Welcome to While You’re Away Home Watch of Lavallette, NJ!​

Theresa and Tom DePaola

While You’re Away Home Watch of Lavallette, New Jersey, has earned Accredited Member status from the NHWA.

Five years ago, owners Theresa and Tom DePaola moved full-time from Tewksbury, New Jersey, into their summer home in Chadwick Beach. Theresa is a realtor and substitute teacher at the Jersey Shore. Tom, Theresa’s husband of 30-plus years, is a volunteer fireman and successful business owner. Having spent summers in Chadwick Beach with their three daughters for the previous 25 years, they embraced the off-season solitude, a welcome break from the chaotic summer.

With their children on their own, Theresa and Tom found themselves feeling ambitious to start a new business. Knowing that such a massive percentage of local barrier island owners head south for the winter or “Up North” to their primary homes, Theresa and Tom felt confident that a Home Watch company was something they could sink their teeth into and provide a much-needed service to their community.

With former real estate re-development backgrounds combined with their current career experience, Tom and Theresa have working knowledge of the interior and exterior of homes and what obvious issues to look for.

Tom and Theresa feel lucky to have become grandparents last year, with another baby to cherish coming soon. This past June, they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in Greece.  As much as they like to travel around, Tom and Theresa also enjoy staying in the Tri-state area, visiting family and friends on Long Island, and taking in the scenic fall foliage of Upstate New York. They are also avid skiers and mountain bikers and love staying fit.

While You’re Away Home Watch serves Bay Head, Mantoloking, Curtis Point, Normandy Beach, Silver Beach, Chadwick Beach, Chadwick Island, Ocean Beaches, Monterey Beach, Lavallette, West Point Island, Ortley Beach, Pelican Island, and Seaside Park. You can reach Tom and Theresa at (908) 758-0766 or at contact@whileyoureawaynj.com. Learn more from their website, at https://whileyoureawaynj.com.

Welcome, Theresa and Tom!

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 (www.nationalhomewatchassociation.org).

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