Tampa, FL, September 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Pillar To Post is proud to announce their newest class of franchisees. In August, North America’s largest home inspection company signed six new franchisees, four of which are military veterans who took advantage of the VetFran discount.
Military veterans are offered 10 percent off the initial franchising fee—a $1,500 savings—in addition to in-house financing. Pillar To Post, who has actively been recruiting retired military personnel, now has more than 125 veteran-owned locations. Due to their efforts, they were recently named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs for the third year in a row.
“We love seeing people with all kinds of unique backgrounds find success with Pillar To Post,” said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post. “Our military veterans bring an array of experiences that are beneficial to them as business owners while those of various backgrounds find success through our training process by applying their own skills.”
The new August franchisees include Ed Hopkins, serving Hilton Head, S.C.; Kent Schillerstrom in Modesto, Calif.; Cal Steven in London, Ontario; Martin and Michelle Kelley, who are both veterans, in Jackson, Tenn.; Greg Newman in Nazareth, Penn.; and Andrew Way, serving St. Louis, Mo.
“Since the beginning of the year, we have welcomed over 30 new franchisees to the Pillar To Post family,” said Steward. “We attribute our growth to a stellar reputation, increasing need for professional home inspectors and a proven training program. We’re excited to watch our new class flourish in their markets!”
Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post is now the largest home inspection company in North America, located in 44 states and 8 Canadian provinces, with over 400 franchisees. Pillar To Post added 20 new franchises in 2011. The company expects to more than double that number in 2012; long-term plans include adding 500-600 new franchisees over the next five years. Pillar To Post ranked 215 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 Franchise 500 rankings. For more information, please visit www.pillartopostfranchise.com.