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Initial Investment

LOW: $14,150
HIGH: $32,950

Change in Units

+100.0% +44 UNITS (1 Year)
+6.8% +3 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1989

Franchising Since

1994 (22 Years)

Corporate Address

849 N. Ellsworth Ave. Naperville, IL 60563

CEO

Ronald Ewald

About BrickKicker Home Inspection, The

Len Franckowiak founded the Home Building Institute (HBI), a school that taught about the different facets and trades of home building. One of the courses at HBI, Old House Rehab, dealt with the inspection and analysis of old houses. Realtors would take the class to learn about older homes and would often call on Franckowiak for his insight into the condition of a property. Through these consultations, Franckowiak saw the need for a home inspection service and, with the help of Ronald Ewald, started BrickKicker in 1992.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$14,150 - $32,950

Net-worth Requirement

$50,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$20,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$9,000 - $15,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

BrickKicker Home Inspection, The offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Veteran Incentives


$3,000 incentive based upon size of territory.

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 230
  • 2008 - 302
  • 2009 - 349

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 2 days

Training at headquarters: 2 weeks

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

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Updated: October 1st, 2015

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