NHWA awards national accreditation to West Valley agencies | Business


The National Home Watch Association recently handed out national accreditation to home watch agencies across Arizona, and two receiving recognition are from the West Valley.

The National Home Watch Association (NHWA) was formed in 2009 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.

For more information on the NHWA, visit nationalhomewatchassociation.org.

AZ Home Watch Pros

AZ Home Watch Pros has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association.

Co-owner Regino (Reggie) Alfonso was born in Puerto Rico but grew up in Phoenix. He is married and a dad to three children. Alfonso spent almost 20 years in higher education, serving most of that time as an operation executive. During that time, he was a licensed Realtor for several years, as he’s always had a passion for seeing people realize their home-ownership goals.

Eventually, Alfonso became a licensed mortgage loan officer, where he continues to promote ownership through making real estate goals a reality. His favorite aspect of the mortgage industry is the level of trust he builds with his clients.

There are very few people in life that you provide all your sensitive financial information to, and Alfonso takes that responsibility very seriously. As a result, he’s built lifelong repeat clients who feel more like close friends that you share big moments in life with. These clients value the trust they’ve built together and trust Alfonso to point them in the right direction for other important services.

This is why he is passionate about the Home Watch industry. Alfonso understands how important home investment is and how necessary it is to feel comfortable when you’re leaving that investment behind for certain periods of time. He remains committed to ensuring his clients’ homes are kept maintained and secure if they must be away. 

Co-owner Erik Tice grew up in Upstate New York and earned a bachelor’s degree from Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, New York. 

After graduating, he moved to Scottsdale with his wife and earned an MBA from Grand Canyon University. Tice and his wife reside in North Phoenix with their two dogs. After continuing to work for Grand Canyon University for more than 10 years, Tice eventually entered the mortgage industry and began to build relationships with many real estate agents. He was fortunate to work with many jumbo loans (luxury homes) and reverse mortgages (for those aged 62 and up) clients. 

Through building strong relationships with his mortgage clients, he realized there is a need for trusted Home Watch companies in the Valley. Tice is extremely passionate about building the most reliable and trusted Home Watch company in Arizona. 

Based out of Litchfield Park, AZ Home Watch Pros serves all of Arizona, including West Valley, East Valley, Central Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Lake Havasu, among others. It can be reached at 623-261-9127 or at info@azhomewatchpros.com. Learn more at its website, azhomewatchpros.com.

Estrella Mountain Home Watch Services PLUS

Estrella Mountain Home Watch Services PLUS has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the third year.

Rick and Shannon Thomson moved to Estrella Mountain Ranch and wanted to build a type of business that would serve the community. Prior to starting his Home Watch business, Rick worked for years in logistics and transportation management, as well as project management. He spent his early years working in golf course design and construction. Shannon is a Realtor and has experience in real estate sales and property management.

As local homeowners and full-time residents of Estrella Mountain Ranch, Rick and Shannon saw a unique opportunity to help serve their neighbors so they could rest assured that their biggest investment would be well taken care of while they are home or away.

When they are not working, Rick and Shannon enjoy volunteering in local organizations. They are working toward their overall goal of building a business structure that can support Rick and Shannon’s idea of financial yearly support to nonprofit organizations within their community, supporting others by giving back.

Estrella Mountain Home Watch Services PLUS offers Home Watch services, maintenance, key holder, concierge and real estate services so it can provide its clients with a unique, niche, one-stop shop. Clients include snowbirds, second homeowners, vacationers and investors.

Based out of Goodyear, Estrella Mountain Home Watch Services PLUS can be reached at 602-920-7175 or info@estrellamountainhomewatch.com. Learn more from their website, at estrellamountainhomewatch.com.