HomeVestors Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
“We Buy Ugly Houses” Company Ranks No. 3103 on Inc. 5000 With Impressive Three-Year Revenue Growth of 63%
September 05, 2018 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - HomeVestors® has ranked no. 3103 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company earned its position on this year’s highly competitive list after experiencing three-year revenue growth of 63%.
“We just welcomed our 1000th franchise, a growth milestone we reached only nine years after we had just 165 independently owned and operated franchises,” said David Hicks, CEO of HomeVestors. “Today, we’re in 164 markets. That kind of growth comes with having a successful model and the impressive entrepreneurial spirit of our franchises, who we train and mentor, then support by both protecting their brand and helping them generate leads.”
According to the magazine, the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior years. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
HomeVestors, which began franchising in 1996, is America’s largest home buyer, having purchased 85,000 houses as of early 2018, and averaging about 8,000 houses purchased each year. The houses are deemed “ugly” in advertisements, with the term applying not just to condition, but also to the ugly situations sellers may find themselves in. Houses purchased by HomeVestors franchisees are generally rehabbed, then sold or held as investment properties, helping raise real estate values in the markets served and helping drive community revitalization.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 will appear in the September issue of Inc., and can also be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
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About HomeVestors of America, Inc.
Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S., with more than 85,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors® recruits, trains and supports its more than 1,000 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 of its communities. In 2017, for the 12th consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review's "Top Franchises,” and ranked on the annual Dallas 100 for the sixth time. HomeVestors was also recognized as the 20th fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, number 37 on the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine, and number 200 on the Franchise Times Top 200. For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.
SOURCE HomeVestors of America, Inc.