A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections Continues its Ascent in Canada and the World


Jan 28, 2014

HALIFAX, N.S. – A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) is putting the finishing touches on a remarkable 2013 filled with several dozen office openings and increased revenue growth across nearly all its markets. The company continues to return trust, safety and peace of mind through an innovative home inspection business model.

And, 2014 is projected to be even bigger and better.

Growth plans this year call for another year of double-digit office increases in Canada, building on the incredible moment and impact of 2013’s expansion. And now, one of Canada’s leading franchise news sites, Be the Boss, designated ABCHI an “Approved Franchisor,” a supreme distinction from that publication.

“To stand back for a second and reflect on all the accomplishments of our talented inspectors worldwide…it is quite impressive, truly rewarding and heartwarming,” said Bill Redfern, founder, president and CEO of ABCHI. “The strength of A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections is grounded in the support we offer our home inspectors. It’s the foundation of what we do. We take deep pride in our ability to provide outstanding training, ongoing marketing assistance and a collection of proven processes and systems to help them run their businesses as efficiently as possible. And the numbers show it is paying off for them.”

Already, ABCHI is Canada’s largest home inspection franchise and steadily growing across North America and select International markets, with nearly 200 offices worldwide. Plus, Entrepreneur magazine just added ABCHI to its 2014 Franchise 500® list, considered one of the most comprehensive franchise rankings in the industry. ABCHI was rated number 479 in Entrepreneur, ranking it among the top 20 percent of all North American franchise systems.

The prestigious award validates the progress the company has made this past year and since its launch as a home inspection franchise in 2007, and is a testament to the company's dedication to delivering the most comprehensive home inspections in the industry.

Currently, ABCHI franchise units are seeing nearly 20 percent growth in revenue, a reflection of both improving housing markets and ABCHI’s proven business model. With demand growing for reliable and professional home inspections that publish easy to understand results, the company is filling a void in what is often seen as an ad hoc home inspection industry. Using proprietary software, ABCHI creates comprehensive reports for consumers that help them make more informed decisions about homes they are considering purchasing. A growing number of real estate agents are also partnering with the home inspection service, taking a proactive approach to attract homebuyers to properties.

“It’s incredible how many of our home inspectors are entering the industry because they see a strong real estate market across Canada,” Redfern said. “Our home inspection business is paving the way for home buyers and sellers.”

Ideal for corporate escapees in search of greater work-life balance, ABCHI offers franchise investors a turnkey operation. According to company estimates, franchisees can earn a healthy living working less than eight hours a day following the ABCHI business model. With few additional startup costs, the total franchise fee is $29,900. The low-cost franchise investment includes training, marketing tools and ongoing support from the home office.

“We are seeking to award franchises with professional experience who may be tired of working for someone else or who are seeking a new career path,” Redfern added. “The right franchisee for us are people who want to take control of their career and invest in a proven formula to achieve that. The key to this franchise is in the quality of work one puts into it, not in the quantity of hours worked.”

Redfern started his home inspection business in Canada in the mid-2000s, remarkably turning it into the largest home inspection franchise in the country after only two years of franchising. His track record of success stems from his remarkable attention to detail. Every ABCHI inspector is insured and certified above licensing standards, going well beyond government requirements for independent home inspectors.

About A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) is a franchise business meeting the huge demand for home inspections. The company is rapidly expanding throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide, on a path to become the world’s largest home inspection company. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its customers, ABCHI is creating a home inspection business unlike any other. Currently, there are more than 130 franchises across Canada, 30-plus in the United States and dozens more internationally.