There are two big announcements I’d like to make about Joe the Home Pro Home Watch Services of Naples, Florida. First of all, it has earned Accredited Member status from the NHWA for the fifth consecutive year! But if that isn’t enough good news, here is an even bigger announcement: Joe the Home Pro’s founder Joe Nugent has taken on two new partners—Therese and Brian Benson of Naples—to help grow the company into something even bigger and better.
I know Joe to be the consummate professional in all that he does. Recently named “Young Professional of the Year,” Joe started his career after graduating from Xavier University in the hotel and hospitality industry, where he continues to advance his career. He founded Joe the Home Pro in 2015 when, after living in Naples for a few years, he had heard enough horror stories about unoccupied homes that the entrepreneur in him took over. He knew that with his skills in customer service, he could start a successful business. He became involved with the National Home Watch Association, and the rest…well, you know. When he isn’t spending time with his kids, Logan and Madison, he is mentoring and coaching young professionals, speaking to students at Florida Gulf Coast University, and volunteering with many local non-profits as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a personal favorite. So when he told me about the addition of his new partners, I had no doubt that they were quality people.
Brian and Therese are full-time Naples residents who met, married, and are now raising their two kids “right here in paradise.” A Cleveland native (Joe hails from there also), Brian has been living in Naples since 2009. Naples was always on his mind because his family had been vacationing there since his great-grandparents started the tradition a very long time ago. Brian’s background is in online reputation management, as well as owning a company called Inspirelink, which is an educational program to create “eco-systems” in the workplace. He met his future business partner and wife when she left New Jersey and came to Southwest Florida to take a job as an on-air personality for local news station WINK. Meeting at a charity event in 2013, Brian and his Jersey Girl were married in 2016. They welcomed son Colin in 2017, and daughter Shea in 2018. So, now in 2019, it only made sense to do something else to make their lives even more exciting…like partnering with Joe Nugent in his growing Home Watch business. Therese and Brian are immersed in their community and are thankful to be able to raise their kids away from the snowy Ohio and Jersey winters that they grew up in. Being active in the community is how they met Joe Nugent.
Congratulations, Joe, Brian and Therese!
As always, I wish you
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).