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WIN Home Inspection Helps Veterans Be Their Own Boss
Madison, AL (May 3, 2012) – It’s not often that veterans represent 1/4 of a company’s franchisee base, but at WIN Home Inspection, that is exactly what you will find. Inspired by the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) "Operation Enduring Opportunity” initiative – WIN committed $1.2 million dollars in financing and created their own “WIN for America” program to honor veterans. By awarding revered veterans the opportunity to waive their franchise fee, this program aids them in the transition into the civilian business world, while capitalizing off their valuable military skills.
Steve Wadlington, President of WIN Home Inspection, established three goals of this operation on 11/11/11: i) to reward qualified veterans, ii) provide realistic opportunities for vets to become successful business owners, and iii) serve as a key contributor to a positive life-changing event for these veterans. Wadlington believes in leveraging the training and skills veterans are taught in combat, to achieve civilian world accomplishments. “It’s no secret within corporate America that military training sets a career course, and most veterans excel in the workforce,” says Wadlington. “Our military veterans regard core values, commitment, and teamwork, thus making them ideally positioned for success within WIN Home Inspection.”
Texas Army National Guard Veteran James Price recently became one of WIN’s newest Strategic-Partners. With little guidance upon return to civilian life, Price began researching franchises while attending a local business college and WIN Home Inspection stood out. “Based on their personalization and “WIN for America” program, I was intrigued,” says James. From the moment he inquired about an opportunity, with WIN, he worked hand in hand with WIN representatives to determine startup costs, potential market size, while compiling a complete competitive analysis, and business plan.
“I appreciate the operating procedures they have in place, while allowing their Strategic-Partners to truly stake claim within the company. We are all on the same team. Even as I grow, I have full support behind me every step of the way,” states Price.
The WIN for America program is just one facet of the WIN Home Inspection organization that stands out in a billion dollar home inspection industry. As the housing market strengthens, WIN is experiencing a steady increase in the overall volume of homes inspected, confirming that the home inspection business is a high demand service in a solid industry.
WIN for America was designed to reward qualifying veterans for providing service to our country. To apply for the “WIN for America” qualification, please visit www.winforamerica.com or call 800.967.8127. WIN Home Inspection is also a participant in the International Franchise Association's Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran) and the IFA's MinorityFran Program.
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