DALLAS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeVestors, the largest professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees and the number one buyer of houses in the U.S., reveals continued belief in market performance with the announcement of one of its highest ever class enrollments of new franchisees in a single quarter.
"Almost 60 new HomeVestors® franchises have opened in the past three months," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks. "This number is remarkable and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors in today's market."
HomeVestors of America, the We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise, was founded and began franchising in 1996. Since then, HomeVestors franchisees have purchased over 56,000 homes nationwide, which is no small feat. However, since 1996, the company has grown its franchise network to 40 states across the U.S.
HomeVestors' rapid growth continues to set record pace at the company. "The number of additional new franchisees during the first quarter of 2014 is an indication that investors increasingly believe what we know is true -- that there is ample opportunity in the market," said HomeVestors' co-president, Ken Channell. "We are committed to our franchisees to help encourage continued growth and success this year."
New franchisees during the first quarter 2014 include: Dave A. McIlrath from Dallas, Texas; Toral L. Adair from Phoenix, Arizona; Brook W. Bromley from Bergen-Passaic, New Jersey; Jenneill L. Delp from Baltimore, Maryland; Christopher B. Zink from Dallas, Texas; David J. Clark from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Justin H. Hiers from Albany, Georgia; Ana Maria Tardelli and Jere Becker from Dallas, Texas; Mark A. Brown and Trenda B. Brown from Dallas, Texas; Mark T. Coffin and Stacy O. Coffin from Baltimore, Maryland; Anita Fox from Dade-Miami, Florida; Elizabeth A. Krushinskie from Salisbury, Maryland; Bruce W. Hoffmann from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Charles Graham from Los Angeles, California; John H. Driesse from Morris-Essex, New Jersey; Kevin N. McDonald and Laurie A. Lisi from Providence, Rhode Island; Angus K. Maughan from Los Angeles, California; Stephen P. Smith from San Francisco, California; Gerald I. Fischer from San Diego, California; Jian Zhang from San Jose, California; Norman A. Quintero, Richard Alvarado, Gino P. Pietro and Asdrubal J. Quintero from Orange County, California; Anthony E. Hoover from San Diego, California; Gary L. Wallace and Kathy L. Wallace from Oakland, California; Aaron S. Buck and Amy M. Buck from Dallas, Texas; Vincent A. Mora and Noelle M. Mora from Morris-Essex, New Jersey; Sonya R. Robinson from Baltimore, Maryland; Andrews H. Carlile from Fort Wayne, Indiana; John P. Wojciechowski and Pamela A. Wojciechowski from Oakland, California; Jeanne H. Crimp from Queens/Bronx, New York; Kevin A. Watson from Atlanta, Georgia; Kathleen Doyle from San Francisco, California; Mark L. Fralick and Christie S. Fralick from Washington, D.C.; Andrew B. Walker from Houston, Texas; Stephen R. Olson and Larry J. Ecker from Salt Lake City, Utah; Daniel A. Nelson from Detroit, Michigan; Rory Dean Hunt and Lorena R. Hunt from Sacramento, California; Nick Racanelli from Sarasota, Florida; Prajesh Mohan from Los Angeles, California; Stathi Maletos from Morris-Essex, New Jersey; Thomas E. Polek and Marjan W. Polek from Phoenix, Arizona; Havy T. Le from Houston, Texas; Stephen R. Hiday from Indianapolis, Indiana; David D. Zenk and Pamela K. Zenk from Toledo, Ohio; Emily A. Reale from Atlanta, Georgia; B. Jeffrey Joseph and Susan L. Joseph from Dallas, Texas; Tajani Farhan Rodriguez and Jezreel D. Rodriguez from Hammond/Gary, Indiana; Marc P. Delagardelle from San Francisco, California; William M. Hull and Amanda M. Hull from Indianapolis, Indiana; Steven L. Cole from Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia; Tisha S. Henderson from Washington, D.C.; David M. Goldschmidt from St. Louis, Missouri; Paul Hollis from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Diane L. McGee and Patricia M. McGee from Oakland, California; John P. Abbott from Charleston, South Carolina; Chaunce L. Chambers from San Antonio, Texas; Rodney Paul Curtis from Dallas, Texas; Sverre T. Jensen and Michael R. Hoff from Los Angeles, California; Mahboob Samdani from Detroit, Michigan; Peter Paso from Chicago, Illinois.
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 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 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.