In the mid-1990s, when owner Jack Luber purchased a vacation condo in Surfside Beach, SC, 750 miles away from his home on the New Jersey Shore, it gave him an idea for a business. Because he was so far away, he had doubts and concerns about who was going to keep an eye on the place while he was back home. These concerns proved accurate as Jack’s ownership experience progressed. While there was a property owners’ association, he soon learned that they were only responsible for common grounds—the pool, parking lot, hallways, etc.—while anything from the “studs in” was his responsibility. Water leaks, questionable repairs, and access to his condo by a lot of people made Jack realize that no one was truly looking out for his best interests.
Seeing an opportunity and tiring of the taxes, congestion and weather, Jack left his career in NJ, moved to SC, and started Coastal Carolina Home Watch in 2005. As he saw different needs for people in the same position as he was, he added additional services like key holding, concierge, cleaning, handyman, and basic maintenance to CCHW’s offerings. Jack’s strong ethics and belief in always looking out for the client’s best interests is why homeowners all over the Grand Strand area of SC have watched CCHW grow over the last 13 years.
Jack’s ethics and beliefs are also the reason that he founded the National Home Watch Association in 2009. Because the Home Watch industry is not recognized by the federal governments of the US and Canada, businesses like Jack’s are not required to have licenses, bonding or insurance, let alone follow any sanctioned policies and procedures. So, when Jack started the NHWA, he began the process of solving these problems. And with NHWA members in 40 states and 4 provinces in Canada, companies like Coastal Carolina Home Watch are setting the standards for the entire industry.
Jack is very active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Recovery Center of Horry and Georgetown Counties. He is sometimes seen acting or directing on local stages, and he plays golf when he can.
Jack and the CCHW staff are fully trained, insured, bonded, and background checked, and they are all NHWA Certified Home Watch Professionals. Contact them at (843) 357-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website at www.cchomewatch.com.
A little about the National Home Watch Association: The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada (www.nationalhomewatchassociation.org).