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Former NYPD Detective Makes Case for Franchising

Numerous paths lead to franchising. IFA’s @OurFranchise examines how a former NYPD detective found a second career inspecting houses with Pillar To Post.

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchisee Matt Lloyd is good at detecting problems. With a 23-year career in law enforcement, Lloyd developed skills that transfer well to a home inspection franchise. Along with his wife, Lisa, Lloyd owns a Pillar To Post location in Haymarket, Va.

Lloyd’s career spanned over two decades in local law enforcement, serving as a NYPD detective before transferring to the Federal Service within the Department of Homeland Security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He went after bad actors for years as a patrol officer, detective and supervisor, as well as various roles in robbery investigation, narcotics, gang intelligence, aviation crime and counter-terrorism investigations with the Joint Terrorism Task Force… Read More.

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Injured on the Job, This Former Police Officer // Detective Found a New Life with Nation's Top Home Inspection Franchise

It's safety first with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors!

This month one of Philadelphia’s former finest will start his new life as a Pillar To Post Home Inspector®. Along with wife Susan, Walt Brennan will serve Montgomery County, in all areas of home inspection including radon detection, mold detection and pesky termite detection. Brennan is a good detector. He not only served as an officer on the Philadelphia Police Department, but he also served as a detective for same.

“I guess you can say I am born to detect,” jokes Brennan. “And I always loved building trades, how homes are put together, what makes everything fall into place.”

So, it was a natural step after tragedy struck for Brennan to seek out the country’s top home inspection franchise. He and wife Susan always wanted to own their own business and this was the time to go for it. The 47-year-old Brennan was stabbed on the job, resulting in an injury to his ulnar nerve, causing him to go on disability with the department… Read More.

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Former resident bringing home inspection service to Airdrie

Mike Becker is excited about his new home inspection business in Airdrie.

Becker recently launched his own Pillar to Post Home Inspectors business that will service property markets, by inspecting homes throughout the Airdrie region.

He has 19 years of experience in the oil and gas service industry as a Mechanical Engineer, but the uncertain economy led him to the business of home inspections.

“Alberta’s economic climate was challenging; and it did not take me long to discover that my qualifications and experience were not in high demand,” said Becker… Read More.

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

Work hard, play hard

Ozark resident battles adversity to train for Ironman Triathlon.

While most people deal with different adversity throughout their day-to-day life, one Ozark native deals with the constant adversity of having lost his leg over 20 years ago.

In the summer of 1995, Steven Greer was a recent Ozark High School graduate with intentions of competing in a triathlon.

And then, on Dec. 28, 1995, tragedy struck… Read More.

Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017

After 30 Year IT Career, US Navy Vet Launches New Career in Home Inspection

Success changes people and sometimes, moving on from the most stellar of careers is the only way to step into visions of new life cultivated over decades of perfect performance. That is what a local, executive level IT quality assurance director, Eric McCoy had in mind when he left his three-decade IT career to launch a new venture; opening a Pillar to Post Home Inspectors® franchise that will serve the greater Johns Creek area markets.

Of his IT career, McCoy shared, “It was a great and rewarding career but I just felt it was time to move on.” McCoy also served in the U.S. Navy as an Operation Specialist on board the Battleship New Jersey BB 62 before starting his IT career saying “My time on the Battleship was an experience that I will remember and cherish forever. It was my honor.”

In February, McCoy began operating his Pillar to Post Home Inspectors business where he offers property inspection services to North Atlanta Metro area markets, including North Fulton, South Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties. McCoy also serves markets in cities beyond Johns Creek, such as Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Duluth, Peachtree Corners, and Norcross… Read More.

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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