Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
The Hondros Family of Companies is pleased to announce its merger with the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. The Hondros Family of Companies, consisting of the Hondros College of Business, Hondros Learning and National Background Check, expands its footprint in the real estate market with the addition of the Phoenix-based school.
“This is an exciting opportunity for both schools to innovate and grow,” says John G. Hondros, chairman of the board, Hondros College of Business, Columbus, Ohio. “Both are family-owned and share a commitment to quality education, so the Arizona school is an excellent addition to our family of companies.”
“We selected the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business because of their excellent reputation in the industry, highly-respected faculty and academic structure,” says Mr. Hondros. “Searching for innovative schools to partner with or acquire is core to our ongoing growth strategy.”
The Arizona School of Real Estate and Business will retain its name and current locations bringing the total number of campuses for the combined schools to eight. Through additional marketing resources, enhanced technology and streamlined processes, The Hondros Family of Companies plans aggressive growth for the Arizona school.
“The Arizona School of Real Estate and Business has built a strong reputation and relationship with the real estate community in the Phoenix area. That’s why it was important for any potential partner company to share a similar culture and the single-minded focus of providing a great student experience,” said Elaine Miner, chief executive officer, Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.
Founded in 1969 by Bill Gray, the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business was launched to provide practical real estate knowledge for prospective agents preparing for the licensing exam and Continuing Education for the real estate industry.
Don and Elaine Miner purchased the school in 2007; since that time Don has been a member of the faculty with Elaine overseeing operations as the chief executive officer. After the merger, Don will continue on as faculty and Elaine will serve the school in an advisory status.
“We look forward to combining resources with The Hondros Family of Companies and expanding the school to meet the needs of students across the state,” adds Miner.
In addition to real estate education, Hondros College of Business offers programs nationwide in the fields of mortgage banking, appraisal, home inspection and insurance. Hondros Learning develops and markets highly-focused educational tools and online coursework for more than 200 resellers.
“The Arizona School of Real Estate and Business has a proven track record of providing quality education with highly-respected instructors,” says Linda Hondros, president of Hondros College. “Our two schools share a common vision for educational excellence and personal student care. That’s why we are extremely excited to add the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business to our family.”
About Hondros College of Business
For more than 40 years, Columbus (Westerville) Ohio-based Hondros College of Business has been educating individuals who want to improve their lives by entering new careers that offer stability, flexibility, independence and financial reward. Hondros College of Business, with six Ohio campuses, offers a variety of professional certificates and continuing education programs, as well as an Associate Degree in Business Management. Professional programs include real estate, appraisal, home inspection, mortgage, insurance, title insurance, securities, personal training, online marketing, and oil and gas safety. For more information, visit http://www.hondros.com and “Like” Hondros College of Business on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hondroscollege. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hondros.