Giving back to those that served, WIN awarded six veterans reduced franchise fees in 2014
At WIN Home Inspection, veterans make up over 25% of company thanks to active recruiting of veterans. In 2012, WIN pledged a commitment of over $1.2 million to their WIN For America program to assist veterans, vowing to secure 50 veteran candidates to work for their company. Less than two years later, the total number of WIN veteran franchise owners recruited through the WIN for America program stands at 23 and continues to grow.
“Veterans are good people to grow with,” says Keith Mathias, Director of Strategic Market Development at WIN. “We understand the value of veterans and through our WIN For America program, actively recruit and reward them.” WIN Home Inspection offers a Gold and Silver level award, providing 50% and 25% off franchise fee respectively. For a potential veteran franchisee, or Strategic Partner (S-P) in WIN-speak, this is a remarkable incentive as WIN goes above and beyond recruitment, offering additional assistance, financing help, special training and more.
“When I was researching franchise systems, WIN was one of only two companies that offered a veteran incentive,” says Thomas Leonard of WIN Home Inspection Dr Phillips, a retired Naval Officer, who served the country in three combat tours including Horn of Africa and Iraq. Leonard is a WIN For America service award recipient in 2014. Incentives aside, WIN offers a business model that provides comprehensive training and support, setting up S-P’s for success immediately. “I made a complete career change but with WIN’s support system in place, I immediately was given the resources- and the confidence- to do what I needed to do to succeed,” adds Leonard.
WIN for America success stories are even further testament to the opportunity WIN provides. James Price, of WIN Home Inspection Lubbock, was the first recipient of a WIN For America award in 2012 and has grown his business exponentially since he began. “I’ve jumped past all my projections, and tripled them, growing the WIN brand in West Texas,” says Price. “WIN provides such complete marketing plans and I believe having followed it to a tee, it’s what’s made me so successful in such a short period of time.”
“WIN not only is veteran friendly, they actually reach out to veterans. There’s a big difference,” says Richard Haas of WIN Home Inspection South County, Retired Navy Submariner and 2014 WIN For America service award recipient. “More companies should be out there giving veterans jobs- it’s a patriotic thing to do.”
“A lot of what’s appealing about WIN, spoke to me as a veteran,” says Retired Naval Aviator David Schalm of WIN Home Inspection Kettering, and WIN for America 2014 award recipient. “The business structure, the marketing plan, even the fact that I wear a uniform everyday- all aspects of WIN’s model appeal to me and coincide with my military training. It’s a comfortable way to make a transition to a long-term civilian career.”
This is Veterans Business Services second year of supporting WIN Home Inspection franchise and we are excited to be able to promote the incentives of the WIN for America program to all the Veterans in our network. VBS looks forward to another successful year of presenting Veterans who are qualified to start a franchise and motivated to succeed.
ABOUT WIN HOME INSPECTION
WIN Home Inspection began in 1993, offering home inspection business franchises in the Pacific Northwest. Within a year, the company dominated this regional market and has since expanded across the US with 187 locations in 31 states. A member of the VetFran Chairman’s Corps, WIN is a recognized leader on behalf of veterans and the franchise industry. For information on WIN Home Inspection and the home inspection business opportunity, call 800.967.8127, or visit www.wini.com or www.winfranchising.com.