Congrats to Pleasure Island Home Watch Services of Kure Beach, NC, on its NHWA accreditation!​

John McGough

Pleasure Island Home Watch Services of Kure Beach, North Carolina, has earned Accredited Member status from the NHWA.

Owner John McGough’s journey to Kure Beach began in 2022 when he attended an Army Veterans reunion on Pleasure Island. Captivated by the area’s charm and beauty, he returned numerous times, immersing himself in the community and gaining a profound appreciation for its unique character. In 2024, John made Kure Beach his permanent residence, recognizing the opportunity to contribute to the community he had grown to love.

​Drawing upon over three decades of experience in the energy industry, John brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Pleasure Island Home Watch Services. His background includes commissioning, operating, and managing the maintenance of various power plants—a testament to his keen understanding of complex systems and attention to detail. Additionally, John has served as an OSHA auditor, construction consultant, and insurance adjuster, and he operated his own successful handyman business, honing his skills in problem-solving and preventive maintenance.

John’s diverse skill set is instrumental in identifying and addressing potential issues before they escalate into significant problems. Whether homeowners are remote or residing full-time on the island and need some help, John provides a comprehensive range of services tailored to their needs, ensuring that their properties remain safe, secure, and well-maintained. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, John goes above and beyond to safeguard the homes entrusted to his care.

Pleasure Island Home Watch Services serves Kure, Carolina, Wrightsville Beaches, Southport, and Wilmington areas. You can reach John at (910) 899-1482 or at Learn more at

Welcome, John!

As always, I wish you

Much success,

Jack Luber
Executive Director

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 (

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