Betting their last dollar on their first foray into franchising, the Fergusons call their gamble on Pillar To Post the best decision they’ve ever made. After flipping houses for a living, they took the advice of a relative and the made the easy transition to home inspections. The rest, Paul Ferguson says, is history.
In 2001, Thomas Recke hired Pillar To Post Home Inspectors to inspect a property he was considering. So impressed by the service was the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard veteran that, upon returning home from his tour of duty, he consulted North Americaâ€™s largest home inspection company once more, though for a different purposeâ€”owning a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise. Since 2005, Recke has run his Pillar To Post business servicing the eastern Denver metro areaâ€”including Denver, Aurora, Parker, Elizabeth and Castle Rockâ€”with distinction.
March 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Fla. – Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, North Americaâ€™s largest home inspection company, received Franchise Business Reviewâ€™s (FBR) 2015 Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. Pillar To Post President and CEO Dan Steward accepted the award at the recent 2015 International Franchise Association convention in Las Vegas along with Vice President of Franchise Field Support Charles Furlough and Vice President of Franchise Sales Brian Wieters.
Dan Steward is President & Chief Executive Officer of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors and has led the company since 2004. In that time Pillar To Post has repeatedly been ranked the #1 home inspection franchise by Entrepreneur magazine, been a FBR Top 50 company for franchisee satisfaction as ranked by Pillar To Post franchisees and has expanded across Canada and USA to become the largest home inspection company in North America.
Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, we spoke with Vince Stoakley, owner of Pillar To Post â€“ Home Inspection, who shared his top tips for getting ready for winter.
10. Caulk around the exterior of doors and windows in order to prevent cool drafts from entering.
During a 20-year career with the Army, Vincent Stoakley served everywhere from upstate New York to Japan and South Korea. But it was his service at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, that inadvertently prepared him to be a home inspector in Houston.
â€œI can spend a good 25 to 30 minutes inspecting an attic,â€ said Stoakley, 44, â€œI walk around the perimeter of it, even in the summertime. The heat doesn’t bother me because Afghanistan could get up to 115 degrees on the tarmac.â€
PANORAMA VILLAGE â€” Inspections are as routine as a meal in the military. Each uniform must be clean, every facility spotless; and just as important, the machines that run the greatest fighting force in the world need to be checked frequently from top to bottom.
After 25-year Navy veteran Sybil Bradley ended her time as a surface warfare officer, inspecting machinery and components, she decided to use her time of thorough inspections and take her expertise to the civilian world.
Father and daughter Pillar To Post Home Inspector team Jim Williams and Rachel Oslund were featured on Fox 45 to discuss how they work together successfully.
Humza Khan of Hanover Park loves buildings. He loves what you may not notice, like the ceiling, the floor plans, the color and the design.
So it’s no surprise that the 28-year-old left behind a secure job with his family’s 7-Eleven businesses to pursue his dream. He has taken his test to obtain a license as an inspector and aims to launch his own franchise of Pillar to Post, a building inspection firm, by early September.
North Americaâ€™s Largest Home Inspection Company Adds New Class of Home Inspectors
(Tampa, Fla.)—Pillar To Post, North Americaâ€™s largest home inspection franchise, added six new franchises during the month of July.
â€œWeâ€™re pleased to continue our expansion efforts with the addition of six terrific franchisees in July,â€ said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post. â€œWe know they will be outstanding additions to the Pillar To Post team and will help us grow the brand aggressively in their markets.â€