22 Dec 2015

Home inspection franchise’s new facility is in a city that offers franchisees more accommodations and a more accessible location


The nation’s fastest-growing home inspection franchise is offering franchisees the benefit of getting their training in a progressive, central part of the country by moving their WIN Home Inspection corporate headquarters from Madison, Alabama, to the Nashville, Tennessee, area.

The home inspection franchise moved in September to our new 3,400-square-foot facility at 3326 Aspen Grove Drive in Franklin, Tennessee.

“We have easy access to downtown Nashville, the airport, and a multitude of day-to-day living convenience venues,” says Terry McGee, WIN Home Inspection franchise Director of Franchise Development. “Nashville gives us easy-access travel from most parts of the country.”

WIN Strategic Partner Mike Hankins, who has Tennessee franchises in Nashville, Brentwood, Murfreesboro and Clarksville, has already attended training at the new location. Nashville will be able to provide franchisees who are attending training with more options for places to stay and things to do, Mike says. And he added, the Nashville area has plenty of places large enough to hold WIN’s annual conferences.

WIN Home Inspection is ranked as a top franchise opportunity by Entrepreneur magazine, Franchise Business Review and by G.I. Jobs. WIN stands apart from competitors by offering a consistent, professional home inspection service that home buyers appreciate and real estate agents respect. Training, technology and marketing support help franchise owners develop loyal relationships in the real estate industry that lead to a steady stream of customer referrals.

All business aspects under one roof

The new headquarters houses WIN’s entire hands-on training experience, in addition to our corporate offices.

It has a dedicated training facility and space for our marketing, franchise development and operations team, all under one roof, “providing better efficiency for our team as we serve the WIN Strategic-Partners,” Terry says.

Training begins with a 40-hour online training course that gives Strategic-Partners an introduction to home inspections and various parts of the home. WIN owners then do two weeks of classroom training and hands-on inspection work at the Franklin headquarters.

The first week is classroom training on how to run the business, communicate effectively with customers, work with vendors, analyze prices, learn computer systems, market your business to the public through real estate offices and during open houses.

The second week focuses on the technical aspects of providing a thorough home inspection according to national standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI). This includes classroom instruction on what to look for in various parts of a home, as well as on-site inspections.
“The training prepares franchisees and techs well for the state required test,” Mike says. “This saves time and money.”

WIN franchisees don’t need to have a background in construction or inspections; the training is thorough enough for Strategic-Partners to learn what they need to succeed.

Nashville shows how the home inspection business is booming

There is almost no greater region to exhibit the need for home inspections than the thriving Nashville, Tennessee, area. Cranes are visible all over town as buildings rise to the skies, and houses are popping up in neighborhoods throughout Middle Tennessee.

“It is a high growth, progressive city with a diverse economy,” Terry says. “Currently more than 1,000 people per month are moving here.”

The National Association of Realtors reports that about 77% of homes are professionally inspected, and WIN Home Inspection franchise owners charge an average of $375 per inspection. With the home inspection industry at $1.5 billion a year and growing, WIN Strategic-Partners can feel good about getting into a career with major growth potential.

Mike, who bought his first franchise in 2007 from another Strategic-Partner, has done well in the thriving market. He is one of WIN Home Inspection franchise’s top-performing franchisees and a great role model for other Strategic-Partners.

Mike says WIN’s corporate team has backed him every step of the way.

“They have always done what they said they would do,” he says. “From the training, the technology, the marketing — they’re a good company to work for.”

Terry highlights another reason WIN chose Nashville for its new corporate home — an amazing talent pool of employees. With Nashville’s music and entertainment industries, health care businesses and automotive manufacturing plants — plus Google fiber coming soon — the area is sure to be home to top-quality talent.

“In Middle Tennessee, WIN has the chance to draw both on great local talent and to attract out-of-market talent looking to move here,” Terry says.