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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.

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 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/.

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.

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.”