Proxy is the best choice for clients who want not only the biggest home watch company in Western Carolina, but also the oldest, with the best trained staff. Unlike the competitors who provide home watch as a secondary service, Proxy’s primary business is home watch. It all started in 2006 and grew quickly as word-of-mouth referrals spread. Proxy currently provides home watch services for almost $100 million worth of second homes in the Western Carolina region. The guiding mission of Proxy is to do everything possible to keep expensive things from happening. Of course, not every problem can be avoided or even anticipated, but the goal is to plan for the ones that can be. Also critical is to quickly catch the unexpected so that the result is a temporary inconvenience rather than a major disaster.
Our average annual client retention rate is over 70%. Client references and testimonials are gladly and proudly provided. Proxy maintains a General Contractor’s license and we are bonded and insured.
Cross Training of relevant skill sets is a hallmark of Proxy’s operations and an important benefit for clients. Phil Murphy, owner of Proxy, brings an Engineering eye (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) and a Business discipline (California State University) to the management of both Proxy and our clients’ homes. Along with significant US military experience, the Proxy team combines diverse yet complementary training in Meteorology, Wildlife Biology, Project/Construction Management, and Logistics.
Going Green whenever feasible is a high priority at Proxy. In our office and in our client’s homes, we set thermostats and appliances to minimize energy usage. We also utilize LED light bulbs where practical and plan driving routes to maximize fuel efficiency.
New Technologies related to home watch, disaster prevention, and maintenance are regularly researched and tested. When a piece of technology seems like a good fit for a home we implement and track the results. Winners get rolled out across all of our homes. Some examples of technology we have employed are remote monitored smart thermostats, humidity, and temperature detectors; automatic water shutoff valves; and touchpad door locks.
Service Areas ~ including but not limited to:
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
The Cliffs Valley
The Cliffs at Glassy
The Cliffs at Mountain Park
Reem’s Creek Country Club
Balsam Mountain Preserve