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Team sponsorships pack a punch for select franchise brands

A way to stand out

He counts being tied to a winning brand among reasons he spends about $7,000 a year on the sponsorship. “The value of this relationship is that it allows you to build a connection with people that are passionate about their team,” he says. “It provides a direct link back to our restaurant.”

Launching a new marketing effort for the company, Pillar To Post recently signed to sponsor the Philadelphia Flyers. The franchise gets logo placement on the visiting team’s bench. The company offers home inspection services with 400 franchise locations in 47 states and eight Canadian provinces.

Dan Steward, Pillar To Post’s CEO and president, says in the crowded communications media, Pillar to Post is the only company in its industry participating in this type of national sports marketing initiative. He says his firm is doing this because it supports franchisees with a new form of brand exposure. “This sponsorship brings an affordable opportunity to be visible on a national basis,” he says... Read More.


Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Weathering the Winter in an Older Home

Jay Gregg
Director of Marketing
Pillar To Post
www.pillartopost.com

Q: What are the most important issues homeowners should address—and correct—in order to successfully weather the winter in an older home?

A: Weathering the cold and dark winter months is a challenge for anyone, but can be especially difficult if you live in an older home. Older homes carry a lot of appeal; they often have architectural features that are lost to the ages, and are made out of sturdy and beautiful woods that can send an owner back in time each time they step through their front door. But older homes also comes with problems, and a lot of them are brought to light during the cold winter months. These are common issues that should be addressed and corrected so that your focus is on friends, family and the season, and not home repairs... Read More.


Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014

Pillar To Post Salutes Nine New Franchises In February

North America’s Largest Home Inspection Company Adds New Class of Home Inspectors

(Tampa, Fla.)---Pillar To Post, North America’s largest home inspection franchise, added nine new franchises during the month of February. This brings the company’s total to nine new franchisees in 2014.

“We’re pleased to continue our expansion efforts with the addition of nine terrific franchisees in February,” said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post. “We know they will be outstanding additions to the Pillar To Post team and will help us grow the brand aggressively in their markets.”

The new Pillar To Post franchise owners include Billy Wheeler in Kyle, Texas.; David Arduin in Pueblo, Colo..; Scott Friedberg in Fort Worth, Texas; Brian Sheehey in Courtice, Ontario; Andrea Stammreich in San Pedro, Calif.; Dave Slusser in Lexington, Ky.; Greg Henke in Boise, Idaho; John Brock in Fayetville, N.C.; and David Becker in Clarkston, Wash.

“The housing recovery is strengthening and it’s reflecting in our business,” said Steward. “Franchisees tripled their business this past summer and we expect this to continue throughout the fall. As we continue last year’s record success in our growth, our new franchisees coming on board across North America will help us keep up with the demand for professional home inspections.”


Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pillar To Post Salutes Seven New Franchises In November

North America’s Largest Home Inspection Company Adds New Class of Home Inspectors

(Tampa, Fla.)---Pillar To Post, North America’s largest home inspection franchise, added seven new franchises during the month of November. This brings the company’s total to 62 new franchisees in 2013, which is on track to meet its goal of 75 new locations by the end of the year.

“We’re pleased to continue our expansion efforts with the addition of seven terrific franchisees in November,” said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post. “We know they will be outstanding additions to the Pillar To Post team and will help us grow the brand aggressively in their markets.”

The new Pillar To Post franchise owners include Glen Hostetler in Wakarusa, Ind..; Neil D’Argo in McKinney, Tex.; Roy Henderson in Canton, N.C.; Gregg Cook in London, Ontario; Troy Simmers-Vanhevel in London, Ontario; Allan Berger in Moscow, Penn.; and Arturo Crosby in Chesterfield, Mich.


Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013

Maintaining Air Quality During Winter Months

By Jay Gregg, Pillar to Post Director of Marketing

Winter is naturally a time to shut doors and windows against the icy, outdoor chill and turn on the heat. It’s important during these cold, insular months to make sure your indoor air quality is at its peak. Improving the quality of the air at home can have a huge impact on staying healthy and comfortable throughout the winter, but homeowners often are not aware of that. Clean air relieves indoor allergies and may help ward off sickness, especially when hosting friends and family for the holidays. Educating clients on how to maintain optimum home air quality is one of the tasks a home inspector can take on when examining the state of a client’s home.

Homeowners may not necessarily notice their indoor air quality is suffering, but signs of such problems typically include unusual and noticeable odors, stale or stuffy air, noticeable lack of air movement, or the presence of molds and mildews. Another sign may be adverse health reactions after remodeling, weatherizing, using household and hobby products, moving into a new home or feeling markedly healthier when outside. Home inspectors may see further signs of poor indoor air quality if they notice dirty or faulty central heating or air-conditioning equipment, damaged flue pipes and chimneys, excessive humidity and unvented combustion air sources for fossil-fuel appliances... Read More.


Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2013

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