1st Inspection Services Franchise

Last Updated on July 22, 2012 by DeanR

1st Inspection Services Franchise

1st Inspection Services is a franchise for a commercial and residential inspection company. It was founded in 2003 and started franchising in 2005. The founder was the officer of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C. which is a group of 50 state board directors and 52 international advisors.

They are affiliated with American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), and National Environmental Health Association- National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP). The company has licenses in radon testing, commercial & residential inspection, energy inspections, termite inspections, mold testing, mortgage, real estate, and appraisal. They also have achieved realty property certifications in Global Real Estate Institute (GRI), Commodity Research Bureau (CRB), Mississippi Real Estate Commission (MREC), and Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA). They have now inspected, appraised, and reviewed more than 10,500 residential and commercial properties.

What exactly is a home inspection for 1st Inspection Services?

t’s a visual inspection of a structure and its components to see if any part of it is unsafe or not performing as it should be. The inspector will write a report that describes the issue and recommendations. It’s important to a buyer since it’s inevitable that emotions would affect their decisions and a written inspection would help them. For a seller, it’s important that they a full disclosure of their home’s defects and show that they have done all they could to fix the issue. This saves them money once the buyer hires their own inspector. An inspection includes central air conditioning system, heating system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, attic, roof and visual insulation, ceilings, walls, floors, doors and windows, basement, foundation and visible structure. It may also include radon, mold, and water testing. 1st Inspection Services recommend that the owner be there when the inspection is done so it can be explained to them clearly what the issues are.

How do you become a 1st Inspection Services franchisee?

You need to have a net worth of $100,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $12,500. Expect to be investing about $21,000 to $105,000. Franchise fee is $15,000 to $60,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 8%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. This business can be run from home. You will need 1 to 2 employees to run one location. They do not allow absentee ownership.

What’s included in the 1st Inspection Services franchise package?

There will be 3 weeks training at the 1st Inspection Services headquarters and 1 week training at your location. You will be receiving newsletters, a toll free number, and internet. You are also expected to attend meetings. There will be occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. You will also be given access to purchasing cooperatives. For marketing, there will be ad slicks and national media.

Contact Details

You May Reach Them At:

Address: 7313 Kingsgate Way, #111 West Chester, OH 45069

Training Center Address: 7 Techview Dr Cincinnati, OH 45215

Phone: (800)944-7211

Fax Number: (866)251-1965

Email Address: info@1stinspections.com

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