Milford, OH – For over 30 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States. HomeTeam is excited to announce the opening of its new franchise in the central panhandle area.
New owner, Mike Burton, is from Richmond, Virginia. He grew up working on racecars and in various trade jobs, including masonry laborer, plumber’s helper, sheet-metal mechanic’s assistant, pipe fitter, and an electrician’s helper. He later went on to receive his degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.
Following graduation, Mike pursued a job at General Motors as an engineer, focusing on automotive aftermarket parts. He stayed there for 28 years. While working he continued his education, earning a master’s degree in engineering science and his professional engineer’s license.
Throughout his career, Mike held several leadership positions that required him to relocate, living in Mexico for three years and China for a little over two. After the bankruptcy of General Motors, he decided to work for Dana Inc., an automotive component supplier. There, he led a team of engineers for seven years.
Mike was drawn to the home inspection field because of its technical nature, previous experience with construction jobs, and educational background. He’s also had success refinishing his basement and enjoys home improvement projects.
Mike stated, “I chose HomeTeam from the nine varied opportunities I originally considered because I firmly believe in the competitive advantage we offer in the home inspection space.”
In his free time, Mike enjoys watching wrestling, following Virginia Tech sports, exercising, and mentoring his employees. He also enjoys landscaping. He’s been married to his wife Kim for 35 years, and they have two children together, both who are now grown. Their family has been fortunate enough to travel on vacation to Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Xian, the Philippines, and the Great Wall of China.
Mike’s claim to fame is that he owns a patent! Mike and several other engineers patented a specific lock design for tailgate handles. He also grew up living near the famous best-selling author, David Baldacci, whose latest book just hit number one. They are still friends to this day!
Kim’s involvement in the business will consist of inspection support and calling on agents. Good luck, Mike!
For over 30 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States. HomeTeam Inspection Service brings a TEAM of inspectors on site, so inspections are faster and more efficient than traditional operations and utilize the leading technology in the industry to perform. For information on franchise opportunities with HomeTeam Inspection Service, call 800.598.5297 or visit hometeamfranchise.com.