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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.

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“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

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

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