With a combined 46 years in the mortgage industry, husband and wife team Jay and Claudia Engel have racked up quite a substantial network of contacts, which they hope will benefit their new Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® business. “Claudia and I also have close friends and family in the southern California real estate market, which we plan to capitalize on,” says Jay with a sly smile. “We are excited that our new business will be serving all of Orange County. As a matter of fact, I grew up in the same neighborhood we live in now in Irvine, which means we are truly ‘working from home’.”

The Engel’s journey toward business ownership started all the way back in 2013 when Claudia was forced to leave her career of 20 years and go on permanent disability after complications related to multiple sclerosis (she was originally diagnosed in 2002). “Although Claudia stays quite busy keeping up with our two kids and volunteering at their school when she can, we had often talked about going into business together. That is what led us to Pillar To Post Home Inspectors,” Jay explained. “We thought it was a perfect fit since are both familiar with real estate and the industry as a whole; we both speak the language.”

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 annualFranchise500®, 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.

“The ability to work from home and to build something of our own that will not only provide financial stability and a vehicle for retirement, but will serve as an asset that can potentially keep our children and even grandchildren employed, happy, and fulfilled is a dream come true,” added Claudia.