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North America's Premier Inspection Franchise
With more than 30 years of industry experience, NPI is the most established brand in property inspection.

North America's Premier Inspection Franchise

With more than 30 years of industry experience, NPI is the most established brand in property inspection.

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Why NPI

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Our Story

For more than 30 years, our dedicated team at National Property Inspections, Inc. has been helping thousands of inspectors excel in the property inspection industry. Founded in 1987 by Roland Bates, NPI is the first home and commercial inspection franchise opportunity in North America. We know the business inside and out, and we have the tools and expertise to help you get started on the path to success. Our franchisees are more than property inspectors. They're business owners.

In 1999, National Property Inspections, Inc. launched Global Property Inspections (GPI) in Canada. As one of the first inspection franchises in Canada, we've been a leader in the industry for nearly 20 years.

At NPI, diversification is central to our business plan, so you'll always have a marketable skill. NPI franchisees are trained to offer more than 20 types of services, including residential, commercial, field service and builder’s warranty inspections. In addition, our National Accounts department refers commercial inspection work from international clients directly to franchisees.

NPI's Mission

National Property Inspections, Inc. is built on the moto of Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism, and we strive to exceed these standards everyday. As a leader in the property inspection industry, we aim to empower our franchisees, giving them the tools they need to develop a successful business and the skills to help keep their communities safer, one home at a time.

No matter your background or professional experience, National Property Inspections equips you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to get your inspection business up and running. Consider our staff your professional guides. We’re here to advise, mentor and inspire you on the way to success--when you succeed, we succeed. 

Corporate Culture

At National Property Inspections, we believe in treating every franchisee like family. We offer only exclusive territories, so you never have to worry about competing with your neighbor. Instead, other NPI franchisees become your extended support network, helping you learn from their experience while building your successful business.

We offer the smallest royalty of any inspection franchise, which lowers even more as your business grows. We also believe in transparency, which is why you’ll never be hit with hidden fees that make it harder for you to turn a profit. With NPI, you’ll also benefit from our industry-leading corporate staff-to-franchisee ratio, which means you’ll always get the help and inspiration you need, when you need it. Your goal is to be the best in the inspection industry, and NPI will help you get there.

Meet Your Corporate Team

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Is NPI Right for You?

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Franchise Benefits

When you invest in an NPI franchise, you have the support of a proven international brand that actively invests in your success. Here are just some of the many benefits you’ll receive when you become a National Property Inspections franchisee:

 
  • Potential referrals from the NPI National Accounts Department
  • Instant industry-wide brand recognition, so you can start your business with a major advantage
  • A guaranteed exclusive territory for every franchisee
  • Comprehensive training in both residential and commercial property inspection
  • A custom website
  • A team of dedicated business professionals invested in your success
  • Unlimited guidance from a certified marketing coach
  • A time-tested, proven marketing plan with industry-specific strategies
  • Access to NPI’s digital library of pre-designed marketing and continuing education materials
  • Access to a dedicated marketing team for custom materials
  • A 7-day technical support line for quick inspection answers and field-related advice
  • The opportunity to connect with the NPI/GPI network of inspectors via our private online forum and company events 

Our Franchise Package

Your NPI franchise fee pays for a comprehensive start-up package that includes all the tools you need to get started with running a successful inspection business. For your $34,900 (Can$36,900) franchise fee, you’ll receive everything listed below. Military veterans with honorary discharge will receive an automatic 15 percent discount off their total franchise fee.

What You Get:

A. CORPORATE REFERRAL PROGRAM


  • Our Corporate National Accounts Department is an entire team devoted to garnering commercial and residential referrals for your individual business. Click here to learn more.
  • National-level advertising at no additional cost
  • Field service account directory

B. TECHNICAL TRAINING & SUPPORT


  • Comprehensive 2-week training course in Omaha, NE, hotel provided
  • Guidance in obtaining state licensure
  • Technical reference books and class materials, yours to keep
  • Up to 120 hrs of one-on-one field training with an inspector/mentor
  • Diversification training, certification guidance
  • Technical advisory team available 7 days a week for field support

C. MARKETING TRAINING & SUPPORT


  • A proven step-by-step marketing plan taught during Omaha training
  • Free Emma® account for email marketing with pre-designed templates and campaigns, includes onboarding and ongoing support
  • Proprietary Referral Marketing manual, yours to keep
  • NPI's free 6-month warranty, an added incentive for clients to choose you
  • Personalized newsletters, HTML fliers and marketing collateral
  • Access to dedicated NPI graphic designers and copywriters for personalized ad development at no cost
  • Continuous SEO management and web design for a completely optimized site
  • Contact acquisition strategy, proven direct mail programs
  • Pre-approved CE courses to develop agent relationships
  • Unlimited access to our full-time marketing coach

D. TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY


  • Moisture meter
  • Gas detector
  • Circuit tester and circuit tracker
  • Mini infrared thermometer and inspection mirror
  • Digital thermometers
  • Binoculars and flashlight
  • Custom tool bag and portfolio
  • Tablet notebook PC with warranty and portable printer
  • Access to our automated web-based marketing library
  • Digital camera
  • Inform: NPI's proprietary inspection report-writing software
  • Custom website design, personalized for your business and location
  • Website hosting and maintenance at no additional cost
  • Microsoft Office
  • Inform and website editing taught during Omaha training
  • Corporate marketing and technical teams available for ongoing support

E. DIGITAL PRESENCE & SUPPORT


  • Social media set-up and training while in Omaha
  • Proprietary Digital Marketing manual, yours to keep
  • Corporate marketing team, available for ongoing support
  • Paid search traffic strategy and support
  • SEO management
  • Review capture and management
  • Assigned email and signature setup
  • Emma® account and customized email marketing
  • Monthly newsletter delivery
  • Social media promotion strategy
  • Content development
  • Lead capture systems

F. NPI FAMILY


  • Access to private franchise message board
  • Mentorship program
  • Full-time marketing and technical support teams
  • National Awards Conferences
  • Supportive, non-competitive neighboring franchisee network
  • Exclusive, protected territory
  • Regional seminars

Earning Potential

A National Property Inspections franchise is professionally and financially rewarding, with great opportunity for long-term growth. How much you make depends on your motivation and the energy you bring to your growing business. In 2017, the average gross revenue of a National Property Inspections franchisee was $113,115. At NPI, we believe in encouraging growth--in fact, we’re the only property inspection franchisor that lowers your royalty once your business reaches certain revenue goals.

NPI’s proven business plan makes it easy to build your franchise into a multi-inspector unit. In fact, 42 percent of NPI and GPI franchises are multi-employee businesses. With each new employee you hire, we offer hands-on training at our Omaha headquarters. We have the knowledge and materials on hand to help you hire with success. NPI’s end goal is to help you establish a highly profitable business, one that you can sell in the future or build through generations. 

NPI is here to help you every step of the way, from technical training to 24/7 marketing support. We'll help you find professional fulfillment and financial success in your inspection career. Bring your dedication and commitment to the table and rely on our wealth of resources to help you take care of the details.

Compare Us

If you do your research, you'll find that National Property Inspections is refreshingly different from other home inspection franchises. With NPI, you'll enjoy advantages that put you ahead of the competition. 

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Success Stories

Testimonials from our very own NPI and GPI franchisees!

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About Our Industry

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Property inspection is a $3 billion dollar industry with expected annual growth of 4.6 percent. Whether it’s a residential home, apartment complex, hotel, warehouse or other commercial building, 98 percent of real estate agents recommend that a property inspection be performed prior to a sale--that means tremendous opportunity for property inspectors.

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U.S. economic growth has reached near-historic rates, making this the perfect time to invest in your future as an NPI property inspector. In addition to consistently strong residential markets, investment in commercial buildings is up 13.3 percent since 2017, which means massive growth potential for commercial inspections. With NPI’s industry-leading training in both residential and commercial inspection, you’ll be poised to launch your successful franchise from Day One.

 

 

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The NPI Advantage

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NPI Training Academy

National Property Inspections, Inc. provides comprehensive technical training and marketing coaching for all of its franchisees. Held at our Omaha, Nebraska headquarters, our two-week course covers the latest techniques in residential and commercial property inspection.

On each day of training, you'll participate in a session led by an instructor highly skilled in their trade. Topics cover the following areas, with a quiz given at the end of each session to measure what you've learned and to better guide your study:

Electrical. Learn how to safely inspect wiring, grounding and bonding, how to properly identify service wires, how to access panels and disconnects and how to use test equipment.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC). NPI’s expert instructor will teach you how to determine whether HVAC system components are operating within industry standards. Discover how to identify various systems and identify moving parts in an array of different HVAC unit models.

Plumbing. NPI’s plumbing training course teaches you about the various types of plumbing materials, proper pitch, drainage, fittings, pressure and flow.

Structural Elements. Footings, foundations, framing techniques, doors, windows, siding and roofing—when it comes to a building or home’s structure, there’s a lot to know.

At the end of training, you’ll take our final exam, which is designed to help you prepare for the National Home Inspector Examination or your state exam. Once you have completed your classroom training, we’ll match you up to an experienced inspector in your area for up to 40 hours of field training, helping you gain even more of the hands-on knowledge you need to launch your business with confidence. Post-training, the NPI Omaha staff will still be with you every step of the way.

NPI Commercial

When you become an NPI franchise owner, you’ll automatically be given the skills you need to diversify your business with commercial inspection. Apartments, warehouses, office buildings, restaurants, light industrial—as a commercial inspector, the opportunities are endless. Learn about our commercial clients, what they want to know about a building, how to use NPI’s commercial templates and where to find commercial referrals. In addition to being taught how to identify technical issues, you’ll also learn how to properly document all your findings, as well as how to format an NPI report.

NPI National Accounts Department

At NPI, we don’t just help you build your business—we actually give you business. Each month, our National Accounts department refers hundreds of commercial inspections to our franchisees by providing a central point of contact for investors to turn to. For the past 30 years, NPI has nurtured relationships with some of the biggest names in commercial real estate to coordinate inspection work any time a building is bought or sold. As a franchisee, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from the stream of commercial inspections delivered to NPI inspectors by our National Accounts department every month. We also handle scheduling, billing and report hand-off, so it couldn’t be easier to diversify your skills and win more clients.

Our corporate-level commercial website is dedicated to getting our franchisees referrals. Check it out here.

Ongoing Support

At NPI, your education doesn’t end once you’ve left our Omaha training academy. In addition to our in-person course, you’ll receive ongoing support from our on-call technical staff and our seasoned marketing team for as long as you’re a franchisee.

Technical

NPI's technical support staff are available 7 days a week to answer your toughest questions from the field. If you run into a problem you haven't seen before or have a question about the best way to report your findings, just give us a call to get connected with an expert from our Omaha office.

Marketing

NPI’s dedicated full-time marketing team is available to help you implement and follow our business plan, develop materials and strategies, and broaden your reach on social media. You'll learn everything you need to know to run a successful inspection business from a dedicated marketing coach, and you'll also have exclusive access to our proprietary digital marketing manual. We make it easy to for you to attract new business with our industry-leading websites, professional content writers and designers, continuous SEO management, and free email marketing platform.

NPI for Veterans

Military veterans are uniquely qualified to become excellent entrepreneurs. In fact, veterans are 45 percent more likely to become entrepreneurs than those with no active-duty military experience. As a veteran, you know how to manage your time and stay dedicated, and this discipline will help make you a successful small business owner.

At National Property Inspections, we’re honored to say that approximately 20 percent of our franchise owners are military veterans. Each honorably discharged veteran will automatically receive a 15 percent discount on their franchise fee.

After serving in the military for six years, the thing I love most about having my own business is that I can schedule my day and spend more time with my wife and kids. My family is a large part of the business and the business’s success. As we continue to grow and achieve goals, so does my family.

 

Aaron Bailey, NPI RichmondFranchisee Since 2016

Financing Available

With a NewDay VA loan, you could get the financing you need to start your new NPI franchise. Learn more about your eligibility here. Or, we can go over your options together to find the right fit for you. Give Julie Erickson a call at 800.333.9807x24.

 

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FAQ

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The National Property Inspections, Inc. franchise fee is $34,900 (Can$36,900). We offer a 15% discount for military veterans. We're the only inspection franchisor to sell only exclusive territories. Click here to see everything else that's included with an NPI/GPI franchise.

How much you make with NPI is only limited by your own drive and commitment to growing your business. The average NPI/GPI franchisee grossed $113,115 in 2017, with our top 10 percent of earners bringing in an average of $353,126.

No. Our inspectors come from all walks of life and a wide array of backgrounds, such as general contracting, dentistry, retail management and civil engineering. All you need to become a successful property inspector is an eye for detail and a willingness to learn a new skill.

  • NPI only sells exclusive territories. Unlike other franchises, your fellow NPI franchisees are your allies, not your competition.
  • Founded in 1987, we're North America's first residential and commercial inspection franchise.
  • Our dedicated National Accounts department hands out hundred of referrals to NPI franchisees every month.
  • NPI has the largest marketing team of any home inspection franchisor. With NPI, you'll have unlimited access to a team of copywriters, graphic designers and networking experts.
  • NPI has zero hidden fees.

At NPI, we don't have hidden fees. You won't be charged a binder fee per inspection or a monthly advertising fee. With NPI, your fees are a flat 8% of your monthly earnings. Fees lower to 6% once you enter a higher income bracket.

National Property Inspections will provide you all the training you need to become a successful property inspector. You’ll attend our two-week, hands-on training academy where you’ll become familiar with residential and commercial property inspection techniques, how to write a report, and marketing strategies tailored to our industry. Our course will also help prepare you to become a licensed or certified inspector according to your state’s unique requirements.

With NPI, your franchise neighbors are allies, not competition. When you invest in an NPI franchise, you invest in your very own exclusive, lucrative territory based on a viable number of households and real estate agents.

 

 

 

Check Your Location

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Review our map to see if your preferred territory is open for franchising.
If you see an existing NPI/GPI franchise in your area, give us a call to check nearby availability!

Areas in grey may not have territories available. Please check with NPI to confirm opportunities in your location.

 

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