HomeVestors of America, the franchise business brand known for buying "ugly homes" and making them beautiful for new buyers, ended 2017 with a slew of industry awards that recognize the Dallas-based company for the value of its franchise opportunities, growth and veteran opportunities. Among these honors was a sixth inclusion on SMU’s Cox School of Business' annual "Dallas100," a list that ranks the top 100 Dallas companies growing at the fastest rate. This home rehab-and-sell brand also made an appearance on the Franchise Times "Top 200."
Brand CEO David Hicks spoke about the company's accolades, noting that these honors evaluate performance over time and not just in the short-term. It is the brand's model and business practices, according to the CEO, that have made the company emerge as a leader in its industry.
HomeVestors also came in at Number 117 on Entrepreneur's "Top Franchisees for Veterans," which honors the 150 franchisers offering veterans incentives, and the brand was part of Franchise Business Review's (FBR) "2017 Top Franchisees for Veterans" list. To make its list, FBR evaluates data over a period of 18 months from an estimated 25,000 veteran franchisees who represent over 250 different franchises.
Hicks also commented on the brand's recognition for its commitment to veterans. Retired servicemen and women, said Hicks, make incredible franchisees because of their discipline, ability to manage complicated situations, and stellar leadership skills.
The number one homebuyer in the US, HomeVestors began in 1996 and bought its 75,000th home just this year. This home buyer and seller brand has two different types of franchise opportunities available, the Associate Franchise and the Full Franchise. The fee for an Associate Franchise - which is usually part-time work for franchisees - is $18,000, while the fee for the Full Franchise is $55,000.