Greetings and salutations.

Talk about getting things done. Jeff and Rebecca Anderson of Mount, MN purchased the NHWA”s “Guide to Starting a Home Watch Company” on the 17th of August. We had a brief conversation a day later. On September 21st, I received an Email from Jeff:  “Jack – We started a Home Watch business. Hope to have the website up today….”  Well, here they are! Jeff and Rebecca opened Seasons Home Watch late last month and are already doing business. Jeff was born and raised in Edina, MN, and got his BS in geology and his MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He had a 21-year career in corporate finance, including 16 years as comptroller of a company with annual billings of $450 million. In his spare time, Jeff began managing properties for his family. Rebecca is marketing veteran with sales, consulting and accounts management experience. Her resume includes Brinks and Honeywell home security divisions. Put it all together and you have two very driven people who see opportunity and growth potential in the Home Watch industry. The questions and subjects that we spoke of assure me that they are an fine example of what the NHWA is all about. Seasons Home Watch has agreed to follow the mission statement and code of ethics set forth by the NHWA and easily met our bonding, insurance and other safeguard requirements that we insist upon. Jeff and Rebecca have one son, whose name is Dimitri (and who I’m told is the real boss). Seasons serves Lake Minnetonka, MN, and the surrounding areas. The web address is http://www.seasonshomewatch.com/.

Welcome aboard. We are here for you.



Jeff and Rebecca Anderson

In other news…the most talked-about concern continues to be liability insurance. I ask all members and mentorees to send us information (both good and bad) about your experiences with insurance brokers and insurance providers. As a matter of fact, I urge you all to share anything you feel is pertinent to our industry. We need to know what issues you are facing out there. Either make comments on the blog or email me at jack@nationalhomewatchassociation.org. If you make us aware of these issues, we can use our strength and begin to act as an association. There is strength in numbers, and as we grow we can look to effect change that will benefit both the client and the Industry.

As always, I wish you

Much success,

Jack