CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - February 09, 2016) - HouseMaster, the first and most experienced home inspection franchise company in North America, announces Franchise Owners, Butch and Kathy Upton, as the 2015 recipients of Affiliate Company of the Year by Gastonia Association of REALTORS®.   

 Butch and Kathy Upton, who have performed Home Inspections since 2003, are very active in committees including Special Events, Professional Development, and Education Committees training new REALTORS®.

“I am excited to provide the best inspection service and education possible to my customers, and I’m grateful for their confidence in me and my work with Real Estate Professionals in my area,” 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 informed real estate decisions.”  The Buyer’s Benefits Program brings value to our clients at HouseMaster. A few details on how we save money for our clients, even after our inspection is completed, can be found at .

 Kathleen Kuhn, President of HouseMaster, said,  “We are proud of Butch and Kathy Upton’s strong efforts to educate REALTORS® in North Carolina.”

 As HouseMaster Owners, The Uptons provide service to home buyers and sellers with an independent, third-party, professional evaluation of the condition of the major elements of a home. The guaranteed inspections offer potential home buyers 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 the 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 — email

 About HouseMaster:

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Somerville, NJ, HouseMaster is the oldest and one of the largest home inspection companies in North America.  With more than 365 franchised areas throughout the US and Canada, HouseMaster is the most respected name in home inspections.  For over 35 years, HouseMaster has built 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 HouseMaster LLC.

 For more information please visit or call 800-526-3939.