Milford, OH – For over 25 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted, and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States.
We’re excited to announce our new franchise owner, Willie Gunn. Willie joined the Army at a young age in the summer of 1982. He served the country for over 30 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer Four. His background in management and organizational team building has given him the ability to strictly adhere to organizations’ standard operating procedures and implement proven business processes. Willie obtained both his Associate Degrees in Computer Technology and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Management with the help of the Army’s Tuition Assistance Program.
After such an extensive and exciting career in the military, Willie couldn’t see himself at a desk job. He wished to be his own boss and build a company he owned. He loved the idea of inspecting homes, therefore providing a useful service to his community. When asked why he chose HomeTeam specifically, he stated it was because of the team approach and reputation– HomeTeam is rated top ten best home inspection franchises in the U.S. Wille also enjoyed everyone he met at the corporate office during his Discovery Day.
Willie’s had many interesting experiences throughout his career serving in the Army. One being his first overseas tour to West Germany when he visited East Berlin in 1984, during the height of the Cold War. He returned to West Germany again in 1986 for his second overseas tour and was on duty in West Germany in November 1989 when he heard the news first-hand that the Berlin Wall, and Iron Curtain, had fallen. In 2013, Willie was assigned to his third tour in a now reunified Germany, this time to the once divided city of Berlin. There he marveled at seeing both the eastern and western parts of the city in unison; something almost unimaginable in the 80s. Berlin is also where Willie met his wife, Lisa. So much history there!
Willie’s claim to fame was his position in the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer. As a Chief Warrant Officer, Willie was considered the subject matter expert in his field and was called upon every day to give advice and counsel to high ranking military and government officials. He was known to all as “the Chief.” Throughout his military career, Willie has been honored with numerous awards including, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, just to name a few. He was also awarded the Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabia Liberation Medals for service in the first Gulf War during Operation Desert Storm.
Willie has two children – Olivia and Sebastian. Olivia is finishing her master’s degree at American University and Sebastian is a manager at a local Papa John’s franchise. Willie’s hobbies include cooking and puzzling with his wife, Lisa. He also loves experimenting with complicated, unique dishes.
Willie is a member of the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Lisa will help Willie with administrative duties and financial decisions for the business.
Willie, we wish you the absolute best in all your HomeTeam endeavors!
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.