National Property Inspections, Inc.

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Home and commercial property inspections

Number of Locations: 217

Total Investment: $43.4K - $47.1K

Founded: 1987

Began Franchising: 1987

About National Property Inspections, Inc.

Founded by Roland Bates in 1987, National Property Inspections Inc. (NPI) provides commercial and residential inspections, as well as government, insurance and corporate relocation inspections.

NPI offers computer-generated on-site inspection reports that meet standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Home Inspectors. Inspectors provide property inspections that include the foundation, roof, furnace, air conditioning, electrical system, plumbing, lots and grounds.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 187 30 0 0
2014 174 34 0 0
2013 180 33 0 0
2012 185 32 0 0
2011 193 35 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $43,400 - $47,100
Franchise Fee: $34,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $38,700 - $42,100
Franchise can be run from home. 1% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week. Optional field training : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Corporate relocation referral program

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #365 (2015), #365 (2014), #375 (2013), #373 (2012), #292 (2011),
Low-Cost: #58 (2015), #64 (2014), #69 (2013), #80 (2012), #65 (2011),
America's Top Global: #157 (2015),

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