MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill.--(Dec. 1, 2017) – HouseMaster franchise owner, Brian Ristau, received the Home Inspection Excellence Award at the company's annual conference held October 18-21 in Itasca, Illinois. The Home Inspection Excellence Award Award is given to honor those owners who reach the milestone of being in business for five years.

“It is so great to celebrate this milestone with my HouseMaster family,” Ristau said. “Owning a HouseMaster franchise has been a wonderful experience. It is hard work but helping others make educated real estate decisions is very rewarding and satisfying. I'm proud to serve my community and be a part of HouseMaster.”

HouseMaster President, Kathleen Kuhn, and corporate members hosted the conference and event honoring the successes of franchise owners from the past year and celebrated their lasting impact on the home inspection industry and the consumers they serve. The Home Inspection Excellence Award Award is given to honor those owners who reach the milestone of being in business for five years.

"To celebrate a milestone of five years is quite an achievement," Kuhn said. “Brian is a dedicated business owner and is committed to serving his customers at a high-level. We are proud to have him as part of our HouseMaster family and celebrate this milestone with him.”

Conference attendees enjoyed sessions focused on new programs and initiatives designed to help customers, including the company’s new home management system, HouseMaster Cloud, which offers customers an easy way to manage and maintain their homes with the help of online document management, maintenance reminders, recall alerts, and more.

"This year we are elevating the performance of our owners and raising the bar in the home inspection industry with HouseMaster Cloud," Kuhn said. "HouseMaster franchise owners will be better equipped to help agents build and keep relationships with homeowners, and help those homeowners organize, protect, and improve their home for years to come.”

For more information, contact Brian Ristau, (847) 749-1270,

About HouseMaster:

HouseMaster has been providing quality home inspections for buyers, sellers, and agents since it was first founded in 1979. Over the years we have gained the reputation as the most trusted home inspection company in North America. With more than 300 franchised areas throughout the United States and Canada, HouseMaster is one of the largest home inspection companies around. Each HouseMaster franchise is an independently owned and operated business. HouseMaster is a registered trademark of HM Services, LLC.

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