WIN Home Inspection

Home inspections
Franchise 500 2023
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#181 Ranked #224 last year
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Initial investment
$49K - $57K
Units as of 2023
280 Increase 48.9% over 3 years

At WIN Home Inspection, long-serving relationships and great customer experiences are the topmost priorities. Founded in 1993 and starting its franchise journey a year later, the brand met a growing demand for professional home inspection services. 

In addition to its commitment to providing timely, actionable, and professional information to home buyers, sellers, and homeowners, this company's vast array of services complements its success story. 

All WIN home inspectors have undergone thorough training and most are qualified to perform services that go beyond the traditional scope of a home inspection, such as air quality testing, mold testing, radon testing, swimming pool inspections, fireplace and chimney inspections, sewer scope inspections, and commercial inspections. This means that customers may get virtually all of their real estate inspection needs under one company's roof.

Why You May Want to Start a WIN Home Inspection Franchise

If you are a franchisee looking for a collaborative, stable, and rewarding partnership, you may fit right into the WIN Home Inspection franchise opportunity. WIN Home Inspection also encourages veterans to apply to become a franchisee by offering a discount on the initial franchise fee.

Utilizing prior knowledge of business operations, sales and marketing, customer relations, construction, or other trade skills may help you excel as a franchisee. With that said, the company also encourages franchisees without any prior experience in the field to join. They will provide the training and support to get you started. 

You could operate your WIN Home Inspection location as a home-based business. As a result, you could find that you have a more flexible life-work balance as a franchisee with WIN Home Inspection.

What Might Make WIN Home Inspection a Good Choice?

This company is one of the biggest players among home inspection companies in the industry, with hundreds of locations across the country. Multiple times in the past decade, WIN Home Inspection has ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, which 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.

As a franchisee, you may find the nature of home inspections appealing if you like meeting nd helping others, enjoy the flexibility of not being in an office, and relish the opportunity to continue learning about homes. As mentioned earlier, franchisees do not need a storefront or inventory, which may lower operational costs.

Once on board, franchisees can access personalized business support and a library of resources to help them develop their professional and personal skills and build their business. Franchisees can stay connected to the Growth Office (GO) team through emails, one-on-one meetings, regional and national conferences, and training webinars. They may also benefit from the brand's comprehensive training programs and advanced marketing strategies.

How to Start Your Own WIN Home Inspection Franchise

To be part of the WIN Home Inspection team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment, including a franchise fee and other potential startup fees. You'll also want to make sure you have enough capital available to cover royalty percentages and advertising fees. Be sure to learn about the company's franchising policies, business strategies, and financial requirements. You'll need to ensure that the franchise is the right fit for your investment. 

If you decide you want to joing the franchise and it's a mutual fit, you'll advance to the training stage. WIN Home Inspection's training is rigorous and designed for a fast launch and ongoing development.

During a multi-level intensive training program, franchisees will learn about business operations, marketing, and home inspection techniques. You'll receive training on the various technology systems WIN Home Inspections uses. Franchisees are also trained exclusively on the approach and methods of operations specific to their geographic area. Before you know it, you'll be opening doors to your future—and inspecting them!

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Company Overview

About WIN Home Inspection

Industry Services (Other)
Related Categories Home Inspections
Founded 1993
Parent Company WIN Home Inspection
Leadership Praful Mittal, CEO
Corporate Address 444 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60606
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube
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More from WIN Home Inspection

Owning a WIN Home Inspection franchise is a remarkable business opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking the flexibility, financial growth, and fulfillment that comes with building a rewarding business while helping others.

WIN is the #1 ranked and fastest-growing home inspection franchise in North America, operating in a recession-resistant industry. Our 30-year legacy and national footprint has made WIN the trusted brand for homebuyers, sellers, and real estate agents. With our proprietary Healthy Home CheckTM, our franchise owners are able to offer services year-round to not only home buyers, but also to homeowners.  

What makes us the most sought-after franchise for entrepreneurs like you?

  • To help you build multiple income streams, we are the only franchise to offer training for 35+ essential services catering to the needs of not only home buyers and sellers, but also homeowners.
  • To help you with virtually every aspect of your business in a highly responsive manner, we have the largest in-house support team comprising expert trainers, business coaches, technologists and marketers. 
  • To help you stand out, we continually invest in proprietary tools and technology.
  • The culture of camaraderie among our franchise owners is refreshing and unique.

Our Franchise Owners are our Strategic Partners (SPs). See what some of our SPs have to say about WIN.

WIN is the Only Franchise to Offer In-House Training for 35+ Essential Services

Receive 400+ hours of robust training for 35+ essential services in the first year through in-person, virtual and ride-along sessions to help you build a business with multiple income streams. Our dynamic team of expert trainers are here to guide you through the training, certification, and licensing processes, as well as answer all sorts of questions that come along the way to help make your exciting journey as a business owner rewarding and fulfilling.  With ongoing training and development as well as in-house training for 35+ health, safety, and maintenance home inspection services, you can be uniquely positioned to offer the most comprehensive one-stop solution to home buyers, owners and sellers year-round.

The Only End-to-End Marketing Platform Designed for Your Success

At WIN, we have the only end-to-end marketing platform designed to help you create a distinct local presence and establish lasting relationships with clients and Realtors. Our digital and print marketing collateral is the most innovative in the industry, uniquely designed to target various audiences, and is highly customizable to represent your business. We will help guide virtually every aspect of your marketing efforts without hidden costs.

Innovation and Technology to Delight Clients and Accelerate Business Growth

At WIN, we have a relentless commitment to innovation so that you as a WIN Strategic Partner can stand out in your community. We’re developing deep analytics and insights for virtually every aspect of homes so that you can help your clients increase safety and improve quality of life. As a result of our ongoing investments in cutting-edge tools and applications, our franchise owners are well-positioned to offer innovative services to delight their clients.

Find Success with the Largest Support Team

WIN has a family-like culture and the largest support team in the industry comprising industry experts, trainers, business coaches, marketers, technologists and more. Our diverse and dynamic team is here to support you in every aspect of your business, so you can launch and grow a successful home inspection franchise with virtually no prior experience.

Be a Part of a Family Built on Integrity and Camaraderie

Our extensive network of colleagues, industry experts and staff are what sets us apart and allows us to support a franchise model built on commitment, integrity, innovation, and investments. Our Strategic Partners look forward to our regional and national events where they can network with, learn from, and interact with like-minded individuals.

Build the Business You Never Thought Possible with the Low Start-Up Costs

WIN is ranked one of the Best Franchises to Own Under $50k. Our unique business model requires no storefront and no inventory, making our franchise model low-cost and high margin. We also include unlimited access to our team of trainers, marketers, and business coaches at no additional cost.

For veterans and first responders, WIN offers exclusive discounts to make starting their post-service careers within reach. Veterans and first responders can take advantage of 20% off the initial franchise fee as well as special financing. WIN also boasts the largest percentage of veterans and first responders in their system, making up more than 36% of franchise owners and representing virtually every branch of the military.

Start Your Legacy with WIN Home Inspection

Together with our Strategic Partners, we learn, grow, and achieve success. We’re in this together, and we can’t wait for you to join our family and start building your legacy. Let’s talk!

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1994 (30 years)
# of employees at HQ 58
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

# of Units 280 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a WIN 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 Information Circle
Initial Investment Information Circle
$49,375 - $57,450
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
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 WIN Home Inspection offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment
Third Party Financing WIN Home Inspection has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

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 203 hours
Classroom Training 233 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
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
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022