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

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 Continue Reading »

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big at 2015 Annual Conference

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 Continue Reading »

New York Franchise Owner Is Enjoying the View From the Top

After more than 25 years as a property inspector, Tom Sansone of Rochester, New York, feels like he’s s scaled a mountain, and for the former Kodak employee, the view from the top is picture perfect. Sansone spent nine years working for Kodak, during which time he developed a prototype for a Kodak color copier, Continue Reading »

Taking a Risk Paid off Big for Florida Franchise Owner

Tony Marino had worked at the same printing company for 25 years when the company shut down his division despite solid production numbers. From that point on, Marino decided to take a new career path: self-employment. “If I was going to fall on my face,” he said, “it was going to be my own two Continue Reading »

‘Other Property Inspection Companies Weren’t on the Level’

Roger Pigeon didn’t know anything about the home inspection business until he became a customer himself — and a dissatisfied one, at that. Pigeon and his family were relocating to San Diego in 1999 and purchasing a house when they got their first look at the property inspection industry. “I didn’t really know what to Continue Reading »

Award-winning Franchisee Has Been With NPI More Than 25 Years

In 1988, Ken Helbing was working as a loss control inspector for the insurance industry when he spotted an ad in USA Today for National Property Inspections franchises. In the ad, Helbing saw the opportunity to parlay his skills, experience and education into his own business. “I thought the home inspection industry would be an Continue Reading »

South Carolina Franchisee Considers NPI a Partner

Hank Shadwell received his bachelor’s degree in communications and theater. He was looking for a job in television when he decided to start work in construction — specifically electricity. After becoming a master electrician, Shadwell started his own residential and commercial company, Shadwell Electric Company. However, when the commercial construction industry in his hometown collapsed Continue Reading »

Award-winning Franchise Owners Love Being Their Own Bosses

With a background in business management, David Riley worked as a service manager for a corporation when he decided he wanted to go into business for himself. He did a lot of research to find the opportunity that best suited his skills and background. Property inspection seemed like a good fit. “I knew an average Continue Reading »

Determination and Perseverance Bring Success for California Franchise Owner

After a successful career in middle and senior management positions in the managed-care and health care field, Jeff Gilly of Carmichael, California, found himself in the market for a new job. The start-up company he was working for in 1998 lost its financial backing, and Gilly was out of a job. He searched for work Continue Reading »

Dedication and Perseverance Bring Success for Award-winning Inspector

Scott Hagan was a maintenance specialist for Caterpillar Tractors, where he’d worked for 16 years. Anticipating a plant shutdown that would put him out of a job, Hagan began to look for another career. “I had never heard the term ‘home inspector,’ but my sister-in-law mentioned it to me and passed along a magazine article Continue Reading »