Pillar To Post and Hayman Residential Engineering Services Launch Foundation Inspections for Manufactured Homes

    Strategic Alliance Meets Growing Demand for Foundation Inspections to
    Expedite Real Estate and Mortgage Transactions for the Sale of
    Manufactured Homes

    TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 12 /CNW/ -- Pillar To Post, the industry leader in home
inspection services and Hayman Residential Engineering Services (HRES), a
nationwide engineering and architectural firm, jointly announced today a
strategic alliance. Working together, the two companies will offer foundation
inspections and engineering certificates for HUD Compliant permanent
foundations, VA permanent foundations and conventional loan permanent
foundations on manufactured homes.
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    The partnership seeks to facilitate successful home loans for buyers and
sellers of manufactured homes. The rapid issuing of a certification -- that
verifies a compliant foundation -- expedites the loan approval process and
close of the home sale. Starting immediately, home buyers and sellers of
manufactured homes in the U.S. who use Pillar To Post professionals for their
home inspections will have access to foundation inspections in 41 states. For
a list of states, visit http://www.hayman-res.com/default.htm.
    "Our foundation inspection reports will give HRES a highly detailed
description and images of the home's foundation, so the HRES engineers can
make a quick determination of its condition," said Dan Steward, president of
Pillar To Post. "Pillar To Post is very excited to work with HRES to be the
first home inspection company to provide this valuable service to real estate
professionals, lenders, home buyers and home sellers."
    All foundation systems, new and existing, must meet the guidelines
published in the Permanent Foundations Guide for Manufactured Housing, dated
September 1996. A certification attesting to compliance with this handbook
must be obtained from a licensed professional engineer and included in the
insuring file. It is applicable for all re-sales. The PFGMH must be followed
in order to receive a federally guaranteed loan.
    "There is a continuing demand in the market to close the sales of
manufactured homes without the seller needing to implement an entire new
foundation," said Paul Hayman, principal engineer of Hayman Residential
Engineering Services. "Working with Pillar To Post will assist us in
expediting this process, as the inspection reports will be turned around in
3-5 days with a 24-hour rush order available, so we can evaluate and offer
solutions if need be."

    About Pillar To Post (http://www.pillartopost.com)

    Pillar To Post is the leading provider of home inspection services to
home buyers and real estate professionals in North America.  Operating more
than 450 franchises in the U.S. and Canada, Pillar To Post offers the most
comprehensive inspection program available to residential buyers and sellers
and real estate professionals.
    Founded more than a decade ago, Pillar To Post is today ranked No.1 in
the Home Inspections category by Entrepreneur Magazine.  The company's home
inspections and Ready For Sale services ensure that Pillar To Post supports
home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals to provide peace of mind
and informed decisions.  For more information visit

    About Hayman Residential Engineering Services (http://www.hayman-res.com)

    Hayman Residential Engineering Services, Inc was founded by Paul W.
Hayman, P.E., an engineer with over 20 years experience in the residential
construction industry.  Noting the difficulty that many lenders had in finding
engineering resources in rural areas, he created the company to focus on the
needs of the manufactured housing and mortgage industry.  Hayman RES is now
the largest engineering company of its kind offering services from coast to
coast.  For more information, visit http://www.hayman-res.com.

For further information:

For further information: Margaret Skillicorn, +1-530-550-7578,
Margaret.Skillicorn@dibollandassociates.com, for Pillar To Post; or Gale
Johnson of Hayman Residential Engineering Services, +1-605-381-2254,
Gale.johnson@hayman-res.com; Web Site: http://www.pillartopost.com,

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