Greetings and salutations!
Cottage Comforts House Watch & Homeowner Services, of Kitty Hawk, NC, has earned Accredited Member status in the NHWA for the third consecutive year.
President Steve Keller has over 23 years’ experience in Maryland law enforcement, starting with the Hagerstown City Police and then with the Howard County Police Department, retiring in 1999. During his law enforcement career, he worked and served as a supervisor in Patrol, Crime Prevention & Community Relations, Criminal Investigations, Public Information, and Research and Planning. He received two departmental citations and five Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards. Steve earned degrees in Criminal Justice (A.A.) and Management (B.S.). He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Howard County Police Retired Officers Association.
In 1999, Steve joined CNF Corporate Security Services, managing security for numerous logistics projects and facility development. In 2003, Steve transitioned to Menlo Worldwide Security (a CNF component company), where he served as Senior Security Manager and later as Acting Director of Security, with responsibility for all investigations worldwide and security oversight of logistics and air cargo components.
In 2005, Steve purchased an existing local concierge business, but it was not the model envisioned in a business plan he wrote during classes at the University of Maryland, so he established Coastal Homeowner Services and Security Consulting LLC in Kitty Hawk, which provides security consulting services for supply-chain management companies. Keeping the “Cottage Comforts” part of the name from the business he had bought, Steve registered his dba as Cottage Comforts House Watch & Home Owner Services, which provides weekly physical inspections, vendor management, alarm management, and other services for non-resident homeowners.
Steve’s wife, Tammy, helps with the business administrative issues but has a full-time career of her own. Steve and Tammy have been married for 25 years. They have a son and two grandchildren.
When he’s not working, Steve and Tammy travel and spend time at the beach. Steve also enjoys playing golf.
Cottage Comforts House Watch & Homeowner Services serves Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head. Steve can be reached at (252) 261-9369 or Steve@OuterBanksHouseWatch.com.
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