Territory: Regional Owners, British Columbia
Years In Business: Eight
I was tired of spending all my time at work or commuting to work, and my kids were growing up – I wanted to find a job that allowed me the flexibility to achieve my dreams and live my life. Upon looking into business ownership further, I found franchising. With my background, it seemed like the perfect fit.
What about A Buyer’s Choice said it was the right opportunity for you?
A Buyer’s Choice is the largest network of home inspectors in the country. I did an analysis on starting your own home-inspection company versus a franchise. There are so many things you get that you don’t have to figure out or pay for, like hands-on training, customer service training, a logo – everything is done for you. I originally wanted to buy one franchise, but ended up purchasing an entire territory – I am the regional owner of British Columbia, so I sell franchises to other qualified candidates in my area.
What has the entrepreneurial journey looked like for you?
Running this business has helped me grow in terms of facing a bigger challenge. I’m meeting the challenge of being an entrepreneur with the help of my wife. It’s a multi-functional role, and I’m happy to step up the plate.
What were you doing before joining A Buyer’s Choice?
Before A Buyer’s Choice, my background was in sales – I was selling power systems for large capital projects.
How long does it take for a franchisee to start up their business?
Generally, from the time the final paperwork is signed, it takes between three and four months to start inspecting homes.
What do you look for in a franchisee?
Our most successful franchisees are hardworking, can follow a proven system, have a positive attitude and will stop at nothing to make the customer happy. They have a heart for their community and an entrepreneurial spirit.