About West Michigan Home Watch

Andrea Stam, Owner & Certified Home Watch Professional

I am Andrea Stam and I am a lifelong resident of Holland Michigan. I have been married to my husband Michael for almost 20 years we have 3 wonderful children. We also have 3 vibrant dogs and 60,000 bees that provide us with great honey. My family and I have tapped our own maple trees and harvested real maple syrup. My children have brought home baby ducks and baby chickens over the years and my husband and I shake our heads in shock but we would get busy building chicken coops and duck ponds.  

We have family traditions of Dutch costumes with Tulip Time parades and picking pounds of blueberries or apples. We make floating down the Muskegon River an annual trip, along with fireworks and bonfires on the forth of July. Raising my family and establishing memories and traditions has been the best job in the world to me. 

 But now my children are young adults, and it’s the right time for me to live out another dream of mine. Owning my own business. 

The Home Watch industry came to me at the perfect time and I believe there is a need for this service in West Michigan. I have family and friends that own second homes in warmer climates and leave their Michigan homes unoccupied for the winter season. I have had loved ones that lived alone and needed an extra set of eyes and ears inspecting for obvious issues on their property.  My friends in the real estate business have mentioned the need for a service that will work with them to watch over vacant homes in my area.  So I began to research Home watch and came across the National Home Watch Association. The NHWA “is setting the gold standard for the home watch industry”.  I immediately contacted them and have worked hard to pass their rigorous requirements to become an accredited member and a certified home watch professional by passing an exam with a score of 100%.   I have attended home watch boot camp in Boston, passed a criminal background check, and became insured and bonded by Specialty Insurance. Everything I have done was in preparation that my customers can trust my experience, qualifications, and credentials. I understand the worry that comes with leaving your property for a period of time. West Michigan Home Watch would like to provide you with peace of mind. After all, its not just your house, its Home!