Fund Your Franchise with Guidant

Guidant Financal Learn how to invest your IRA or 401k into a franchise. ($50k min)

Promoted Opportunities

The BrickKicker Home Inspection

Initial Investment

LOW: $16,750
HIGH: $44,550

Change in Units

-4.5% -2 UNITS (1 Year)
+2.4% +1 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1989

Franchising Since

1994 (23 Years)

Corporate Address

849 N. Ellsworth Ave. Naperville, IL 60563

CEO

Ronald Ewald

About The BrickKicker Home Inspection

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

$16,750 - $44,550

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$12,000 - $27,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives


$2,000 to $4,000 off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

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

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: up to 2 days

Training at headquarters: up to 10 days

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

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks

Related Franchises

Related Articles

What Franchisees Need to Know About Vendor Contracts

What Franchisees Need to Know About Vendor Contracts

When you purchase a franchise, you'll most likely be doing business with some outside vendors. Find out what you're legally responsible for.
Rick Grossmann
How McDonald's Origins Became Hollywood Fodder

How McDonald's Origins Became Hollywood Fodder

Franchising goes Hollywood.
McDonald's to Donate Meals to the Homeless in Vatican City

McDonald's to Donate Meals to the Homeless in Vatican City

It seems that the controversial McDonald's location is trying to get on its new neighbor's good side.
Nina Zipkin
The 19 Covenants of a Standard Franchise Agreement

The 19 Covenants of a Standard Franchise Agreement

A quick look at the promises, rights or duties that the franchisee or franchisor owes to the other.
Rick Grossmann
McDonald's India Rolls Out New Breakfast Menu Featuring Traditional Local Dishes

McDonald's India Rolls Out New Breakfast Menu Featuring Traditional Local Dishes

In addition to continental offerings, McDonald's India will offer a masala dosa burger, anda bhurji and more.
Rose Leadem

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.

Updated: September 19th, 2016

Reprints & Licensing
Update Your Listing
Submit New Listing

Regions/States List

More Franchise Rankings

Top Low-Cost Franchises

100 franchises for under $60,000

Top Homebased/Mobile Franchises

These 100 businesses can be managed from home

Fastest-Growing Franchises

These companies have shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years

Top New Franchises

The top 75 companies that began franchising in the last five years

Top Global Franchises

200 North American franchisors seeking international franchisees

For reprints and licensing questions, click here.

Previous Years Rankings

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012