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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$17K - $45K
Units as of 2017
42 7.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About The BrickKicker Home Inspection

Industry
Services (Other)
Related Categories
Home Inspections
Founded
1989
Leadership
Ronald Ewald, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1994 (27 years)
# of employees at HQ
12
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
42 (as of 2017)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
849 N. Ellsworth Ave.
Naperville, IL 60563

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The BrickKicker Home Inspection franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$12,000 - $27,000
Initial Investment
$16,750 - $44,550
Veteran Incentives
$2,000 to $4,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

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

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
up to 2 days
Classroom Training
up to 10 days
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021