Pillar To Post
Pillar To Post is North America’s leading home inspection company, whose professional inspectors work with both the real estate community and the buyer or seller of a home to provide on-the-spot inspection reports that allow for rational thinking about an emotional purchase. The Pillar To Post home inspection report details more than 1,600 key components of a home and its condition.
Conversely, Pillar to Post’s franchise business model allows a franchisee to start small and grow the business at a measured pace to create a larger, equity-rich company that meets the growing concerns of home buyers and owners.
With more than 470 locations in 48 states and eight Canadian provinces, Pillar To Post is the largest home inspection franchise company in North America and was the first to bring technology to the home inspection business with electronic inspection reports.
As the housing market begins to recover, homeowners clearly recognize the importance of hiring a certified home inspector. A recent survey released by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) found that 88 percent of all U.S. homeowners believe home inspections are a necessity, not a luxury.
Additionally, the home inspection industry is largely comprised of aging owner-operators. As they leave the industry homeowners will desire a strong reliable brand that utilizes the latest technology and education resulting in significant growth opportunities for Pillar To Post.
Established in 1994, Pillar To Post was founded on a simple premise: that selecting top-quality candidates as franchise owners and providing first-rate home inspection and business operations training supported by ongoing education would grow a unique and successful business for all involved. As a result, many original Pillar To Post franchisees still remain with the company today.
Pillar To Post has more than 470 franchisees located in 48 states and 8 Canadian provinces. The company granted 77 new franchises in 2014 and plans to add 80-90 locations in 2015, with long term plans calling 500-600 new franchisees over the next five years.
Franchisee benefits include quick start-up, flexible hours, high margins with low overhead and operating costs, ongoing referrals and large service territories. Pillar To Post is a full-time business. More than 90 percent of franchisees operate from their home while many larger operators have offsite offices.
Training & Ongoing Support:
Pillar To Post provides a comprehensive two-week training program that consists of both classroom and hands-on training covering all aspects of operations and management at the Pillar To Post Academy. Training includes a detailed focus on the science and technology of home inspection and using Pillar To Post’s proprietary Computerized Home Inspection Reporting Program (CHIRP), plus marketing and business operations training.
Upon graduation from the Academy, the 12-week Quick Start Program helps new franchisees in the start-up of every aspect of a successful home inspection business.