Today I got a LinkedIN request from someone I didn’t know (which happens frequently).
I read the person’s description:
"HouseCheck will soon be providing nationwide home inspections. This network of home experts will have over 8,400 inspectors and 600 support personnel in all 50 States.
HouseCheck will provide national consumer brand marketing, advance software tools for comprehensive consumer driven reports and extensive monthly training programs for the nations largest network of independent home inspectors.
HouseCheck’s goal is simple, to achieve at least 85% market share of the 4,500,000 home inspections done annually in the United States. This will triple the income of the average inspector and create the very first national data base of home inspections to better serve the industry and the consumer. Our independent inspectors under our branding model will make on average $100k per year.
We will spend over a $100 million a year in our national advertising programs, helping our network of independent inspectors do what they do best which is inspect homes. We hope to contribute as much as $10 million a year to the HouseCheck Foundation for battered Women and Children. Our passion is improving the quality of life in the home and giving back to the communities where we do business.
Our 200,000 sq. ft. Campus will be dedicated to our independent inspectors providing them with the very best marketing, technology, support and wealth creation tools within the Home Inspection Industry. It is the only way we know how to have… Inspections. Done Right.
When I go to the website, it shows the company being it’s own HI company. No mention of a network of independent inspectors. It shows an inspector in their brand shirt, with a truck with their brand on it.
I’m not sure how they’re going to be a collection of independent inspectors under one brand name. That contradicts the inspectors being independent.
Further, they’re going to provide the training, a training facility, their own software, etc. All which, again, contradicts labor laws as far as 1099 contractors vs W2 employees.
Also sounds overly ambitious. I mean, we can’t even get 85% of all inspectors to belong to the same trade organization, and they think 85% are going to all work under their corporate umbrella?