Steven Hope

Territory: West Seminole County, Florida

Years In Business: 5 years

Why franchising?

Franchising offers an ideal amount of flexibility and business support – the corporate team, regional managers and franchisees are there for each other. All of us in the Central Florida area work together to put our clients first and to grow the business.

How does your background qualify you for A Buyer’s Choice?

I’ve always been interested in learning how things operate. At a young age, I used that enthusiasm to build computers. I then parlayed that interest into learning about the functionality of homes, and ultimately inspecting them.

Why did you pick A Buyer’s Choice?

ABCHI’s team mentality and support is fantastic. Plus, the certification process and training is second to none.

How does your community benefit from A Buyer’s Choice?

In addition to ensuring area homes are properly functioning, I also donate a percentage of my profits around the holidays to local charities. I have also used my inspection knowledge to help with Habitat for Humanity.

What kind of support have you gotten from A Buyer’s Choice?

Local franchise owners are always a simple phone call away if I have a question. We also attend weekly web meetings for sharing experiences and asking questions. We all assist with new franchisee training as well.

What has been your biggest challenge?

It can be challenging to find the time to market the franchise effectively during peak business times.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself with a third territory and a full staff of employees.

Best business advice?

Always push yourself. It’s easy to become complacent when running your own business. Find a motivational quote and run with it. Mine is, “effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”