Woman-Owned Home Inspection Franchise Business Breaking Records, Barriers with AmeriSpec
March 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. – As the daughter of a real estate broker, Cheryl Myers learned the business at an early age. Now, she says her ability to build strong relationships with real estate agents in Delaware and the Maryland Eastern Shore has allowed her to rise to the top levels of the home inspection business at a national level.
Myers and her business partner, Lisa Roddis, own the AmeriSpec® franchise location based in Milford, Del. and were honored at that company's national conference in Austin, Texas in February, in recognition of their operation's revenue growth in 2013.
Myers and Roddis acquired the Delaware AmeriSpec franchise in 2005 and have steadily grown their client base and revenues especially since the housing market has picked up in the area. Their team of six home inspectors serves the entire state of Delaware, as well as the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Myers said the key to growth has been focusing on the fundamentals. "It's all about building relationships with the agents, doing a good job with the inspections, and good customer service," she said.
Kathy Thiessen, vice president and general manager of praised Myers and Roddis ??for succeeding in what has traditionally been a male-dominated profession.
"It was an honor to present these hardworking and innovative owners with well-deserved recognition in front of their peers," said Thiessen. "Their success as business owners reflects their commitment to providing customers with the highest-quality home inspections, customer service and attention to detail. We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to the knowledge and successes they will share with the home inspection industry, home inspectors and customers."
All AmeriSpec inspectors are trained and certified to meet the highest industry standards. The company is also dedicated to continuing education for its franchise owners, providing ongoing technical training classes focusing on inspection innovations and industry best-practices. AmeriSpec inspects more than 400 items around the home, including:
- Exterior home components
- Electrical systems
- Foundation – interior and exterior
- Heating/air conditioning systems
- Plumbing systems
- Attic/basement/crawl space
- Room-by-room review
AmeriSpec® has 187 independently owned and operated franchises and licensees located throughout the United States and Canada. The Memphis-based company has been in operation since 1987 and has performed more than 1.5 million quality home inspections. AmeriSpec is a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's brands include Terminix®, American Home Shield®, ServiceMaster Clean®, Merry Maids®, Furniture Medic® and AmeriSpec®. For more information, call 1-800-426-2270 or visit www.amerispec.com.
With a global network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high-profile brands are Terminix®, American Home Shield®, ServiceMaster Clean®, Merry Maids®, Furniture Medic® and AmeriSpec®. Through approximately 13,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 5 million customers during the last 12 months. The company's market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.