May 15, 2013 // Franchising.com // Tampa, FL - Pillar To Post has been ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs.
Pillar To Post supports military veterans by offering service members a 10 percent discount on the franchise fee, allowing veterans to use their background and training to launch a new civilian career.
Pillar To Post has more than 100 military veterans in the system like Andrew Way, a franchise owner in St. Louis. Way became a Pillar To Post franchisee earlier this year after serving in the U.S. Navy as an avionics technician.
“One in four returning service members indicate interest in owning their own business,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. “Franchises are a perfect fit for service members, who bring unparalleled operational skill sets and work ethic but are often unclear how to start a business.”
Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise® places Pillar To Post in an elite group and is testimony to company’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.”
The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts. The survey results list were independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post is now the largest home inspection company in North America with over 400 franchisees, located in 47 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.
The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® is published each June in G.I. Jobs magazine, and on www.MilitaryFranchising.com, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose. Additional resources are posted on the Military Friendly Franchises® Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MilitaryFranchising
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published 12 times per year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools®.
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For further information on G.I. Jobs or Military Franchising, or to arrange interviews, contact:
BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt - Barbara@bpmediarelations.com; 212-707-8181 or Judee Cohen – Judithdeecohen@gmail.com; 917-721-0663
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