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Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

2014 Franchise 500
#118
At a Glance

Products & Services: Home inspections

Number of Locations: 423

Total Investment: $33.4K - $41.6K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 1994

About Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Pillar to Post, a professional home inspection franchise, was started in 1994 and began offering franchises in both the U.S. and Canada that same year. Today, the company has grown over 500 franchises throughout North America.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 343 80 0 0
2013 309 80 0 0
2012 261 88 0 0
2011 287 83 0 0
2010 297 83 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $33,350 - $41,550
Franchise Fee: $16,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 12 weeks at startup.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: E-mail, direct mail

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #118 (2014), #263 (2013), #216 (2012), #247 (2011), #342 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #72 (2014),
Low-Cost: #20 (2014), #40 (2013), #35 (2012), #51 (2011), #82 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #25 (2014), #69 (2013), #56 (2012), #75 (2011), #98 (2010),
America's Top Global: #195 (2014), #194 (2013), #170 (2012), #192 (2011),

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