HouseMaster

  • HouseMaster, LLC
92 E. Main St. #301
Somerville, NJ 08876
USA
  • (800) 526-3930 / (732) 823-4087
  • (802) 419-3434 (Fax)

HouseMaster has been helping entrepreneurs from all educational and business backgrounds realize their dreams for the past 35 years, and has collectively performed over 3 million inspections. It is our motto to go above and beyond in supporting our franchisees; providing training, comprehensive business planning, solid marketing programs, operations support, resources and coaching in all areas of the business. Franchisee and customer satisfaction alike, along with the highest level of quality service available are why HouseMaster continues to be the recognized authority on everything home inspection.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1971

Franchising Since: 1979

Operating Units

Franchised Units 269 97.1%
Company-Owned Units 8 2.9%
Total Operating Units 277 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 277 89.1% In 48 States
Canada 34 10.9% In 8 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 311 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators 96
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 45
Florida 24
Pennsylvania 20

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 12
Site Selection
Assistance
N/A
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Brochures, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Trade Show Exhibits, Videos
Additional Services: In-House Marketing, Newsletter, Press Releases, Sales Strategies
Other Marketing Support Fliers, Online SEO and Social Networking, Net Promoter Discipline and Customer Feedback Program, Quarterly Contests and Awards, National Relationships with Realtors, etc., market differentiation tools such as Guarantee and Agent Indemnification, Website, E-marketing, and more.

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Yes, at additional cost
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

Medford, NJ 2 Weeks
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $80K
Cash Investment $60.1-107.9K
Total Investment $61.1-106.2K
Average Total Investment $84K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $42.5K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 5-7.5%
Average Royalty 6%
Advertising Fee 2-2.50%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees Varies
Average Number of Part-Time Employees Varies
Space Needs (in square feet) N/A
Preferred Site Types Home-Based
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 3
Specific Industry Experience 2
Formal Education 2
Psychological Profile 5
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 5
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
Yes, for 0 years
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 40
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas No
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