HouseMaster's Butch Upton Honored at Home Inspection Franchisor's Annual Conference

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - February 02, 2015) - HouseMaster, the first and most experienced home inspection franchise company in North America, recently honored Butch Upton of the local Charlotte, NC franchise at the company's annual conference held October 16-18 at the Charleston Marriot in Charleston, South Carolina.

As a top producing franchisee, Butch Upton was recognized with two awards this year: The Sales Achievement award and The Austin Cup. The Sales Achievement Awards for Largest Overall Volume Dollar Increase was presented to Upton in recognition of the significant growth in his businesses during the twelve-month period from July 2013 through June 2014.

The Austin Cup was first presented to Ken Austin in honor of his vision in launching the home inspection industry. Austin, who founded the HouseMaster franchise, is known as a pioneer in the industry having been a founder of the American Society of Home Inspections and the first company to Franchise in the industry. The Austin Cup is the highest honor bestowed upon a HouseMaster franchisee. This award recognizes franchisees that exhibit the highest level of professionalism, who make outstanding business efforts, and provide significant contributions to the HouseMaster organization.

"I am deeply grateful to my customers and the amazing Real Estate Professionals that I work with every day," said Butch Upton. "In today's competitive real estate market, the services we offer as part of the HouseMaster family are more important than ever in helping both sellers and buyers make educated real estate decisions. I'm proud to be a source of quality home inspection services for our local community."

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 winner's success - a passion for excellence. Butch is a real leader in our HouseMaster family and he is an example of excellence in everything he does."

As a HouseMaster Owner, Upton provides home buyers and sellers an independent, third-party, professional evaluation of the conditions of the major elements of a home. The guaranteed inspections enable potential homebuyers and sellers the opportunity to make educated real estate decisions and potentially negotiate needed repairs. 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, and foreclosure inspections as well as other services, depending on the needs of the local community.

For more information, please contact Butch Upton at 704-846-7777 or

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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Founded in 1979 and Headquartered in Somerville, NJ, HouseMaster is the oldest and one of the largest home inspection companies in North America.


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