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Units as of 2021
269 Decrease 1% over 3 years

AmeriSpec Inspection Services was founded in 1987 in Orange City, California. It is a subsidiary of a group of companies known as ServiceMaster, which owns several other recognized brands and franchises.

AmeriSpec Inspection Services provides expert residential and commercial property inspection services to buyers before they make a purchase. The company prides itself on inspecting 400 items in the home, including lead-based paint and carbon monoxide testing, energy assessments, pool and spa inspections, and more.

Why You May Want to Start an AmeriSpec Inspection Services Franchise

AmeriSpec Inspection Services owns more than 225 franchises across North America and carries out thousands of inspections annually. AmeriSpec Inspection Services values strong management skills, professionalism, and excellent customer service with an amiable personality at the core of its operations.

If you want to be part of a company that understands its business, you may want to consider starting an AmeriSpec Inspection Services franchise. 

AmeriSpec Inspection Services has been ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 many times in the past several decades. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

What Might Make an AmeriSpec Inspection Services Franchise a Good Choice?

Owning a service-based franchise such as AmeriSpec Inspection Services will require you to have a pleasant personality while giving your customers excellent service each time. Taking delight in answering questions, clarifying technical information, and producing sound inspection reports are non-negotiable skills needed in a franchisee. Additionally, a franchisee with excellent business acumen, professionalism, and super management skills may do well with an AmeriSpec Inspection Services.

Opening an AmeriSpec Inspection Services franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

How To Open an AmeriSpec Inspection Services Franchise

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the AmeriSpec Inspection Services franchising team questions. 

To be part of the AmeriSpec Inspection Services team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising fees and royalty fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

Once you complete the classroom training, some inspection training in the field, and hands-on technical training, you may be ready to open your AmeriSpec Inspection Services franchise. The franchisor will walk with you through the entire process, provide knowledge when needed, share strategies, and teach the best practices to employ in your franchise. Before long, you may be running your AmeriSpec Inspection Services franchise comfortably, riding on the experience and reputation of a brand that has been in this business for decades.

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Company Overview

About AmeriSpec Inspection Services

Industry Services (Other)
Related Categories Home Inspections
Founded 1987
Parent Company ServiceMaster
Leadership Dustin Tremellen, Head of Franchising
Corporate Address 1 Glenlake Pkwy. N.E., #1400
Atlanta, GA 30328
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1988 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ 176
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Europe (Western)

# of Units 269 (as of 2021)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a AmeriSpec Inspection Services 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.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$60,850 - $77,310
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 AmeriSpec Inspection Services offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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 30 hours
Classroom Training 93.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 2
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022