Protecting Home Builders Since the 1980s


February 10, 2020, was a special day at 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW). It marked the 40th anniversary of our founding. A lot has changed in the housing industry since then. But one thing remains the same: our commitment to protecting builders with the industry’s best structural warranty. To celebrate this milestone, we want to take a moment to reflect on where we came from. We want to share a bit about what makes 2-10 HBW the most trusted structural warranty partner.

A brief history

When 2-10 HBW started in 1980, we were the first privately owned new home warranty company in the United States. Throughout the 80s and beyond, we became successful by providing structural warranties to builders using our 1-2-10 style coverage: 1 year of coverage for workmanship, 2 years of coverage for distribution systems and 10 years of coverage on the house’s load-bearing structural elements.

Since then, 2-10 HBW has become the undisputed leader in providing builders with the most comprehensive structural warranties. Today, 2-10 HBW covers 1 in 7 homes with our structural warranties, protecting them from the unexpected.

A trusted partner

“You Build It, We’ll Back You Up. Together, We Build the Confidence That Sells Homes.” We’ve protected thousands of builders. We’ve covered millions of homes. We’ve paid hundreds of millions of dollars in claims. And we’re more committed than ever to improving the quality of housing and the home ownership experience.

We’re here to help builders protect their profits, promote their quality and plan for the future by controlling the liability that’s behind them.

Successful builders want to work with the best. Quite simply, no one works with more builders than we do. Our reputation for trust and reliability is second to none. With over 30 representatives in the field and a combined 150+ years of geotechnical and structural engineering experience in house, we know the soil, common claims and competition builders face in each market we service.

Nearly all of our reps are P&C agents, giving builders peace of mind that they can minimize overlap with their insurance. And our relationships with other industry professionals protect profits while cutting costs. This allows builders to focus on building homes and growing their businesses with the backing of the industry leader in structural warranties.

Building toward tomorrow

We want to thank all of the builders who have entrusted us to protect them against the unexpected. We’re fully committed to evolving and adapting with our builders to continue protecting them for the next 40 years and beyond. Remember that 2-10 HBW is the go-to source for the most comprehensive structural coverage for home builders in the United States.

Learn how you can protect your business and add valuable selling points to your new builds with 2-10 HBW structural warranties.