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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.”

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.

National Property Inspections Named a Top Franchise Opportunity of 2015

GatorNPI/GPI is pleased to announce its inclusion on Franchise Gator’s new list of Top 100 Franchises of 2015. Franchise Gator is one of the largest franchise and business opportunity directories in North America.

Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2015 were carefully selected by measuring the quality of a franchise system over time. The rankings are based on a formula created from various parts of a franchisor’s franchise disclosure document (FDD) and focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. The Gator team studied hundreds of FDDs over the past year to compile the Top 100 list for 2015.

Franchise Gator also focused on evaluating franchise opportunities that would be of interest to what its typical visitor is seeking. This included considering investment range and industry to create a unique rankings list.

“I love good news,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc., “and this is great news for us as a franchisor. We’ve worked hard to build our company on the principles of honesty, integrity and professionalism, and in doing that, we have become one of North America’s leading home inspection franchises. We are proud to be recognized as such by Franchise Gator and happy to be included on this list.”

Over the last year, National Property Inspections has been named to several top franchise lists in addition to Franchise Gator’s Top 100, including Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises 2015, Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises for Veterans, Military Times Best for Vets: Franchises and Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®.

For more information about our franchise opportunities, visit www.npifranchising.com in the United States and www.gpifranchising.com in Canada.

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big at 2014 Annual Conference

Thirty-nine awards were given to top performers

NPI/GPI President's Club Winners

NPI/GPI President’s Club Winners

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 39 franchise owners who are top performers in four categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award and the Rising Star Award.

The awards banquet was held during the 2014 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 14 and 15. Franchisees from across the United States and Canada attended, as well as their spouses and employees.

The 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

“These awards are our way of recognizing our top performers in various markets,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “The awards also add a special touch to our annual conference; everyone looks forward to the banquet dinner and awards ceremony.”

The following NPI and GPI franchise owners won Platinum Awards: Steve Anderson, Goodyear, Arizona; John Braddock, Castle Rock, Colorado; Mark Crowley, Bettendorf, Iowa; Brett Freebody, Westbury, New York; Andy Hasler, Camarillo, California; Steve Mangekian, Merrimack, New Hampshire; Bob McDonough, Atlanta, Georgia; Charlie Panellino, Smithtown, New York; and David Riley, Savannah, Georgia.

The following franchise owners were the recipients of the NPI/GPI President’s Club Award: Rich Buhrman, Hedgesville, West Virginia; James Childre, Stuart, Florida; George Gabbert, Pueblo, Colorado; Ron Griffith,

Clinton, Connecticut; Jim Giuffre, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina; Terry Haynie, Indian Springs, Ohio; Eldon Holliday, Olive Branch, Mississippi; Greg Mathias, Lloydminster, Alberta; Gerry Millen, Regina, Saskatchewan; Stephan Quigley, Forest Hill, Maryland; Ron Schenck, Kennewick, Washington; Matt Tracy, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and Rodney Twyford, San Antonio, Texas.

Recipients of the NPI/GPI Pinnacle Award were the following franchise owners: Jason Bancroft, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania; Tim Brown, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Lawrence Englehart, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; George Gould, St. Charles, Missouri; Wes Grant, Indian Trail, North Carolina; Stephen Gregory, Floyd, Virginia; Mike Hogan, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia; Ed Lannon, Miramar Beach, Florida; Tony Marino, Clearwater, Florida; Chris Marshall, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Todd Newhook, Markham, Ontario; Steve Thomas, Yorktown, Virginia; Fred Tonte, Wesley Chapel, Florida; Tom Trotter, Troy, Ohio; and Doug Versaw, Golden, Colorado.

NPI franchise owners Ed Fillpot, Round Rock, Texas, and Brian Nygaard, Sartell, Minnesota, received Rising Star Awards as top performers in their first year of business.

National Property Inspections, Inc., extends congratulations to all of its award winners. “These franchise owners have worked extremely hard to become our top performers,” Bates said, “and we appreciate their dedication to NPI and GPI. Congratulations to all of them.”

For information about franchising with NPI or GPI, visit http://www.npifranchise.com or http://www.gpifranchise.com.

National Property Inspections, Inc., Welcomes New Franchise Owners

Dual LogosWe’re excited to announce several new franchise owners who will take the National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections brands to new areas:

  • Stephen Ballasy is from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and will have territory covering Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  • Mike and Whitney Hyma from Twin Lake, Michigan, will operate their business in Muskegon County, Michigan.
  • Dale and Tiffany Senkow of Warman, Saskatchewan, will have territory in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in Canada.
  • Jim Vaughn from Cape Coral, Florida, will operate in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lee County in Florida.
  • David Whaley from Denton, Maryland is taking over a franchise that operates in Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties in Maryland.

“We had a great class in September and we wish all of these new franchisees the very best as they start their businesses,” said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. “They are helping us grow by bringing National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections to new areas. Everyone in this class is sharp and capable and we look forward to working with them.”

The new franchisees completed the 120-hour intensive training program in September 2014 at the National Property Inspections, Inc., headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and are now undergoing up to 80 hours of field training with experienced NPI franchise owners in their regions.