December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The World Franchising Network has designated A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) as one of the top U.S. franchises for Minorities. Among hundreds of companies considered for the honor, World Franchising Network spotlights ABCHI in the 8th annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Minorities."
The results were recently featured in USA TODAY's "Franchising Today" section.
"Diversity is a cornerstone of our company," said Bill Redfern, the CEO, founder and president of ABCHI. "From our home office to our regional directors and our unit franchisees, a diverse set of individuals has helped ABCHI become a world-class franchise. Given our recent run of international growth, it is clear that ABCHI has a core belief in celebrating the differences that make us all unique in our own special ways."
The World Franchising Network selected 50 franchisors from hundreds of companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in the article. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Each participating franchisor was required to submit a completed questionnaire. The questionnaire noted the number of operating units owned or managed by minorities, as well as the number of minorities in senior management that earned over $60,000 per year.
"The steady increase in minority representation in franchising, especially among Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and South Asians, over the last several years is very encouraging," stated Rob Bond, founder and president of the World Franchising Network. "It certainly is evidence of minorities' intrinsic values and work ethic. Additionally, franchisors continue to make a concerted effort to reach out to minorities, which is ultimately highly beneficial in the long run to all parties involved."
ABCHI is one of the world's largest home inspection franchisees with nearly 200 branches throughout Canada and the United States. Additionally, the company has grown into New Zealand, Europe and South America.
Redfern started the home inspection business in Canada in 2007, remarkably turning it into the largest home inspection franchise in the country after only two years of franchising. His track record of success stems from his remarkable attention to detail. Every ABCHI inspector is insured and certified above licensing standards, going beyond what the government requires of independent home inspectors.
For a more complete list of franchise systems that wish to increase their minority representation, please go to www.WorldFranchising.com and select Minority Franchising from the Search Franchises dropdown menu. The site lists companies that are actively committed to recruiting and supporting minorities, as well as resources that are essential to the evaluation process. The site represents an effective and cost-efficient tool for franchisors to increase minority representation within their systems.
The World Franchising Network also has several other websites focusing on franchising. To learn more about the World Franchising Network, please click here for our 2014 Media Brochure.
A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) is a franchise business meeting the huge demand for home inspections. The company is rapidly expanding throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide, on a path to become the world's largest home inspection company. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its customers, ABCHI is creating a home inspection business unlike any other. Currently, there are nearly 200 franchises across Canada, the United States and dozens more internationally. For or more information, please visit www.ABuyersChoice.com.
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