(Bremerton, WA) “One piece of advice I can give right now,” says Oscar Jarquin, a new franchise owner with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®, the No. 1 home inspection company in North America. “Don’t skip your home inspection during this seller’s market.” The 56-year-old Bremerton resident launched operations in August – along with his son, Justin – serving homebuyers, sellers and agents throughout Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula. Oscar worked for the California Department of Transportation for 26 years before retiring as chief in the Office of Information Technology in the Los Angeles District.

Said Oscar, “After retiring from Caltrans we headed to the Seattle area to be close to our kids and grandkids. We wanted to start our own business to take advantage of my experience in land surveying, engineering and construction, as well as my wife Paige’s experience as a realtor for 18 years. Justin and I will be “out front” doing the home inspections.”

Justin Jarquin was a team leader working in the oil industry for several years, before helping to his parents explore several franchise opportunities. They settled on Pillar To Post Home Inspectors because “we liked their approach to implementing technology to create value for their customers.”

The Jarquins couldn’t have chosen a better time to join Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, according to President and CEO Dan Steward, “We rolled out new technologies during COVID-19 like our PTP360 tour. It was instrumental in keeping our business thriving during the pandemic. Now we are focused on making sure some of our cutting-edge technologies are also used for those thinking of skipping home inspections, a very risky move,” Steward said.

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors has achieved the highest standing in various rankings of “Best in Category,” “Top 20 Franchises to Buy,” “Top 10 Global Franchises” and “Top Franchises for Veterans,” in addition to achieving 5-Star status with VetFran, a program offered by the International Franchise Association that provides discounted franchise fees to veterans. A professional evaluation both inside and outside the home is at the core of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors’ service. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors input data and digital photos into a computerized report. All information is provided to clients in a customized binder for easy reference, allowing homebuyers or sellers to make confident, informed decisions.

The Jarquins were pleased that Pillar To Post Home Inspectors’ mission and value statements resonated with their personal values.

“After sharing the opportunity with Justin, we became excited about leveraging the strength of our family, our combined experience that suits the home inspection industry. Our commitment to succeed by delivering outstanding service to our customers in pursuit of our personal goals. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the perfect fit for our family,” Oscar said.

For more information visit pillartopost.com/jarquinteam or call 360-919-6667.

About Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®

Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the largest home inspection company in North America with home offices in Toronto and Tampa. There are nearly 600 franchises located in 49 states and nine Canadian provinces. The company has been named as Best in Category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise500® ranking for 9 years in a row and appeared in the ranking for 24 years. Long-term plans include adding 500 to 600 new franchisees over the next five years. For further information, please visit www.pillartopostfranchise.com.