Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Home inspections
Franchise 500 2023
2023 Franchise 500 Rank
#234 Ranked #313 last year
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Initial investment
$78K - $91K
Units as of 2023
510 Decrease 8% over 3 years

Pillar to Post Home Inspectors is one of North America’s most well-known home inspection franchises, with more than 525 franchises all over the United States and Canada.

Operating out of a strong sense of social care and responsibility, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors takes its role in maintaining safe neighborhoods seriously. The franchise believes in fortifying local communities and is happy to give franchisees a chance to contribute while providing a service to the community in the form of home inspections.

If you’re an optimistic person who likes helping others make educated decisions in life, you could be an ideal candidate for a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise. With this opportunity, you can keep time in your hands while building the life you want.

Why You May Want to Start a Pillar to Post Home Inspectors Franchise

There may be no nobler way to build your future than to help others with theirs. A Pillar to Post Home Inspectors franchise can help you accomplish this goal, bolstered by their experience in the industry.

Since 1994, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors has spawned hundreds of launches and successful franchises, thanks to its goal of providing top-notch training and marketing strategies. They've been funneling inspections into the franchise since 1994.

If you’re concerned about your limited knowledge about the home inspection industry, you need not worry, as that should be covered by the franchise’s comprehensive training program, which includes an actual hands-on, practical learning component. Thanks to your startup director, this may allow you to set out in the industry with confidence and flair. They'll likely be coaching you from launch to the end of your first year of operations.

What Might Make a Pillar to Post Home Inspectors Franchise a Good Choice?

Pillar to Post Home Inspectors boasts a long roster of remarkable achievements in the industry, potentially making it a quality company with which to open a franchise. Many times in the past several decades, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

To be part of the Pillar to Post Home Inspectors team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of  a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements. How to Open a Pillar to Post Home Inspectors Franchise

To start the process of seeing if you qualify to open a Pillar to Post Home Inspectors franchise, you may first submit an inquiry form.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. Speak to existing franchisees and ask questions directed to the Pillar to Post Home Inspectors team. If your net worth and available liquid capital match the brand’s requirements, you may qualify to open a Pillar to Post Home Inspectors franchise, and you can get started with an initial investment and relevant training.

From pillar to post, this franchise covers all your bases in-home inspection!

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Company Overview

About Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Industry Services (Other)
Related Categories Home Inspections
Founded 1994
Parent Company FirstService Brands
Leadership Charles Furlough, President & CEO
Corporate Address 14502 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., #200
Tampa, FL 33618
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube
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About Pillar To Post Inspectors

Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post is North America’s largest and fastest-growing professional home inspection franchise. Ranked #1 in category for the past 5years, today the company has grown to over 550 franchises across the US and Canada. Own your own business with a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise!

What Pillar To Post offers you

  • Financial Freedom
  • Flexibility in schedule
  • Control of your work/life balance
  • Control over your future

We want to talk to you if you:

  • Enjoy empowering people to make better decisions to improve their lives
  • Have an incredibly positive outlook on life
  • Are a real ‘people person’
  • Want to be in control of your time and financial future
  • Want to be in business for yourself, and not by yourself

Industry Recognition for Pillar To Post

  • Ranked #1 Home Inspection company by Entrepreneur every year for the last 5 years
  • Top Low Cost franchise for the last 15 years.
  • Entrepreneur Magazine ‘Fastest Growing Franchise’ winner for past 5 years.

Franchise Training and Support

  • No technical experience required – our training program will provide that for you
  • Hands-on and in-market training to give you confidence in your abilities and help you to be seen as the expert in your field
  • A dedicated Start Up Director to coach you through the launch and operations for the first 9 - 12 months of your business

The Pillar To Post Quick Difference

  • Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the largest, and fastest-growing home inspection company in North America
  • We have the greatest market coverage in North America with over 550 franchises in 49 states and 9 provinces.
  • You can benefit from the lowest franchise fee and initial investment in the industry.
  • #1 Brand Recognition among North America’s busiest residential realtors with such brands as RE/MAX, Keller Williams, and more.
  • We provide industry leading training and start up programs that get our franchisees trained, licensed and making money sooner.
  • We have proven national and local marketing programs to drive business and book inspections
  • 23 years of successful business launches and hundreds of prosperous franchises


Business Overview

Franchising Since 1994 (29 years)
# of employees at HQ 50
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units 510 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
Initial Investment Information Circle
$78,160 - $90,835
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$54,160 - $66,835
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$54,160 - $66,835
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing Pillar To Post Home Inspectors offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing Pillar To Post Home Inspectors has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 152 hours
Classroom Training 170.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 1
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle

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Updated: December 12th, 2022