Getting to Know 2-10 HBW, the Company That Protects Your Investment


Whether you’re building, buying, selling or owning a home, it’s a big deal that’s worth protecting. Builders build their reputations on constructing quality homes. Real estate professionals define success by having lots of satisfied clients, achieving their sales goals and growing their business. Homeowners want to know that the house they’re buying is a home, not a financial sinkhole.

Everyone wants to be as comfortable as possible as they pursue their success. To celebrate our 40th anniversary and National Home Warranty Day, we want to show you why builders, real estate professionals and homeowners choose 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) to protect their investment.

How does 2-10 HBW protect my investment?

When something goes wrong in a home, it can be expensive and inconvenient. 2-10 HBW provides home warranties for builders, real estate professionals and homeowners to make protecting a home simple and economical.

The history

Founded in 1980, 2-10 HBW is the industry leader in providing structural warranties for builders. In fact, the “2-10” in our company name comes from our structural warranty product! It stands for 2 years of distribution systems coverage (e.g., HVAC, plumbing, electrical) and 10 years of structural coverage. These coverages were a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandate from the 1960s. All builders of new homes had to provide them for people who took out a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan to purchase their home.

A few years after launching our structural warranty product, we began offering systems and appliances home warranties. These warranties were, and still are, available through real estate professionals during a transaction or purchased directly by homeowners for existing homes outside of a real estate transaction.

Where we are today

Since we started 40 years ago, we’ve covered over 6 million homes. Our structural warranties cover 1 in 7 homes throughout the United States. We work with the nation’s finest builders, real estate professionals and service contractors who leverage our full line of home warranty and risk mitigation products. We take pride in serving every customer. As a result, we’ve earned a 4.3 out of 5 star average overall service rating from our customers who’ve had a service experience with us.

As we celebrate 40 years of success, we’re committed to protecting everyone involved in the home building, buying, selling and owning process. We want everyone to be happy and prepared for the unexpected in simple, cost-effective ways. It’s why we offer complimentary systems and appliances coverage for listing agents. It’s why we work with buyers’ agents in the real estate industry, helping them protect their clients when they need it most. It’s why we provide coverage that fits each homeowner’s needs, letting them live the lives they want in homes they love.

Whether you’re a builder, real estate professional or homeowner, 2-10 HBW can help protect you. Our mission since 1980 has been to make protecting homes simple and economical. So join us as we celebrate the next 40 years, and Long Live Happy Homes®!