rated their satisfaction with NPI/GPI above average.
  • Over 93 percent of respondents said they would recommend an NPI/GPI franchise to others.

As a top franchisor, NPI/GPI offers low-cost franchises for less than $35,000 in the United States and Canada, with a 10 percent discount on the initial franchise fee for military veterans.

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 Franchise Business Review Top Franchises 2015 report visit http://www.franchisebusinessreview.com/franchise-reports/top-franchises-2015/.

NPI/GPI Franchisee Satisfaction Rate is Tops

Survey-Comparison-Home-ServicesEarlier this year, National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National property inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, worked with Franchise Business Review to conduct a survey of our franchisee satisfaction. We could tell you that we have a satisfied franchisee base, but the results of our 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Survey conducted by Franchise Business Review speak for themselves. The highlights are below, but you can click here to check out the full survey summary.

  • Fifty-one percent of respondents considered starting a property inspection business on their own (independently). Over 96 percent of our franchisees are glad they decided start an NPI/GPI franchise.
  • Over 96 percent of respondents rated our training program above average.
  • Over 89 percent of respondents rated our marketing and promotional programs above average.
  • Over 97 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they trust and respect National Property Inspections, Inc., as a franchisor.
  • Over 98 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that National Property Inspections, Inc., operates with a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Over 93 percent of respondents said that National Property Inspections, Inc., cares about their success.
  • Over 96 percent of respondents said that they enjoy operating an NPI/GPI franchise.
  • Over 90 percent of respondents said they have a positive attitude about their affiliation with NPI/GPI.
  • Nearly 94 percent of respondents rated their satisfaction with NPI/GPI above average.
  • Over 93 percent of respondents said they would recommend an NPI/GPI franchise to others.

And here’s what some of our franchisees had to say about us:

  • “[I chose NPI for] the stability of the organization and tenure of office personnel; the reputation, professionalism, and ethics of the owner and staff; the support; and the ability to operate my business with autonomy but with all the support I need from NPI.”
  • “[NPI’s] training is provided by world-class experts, a priceless commodity in today’s competitive market. Support is rarely needed but always helpful and in a very timely manner.”
  • “[I liked NPI’s] value. Tangible assets in return for the franchise fee: training, inspection equipment, computer, software with free upgrades, website, business plan template including contacts for inspection work (draws & field service), ongoing technical support, annual meeting with continuing education, marketing materials and assistance. NPI, Inc., is truly interested in helping the franchisee succeed in business. The other franchisors seemed to be only interested in selling franchises.”
  • “[NPI’s royalty] fee, while higher than others, did not add on an additional advertising fee, so the net fee was lower. I liked the territory protection, and most of all, I got a good feeling about the people who worked there. It was a good fit for me.”
  • “[The] NPI staff [is] incredibly responsive, always positive, supportive and knowledgeable.”
  • “Honestly, we never inquired about any other brands. After my initial contact, Julie Erickson, contacted my wife and I to tell us about NPI and answer our questions. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel very comfortable. We very soon thereafter received a comprehensive information package. We then contacted several current franchise owners. All of them were very friendly, eager to share their experiences and encouraging. After all of this, it just seemed right.”
  • “I believe the [software] quality is top-drawer. [NPI is] constantly changing the software to meet new standards, and any issues are promptly resolved.”

Franchise Business Review Names National Property Inspections a Top Franchise for Veterans

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Roland Bates, NPI/GPI President and Founder

National Property Inspections, Inc., is excited to be included in Franchise Business Review’s  Veterans & Franchising 2014 special report. The report narrows down the vast array of franchise opportunities available to military veterans by highlighting the 100 franchise companies rated highest in franchisee satisfaction by military veterans who were surveyed. Franchise Business Review’s research looked at survey feedback from more than 3,500 military veterans who are current franchise owners. The national study included more than 350 leading franchise companies, and the resulting list of Top 100 franchises was based exclusively on franchisee satisfaction among veteran franchise owners.

Military veterans are 45 percent more likely to take the plunge into entrepreneurship than people with no active-duty military experience according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Hundreds of franchisors have realized this and are offering military veterans incentives and discounts to invest in their franchises as a result. Not all are a good fit for vets, so it is crucial that they perform their due diligence prior to signing a franchise agreement.

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, offers low-cost franchises for less than $35,000 in both countries, with a 10 percent discount on the initial franchise fee for U.S. and Canadian veterans.

“Being a vet is a special thing, and we certainly appreciate their service to our country,” said Roland Bates, president and CEO of National Property Inspections, Inc. “We have many successful vets who are now NPI owners and who have had a great talent for franchising.”

Jim Giuffre, U.S. Army Veteran and NPI Franchise Owner

Jim Giuffre, U.S. Army Veteran and NPI Franchise Owner

The report also features a profile of National Property Inspections franchise owner Jim Giuffre of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Giuffre joined the U.S. Army in 1977, right out of high school. He later worked as an electrician for residential, commercial and industrial buildings in New York. He wanted to move to North Carolina, but he was too young to retire, so he decided to become a property inspector, and in April 2006, he purchased an NPI franchise.

“It is the American dream to be able to work for myself and be with my family,” Giuffre said in the report. “I am working hard for my growth, not someone else’s growth. It is actually fun to see how my company has grown. … That is a huge sense of pride for me.”

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 Franchise Business Review Veterans & Franchising 2014 report visit http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

NPI/GPI Recognized as a Top Franchisor

National Property Inspections, Inc., is the parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, and we’re an outstanding franchisor.  But don’t just listen to us tell you how great NPI and GPI are. Listen to the industry:

Franchise Business Review Four-star Franchisor: In early 2014, National Property Inspections, Inc., issued Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey to all NPI/GPI business owners. We had tremendous response, and our overall score was 4.1 stars — an outstanding achievement. We scored particularly high (4.7) on the Core Values section, which reflects our philosophy of honesty, integrity and professionalism. Click here to read the complete survey summary.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500: National Property Inspections consistently makes Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list, an annual list of the top 500 franchises in the United States.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Low-cost Franchises: Along with the Franchise 500®, National Property Inspections repeatedly has been included on Entrepreneur’s Low-cost Franchises list.

Franchise Business Review Top Low-cost Franchises: In 2014, National Property Inspections, Inc., was included on Franchise Business Review’s Top Low-cost Franchises list, which includes the best franchises that cost less than $100,000.

Military Times 38 Best for Vets: Franchises: In 2014, National Property Inspections made the Military Times 38 Best for Vets: Franchises list for its efforts in providing veterans an environment for success.

Roland Bates Interview With Franchise Business Review

Roland_101614In October, NPI/GPI president and founder Roland Bates spoke with Franchise Business Review about NPI/GPI, the inspection business, franchisee satisfaction, and why NPI/GPI is a leader in the property inspection franchise business. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections franchise opportunity. Click here to listen to the podcast interview.