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After Serving as Tank Gunner in Iraq War, Army Veteran is Now a Pillar To Post Home Inspector®

36-year-old Matt Robertie operates Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Choosing to enter the Army right out of high school, Robertie was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas on September 11, the day of the 2001 terrorist attacks. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and spent nine months there in various parts of the country as a gunner on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. On 9/11/17, 16 years to the day when he found himself in Fort Hood preparing to fight for his country, Robertie began a new chapter in his life.

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® has consistently been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Franchises for Veterans list and has also received Five Star VetFran Program status from the International Franchise Association, one of only 100 franchisors of the 600 who participate in the program to be awarded five stars. Pillar To Post offers a 20 percent discount on its initial franchise fee to qualified veterans and in 2016 they made up 20 percent of Pillar To Post’s new franchisees with many more coming aboard in 2017… Read More.


Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017

With a Keen Eye for Detail, This Coast Guard Vet is Taking His Talents to Dry Land with New Biz

Peter Hackett Article

(BRISTOL, Rhode Island)--Most everyone knows that attention to detail is a priority in every branch of the military. That’s why Bristol’s Peter Hackett could not have made a more fitting choice for his second career. The 48-year-old Hackett became a Pillar To Post home inspection franchise owner this month after having spent 24 years in the Coast Guard. A keen eye is a requirement for every home inspector and Hackett had plenty of practice over the past two-plus decades, albeit that experience didn’t always come on dry land. “In the Coast Guard I had a strong background in inspections for all types of boats,” Hackett said. “I also moved around a bit and was forced to work on my own homes. I feel this industry is a great fit for me.”

Hackett will serve residential and business clients throughout all of Rhode Island. Veterans made up 20 percent of Pillar To Post’s new franchisees in 2016, thanks in part to a 20 percent discount on its initial franchise fee to those who qualified. Pillar To Post has been named the No.1 veteran-friendly franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and G.I. Jobs and has also been recognized with five-star VetFran status from the International Franchise Association, one of only 100 franchisors of the 600 who participate in the program to be awarded five stars… Read More.


Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Having Spent Decades Working for Iconic Brands, New Biz Owner Saw Excellence in Opportunity

Pillar To Post franchisees, Mike and Staci Trapasso, are ready to serve clients in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie & Indian River counties.

Mike Trapasso Article

(JUPITER, Florida)---After more than 25 years working in the high-end automotive industry, Mike Trapasso recognizes excellence when he sees it. That’s what drew him and his wife, Staci, to become Pillar To Post home inspection franchise owners, with the couple ready to launch operations in September. The 52-year-old Trapasso, a Jupiter resident, had always wanted to work for himself. After more than two decades managing auto dealerships, Trapasso sought a better work/life balance and also wanted to demonstrate to the couple’s sons the merits of self-employment. “I have worked for iconic brands such as BMW, Harley-Davidson, Porsche and Ferrari,” Trapasso said. “Like them, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® is by far the leader and well on its way to revolutionizing the home inspection industry and I am confident we will succeed with them.”

Trapasso’s Pillar To Post will serve clients in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Glades and Highland counties. Another reason the couple was drawn to Pillar To Post is that they are already well-versed in home renovations, flipping many houses through the years, including a renovation in Stuart that they expect to put up for sale in early fall. As a young man, Trapasso learned many trades such as plumbing, masonry and carpentry, which make for an easy transition to his new career… Read More.


Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

Franchisee Friday: Pillar To Post Home Inspection

John Schroeder Article 2

(Sherman Oaks, Calif.) John Schroeder, a retired 52-year-old Emmy Award winning broadcast professional switched careers and started his new life as a Pillar To Post Home Inspector®. For more than 24 years, Schroeder produced thousands of on-air and radio promos and launched the NFL on a major sports and programming network. When the network downsized and eliminated jobs, Schroeder was left without full time work. He researched many career and business ownership opportunities and chose Pillar To Post, a well-established brand and highly-rated franchise company where he could be his own boss.

Additionally, Schroeder has always had a very strong interest in architecture and design, so working in the real estate field was attractive to him, especially in Los Angeles County, his home base for nearly 29 years. Schroeder is now formally trained by Pillar To Post in all areas of home inspection including radon detection, mold detection and pesky termite detection… Read More.


Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

After Serving as Tank Gunner in Iraq War, Army Veteran is Now a Small-Business Owner Thanks to 5 Star VetFran Program

Matt Robertie Article

(NORTH WALES, Pennsylvania)--It’s simply a way to say thank you to individuals such as 36-year-old Matt Robertie of Doylestown. Choosing to enter the Army right out of high school, Robertie was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas on September 11, the day of the 2001 terrorist attacks. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and spent nine months there in various parts of the country as a gunner on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. On Sept. 11, 16 years to the day of 9/11 when he found himself in Fort Hood preparing to fight for his country, Robertie will begin a new chapter in his life when he becomes one of the newest franchise owners with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.

It’s no surprise that Robertie chose Pillar To Post to begin his new career. Pillar To Post has been named the No.1 veteran-friendly franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and G.I. Jobs and has also been recognized with five-star VetFran status from the International Franchise Association, one of only 100 franchisors of the 600 who participate in the program to be awarded five stars. Pillar To Post offers a 20 percent discount on its initial franchise fee to qualified veterans and in 2016 they made up 20 percent of Pillar To Post’s new franchisees. Robertie will be serving homebuyers and sellers throughout Montgomery County… Read More.


Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

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