Greetings and salutations!
White Pelican Home Watch of The Villages, Florida, has earned Accredited Member status from the NHWA for the fifth consecutive year.
Owner Steve Stiffler grew up in Medina, Ohio, attending Sumon Lukio in Tampere, Finland, as a high school Rotary Youth Exchange Student. Upon returning from Finland, Steve attended the Aetna Institute in Hartford, Connecticut, earning a degree in Finance & Risk Management.
Steve’s first job was with Tubbs Insurance Agency in Medina, working alongside his father for 10 years. Upon leaving Ohio for sunnier weather, Steve worked in the Florida insurance marketplace for several large companies. He retired after 32 years of commercial insurance sales from Insurance Office of America in Altamont Springs.
Some of Steve’s greatest accomplishments have been as Youth Football Head Coach in the South Florida Youth Football League for 14 years, Rotary GSE Team Member to Brazil 2005, Rotarian of The Year 2006, President of Leesburg Rotary Club 2008, and President of the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce in 2009.
Steve gained a great wealth of first-hand Home Watch experience starting in 2011, while keeping an eye on his Florida seasonal neighbors’ houses. In 2013, Home Watch of The Villages was officially formed. HWOTV amassed a clientele of approximately 125 customers, employing 6 office and inspector staff members. In 2015, Home Watch of The Villages became VIR Home Watch due to a conflict with the name brought on by The Villages Communities. In April of 2016, White Pelican Home Services, Inc. was established.
Steve’s family includes wife, Patty, of 15 years, three sons: Alex, 36; Brian, 35; and Cody, 33. He has two wonderful grandchildren: Haylee, 13, and Tyler, 2. Oh, and you can’t forget the office mascot, Madison, a seven-year-old Shih Tzu.
We’ve had the pleasure of seeing Steve at each of the NHWA’s Annual North American Conferences.
As always, I wish you