Business and Professional
November 10, 2017
(WASILLA, Alaska) Jamie Brough served in the United States Air Force from 1995 to 1999 and has since been involved with the American Legion and volunteering his time to other veterans' organizations. So when he decided to go into business for himself, it's no surprise he chose to become a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® franchise owner, who opened last August. Pillar To Post has been named the No.1 veteran-friendly franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and G.I. Jobs and has also been recognized with five-star VetFran status from the International Franchise Association, one of only 100 franchisors of the 600 who participate in the program to be awarded five stars.
Pillar To Post serves residential and business customers throughout south central Alaska. The 45-year-old Brough is a Connecticut native who came to Alaska a little more than two years ago with his wife, Jenice who is also working in their business .
"We chose Pillar To Post because my research showed it to be one of the top-rated, veteran-friendly franchises in the country," Brough said. "Given my military experience, that was an important consideration and I'm enjoying my new career." Pillar To Post offers a 20 percent discount on its initial franchise fee to qualified veterans. In 2016, veterans made up 20 percent of Pillar To Post's new franchisees.
Over a span of 23 years nearly three million families have counted on Pillar To Post to be their trusted advisor when buying or selling a home. In January, Pillar To Post was named North America's top-rated home inspection company within Entrepreneur Magazine's annual Franchise 500®.
A professional evaluation both inside and outside the home is at the core of Pillar To Post's service. Inspectors input data and digital photos into a computerized report that is printed and presented on site. All information is provided to clients in a customized binder for easy reference, allowing homebuyers or sellers to make confident, informed decisions.