If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work for yourself, then Global Property Inspections may be the business opportunity for you. Whether you have construction experience or sales and marketing experience, or if you’re just looking to do something new and different, GPI offers the opportunity for a bright future. Our turn-key franchise system gives you the tools, training and support to succeed in the property inspection industry, all from a nationally recognized, established company with nearly 30 years of experience. Start on the path to your future with GPI.
Inspection Industry Profile
- • Nearly 80 percent of home buyers order a home inspection.
• Home inspection is a $1.3 billion industry, expected to exceed $2 billion in the next decade.
• Demand for commercial building inspections is strong and growing.
Why Choose GPI?
Started in 1987 by Roland Bates, GPI is built on the principles of honesty, integrity and professionalism, and we live up to those standards every day. GPI is the only property inspection franchise system that empowers its franchise owners to pursue inspection opportunities in both the home and commercial real estate markets. This gives our franchise owners a competitive advantage over other inspection companies, which only provide home inspection services.
Over the last year, National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of GPI, has been named to the following top franchise lists:
- • 2015 Franchise Business Review Top Low-cost Franchises.
• 2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500®.
• 2015 Franchise Business Review Top Franchises.
• 2015 Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises.
• 2014-2015 Franchise Grade® Top 500.
• 2014 Franchise Business Review Top Franchises for Veterans.
• 2014 Franchise Business Review Top Low-cost Franchises.
• 2014 Military Times Best for Vets: Franchises.
• 2014 Entrepreneur Franchise 500®.
• 2014 Entrepreneur Low-Cost Franchises.
The Business of Property Inspection
As a GPI franchise owner, you’ll not only learn the profession of property inspection, but we’ll also teach you the business of property inspection — a business that can be financially rewarding. We give you a proven step-by-step formula, with marketing and business plans, for building your business. Our most successful franchisees tell others time and again: Follow the steps provided and you will succeed.
The GPI Business and Inspection Training Academy
When you become a GPI franchise owner, you’ll attend our two-week GPI Business and Inspection Training Academy where our experts will teach you everything you need to know to conduct professional, quality property inspections. Our training academy covers the following fundamentals:
- • Business essentials.
• Basic computer training.
• Software training.
• Accounting and insurance.
• Exterior surfaces.
• Commercial properties.
GPI’s support for its business owners doesn’t end after the training academy. We offer ongoing support with our marketing coach and marketing team, as well as seven-days-a-week telephone technical support for our inspectors in the field. We also provide national advertising and promotions at no cost or additional royalty to our business owners.
Key Benefits of a Global Property Inspections Franchise
- • You control your growth: operate as a sole proprietor or add employees.
• Exclusive, protected franchise territory.
• Great earning potential.
• Franchisor with experience, in business since 1987 — more than 200 franchises.
• A franchisor with high standards and ethics that you can be proud to call your business partner.
• Backing of GPI’s exclusive six-month limited warranty on home inspections.
• Free website design and hosting.
• Benefit from working with our national accounts, which prefer GPI inspectors.
• Technical field support seven days a week to answer your inspection questions.
• Great for husband/wife teams.
• Annual conference and awards.
Proven Earnings Track Record
A GPI franchise can be both professionally and financially rewarding. While no one can predict exactly what your earnings will be as a GPI business owner, you can look to the group of existing GPI business owners to see the revenues they have generated in their business.
For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2015, the top 10 percent of our franchisees averaged US$296,837 in total sales, and the top 50 percent averaged US$173,962. See our complete Financial Performance Representation in Item 19 of our franchise disclosure document (FDD).
GPI offers a 15 percent discount on our franchise fee for veterans with honorable discharge from service in the armed forces (Canada and United States).
GPI’s All-inclusive Start-up Package
Your franchise fee of $36,900 pays for a complete, all-inclusive franchise start-up package that includes almost everything you need to launch your inspection business:
- • Classroom training (120 hours): Hotel, meals, tuition and manuals/textbooks for two weeks of inspector training.
• Field training: One to two weeks of field training with an experienced GPI inspector in your marketplace.
• State-of-the-art tablet computer, digital camera and portable printer.
• Inspection tools and testing equipment.
• GPI’s proprietary inspection reporting software, Inform™, complete with ongoing upgrades • Professional marketing materials at our cost — never a mark-up.
• Initial direct mail program subsidy paid by franchisor via our central letter shop.
• Marketing start-up package.
* Our franchise is available in the both Canada and in the United States. In the United States, we operate as National Property Inspections (NPI), and franchises are available for US$34,900.
“At GPI we only succeed when our franchisees succeed, and that is our mission. I welcome the opportunity to work with you and to help you build your future with GPI.”
— Roland Bates, GPI Founder and President