December 29, 2017
HomeVestors of America, the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, closed 2017 with a windfall of industry awards recognizing the company for its business growth, franchise value, and opportunities for veterans. Top among these honors was a sixth appearance on the annual Dallas 100™, comprised by SMU’s Cox School of Business to rank the top 100 fastest-growing Dallas entrepreneurial companies based on percentage and absolute dollar growth. HomeVestors also placed on Franchise Times Top 200+, the most comprehensive ranking of the 500 largest U.S. franchise systems based on global systemwide sales based on previous year’s performance.
“Both the Dallas 100 and Franchise Times Top 200+ analyze performance over a period of time, not just as a ‘flash in the pan’, which makes our repeated appearance on both lists so satisfying,” said David Hicks, CEO of HomeVestors. “Our model and sterling business practices over many years have consistently placed us at the forefront in our own backyard, while also earning the attention of recognized industry influential voices like Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and Franchise Business Review.”
HomeVestors was ranked #117 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Franchises for Veterans list, which recognizes the 150 franchisors offering incentives to veterans who join their systems. Franchise Business Review also identified HomeVestors as one of the top 100 franchises to qualify for its 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans list after analyzing 18 months of data from approximately 25,000 veteran franchise owners representing more than 250 brands.
“Veterans make incredible franchisees thanks to their strong leadership skills, discipline and ability to manage complex business situations,” added Hicks. “The industry voices that take the time to study the field and create these lists do a tremendous service in helping prospective franchisees – veterans and non-veterans alike – understand the top opportunities out there based on actual business performance and satisfaction of franchise owners.”
HomeVestors, America’s number one home buyer, began franchising two decades ago in 1996, and purchased its 75,000th house this year. Through its individually owned and operated HomeVestors® franchises, the original “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company purchases approximately 8,000 homes each year.
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 75,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors® recruits, trains and supports its 900 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," a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction. This year, HomeVestors was also recognized as the 21st fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and number 52 in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine. For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.