Top Notch Property Watch Earns Home Watch Accreditation

Gene Gibson and Zack Hornby

Top Notch Property Watch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the fifth year. 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.

Home Watch is a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues, which means that it is a service that “keeps an eye on things” at a vacation or primary home while the owners are not in residence. All principals of NHWA-accredited member companies are background-checked, insured and bonded.

Owners Gene Gibson and Zack Hornby have more than 53 years of combined service in the United States Coast Guard, managing the upkeep of millions of dollars’ worth of military housing units, government buildings and all connected properties. In addition, they were responsible for maintaining other military assets, including Coast Guard small boats, cutters and vehicles. They are also Coast Guard-licensed captains for up to 100-ton vessels.

After serving their country, Gibson and Hornby wanted to start their own business, and home watch seemed like a great opportunity for them to help serve their community.

A Home Watch business also allows them to utilize some of the training and skills they learned during their years in the military.

Top Notch Property Watch serves Palm Beach County, specializing in Wellington, and also serving Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach and North Palm Beach.

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