Greetings and salutations,
Fact: Florida has more Home Watch businesses than anywhere else in the world. In fact, you could probably throw a stone and hit one if you tried. Because Florida has so many people doing Home Watch, it’s a pretty good bet that many are unlicensed and uninsured. Here is another fact: There are no requirements to have a Home Watch business in Florida, and in fact in most states. Anyone can put a sign on a pickup or sedan, or even put up a website…and boom! XYZ Home Watch is open for business. Being an Accredited Member of the NHWA in Florida is carries weight. And that is why Home Watch of the Villages, Inc. immediately made application for accreditation in the NHWA as soon as they went into business.
Home Watch of the Villages, Inc. was founded by Steve Stiffler and Fred Slotnick. Fred and Steve became friends through their love of riding Harleys. Every week a group of friends ride to a restaurant in Inverness, and after 6 years of getting together weekly, the two of them decided to join forces and open the business. Steve’s background is in commercial insurance. Starting his career in Ohio, he and wife Patty moved to West Palm Beach in 1995, before finally retiring and moving to the Villages in 2009. Not one to sit around, he cut his golf back to 3 days a week (How terrible!) and started a painting business with his 3 boys. But he kept seeing the need for Home Watch…