From Billion-Dollar Submarines to Your Next Home, Navy Veteran Brings ‘Deep Sea’-ted Experience to New Career

If you ever have concerns about whether Scott Edwards is capable of checking out a hard-to-reach crawl space or other tough spots during your home inspection and giving it the scrupulous attention it might require, take these words to heart: Do. Not. Worry. In fact, rejoice. You have found the ultimate home inspector. That is truly the case for the 39-year-old Edwards, who recently became one of the newest franchise owners with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®, the No. 1 home inspection company in North America. Edwards will serve homebuyers, sellers and agents throughout Asheville, Hendersonville, and a large portion of western North Carolina.

Edwards’ background and depth of experience (pun intended) is truly unique. You see, Edwards was a United States Navy Deep Sea Diver for 21 years. “As a Navy diver I inspected billion-dollar U.S. submarines and warships below the waterline in some of the ocean’s toughest environments,” Edwards said. “I know I can provide that same attention to detail for homebuyers, sellers and agents.”

According to Pillar To Post Home Inspectors President and CEO Dan Steward, “We are rolling out some pretty amazing technologies. One of these will be the PTP360 tour. It will also be available with a floor plan. It is a great new innovation – fast-tracked to completion for COVID-19 response – but in the long term, a huge help for busy, professional Realtors; saving time, better serving their seller and giving prospective buyers a far better experience. Buyers can view anytime they wish, stay if they like, share with friends and family, share with contractors to get an estimate and even get a measured floor plan to help with furniture planning, etc. This is a brilliant experience.”

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors has achieved the highest standings in various rankings of “Best in Category,” “Top 20 Franchises to Buy,” “Top 10 Global Franchises” and “Top Franchises for Veterans” in addition to achieving 5-Star status with VetFran, a program offered by the International Franchise Association that provides discounted franchise fees to veterans. 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. All information is provided to clients in a customized binder for easy reference, allowing homebuyers or sellers to make confident, informed decisions.

“Pillar To Post Home Inspectors provided a path for me to use my leadership skills I learned on active duty and point them toward owning my own business,” Edwards said.

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 nearly 600 franchises located in 49 states and nine Canadian provinces. The company has been named as Best in Category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise500® ranking for 9 years in a row and appeared in the ranking for 24 years. Long-term plans include adding 500 to 600 new franchisees over the next five years. For further information, please visit


Providing Business, DVBE. Employment & Educational Opportunities For Veterans



Leidos Video

American Family Insurance

American Family Insurance


Verizon Wireless