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HouseMaster Home Inspection

Quick Summary

The HouseMaster franchisee will perform building inspection and related services for customers. As a HouseMaster Business Owner, you provide more than just property inspections; you give home buyers peace of mind and knowledge to protect their greatest investment. Learn more about the costs, benefits, and available locations today!

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$50,000
Total Investment$60,100 – $106,150
Net Worth Required$100,000
Franchise Fee$42,500
Financing Assistance3rd Party
# of Existing Units349
Training & SupportYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • ME
  • MD
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NC
  • ND
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • VA
  • WV
  • WI
  • WY

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • NY
  • WA


HouseMaster Home Inspection

About The HouseMaster Brand
The HouseMaster Brand is the first company to franchise and hands-down the most experienced franchise brand the with over 40 years of experience. Our founder, Ken Austin entered the industry in 1971 and began franchising under the HouseMaster name in 1979. Since then, we have pioneered every major advancement including the introduction of ASHI, the first industry trade association to set home inspection standards and NIBI®, a premier resource of home inspection education and certification.

We introduced the first on-site written report, agent indemnification program and online training programs. We continue to lead the way in technology, training and support.

It’s no wonder that  the HouseMaster Brand is renowned for franchisee success and retention. So good in fact that we have multiple 2nd generation owners and even a 3rd generation owner. Our average franchise has been with the HouseMaster System over 12 years and our average gross sales is the highest in the industry. For us, happy customers and happy franchise owners means great business success!

Today Ken Austin’s daughter, Kathleen Kuhn is the President of the HouseMaster System.  No person has more business experience in the home inspection industry than Kathleen. She understands the business at every level.

HouseMaster Franchises are America's Best Business Opportunity
The HouseMaster System prides itself in providing best of class ongoing support to all of our franchisees. With complete Tier 1 and Tier 2 support structures in place, every franchise is set up for success from day one. Starting with robust sales, marketing, business and technical training - no stone is left unturned to get you started on the right foot.

After the initial training, you are paired up with a franchise development team that holds your hand as long as you need it. They bring in all the specialist you need to run your business including technical trainings, sales and marketing, and more. To top it all off - annual regional and national conferences keep you up to date on best practices by your peers and industry pros.

We support you in the following business functions:

  • Operations
  • Finance and accounting
  • Hiring and employee development
  • Ongoing education
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
  • Sales and marketing
  • Technical training

Benefit From Decades of Support
The whole point behind owning a franchise is to leverage the experience of those who have been there and done it. The HouseMaster legacy is that it has been there and done it.

Our marketing and operational systems are the results of decades of learning. prepare for the decades to come, we are constantly testing and innovating to make things work even better.

From day one in the business, you'll have an exact marketing plan that is simple and easy to execute, goals that are achievable, and systems and processes implemented that keep you focused on the customer.

Franchise Community
As you get to know the HouseMaster Brand better, you will see that we are much more than a community. We are better described as a family. With 1 out of 5 franchisees being part of the brand for more than 20 years and large number of franchisees being either 2nd or 3rd generation owners, it's easy to see how we have evolved into a supportive and outgoing family. So much in fact, that our franchisees often recommend real life family to start their own HouseMaster franchise.

As part of the community, you'll have opportunity to serve on the Franchise Advisory Council, marketing and tech boards and of course, interact with others online in private forums, and at the annual regional and national conferences.

Financial Opportunity
Owning a business is not for the weak. Fortunately for HouseMaster Franchisees, we eliminate a lot of risk without taking away the rewards. Those who follow our systems and processes see results faster than those who stall or try to reinvent the wheel. We recognize two categories of exceptional performers. HouseMaster recognizes two categories of exceptional earners. These people are part of our President's Club and Charmain's Circle. Roughly 20% of our Franchisees qualify for President's Club each year, and 8% qualify for Chairman's Circle.  We have members in both groups who have been franchisees with HouseMaster less than 5 years. For specific figures on the financial opportunity, please review Item 19 of our Financial Disclosure Document. Learn more about why you should own a home services franchise business.

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