Brad Moltrup is the local franchise owner with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®, the No. 1 home inspection company in North America. He serves homebuyers, sellers and agents throughout the Sarasota and Manatee counties.

(Sarasota, FL) “One thing I know for sure,” says Brad Moltrup, 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 43-year-old Sarasota resident launched operations October 12, serving homebuyers, sellers and agents throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Although professionally a physical therapist for almost 18 years, Moltrup has always had his hand in construction/home improvement work and property management which he took great interest in. His experience gained from working alongside many construction trades and learning commercial EIFS plastering gives Moltrup an innate knowledge and comfort with home inspections. And some of the responsibilities that came with being a physical therapist also give Moltrup a unique perspective in his new career.

“As a physical therapist I was involved in evaluating and inspecting patients’ physical functions within their homes prior to their discharge from hospitals or rehab facilities,” Moltrup said. “I saw and experienced many kinds of scenarios in hundreds, if not thousands of homes across nearly 18 years of healthcare experience. I have seen just about everything. I didn’t realize it along the way, but all my career steps and personal experiences were giving me familiarity with what I am now pursuing.”

Moltrup 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.”

PTP360 is an interactive 360° virtual home inspection tour that allows users to revisit a home anytime and anywhere from a smartphone, tablet or desktop and even share the tour with family and friends. Clients can also receive a measured floor plan of the entire home, with measurements to help with furniture fit and placement. “In the long term, PTP360 is a huge help for busy, professional Realtors, saving them time and better serving their seller, while also giving prospective buyers a far better experience,” 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.

Moltrup said he chose to invest in a franchise because he considers it one of the lowest-risk options to enter small-business ownership, offering the knowledge and experience of a franchisor that has a vested interest in the success of its franchisees.

“Because they win when I succeed, they will help me in any way they are able because my success supports their success. It all just makes sense,” Moltrup said. “I chose Pillar To Post Home Inspectors because it is the largest home inspection franchise system in North America, with more than 20 years’ of success in the home inspection world,” Moltrup said.

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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