NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big at 2014 Annual Conference

Thirty-Nine Awards were given to Top Performers

November 20, 2014 // // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 39 franchise owners who are top performers in four categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award and the Rising Star Award.

The awards banquet was held during the 2014 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 14 and 15. Franchisees from across the United States and Canada attended, as well as their spouses and employees.

The awards are based on three main criteria:

  1. Reported earnings and percentage of growth from the previous year
  2. Size and location of franchise market
  3. Length of time the franchise has been in operation

"These awards are our way of recognizing our top performers in various markets," said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc. "The awards also add a special touch to our annual conference; everyone looks forward to the banquet dinner and awards ceremony."

The following NPI and GPI franchise owners won Platinum Awards: Steve Anderson, Goodyear, Arizona; John Braddock, Castle Rock, Colorado; Mark Crowley, Bettendorf, Iowa; Brett Freebody, Westbury, New York; Andy Hasler, Camarillo, California; Steve Mangekian, Merrimack, New Hampshire; Bob McDonough, Atlanta, Georgia; Charlie Panellino, Smithtown, New York; and David Riley, Savannah, Georgia.

The following franchise owners were the recipients of the NPI/GPI President’s Club Award: Rich Buhrman, Hedgesville, West Virginia; James Childre, Stuart, Florida; George Gabbert, Pueblo, Colorado; Ron Griffith, Clinton, Connecticut; Jim Giuffre, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina; Terry Haynie, Indian Springs, Ohio; Eldon Holliday, Olive Branch, Mississippi; Greg Mathias, Lloydminster, Alberta; Gerry Millen, Regina, Saskatchewan; Stephan Quigley, Forest Hill, Maryland; Ron Schenck, Kennewick, Washington; Matt Tracy, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and Rodney Twyford, San Antonio, Texas.

Recipients of the NPI/GPI Pinnacle Award were the following franchise owners: Jason Bancroft, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania; Tim Brown, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Lawrence Englehart, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; George Gould, St. Charles, Missouri; Wes Grant, Indian Trail, North Carolina; Stephen Gregory, Floyd, Virginia; Mike Hogan, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia; Ed Lannon, Miramar Beach, Florida; Tony Marino, Clearwater, Florida; Chris Marshall, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Todd Newhook, Markham, Ontario; Steve Thomas, Yorktown, Virginia; Fred Tonte, Wesley Chapel, Florida; Tom Trotter, Troy, Ohio; and Doug Versaw, Golden, Colorado.

NPI franchise owners Ed Fillpot, Round Rock, Texas, and Brian Nygaard, Sartell, Minnesota, received Rising Star Awards as top performers in their first year of business.

National Property Inspections, Inc., extends congratulations to all of its award winners. "These franchise owners have worked extremely hard to become our top performers," Bates said, "and we appreciate their dedication to NPI and GPI. Congratulations to all of them."

About National Property Inspections, Inc.

Founded in 1987, National Property Inspections, Inc., is one of the oldest and most respected names in the home and commercial inspection business. We operate as National Property Inspections in the United States and as Global Property Inspections in Canada.

NPI provides services to a wide variety of clients, including home buyers and sellers; commercial property investors, owners and tenants; real estate agents and attorneys; employee relocation companies; banks; and field service companies. No matter what type of inspection a client is looking for, NPI offers the services our clients need through our highly trained and experienced home inspectors and commercial building inspectors.

NPI also offers franchise opportunities throughout the United States and Canada to become a home and commercial building inspector.

For more information about NPI, visit For information about franchising with NPI or GPI, visit or

SOURCE National Property Inspections, Inc.


Bill Erickson
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