March 07, 2013 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Fla. - Pillar To Post, North America’s largest home inspection company, welcomed a class of six new home inspectors in February, putting the franchise on track to meet its five-year goal of 1,000 total locations.
“We are thrilled to add six excellent new home inspectors to our already outstanding team,” said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post. “We expect to add 75 new territories this year, and with this class of ambitious and talented franchisees, we are off to an incredibly strong start.”
February’s new home inspectors include Jeff Stockton, serving the Tampa, Fla. area, Craig Tremblay of Providence, R.I., Brian Eisenbraun in Monmouth County, N.J., David Russell of Seattle, Wash., Jean-Paul Bernard, serving Sudbury, Ontario, and Todd Caisse in Massachusetts.
2013 is already proving to be a strong year for the housing market. In January, new home sales rose almost 16 percent compared to December – an overall increase of 29 percent since this time one year ago. And as the housing market continues to improve, the demand for home inspection services will also increase, meaning companies like Pillar To Post are positioned for continuous growth.
“Pillar To Post experienced record growth in 2012, putting us in the ideal position to continue our expansion this year,” Steward said. “We are confident that with our network of dedicated and resourceful franchisees, we can continue to expand in new markets.”
Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post is now the largest home inspection company in North America with over 400 franchisees, located in 45 states and 8 Canadian provinces. The company expects to open a total of 75 new locations by the end of 2013; long-term plans include adding 500-600 new franchisees over the next five years. Pillar To Post was ranked the No. 1 home inspection franchise in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2013 Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, and earned the distinction of being ranked in Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 in the Large Franchise category for 2013, an award based on overall franchisee satisfaction. For more information, please visit www.pillartopostfranchise.com.
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