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Tarpon Home Watch LLC is a locally owned and operated home watch service.  We provide a detailed, personal visit to your home while you are away.  We are a trusted business serving all of Charlotte County Florida including Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Deep Creek, North Port and beyond.   

Sometimes I am asked what is home watch.  A home watch is a visual check of the interior and exterior of a home or property looking for obvious issues.  Particular areas of concerns are storm damage, air conditioning operation, humidity level, roof and plumbing leaks.  If a problem is found, steps are immediately taken to resolve the issue.  A detailed report is sent to you the same day of service.


It’s interesting that the home watch industry is largely unregulated.  Insurance or bonds are not required, no state or local authority oversees a home watch business, basically anybody can call themselves a home watch company with no accountability.  In 2009 the National Home Watch Association (NHWA) was developed in an effort to set standards, best practices and a code of ethics for members with a goal of protecting you, the homeowner.  My name is John Poudrette, owner of Tarpon Home Watch.  I’m an accredited member of the NHWA.  What that means to you is that I have been vetted to ensure I have met strict guidelines to include proper general and professional liability insurance, proper bond, my criminal background has been checked as well as any consumer complaints.  Every year I am re-accredited by the NHWA and my information is listed on their website. 

I have also studied curriculum created by our advisory board, best practices committee as well as other leading home watch business owners through the US and Canada.  I passed the exam and became a certified NHWA home watch professional, setting the gold standard for the home watch industry.       










We serve seasonal or part time residents, vacation home owners, real estate investors, or anyone who has a home, condo or townhouse that is vacant.  A trusted company, owned and operated by a retired law enforcement officer, Tarpon Home Watch LLC is here for you.   

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Our goal at Tarpon Home Watch is to check an extensive list of items to identify any problems early on that could cause further damage to your home.  Hopefully all is well, but in the event a problem is detected, we will notify you immediately and come up with a plan to resolve it.    


We use an electronic reporting system that allows you to view your report on your desktop, tablet, iPad or phone anywhere anytime.  This easy to use program provides you with up to date information and photographs about your home watch visit.    

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