Business and Professional

December 27, 2017

(LEWISTON, MAINE)-For some people, serving others is simply in their blood. Listening to him talk, that certainly seems to be the case for Michael Lacombe. On Dec. 13, the 48-year-old lifelong Lewiston resident, along with his wife, Linda, opened a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise. It is now the second Pillar To Post franchise in Maine. The other is in Windham. Lacombe recently retired from a 25-year career in law enforcement. But when talking about the opportunities afforded in his new career path, true to form, his first thoughts go toward the people he'll be able to serve. "I just wanted to start my own business to continue giving back to my community and helping others," Lacombe said. "I enjoyed that aspect of my career in law enforcement and my wife shares the same feelings. We are looking forward to getting started and becoming a trusted business in the community. We'll still be 'serving and protecting' in the community. It will just be people's homes instead of lives."

The Lacombe's franchise will serve homebuyers and sellers throughout Maine, but primarily the central and southern portions of the state. 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. Last January, Pillar To Post was named North America's top-rated home inspection company within Entrepreneur Magazine's annual Franchise 500®. The accolades don't end there. Entrepreneur also recognizes Pillar To Post as a Top Franchise for Veterans; Franchise Business Review, a trade publication that measures franchisee satisfaction, places it among the Top 50 Systems for Franchisee Satisfaction; and Franchise Gator includes the franchisor in its Franchise Gator Top 100 franchises list.

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.

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About Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® 
Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the largest home inspection company in North America with nearly 600 franchises located in 49 states and eight Canadian provinces. The company is consistently ranked No. 1 in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500
®. Long-term plans include adding 500 to 600 new franchisees over the next five years. For further information, please visit