April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – HomeVestors of America, the largest professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees and the number one buyer of houses in the U.S., has announced it’s largest ever new franchisees addition, a testament to the growing confidence in real estate investment.
“More than 60 new HomeVestors® franchises have opened in the past three months, which is even higher than last year’s record pace,” said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks. “The number of franchises nationwide has now reached 556, signaling significant company growth and continued strong interest in real estate investment.”
HomeVestors of America, the We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise, was founded and began franchising in 1996. Since then, HomeVestors franchisees have purchased over 60,000 homes nationwide.
“We believe 2015 bodes well for rental property investors. The economy shows no sign of slowing down and consistently low home prices and population growth make investing conditions ideal,” explained HomeVestors co-president Ken Channel. “We are committed to helping each franchisee grow, develop and achieve success this year.”
New franchisees during first quarter 2015 include: Direct Realty Investments, LLC from San Antonio, Texas; Juan Osorio and Robert A. Rose from Austin, Texas; Gold Dome Properties, LLC in Houston, Texas; Benny D. Benavides and Vanessa Benavides from Houston, Texas; Nigampire Holdings, Inc, in Riverside/ San Bernardino, California; Jonathan W. Benoit from Birmingham, Alabama; Donovan Jamel in Houston, Texas; Scott S. Roberts and Kathy D. Boone from Atlanta, Georgia; William R. Donisi from Dayton, Ohio; Marius Busauskas from East St. Louis, Illinois; Grant W. Richards and Tina M. Richards from Charlotte, North Carolina; Todd C. Beecher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Keith E. Schurmann and Karin A. Schurmann from Houston, Texas; Jacques D. Cyr from Chicago, Illinois; Ryan J. DiGiovanni from Houston, Texas; Samir Bhagat from Greensboro, North Carolina; Victoria L. Cole from Fort Worth, Texas; Michael D.T. Gifford from San Diego, California; Natalie J. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana; Power Ranch Realty, LLC in Phoenix, Arizona; Rohit Patel from Charlotte, North Carolina; Xavier S. Lawson from Brevard County, Florida; Gregory L. Lemasters from St. Louis, Missouri; Nathan A. Speer from Denver, Colorado; Eagle Creek Holdings, LLC in Flagstaff-Prescott, Arizona; Finney E. McCarter and Jeremy S. Kenyon from Riverside/San Bernardino, California; Tina J.M. Hamilton from Orlando, Florida; Kevin M. Coughlin and James S. Coughlin, III from Lower Hudson Valley, New York; Don K. Smith and Laura S. Petree from Savannah, Georgia; David K. McLennan and Kerri L. McLennan from Phoenix, Arizona; Wissam Khazem from Dallas, Texas; Kenneth L. Clark from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Donald C. Land from St. Louis, Missouri; Richard Baron and Stephen A. Dyner in Los Angeles, California; Jeffrey B. Cates from San Antonio, Texas; Brent A. McLay from Atlanta, Georgia; Ricky A. Pederson from Billings, Montana; Terry L. Mock from Detroit, Michigan; John A. Taddei and Stacey K. Taddei from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Don F. Campagna and Eileen Campagna from San Jose, California; Kuleen Lala from Houston, Texas; Aric M. Mokhtarian from Tucson, Arizona; Marcus P. Bray and Matthew T. Bray from Kansas City, Missouri; Johell F. Aponte and Mayra A. Aponte from Houston, Texas; Tactical Ventures, LLC in Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Frederick M. Hinshaw and Alysa G. Hinshaw from Washington, DC; William J. Schmitt, Thomas E. Schmitt, Daniel G. Driscoll from Atlanta, Georgia; Gregory A. Harris, Erica S. Fontenot, Lotus J. Perez-Silva from Los Angeles, California; Isis Mikhail and Pierre Mikhail from Los Angeles, California; Michael E. Baziuk and Todd A. Benson from Sacramento, California; Shane M. Borman from Boston, Massachusetts; Lance S. Wallace from Lake Charles, Louisiana; Ryan A. Perron from Santa Barbara, California; Gregory A. Thomas from Tampa/St. Petersburg, Flordia; Shaun T. Ryan from Orange County, California; Stephen J. Bowen and Michael D. Falotico from Worcester, Massachusetts; Mauricio Lemos III from Corpus Christi, Texas; Ryan D. Gunn and Garrett A. Gunn from Los Angeles, California; Jordan Giang and Wayne Kam from Oakland, California; Michael R. Scannell and Christine M. Hebert Scannell from Worcester, Massachusetts; Alison M. White from Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas; Linda R. Jordon from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Cheri Y. Page from Oakland, California.
Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S., with over 60,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors recruits, trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that 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 2014, for the nineth 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. In 2014 HomeVestors was recognized as the 25th fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and number 126 in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine. For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.
SOURCE HomeVestors of America Inc.