SIOUX FALLS, SD--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - HouseMaster, the first and most experienced home inspection franchise company in North America, recently honored Brad and Kathy Horstman of the local Sioux Falls, SD franchise with Turn Around Award at the company's annual conference held October 16-18 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Turn Around Award recognizes a franchise that bought a previously low volume producing franchise to which the new franchise demonstrated significant business growth to the area within their first year of operation.

"I am not surprised that this dynamic duo has achieved what they have achieved because they demonstrated their fortitude and dedication while still at training," said Kathleen Kuhn, President of DBR Franchising. "They both came to training despite having young children at home and during the harshest winter we had experienced in some time. Even with travel delays, several days of heavy snow and a few sessions of training that had to be held at the hotel, they couldn't have been more excited and energetic about the HouseMaster opportunity. We are so excited about their progress. In their first 6 months in business they have exceeded our expectations and shown that hard work does indeed payoff."

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 and to highlight the driving force behind our award winners' success -- a passion for excellence. Brad and Kathy are shining examples of that passion for excellence."

As HouseMaster Owners, the Horstman's 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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