Professional Training: Every Pillar To Post home inspector is trained in the classroom and in the field. You can have confidence in the fact that all Pillar To Post inspectors are required to continually upgrade their skills and to keep current with new technologies and professional standards.

Michael Mele

In September local resident Michael Mele will become a first-time business owner when he opens his Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® franchise in Stephens City. A native of Herndon, Virginia, Mele’s Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise will serve a wide area including the counties of Clark, Frederick, Warren and Winchester delivering trusted advice to realtors and clients buying or selling a home in his local community.

Mele’s professional background encompasses a variety of fields including managing finance for auto dealerships. He also spent 15 years as a mechanical engineer in the heating and air conditioning industry. As he perfected his crafts over the years and built a solid professional reputation for himself, the stars finally began to align. Deciding to go into business with his fiancé, Suzanna Cordle, Mele earned his ASHI home inspector certification after the pair researched franchise opportunities and ultimately decided Pillar To Post Home Inspectors was the perfect fit.

 “With my fiancé as my business partner, we can work together to grow the business as a team and eventually turn it into a true family-run business when we get our kids involved as they grow up,” Mele said. “What’s more is that my sales background will help ensure our real estate agents and homebuyers get the support they need to make educated decisions. We’re committed to delivering excellent customer service that delivers clear, unbiased evaluations of a home’s condition. And because the process of conducting quality, thorough home inspections requires intricate knowledge of how a home functions, my mechanical engineering background will be a strong asset to this industry.”

 “The Pillar To Post Home Inspectors business model allows us to operate a home-based business that allows us to take control of our professional future,” Mele said. “Having grown up in the area, I could not be more pleased with the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the local community I continue to call home.” 

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the brand to which more than three million families have turned to for 25 years to be their trusted advisor when buying or selling a home. Consistently ranked as the top-rated home inspection company on Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise500®, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is enjoying its 19th year in a row on that list.

A professional evaluation both inside and outside the home is at the core of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors’ service. Pillar To Post Home 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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Suzanne Cordle