Victoria and John Hill are the perfect example of the North and South uniting in life and business, and forming a heck of a Home Watch company because of it. Vicky, a native Floridian, met John, a Canadian hockey player and firefighter from Toronto, and started a life together in Canada. Vicky left her home in Largo, FL, in 1992 when they were married, and they became absentee owners. Though their home was rented most of the time, they experienced all of the issues that go along with being long-range landlords, like damage going undiscovered, uncaring renters, etc. Mice, insects and plumbing issues happened while renters where there. Being 1500 miles away, it became obvious that they needed an advocate. Arranging for maintenance and other services was almost impossible.
After 32 years with the Toronto Fire Department, John, Vicky, and their two daughters relocated to Clearwater, FL. There was never a doubt as to what they would do next. Having experienced the issues that most absentee homeowners do, and knowing the type of help that they needed while they were in Canada, Home Watch was a foregone conclusion. They would be advocates for people just like themselves. And because John investigated fires and had to make snap decisions that could be life and death, and Vicky dealt with people and their confidentiality on a daily basis as a physiotherapist, theirs would be a unique take on Home Watch.
John and Vicky are active members in the NHWA, having attended two conferences. They actually attended their first conference so they could meet people and gather as much information as possible before they began operating. John recently earned Certified Home Watch Professional status, so he could he be among the elite in the Home Watch industry. I have had the opportunity to spend a good amount of time with these two, and I am very happy to announce their reaccreditation in the NHWA.
Secure Coast Home Watch serves Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Largo, Madeira Beach, Palm Harbor, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor, Sand Key and Seminole. You can reach John and Vicky at (727) 455-4171 or at SecureCoastHomeWatch@gmail.com. Learn more at www.SecureCoastHomeWatch.com.
Congratulations, John and Vicky!
As always, I wish you
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).