With an annual potential of over 6 million transactions (translated into an
estimated $1.8 billion in fees) the home inspection business is booming. In
fact, Money Magazine has rated our industry as one of the "Top Ten Highest
Income Home Businesses, and Entrepreneur Magazine calls home inspection "one of
the best opportunities�"
And now, you can profit from that boom by teaming up with A-Pro - the most
respected name in the home inspection industry.
The A-Pro Advantage
A-Pro Home Inspection is a family-owned company founded in 1994 by Greg
Mangiaracina, a longtime home inspection professional, Vice Chairman of the
Louisiana Licensing Board for Home Inspectors and co-author of the book "How to
Market a Home Inspection Business."
The philosophy that Greg built for A-Pro is simple: to deliver fast, fair and
balanced service that our customers can rely on with confidence, and to build a
nationwide team of business owners who strive together toward the common goal of
success and professional integrity.
A-Pro currently boasts more than 110 business owners on our national franchise
team, handling thousands of inspections across the U.S. every year. We've become
one of the fastest growing home inspection companies in the country, based on
our dedication to quality, honesty and professionalism.
Our tremendous growth has allowed us to offer franchise opportunities to people
like you; like-minded professionals that want to take advantage of the booming
home inspection industry, but also to know that they're teaming up with a proven
industry leader. The A-Pro team prides itself on standing behind its inspectors
- day in and day out - providing the training, logistical & marketing support
they need to successfully grow their businesses without limit.
Franchise Investment & Benefits
A-Pro's initial investment is just $25,900 -significantly lower than many of our
competitors, although we offer a whole lot more.
The total, turnkey A-Pro franchise package includes:
- Your own exclusive territory of approximately 200,000 potential customers
- that's as big or bigger than most others.
- A comprehensive training and certification program at the ITI campus in
San Antonio - a $3000 value on its own.
- Your own, state-of-the-art tablet computer with cursor pad and hands-free
voice command software - pre-loaded with A-Pro's home inspection management
system AND the complete proprietary reporting software.
- Your own custom-designed web page to help you get top exposure in your
- An array of home inspection tools and supplies, including gas detection
equipment, laser thermometer, foundation level survey equipment , A-Pro
personalized report binding system with 20 report covers and more.
- Uniforms, vehicle magnets, patches, business cards and other materials to
establish your business.
- Membership in ISHI for the term of the agreement (a $1,400.00 value), one
of the most respected trade organization in the home inspection industry.
- A complete arsenal of marketing materials, including a strategic print,
e-mail and telemarketing program targeted to your local realtors.
- Complete marketing support from our copywriters, designers and
- A full set of home maintenance guides, reference manuals, business forms
and all software licenses.
- A subsidized business insurance plan up to $500.00 for your first year.
- 90-day or 120-day free warranty rights on all inspections - probably the
key ingredient that sets A-Pro apart from any other home inspection company in
- Access to affordable group health insurance, health savings accounts,
disability & life insurance plans.
- Access to prescription drug coverage, eye care coverage and even pre-paid
legal services through our extensive group network.
- Toll-free phone and online support anytime you need it.
All told, our package amounts to a TOTAL, TURNKEY system that sets you up to
run your own successful home inspection business virtually from day one. And
there are NO hidden franchise fees and NO surprises
Vast Customer Base
As an A-Pro Inspector, you'll be getting about 95% of your business directly
from your local realtors, who - once they get to know you - will refer clients
directly to you on an ongoing basis. In fact, once you've earned their trust,
chances are you'll be the only home inspector they'll ever use.
The other 5% of your business will come from responses to the advertising and
marketing program we provide to you, and of course, word of mouth once you begin
to build your customer base.
One of the great things about the home inspection business is that it truly
builds upon itself with every inspection you perform. You'll find that by simply
leaving your business cards behind at customers' homes, they'll refer you to
their friends, family and co-workers like clockwork, much in the same way they
refer quality plumbers, painters and electricians. And when you consider that
20% of Americans move into a new home each year, you can imagine the number of
new client opportunities you'll have every day. Your customer base is always
fresh, and it's virtually unlimited.
The home inspection business is among the most secure corners of the franchise
industry. Real estate interest rates are stable, the housing market is strong,
and people are relying more and more on highly-trained inspectors to help them
make their homebuying decisions. The fact is that virtually every home bought
and sold these days has a professional inspection performed on it. That makes
for a virtually limitless customer base.
Taking The Next Step
Since 1994, A-Pro has taken great pride in becoming the most innovative and
respected home inspection company in the nation - bar none. We exercise
exceptional care when interviewing our franchise candidates and awarding our
exclusive geographic territories. After all, these are partnerships designed to
last a lifetime.
Once we do award a franchise territory, we follow through on a truly dedicated
partnership basis - providing our business owners with the experience, support
and professional insight necessary to become successful.
We appreciate your interest in an A-Pro business ownership opportunity, and
look forward to teaming up with you.