The majority of our team is Florida born and raised, and we’re all committed to the Florida lifestyle. As experienced homeowners in the Sunshine State, we’re well-versed in the unique challenges that Florida homeownership can bring. And, we LOVE Sarasota! We want you to love our community as much as we do, which drives us to provide the best experience possible so you walk through the door ready to soak in the Sarasota sea, sun, and fun on every visit home.
Ben was born and raised in Central Florida (about an hour from Sarasota) and has made Southwest Florida his home for the past 19 years. He is our primary Home Watch reporter. He worked as an Operations Manager in the construction industry for nearly a decade and completed the Home Watch Academy in 2019. In addition to courses through the International Home Watch Alliance, his ongoing Home Watch education has included courses on topics such as home energy and water conservation, pest management, and small business administration.
Gene is Ben’s dad and has been a Florida homeowner for more than 50 years. Although retired now, his career in the construction industry included time as an estimator and General Contractor on several large residential projects. Not only is he an invaluable resource for homeowner concerns, we also rely on Gene for conducting Home Watch visits if Ben is unavailable. Gene graduated from the Home Watch Academy with Ben in 2019.
Miranda is Ben’s wife and author of most things Coastal Haven. When she convinced Ben to move to Sarasota, it was to serve as a liaison between Sarasota County government and its residents, on Sarasota County’s “Neighborhood Services” team. In that role she not only helped residents navigate local government services, she also took courses that strengthened her knowledge of Florida stewardship opportunities (water quality and conservation, Florida Master Gardening, crime prevention) and built a community-wide network of active service providers (Sarasota County Citizens’ Academy, Sarasota County Academy of Leadership Excellence, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy).