Meet the Team

Senior Leadership Team

Pillar To Post has one of the most experienced leadership teams in the industry with firsthand experienced home inspectors and decades of business and franchise leadership experience within the team. This team leads the strategic vision for Pillar To Post and helps ensure our franchisees have the tools and support they need to successfully deliver the Pillar To Post brand experience and build their franchises to achieve their goals and dreams.

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Dan Steward

President & CEO

Dan utilizes decades of both franchise and non-franchise service based business experience to strategically drive Pillar To Post and continue helping our franchisees succeed in their businesses.

Charles Furlough

Senior Vice President, Operations

Charles owned a Pillar To Post franchise in North Carolina from 1998-2007, with his business completing over 10,000 home inspections. In 2007 he joined the Home Office team as a Director, and now SVP of Operations.

Chuck Gravely

Vice President, Technical Standards & Development

Chuck has been in the home inspection industry for more than 23 years, both as a home inspector as well as a technical trainer. Since 2004, he has helped our franchisees succeed with the highest quality training and technical standards.

Jake Sweeney

Chief Financial Officer

Jake joined Pillar To Post as VP of Finance and Administration in 2007, moving to CFO in 2010. In this role Jake oversees the Finance and IT teams. Prior to joining Pillar To Post, Jake was VP of Finance for PartyLite Gifts from 1996-2006.

John Verdon

Vice President, Marketing

John brings 20 years of marketing leadership to the team including 5 years as the VP Marketing of a franchise-based restaurant chain. John and the marketing team are dedicated to helping franchisees reach their goals.

Jeff Campbell

Director, New Franchisee Start-up

Jeff has almost 20 years of experience as a business owner/operator including over 15 years as a franchisee with several different brands. He now is focused on ensuring our new franchisees have a successful start to their new business.

David Rowney

Director, Internal Communications

David brings 20 years of communications experience to develop and implement communications to engage, inform, and inspire our organization in ways that support our business goals and culture, for our franchisees and overall brand.

Franchise Advisory Council

The FAC are a group of current Pillar To Post Franchisees located throughout North America. They are elected by their peer franchisees and volunteer their time to provide a voice for franchisees and input to the Home Office with a goal of improving the brand and franchise system.

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Jerry Black

FAC Chair

Paul Grise

FAC Vice Chair

Troy Simmers-Vanhevel

FAC Past Chair

Casey Livingston

FAC Member

Joseph Brandli

FAC Member

Joseph Lang

FAC Member

Fred Larsen

FAC Member

Jeff Schroeder

FAC Member

Recruitment Team

This is the group of people that will help you learn about the Pillar To Post franchise opportunity, and help you assess if it is the right franchise for you. At the same time, they will learn about your skills and core strengths to assess your potential of being successful with a Pillar To Post franchise. We look for long term win-win relationships and the recruitment team are great guides to help you toward owning your own business.

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Damon Crandall

Franchise Recruitment Director

Damon started his own Pillar To Post franchise in 2001 and conducted over 1,800 home inspections. He joined Pillar To Post again in 2013 and has helped more than 100 people achieve their goals and dreams of business ownership.

Brenda Gemmell

Franchise Recruitment Director

After working in high tech for many years, Brenda entered the franchise world owning her first franchise in 2010. She has helped over 200 people find the right franchise to join and enjoys helping share the experience of business ownership.

Nathan Millhouse

Franchise Recruitment Director

Nathan has over two decades of experience in franchise operations, business coaching, and franchise development experience together with over six years of franchise ownership. He enjoys helping people realize their dream of owning their own business.

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Start-up & Training Team

This team combines technical expertise with adult-learning know-how to ensure all of our new franchisees understand what it takes to do a great home inspection and run a great business. The team includes former Pillar To Post franchisees and home inspectors as part of this team as well as subject matter experts to cover all areas to successfully run your business. The start-up team members are your real-world coaches dedicated to your start-up and successful first year of business operations.

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Jay Gregg

Director, Franchise Development

In May 2005, Jay joined Pillar To Post as a franchisee and has inspected more than 2,000 homes. In 2011, he sold his franchise and joined Home Office as Director of Marketing. Jay now trains new franchisees on how to run their own successful franchise.

Kimberely Baker

Director, Training & Development

Kimberley has been involved in franchise training for more than 16 years, and as part of the Pillar To Post team since 2006. She uses her experience to continuously enhance the development and implementation of our in-house and online training.

Trevor Welby-Solomon

Technical Instructor

Trevor became a Certified Home Inspector in 1994 and joined Pillar To Post in 1999 as VP of Technical & Training until 2014. Trevor is now involved as a Technical Instructor, sharing his experience with our new franchisees.

Graham Clarke

Technical Instructor

Graham entered the home inspection industry in 1989 and managed a large multi-inspector company for many years. He is the President of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors and a Technical Instructor with Pillar To Post.

Rita Lombardi

Training, Development, & Office Coordinator

Rita handles & organizes all training logistics for our Franchise Partners when they come to Pillar To Post on-site training. She ensures their visit runs smoothly and efficiently.

Randy Weaver

Start-Up Director

Randy brings 23+ years of experience in coaching, training, and support to new franchisees. With a strong background in startup and performance coaching, he has helped launch over 200 new franchisees.

Ken Belleman

Start-Up Director

Ken has been in the franchise service industry for over 30 years. His management and training experience are a great asset in his role with new franchise partners. Ken has helped over 400 new franchisees start their business.

Tony Caschera

IT Support & System Administrator

Tony joined Pillar To Post in July 2000. He provides support and training for our IT systems such as email and one point system. He is the go-to guy for our franchisees’ IT Support and questions.

Field Operations

Our Field Support team are your in-the-field coaches who work with you once you are up-and-running. They help and coach you to achieve your goals and will support your dreams in building your Pillar To Post business. This team mixes business ownership experience with coaching and goal-setting expertise to help our franchisees meet their goals and deliver a great Pillar To Post brand experience in a world of ever-changing circumstances and opportunities.

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Stephanie Fisher

Regional Director

Stephanie brings 13+ years of operations experience helping franchisees create growth in their business. In addition, Stephanie was a franchisee with Merry Maids for over 8 years. While with Merry Maids, Stephanie was responsible for every facet of the business.

Melissa Schmitt

Regional Director

Melissa has spent the past 25 years in franchising including time as a multi-unit franchise owner and served in multiple field support capacities. She focuses on operations and helping franchisees become profitable and enjoy their businesses.

Lana Daley

Regional Director

Lana joined the franchising world in 2002, serving in a variety of different roles. In 2014, she joined Pillar To Post, assisting franchisees creating visions, goals, and plans that will help them achieve success and prosperity.

Kevin Lovejoy

Regional Director

Kevin is a 20 year franchise veteran with a varied background. He has a passion for helping business owners reach their goals. Kevin is committed to assisting franchisees in delivering a consistent and excellent brand experience.

Ray MacNeil

Regional Director

Ray came out of General Construction ownership into franchising in 2002. Working in Digital Marketing for 15 years and combined with his Sales background, Ray is now helping Pillar To Post franchisees in Canada build personal success.

Jim Loughery

Regional Director

Jim owned and operated a Pillar To Post franchise from 1997 to 2010. During that time, Jim and his team completed over 17,000 inspections. Presently, he is the Regional Director for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Kenneth Peter

Regional Director

Kenneth Peter is the Regional Director for Colorado. He has also owned a Pillar To Post franchise since July, 1998. Ken’s company has completed more than 10,000 home inspections since inception.

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