Brian Fish of WIN Home Inspection Mount Vernon and Whatcom, Washington served eight years in the Navy as an Aviation Electricians Mate 2nd Class before he became a WIN Strategic Partner or S-P (that’s WIN-speak for franchisee).
When a local WIN home inspector performed his home inspection in 2009, he began looking into the opportunity for himself. Impressed it was a veteran friendly company, he could relate to the values WIN stressed and the team behind the scenes. After comparison research of other veteran friendly franchises, WIN quickly stood out and he hasn’t looked back.
“WIN’s set of values and mission make sense and I appreciate the focus on growing the S-P markets, not just the company,” Fish says. “WIN is large enough to have a good market presence, but small enough to stress care on an individual level. When going through the process of becoming an S-P they took the time to get to know me and my goals and not only ensured I was a fit for WIN, but that I had what it takes to build a successful business. They involved my wife in the entire decision making process and make their president and CEO’s available to talk at any time. That spoke volumes to me.“
Fish appreciated that WIN corporate also encouraged him to speak with other veteran S-P’s and to be a part of their WIN for America veteran friendly program, in which he received 10 percent off his franchise fee. “Bottom line, the franchise model in place is a great one,” Fish says. “I simply follow the program and in my first five months as a WIN S-P, I doubled my numbers.
With latitude to grow beyond his first location in Mount Vernon, Fish recently acquired the territory of Whatcom and is on track to break 400 inspections for the year. “WIN was hands down the right choice for me,” Fish says.