Owner(s): John Ryley, Jamie Krohmer, Patricia Whitlock
Year established: 2011
Location: 7 Clover Lane, Brookhaven
Number of employees: 3
7 days, 24 hours a day; call for an appointment
And Who’s Watching Your House? Inc. is a family-owned and operated home watch service that provides peace of mind for homeowners who leave their homes unoccupied while on vacation, living elsewhere during the work week, or over the winter. “We keep an eye on your home when you’re away” is the firm’s slogan.
“We make regular checks on the property to make sure that it does not appear unoccupied, and thus a target for burglars,” say the business owners. They also prevent mechanical failures from developing into catastrophes and make sure the house is ready when the homeowners return.
Owners John Ryley and Jamie Krohmer have operated an award-winning dryer vent franchise in Suffolk County, and John is a licensed home improver. Owner Patricia Whitlock, a Navy veteran, is active with the Patchogue Fire Department.
“What sets us apart is that we live only minutes from all our clients,” the owners say. “We do not offer in-home house sitting or property management. We also do not watch houses as a side-job. We are professionals dedicated to caring for your home while you’re away. We like to think of our work as neighbors looking out for neighbors.”
They offer house-watching services in Suffolk County from Blue Point to Hampton Bays and Stony Brook to Jamesport. “We take away any worry a person may have about going away, even if it’s for a few weeks. Instead of asking a friend or neighbor to look in on your home, turn on the lights, pick up your junk mail or anything else required, ask us, we can do it all!” say John, Jamie and Pat.