Making it into Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500® is quite an achievement. But a select group of franchises have even more to brag about. They’re what we call the “best of the best”—the franchises that ranked at the top of their industry categories—and you’ll find all 101 of them listed on the following pages... Read More.
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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... Read More.
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015
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 America’s largest home inspection company once more, though for a different purpose—owning a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise. Since 2005, Recke has run his Pillar To Post business servicing the eastern Denver metro area—including Denver, Aurora, Parker, Elizabeth and Castle Rock—with distinction.
A onetime electronics technician on the USS San Juan, Recke’s tour of duty saw him serve in Iraq from 2004-2005 as a member of the Army National Guard upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, where he earned a Combat Infantry Badge. Recke’s experience with Pillar To Post as a client was an inspiring one... Read More.
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015
North America’s Largest Home Inspection Company Recognized for Franchisee Satisfaction
March 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Fla. - Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, North America’s largest home inspection company, received Franchise Business Review’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.
Pillar To Post was recognized for its franchisee satisfaction as rated by the company’s franchisee partners. In September, FBR surveyed Pillar To Post franchisees through an online survey to rate the company in eight major categories; Training & Support, Franchise System, Leadership, Core Values, Franchise Community, Self-Evaluation, Financial Opportunity and General Satisfaction. During 2014 FBR surveyed nearly 25,000 franchisees throughout hundreds of franchise systems. Pillar To Post ranked 23rd in franchisee satisfaction of large systems with 250 or more franchisees... Read More.
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Charles Furlough, vice president of Field Operations with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.
Q: What can a homeowner do about a frozen water pipe?
A: Water expands when it freezes, causing pipes that freeze to split. Even if a pipe doesn’t split, the ice will block the flow of water, a hallmark of a frozen pipe. Generally, a pipe will freeze only in a small area. If no damage occurs, you can thaw it out without consequence. To thaw a frozen pipe, heed the following imperatives of pipe thawing:
1. First, Do No Harm. If the pipe has split and you thaw it out, you may suddenly have a whole lot of water spraying out. The ice plug may be doing you a favor. If you know where the pipe is frozen, inspect it carefully for splits before you thaw. If it’s split, call a plumber and shut the water to the house off.
2. Have a Backup Plan. Check your main water shut-off valve. Make sure you’ll be able to shut the water off quickly if necessary. Operate the valve to make sure it’s not stuck or damaged... Read More.
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015
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