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Initial Investment

LOW: $61,100
HIGH: $106,150

Change in Units

+7.9% +27 UNITS (1 Year)
+7.6% +26 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1979 (37 Years)

Corporate Address

92 E. Main St., #301 Somerville, NJ 08876


Kathleen Kuhn

Parent Company

HouseMaster LLC

About HouseMaster

Ken Austin began an independent property inspection service in northern New Jersey in 1971. Nine years later, he formed HouseMaster and began franchising, using marketing experience he gained at Johnson & Johnson and Warner Lambert Co. to spread the word about his new company.

HouseMaster inspectors check out all the major systems of a home, providing a comprehensive report on all physical conditions. The HouseMaster Express Report can be completed on-site. HouseMaster franchises offer homebuyers a limited inspection guarantee, and the company has a group errors and omissions insurance program to protect franchisees.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$61,100 - $106,150

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

HouseMaster has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Veteran Incentives

15% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 130

Lowest Rank: 349

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 10 days

Additional Training: Technical training

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line

Marketing Support
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 1 - 5

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Updated: July 28th, 2016

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