January 28, 2019 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, FLA – Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® has been ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise500® January 2019 edition.
“We’re thrilled to once again be recognized as the leader in our category for the nineteenth year in a row,” says Dan Steward, President & CEO of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. “This accomplishment is a testament to the strength of the brand, our franchisees, support team, and the Pillar To Post franchise opportunity. 2018 marked another record year for the company, including the signing of more than 90 new franchise agreements.” This brings the number of franchisees to over 600 in the U.S. and Canada.
About 30% of those Agreements were made through the company’s VetFran program to members of our military. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors takes great pride in their 5-Star Status in the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program.
“We are also seeing many new franchisees from home-related industries such as realtors, former mortgage brokers, construction experts and independent home inspectors who want the power of a national brand behind them,” Steward concluded.
Over a span of nearly 25 years over three million families have counted on Pillar To Post to be their trusted advisor when buying or selling a home.
The home inspection giant is also proud of its continued inclusion in the following Entrepreneur Magazine rankings:
- Top Franchises for Veterans
- Top Franchises For Any Budget
- Top Brands
- Top Global
- Fastest Growing Franchises
“As we celebrate 40 years of producing the Franchise 500, it’s a good opportunity to step back and look at how much has changed since that first ranking in 1980,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “While the franchise business model has changed little, the strongest franchise brands are constantly evolving and innovating to keep up with changing trends and technology.”
With the housing market continuing to grow, homeowners recognize the importance of hiring a certified home inspector. A recent survey released by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) found that 88 percent of all U.S. homeowners believe home inspections are a necessity, not a luxury.
Additionally, the home inspection industry is largely comprised of aging owner-operators. As they leave the industry homeowners will desire a strong reliable brand that utilizes the latest technology and education resulting in significant growth opportunities for Pillar To Post.
A professional evaluation both inside and outside the home is at the core of Pillar To Post’s service. Inspectors input data and digital photos into a computerized report that is printed and presented on site. All information is provided to clients in a customized binder for easy reference, allowing homebuyers or sellers to make confident, informed decisions.
About Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®
Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the largest home inspection company in North America with home offices in Toronto and Tampa. There are more than 600 franchises located in 49 states and nine Canadian provinces. Long-term plans include adding 500 to 600 new franchisees over the next five years.
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