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WIN Home Inspection

2014 Franchise 500
#208
At a Glance

Products & Services: Home inspections

Number of Locations: 176

Total Investment: $33.9K - $54.5K

Founded: 1993

Began Franchising: 1994

About WIN Home Inspection

WIN Home Inspection began in 1993, offering home inspection business franchises in the Pacific Northwest. The company recently started expanding across the US, and now has locations in 28 states.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 176 0 0 0
2012 164 0 0 0
2011 173 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $33,900 - $54,500
Franchise Fee: $17,000 - $27,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10-50% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $40,000
Liquid Cash Available: $25,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. Online pre-training, 40 hours; at training facility, 2 weeks
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #208 (2014), #434 (2013), #371 (2012), #409 (2010),
Low-Cost: #39 (2014), #78 (2013), #78 (2012),
Top Home-Based: #56 (2014),