Topsail Home Watch of Hampstead, NC, earns fifth-year accreditation from the NHWA!

Tim Powell

Slater Powell


Topsail Home Watch of Hampstead, North Carolina, has earned accreditation from the NHWA for the fifth year.

Father-and-son team Tim and Slater Powell have lived and worked in the Topsail area since 1983. Tim practiced general dentistry there for 34 years, until his retirement in 2017. He has owned, serviced, and managed multiple properties throughout that time and is intimately familiar with property owner nuances. Knowledge of and relationships with local real estate companies and tradespeople enable him to direct homeowners to those whom he knows and trusts when needed. He feels confident that his experience can be used to serve others who are absent from their homes.

Slater was beside his father on many occasions during this time, except while earning his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is a renowned local surfer and fisherman, with intimate knowledge of Topsail Island and the surrounding area.

Tim and Slater have both experienced the direct effects of hurricanes on Topsail homes since 1983. Their oceanfront home of 10 years experienced a direct hit from both Hurricanes Bertha and Fran in 1996. During Hurricane Floyd’s assault in 1999, Tim’s parents’ home, located on the Northeast Cape Fear River near Burgaw, was completely submerged. They are now cleaning up debris from Hurricane Isaias after finally getting their power back. Tim and Slater have learned a lot from those storms and now apply their experiences to help their clients with their homes.

Topsail Home Watch serves Surf City, Topsail Beach, North Topsail Beach, Hampstead, all of Topsail Island, and Figure Eight Island. You can reach them at (910) 616-3394 or Learn more at their website,

Congratulations, Tim and Slater!

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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