3 Important Criteria To Consider When Evaluating A Franchise
1. The company's position in the industry:
No other franchise has performed more inspections than AmeriSpec. AmeriSpec
business owners have performed approximately 1.5 million home inspections
since 1988. This experience in the home inspection industry is a direct result
of our time tested and proven business operating system coupled with
continuous innovation. AmeriSpec is Number One in North America.
2. What is the current satisfaction level of the franchisees?
AmeriSpec has realized a 99.6% franchisee renewal rate average over the
last four years. These satisfied franchisees follow the operating system,
renew their franchise agreement after the original term and many also
re-affirm their original decision by making an additional territory purchase.
20% of the business owners in the U.S. have purchased a second franchise and
6% own 3 or more. Satisfied business owners recognize a long term, mutually
beneficial partnership with AmeriSpec.
3. Can the level of support be substantiated?
Support must first be quantified with personnel, then by the number and
quality of programs available. AmeriSpec currently has 45 employees, 25 of
whom are in seven key departments within the franchise support function for US
owners. This equates to an average support ratio of one person for every 9 US
Within this support framework, each business owner is assigned a dedicated
Business Consultant. This affords each franchisee a single point of contact
who is trained to provide support in the business management, technology and
marketing aspects of the business. Support is further extended through a
private intranet site that permits 24 hour communication to occur owner to
owner and from owners to the corporate staff.
Home Inspection Services are one of the country's hottest growth
Find out why AmeriSpec conducts more than 150,000 inspections annually and is
Number One in North America. Smart entrepreneurs have found that AmeriSpec's
proven technical, marketing, risk and business management training, and the
proprietary technology tools, software and marketing programs are beneficial in
building a successful career in the home inspection industry.
Support starts with a designated territory and two weeks of hands-on and
classroom training. This is followed with the exclusive AmeriSpec Smart Start
27-week business start-up program. Additionally, easy to follow local and
national marketing plans are crafted each year to facilitate continued growth.
AmeriSpec is a division of ServiceMaster. ServiceMaster (NYSE "SVM")
currently provides outsourcing services for more than 10.5 million customers
with combined customer level revenue of approximately $5.1 billion. These
services are provided through a network of over 5,400 company-owned and
franchised service centers and business units operating under leading brands
which include Terminix, TruGreen ChemLawn, TruGreen LandCare, American
Residential Services, Rescue Rooter, American Mechanical Services, ServiceMaster
Clean, American Home Shield, AmeriSpec, Merry Maids and Furniture Medic.
AmeriSpec offers locations in both small and large markets. Franchise fees run
from $19,900 to $29,900.
AmeriSpec is currently seeking franchises in the following states:
AK, AR, CA, FL, HI, IN, IA, KS, KY, MA, MS, MI, MN, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA