Former Software Exec Brings Number One Home Inspection Company to Northern Ocean County

Business and Professional

October 10, 2018

 (TOMS RIVER, NJ) When local resident Doug Howze (49) decided to add a steady, high growth business to his resume, he chose the number one home inspection company in North America, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®. As one of the company's newest franchisees, Howze will serve Northern Ocean County.

"I am ready for a new chapter in my life after enjoying success as a software sales executive for 20 years," said Howze. "I am confident that my many years of customer service will assist me in creating a thriving business. Plus, I have had an interest in the home improvement industry and I look forward to helping homebuyers and sellers."

Over a span of 24 years over three million families have counted on Pillar To Post to be their trusted advisor when buying or selling a home. Tampa-based Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®, the largest home inspection company in North America, has experienced impressive franchisee growth in the past 18 months.  An additional 90 new franchisees opened new Pillar To Post locations throughout North America bringing the total number of franchisees to over 600. Recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 for 18 consecutive years, the home inspection giant is also proud of its continued inclusion in the following Entrepreneur Magazine rankings:

·         Top Home-Based Franchises

·         Best of the Best

·         Top Low-Cost Franchises

·         Top Franchises for Veterans

·         Fastest Growing Franchises

·         Military Times-Top Franchises for Veterans


As the housing market begins to recover, homeowners clearly recognize the importance of hiring a certified home inspector. A recent survey released by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) found that 88 percent of all U.S. homeowners believe home inspections are a necessity, not a luxury.

Additionally, the home inspection industry is largely comprised of aging owner-operators. As they leave the industry homeowners will desire a strong reliable brand that utilizes the latest technology and education resulting in significant growth opportunities for Pillar To Post.

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.


For more information visit: or call 732-281-8569.

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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 home offices in Toronto and Tampa. There are more than 600 franchises located in 49 states and nine Canadian provinces. Long-term plans include adding 500 to 600 new franchisees over the next five years. For further information, please visit