As a leading national franchise in the home inspection industry, WIN Home Inspection sets the standards in the vertical by providing thorough, clear and objective inspections at every stage of home sales and ownership. As the brand celebrates more than 20 years leading the pack, it is turning toward a strategic growth strategy to further develop its wide-spread network across the United States. With more than 150 owners (called Strategic-Partners) already operating, there are abounding opportunities for new Strategic-Partners to join the system.
Driven by the passion to help homeowners understand their homes and investments, the Nashville, Tenn. based concept was developed by professionals in the real estate industry. Since its founding in 1993, WIN Home Inspection has consistently worked to elevate the standards in the home inspection industry, improving the consistency of the inspection as well as deliverables homeowners receive once the inspection is completed. Because of the reliability and quality of the home inspections and how the reports are presented to buyers and sellers, WIN Home Inspection franchisees are considered an integral part of real estate agents’ closing team.
WIN Home Inspection specializes in pre-listing inspections designed to help sellers gain realistic expectations prior to the sale of the home as well as inspections for prospective buyers during the sales process. Some clients also conduct milestone or anniversary inspections to check on the “health” of their home years after purchasing. Regardless of what type of inspection someone needs, clients receive a detailed report within 24 hours and can be referenced as a to-do list.
“Helping home owners develop a clear and practical understanding of the functional health of their home is a personal and gratifying mission for our entire system,’’ said Steve Wadlington, president of WIN Home Inspection. “After working with our inspectors, they come to understand their homes for what they are, giving them a sense of confidence in their home ownership. With a proven background and intimate knowledge of the real estate industry, the WIN system is uniquely prepared to perform industry leading home inspections in diverse markets across the country.”
WIN Home Inspection was founded by Dianne and Tom Knapp who had extensive experience in the construction and real estate fields. As owners of a real estate company, they noticed stark inconsistencies and irregularities in the quality and breadth of home inspections being performed for real estate clients and were inspired to deliver a more comprehensive, consistent solution. Through an engineered process, they developed service value consistency in the performance of home inspections that provides customers a high degree of uniform quality.
Shortly after founding the concept, the Knapps began offering Strategic-Partner franchise opportunities across the United States. Thanks to the comprehensive WIN training system, franchisees with experience ranging from business management to home services to military have been able to successfully own and operate WIN businesses. An important part of WIN’s success is the presence of franchise owners in key cities who leverage the WIN brand, build on consistency, support their local communities and work closely with fellow franchisees. Through building shared expertise and resources in designated markets and regions, WIN business owners establish a greater market saturation and customer loyalty.
With more than 150 owners operating in 187 designated markets, the system is supported by a network of more than 200 home inspectors. WIN is adding to its network by bringing on 24 new franchises in 2016, with more than 30 new franchises slated for 2017.
At a glance:
Name of Franchise: WIN Home Inspection
Locations: 187 locations
Location of Units: North America
Investment Range: $36,150 – $53,500
Minimum Required Capital: $20,000 Minimum Investment, $100,000 Net Worth