In early 2015, Tim James decided to make a drastic career change, leaving behind a corporate job in downtown Chicago to start his own business in Northwest Indiana. He always had a background in home repairs and various trades from the jobs he worked while putting himself through college, and had also spent time working at a private CPA firm, Grant Thornton, and Morgan Stanley over the course of 15 years. Leaning on his knowledge of home systems and trades coupled with his business and finance background, he knew that he could build a successful business in the home inspection industry. After Tim and his wife, Laura, purchased and opened a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise in early 2015, they went on to become the Pillar To Post Rookies of the Year for 2016, posting the best first-year operating revenue of any Pillar To Post owner in franchise history. Tim works incredibly hard doing home inspections throughout the Region and he and Laura have already grown their team to become the largest home inspection company in Northwest Indiana. His team currently consists of him and his wife, 5 other home inspectors, and 3 office staff members. Tim is also an ASHI Certified Inspector (one of only 5 ASHI ACI’s in Northwest Indiana). Additionally, he is a licensed continuing education instructor, who is able to teach CE to realtors on various home inspection topics (he is the only home inspector in Northwest Indiana who holds this distinction). He thoroughly enjoys being a resource for all local realtors and is happy to be an integral part of helping clients find their dream homes. In addition to being a successful home inspector and small business owner, Tim is also a loving husband to his wife, Laura, as well as a proud father of 3 beautiful young daughters, Avery, Dylan, and Haven.