Lemon Bay Home Watch of Englewood, FL, earns accreditation from the NHWA!
Owner Jim Campbell served for 27 years as a dedicated firefighter/paramedic and 11 years as Lieutenant for the Warwick, Rhode Island, Fire Department. He worked the last three years of his career in the Special Hazards Unit, a heavy-rescue team with specialized equipment and tools. He also held certifications as Hazardous Materials Technician, Rescue Scuba Diver and Cardiac EMT. For each call they responded to, Jim and his team would mitigate the situation to bring the safest and best result required to ease the present danger. His working knowledge of homes and building construction is extensive. Jim now resides in Englewood year-round. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, boating, paddle-boarding, and spending time with his two children and granddaughter.
Bonnie Allen grew up on the shoreline area of Connecticut and eventually settled in Mystic, where she had a small cleaning business and was a trusted caretaker for homes while residents were away. Prior to that, she was in the dental and medical fields for many years in bookkeeping and office management. Bonnie has a Bachelors’ degree from Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Sculpture and is passionate about working on art projects. She has a keen eye for detail, which was enhanced by her training. She moved to Florida in 2018 to escape the cold weather. She is also a Somaveda Thai Yoga practitioner and owner of Radiant Energy Somaveda Thai Yoga. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, photography, bird watching, and spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.
Jim and Bonnie have both earned the designation of NHWA Certified Home Watch Professional and are graduates of the NHWA’s Home Watch Boot Camp. The CHWP designation and Home Watch Boot Camp training show their commitment to providing excellent service to their clients.
I met with Jim and Bonnie during my Florida Tour in January, just a few days after they joined the NHWA.
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).