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Veteran-Friendly Perks Strong Draw for Air Force Vet Looking for a New Career

Jamie Brough Article

Jamie Brough served in the United States Air Force from 1995 to 1999 and has since been involved with the American Legion and volunteering his time to other veterans’ organizations. So when he decided to go into business for himself, it’s no surprise he chose to become a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® franchise owner, and will be launching his business in mid-August. 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 serves residential and business customers throughout south central Alaska. The 45-year-old Brough is a Connecticut native who came to Alaska a little more than two years ago with his wife, Jenice – who will also be working in their new business – after spending the previous six years in West Virginia. Brough was formerly an account executive for a large diesel truck dealership before deciding to go into business with his wife. “We chose Pillar To Post because my research showed it to be one of the top-rated, veteran-friendly franchises in the country,” Brough said. “Given my military experience, that was an important consideration and I’m enjoying my new career.” Pillar To Post offers a 20 percent discount on its initial franchise fee to qualified veterans. In 2016, veterans made up 20 percent of Pillar To Post’s new franchisees… Read More.


Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Emmy Award Winning Broadcast Professional Finds New Career with Nation’s Top Home Inspection Franchise

John Schroeder Article

(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 Friday, July 14, 2017

Fall River man opens Pillar To Post franchise

FALL RIVER: Scott Robertson knew he wanted to own his own business after leaving the military. That’s where Pillar To Post Home Inspectors came in.

Robertson is a franchisee of the company, founded in 1994, and serves the HRM, with his franchise focusing mainly on serving those in and around the Waverley, Fall River, Bedford, Clayton Park, Hammonds Plains, and Sackville areas.

Scott Roberson Article

“I wanted to have a second career after my time in the military,” said Robertson in an interview at Good Day Cafe overlooking Fall River Road. “This is another way of me getting out in the community to support local community members in purchasing a house. If I can help educate the client, and provide a reasonable comfort level with that, then it brings me a lot of self-gratification.”

He saw a need for professional home inspection service that could partner with local realtors, to make their services even better… Read More.


Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Taking a Lifetime of Experience & Putting It to Work in a New Business

Oswego residents, Frank and Dawn Herbik have opened a Pillar To Post home inspection franchise serving Kane and Kendall Counties.

Herbik Article

Frank Herbik checks all the right boxes when it comes to running a successful home inspection business. Like many of us, he’s also a graduate of the school of hard knocks, which means he tries a little harder and brings a sense of determination with him each and every day. And that’s been the case since he became a Pillar To Post home inspection franchise owner in May. The 47-year-old Oswego resident serves home buyers and sellers in Kane and Kendall counties.

Herbik formerly worked as a firefighter/paramedic from 1989 to 2003 then owned an electrical contracting business from 1997 to 2014. Afterward, he worked as a consultant. “I was a victim of the 2008 recession,” Herbik said. “I survived the recession but was unable to survive long enough to capitalize on the construction rebound in the Chicago area.” However, Herbik’s skills and expertise align perfectly with what makes Pillar To Post a stalwart in its industry by simply delivering what realtors, homebuyers and sellers desire: a thorough home inspection and concise, well-written report in a timely manner. “I have 20-plus years of experience in commercial and residential construction,” said Herbik, whose wife, Dawn, is also a partner in the business… Read More.


Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Leaving the Desk Chair Behind was Best Move this Small Business Owner Ever Made - Husband/wife Named Franchisor’s 2016 “Rookie of the Year”

(CROWN POINT, Indiana)---It might have taken 15 years, but thank goodness Tim James finally realized he was not born to sit in a chair and desperately needed to leave his career as a corporate tax specialist. Always comfortable working with his hands, the 38-year-old Tim and his wife and business partner, Laura, opened a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise in April 2015. The rest has been a blur. In January, the couple beat out nearly 100 other franchisees to be named Pillar To Post’s “Rookie of the Year” for 2016. In April they celebrated their second anniversary in business and with four inspectors (and plans to hire even more in 2017) have grown to become the largest home inspection company in Northwest Indiana, serving Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton counties. “We hit revenue and inspection volume goals within two years that we anticipated would take closer to five years,” James said… Read More.


Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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