Gulf Coast Home Watch of Southwest Florida (Port Charlotte) earns sixth-year accreditation. Congratulations!

Brenda and Paul Smich

Gulf Coast Home Watch of Southwest Florida, of Port Charlotte, Florida, has earned accreditation from the NHWA for the sixth year.

Owned and operated by Paul and Brenda Smich, Gulf Coast Home Watch of Southwest Florida epitomizes dedication to property care and community service.

For Paul and Brenda, the company represents a new chapter in their lives—a testament to their unwavering commitment to serving others. Paul’s journey from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Sumter County, Florida, in 1987 marked the beginning of a distinguished law enforcement career. Rising through the ranks, he eventually joined the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, where he served until his retirement in 2019. Meanwhile, Brenda’s career, which commenced in Syracuse, New York, led her to Charlotte County, where she held various roles within the Florida Department of Corrections, culminating in her current position as Senior Classification Officer.

With a combined 60 years of exemplary service in law enforcement, Paul and Brenda possess a deep-seated desire to continue serving their community. Their extensive experience as homeowners since 1998 has provided them with firsthand knowledge of the challenges associated with maintaining unoccupied residences—a perspective that informs every aspect of their company’s operations.

Beyond their professional endeavors, Paul and Brenda take pride in their large and close-knit family, which includes five children in their 20s and 30s and seven grandchildren. Their children’s achievements as productive members of society serve as a source of immense pride and inspiration.

Clients can rest assured knowing that Gulf Coast Home Watch combines meticulous attention to detail with a genuine commitment to safeguarding their most valuable assets. With their dedication to excellence and unwavering professionalism, Paul and Brenda strive to exceed expectations and foster lasting relationships built on trust and integrity.

Gulf Coast Home Watch of Southwest Florida serves Port Charlotte, Placida, Rotonda, Englewood, and Boca Grande. You can reach them at (941) 740-3810 or at Learn more at their website,

Congratulations, Paul and Brenda!

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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