ST JOSEPH, MI--(Marketwired - February 10, 2015) - HouseMaster, the first and most experienced home inspection franchise company in North America, recently honored Drew and Mike Kauffman of the local St Joseph, MI franchise with the following recognition at the company's annual conference held October 16-18 at the Charleston Marriot in Charleston, South Carolina.

As a rapidly growing franchise, Mike Kauffman and his son, Drew were honored with two awards this year; The Sales Achievement Award and the Maggie Jones Inspiration Award. The Sales Achievement Award (Largest Percent Volume Increase) is presented to franchisees that experienced significant growth in their businesses during the twelve-month period from July 2013 through June 2014.

The Maggie Jones Inspiration Award is given in honor of Maggie Jones, one of the company's first and most successful franchisees. Maggie is no longer with us, but is celebrated annually with this very special award. Appropriately, it is given to honor a franchisee that has served as an inspiration to others, whether it is in his or her community, or within the HouseMaster System.

"It was very gratifying to be recognized at our conference this year, especially to be receiving the Maggie Jones Award and being honored as an inspiration to my HouseMaster family," said Mike Kauffman. "I'm proud to be a local source of quality home inspection services for our local community and I am also very proud and willing to help my fellow business owners."

At this year's HouseMaster conference, franchisees attended sessions on best practices in hiring, reporting, and business management and were brought up to date on the latest developments in topics as diverse as local office marketing to drone technology.

"Each year, the award ceremony at our conference recognizes deserving individuals for their sales and business success, as well as their commitment to the principles of the HouseMaster brand," said Kathleen Kuhn, President of DBR Franchising. "This year's conference theme -- We're Talking Proud -- was chosen to celebrate the professionalism and commitment of our entire HouseMaster family. Mike and Drew as wonderful examples of the driving force behind HouseMaster's success -- a passion for excellence."

As HouseMaster owners, Mike and Drew provide home buyers and sellers an independent, third-party, professional evaluation of the condition of the major elements of a home. The guaranteed inspections enable potential homebuyers and sellers the opportunity to make educated real estate decisions. From interior systems such as plumbing and electrical to exterior components like the roof and siding, the HouseMaster Home Inspection includes the evaluation of all visible and accessible elements of the home.

HouseMaster also conducts new construction, commercial property, foreclosure inspections as well as other services depending on the needs of the local community.

About HouseMaster:
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Ewing, N.J., HouseMaster is the oldest and one of the largest home inspection companies in North America. With more than 365 franchised areas throughout the U.S. and Canada, HouseMaster is the most respected name in home inspections. For 35 years, HouseMaster has built upon a foundation of solid leadership and innovation with a continued focus on delivering the highest quality service experience to their customers and providing HouseMaster franchisees the tools and support necessary to do so. Each HouseMaster franchise is an independently owned and operated business. HouseMaster is a registered trademark of DBR Franchising, LLC.

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