Island Homewatch earns accreditation from NHWA

Submitted by National Home Watch Association.

Island Homewatch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the eighth 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 your vacation or primary home while you are not in residence.

When owners Margie and Allan Smith sailed their home-built boat into Friday Harbor in the Fall of 1978, they completed a journey that began on the Napa River and continued up the coast to the beautiful San Juan Islands. They bought property in 1981 and are still living in the home they built themselves.

Over 35 years in the local building trades—Allan in remodeling and Margie in cabinet making—have given them a broad base of experience and contacts to draw upon in their area. They are committed to and involved in their island community. It is their home and the village in which they raised their children.

Island Homewatch was born out of need in 2015. Margie and Allan knew the service was needed because they know their community. Their business has grown through local referrals and the trust they have earned.

Island Homewatch serves San Juan Island. You can reach them at 360-378-5437 or (971) 317-9135, or at Learn more from their website, at