AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services Franchise
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services is a franchise for a home inspection service. It was founded in 1987 and they started franchising in 1988.
They opened their first location in Anaheim, California. It was initially designed to provide home inspection services for homebuyers. In 1996, they became part of the ServiceMaster Company which is a subsidiary of American Home Shield. They have been given several recognitions by the Entrepreneur Magazine 2009 as #144 is overall ranking out of 500. They were ranked #38 in the Top 101 home-based franchises and Top Low-Cost Franchises in 2007. They were ranked #19 from the Top 20 Franchises to start by in 2009 in Forbes Magazine. They now have 257 locations in the United States and 96 locations in Canada.
What makes Amerispec Home Inspection Services different from others?
First is their history of service. They have already conducted more than 1.5 million home inspections since they started. They average about 110,000 inspections every year in the United States and in Canada. Second is their dedication to service. They have certified and well-trained inspectors. They provide distance learning programs which were developed by Carson Dunlop and Associates who are experts in professional home inspection training. Third are their certified inspectors. Their inspectors go through hands-on technical training and are lead by instructors who has more than 27 years of experience. Fourth is the warranty they offer their customers. It protects the customers from problems on the condition of the home during the buying process and until you have you have moved in. Fifth, they provide Errors and Omissions Insurance and a Liability Insurance. Even the real estate professionals are provided with negligent referral coverage to avoid hassles from clients that are dissatisfied.
Costs and requirements on running an AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services franchise
You need to have a net worth of $50,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $10,000 to $15,000. Expect to be investing about $34,000 to $66,000. The AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services franchise fee is $19,900 to $29,900 with an on-going royalty fee of 7%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. They also require experience in the industry and in general business. It would also benefit you if you have marketing skills. This franchise can be run from home. You will need about two employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership and currently, 20% of franchises own more than one unit. They do not allow absentee ownership. You may also avail of their financing assistance through ServiceMaster Acceptance Company.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be two weeks training at the headquarters and at the franchisees location depending on the need. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free number. You will be given access to the internet and purchasing cooperatives. You will also be attending meetings and expecting occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be co-op advertising, ad slicks, regional advertising and national media.
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services Contact Details:
You may reach them at:
Address: 3839 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Memphis, Tennessee 38125
Phone: (800)255-9687 or (901)597-8500