Foundations For Success: Getting Ready to Open Your Pillar To Post Franchise

What is a major reason why people invest in franchises, rather than starting their own businesses from the ground up? Training and support! When you invest in a property inspection franchise, you are investing in a system that has proven itself with a variety of owners in a variety of markets, which means that it has a higher chance of working for you.

At Pillar To Post, a major factor in our franchisees’ success is the training and support that we offer. Foundations For Success, our training program, was created exclusively to give our franchisees a leg up on building strong businesses.

#1 Home Inspection Franchise, #1 Training Program

It is no accident that Pillar To Post is the #1 home inspection franchise. We work hard to help our franchisees with every aspect of owning a business, and the key to that is Foundations For Success. This training program is multi-faceted, getting you ready to open your franchise and then adding training and support when you are open for business.

Foundations For Success matches you with a personal business coach, who then guides you through all aspects of owning a Pillar To Post franchise:

  • Technical training
  • Business startup
  • Operations
  • Marketing and sales

Personal Business Coach

There are a lot of things that make Pillar To Post unique, but one of our most amazing resources for our franchisees are our personal business coaches. When you sign on, we will assign you your very own personal business coach to help you along the road to opening your franchise.

The personal business coach is especially helpful if you have never owned a business before. Your business coach’s full-time job is walking new franchise owners through the process of becoming a business owner, so he or she is an expert in getting started.

Your relationship with your business coach doesn’t end when your Pillar To Post franchise is open for business. We are proud believers in continued support for our franchisees, so you can always call on your personal business coach when you have questions or need assistance with anything down the road.

An essential part of Foundations For Success is that it includes both in-class and in-field training so that you learn every facet of owning a Pillar To Post franchise.

Technical Training

It may come as a surprise that most of our franchise owners come to us with no experience in home inspections, construction, or any other technical field. You might be wondering, “How do they know how to do home inspections if they don’t have a construction background?” The answer is simple: we train them.

Technical training is critical to your success as a franchisee. Pillar To Post has a reputation for giving quality home inspections, and we can only do that if our franchise owners are trained in the technical aspects of our industry.

Business Startup

The majority of our franchise owners have no previous experience owning a business. This lack of experience is not a disadvantage to you; rather, it makes it easier for you to learn our business plan and systems.

As part of your in-class training, you will learn necessary business skills so that you can run your business with confidence. Some of the skills you will learn in our business startup training include:

  • Business planning
  • Bookkeeping
  • Communication
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Networking


One of the biggest perks of working with Pillar To Post is our proven operations systems. We have perfected the art of running a home inspection franchise, with company-wide programs in place that have streamlined our company.

The Pillar To Post operations team has dedicated regional business coaches as well as peer-to-peer support, so that any questions or concerns that you may have during training, your grand opening, and throughout the life of your business.

Marketing and Sales

Attracting customers to our business is critical to your bottom line. Pillar To Post has marketing resources and partnerships that we share with our franchisees so that they can bring in business.

Not only does Pillar To Post have partnerships with leading real estate companies in most major markets, but we also have a marketing team that works around the clock to create industry leading marketing tools and programs.

As part of your training, you will learn the basics of marketing and sales to make the most of your business. Not only will you learn ways to market your business in traditional formats—print, television, and radio—but you will also learn how to utilize digital marketing strategies and social media.

At Pillar To Post, we take our business seriously. We created Foundations For Success to give our franchise owners the tools they need to build successful businesses. Our industry-leading training program teaches you everything you need to know and keeps on supporting you throughout the life of your business.

Do you have what it takes to be a Pillar To Post franchisee? Check out our franchisee qualifications!