DALLAS - July 22, 2014 // PRNewswire // - HomeVestors of America (the We Buy Ugly Houses® people) has accelerated its growth in both new franchisees and houses purchased during the first six months of 2014, ahead of the pace of a year ago.
"HomeVestors® franchises have reached nearly 500, which represents significant company growth and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors to build a business based on buying, rehabbing and selling houses in today's market," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks.
HomeVestors of America, the We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise, was founded and began franchising in 1996. Since then, HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchisees have purchased over 56,000 homes nationwide.
"The continued belief in market performance is evidenced as the company has added more than 30 new franchisees during the past three months and nearly 100 in 2014," said HomeVestors' co-president, Ken Channell. "We are committed to our franchisees to help encourage continued growth and success this year."
New franchisees during second quarter 2014 include: Jayson T. Ellingson from Phoenix, Arizona; Luca A. Amara from Boston, Massachusetts; Inland Equity Management, Inc. in Riverside-San Bernardino, California; John Rapinchuk from San Francisco, California; Marshall Real Estate Enterprises, LLC in Memphis, Tennessee; Premium Properties, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts; Acquisitions Today L.L.C. in Dallas, Texas; Tamara Whitaker-Houston from Los Angeles, California; Cartwright Group LLC in Seattle, Washington; Whitson Properties, LLC in Flint-Saginaw, Michigan; Cari J. McClure from Los Angeles, California; Lindan Investments LLC in Dallas, Texas; Jimmy R. Ogle from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Joshua M. Conaway from Beckley-Bluefield, West Virginia; Vanessa L. Ellis, Brandon G. Curtis, Pamela S. Anderson from Springfield, Missouri; Geremy S. Yamamoto from Los Angeles, California; Justin D. McKay from Boise, Idaho; Cody J. Evans, Chris R. Evans, Cory M. Evans, Casey R. Evans and Scott D. Mansfield from Los Angeles, California; Steve D. Bohrer from Fort Worth, Texas; Aram J. Rosenblatt from St. Louis, Missouri; Glenn J. Davidson from Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon, New Jersey; Jessica L. Savoy, Kimberley F. Clark, Deborah J. Campbell from Lake Charles, Louisiana; Darin R. Beamish and Silvia A. Beamish from Seattle, Washington; Rachael A. Hughel and Todd A. Benware from Los Angeles, California; Partners Associated In Development By Herrera, LLC in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida; Don Lee Essick, Jr. and Jeremy E. McNeill from Greensboro, North Carolina; Matthew R. Rolnick and Sabine E. French-Rolnick from Chicago, Illinois; Cecile R. Jamet from Orange County, California; Kristine A. Compton and Randall A. Compton from Atlanta, Georgia; Thomas H. Timblin from Fort Myers, Florida; Heather B. Anagnos and James P. Anagnos, Jr. from Boston, Massachusetts.
Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S., with over 56,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors recruits, trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees who specialize in building businesses based on buying, rehabbing, selling and holding residential properties. Most commonly known as the "We Buy Ugly Houses®" company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community. In 2013, for the eighth consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review's "Top 50 Franchises," a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction. For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com. In 2014 HomeVestors was recognized as the 25th fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and number 126 in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine.
SOURCE HomeVestors of America