Neighborly snaps up home-inspection company HouseMaster

by Candyd Mendoza07 Jul 2020

Neighborly, a franchisor of home-service brands, has announced its acquisition of home-inspection company HouseMaster, bringing the number of brands under the Neighborly umbrella to 25.

"Our vision is to 'Own the Home' and provide the very best services to homeowners, and this now includes HouseMaster's premier home-inspection network with a stellar reputation that more customers can call upon," said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Neighborly. "HouseMaster is a perfect complement to our existing Neighborly brands and presents a tremendous opportunity to grow more franchise locations."

Under the acquisition, HouseMaster will operate alongside Neighborly's other home-service businesses. Since its inception in 1979, HouseMaster has expanded to over 300 franchise territories across the US and Canada.

"Having grown up in this business, I recognize that joining the larger Neighborly organization marks a historic moment for HouseMaster as a launching point for growth like we've never seen before," said Kathleen Austin Kuhn, president of HouseMaster. "We look forward to expanding our presence, serving more customers by being all things Neighborly to residential and commercial real estate buyers and sellers."