Director of Marketing
Pillar To Post
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
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
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
By Jay Gregg, Pillar to Post Director of MarketingWinter 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
After the price haggling and before closing, home inspections are an essential part of the homebuying process. Here are the top 5 misconceptions
Considering that a home purchase is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, it’s smart to enlist the help of a professional home inspector prior to buying a property. However, many buyers aren’t aware of what to expect from the inspection and what to do with the results... Read More.
Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013
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