Lake Chelan HomeWatch

We decided to start Lake Chelan HomeWatch after experiencing the anxiety of owning a second home ourselves. Many of our friends and neighbors with second homes also shared similar worries. We tried the “Neighbors Doing Favors” program only to discover that our home had been left unlocked for weeks; on another occasion a ruptured exterior water line spewed forth water for days until someone finally noticed and called us. We had sprinkler systems malfunction either resulting in floods or dead plants. Several times we discovered our home overwhelmed with sewer gases from dried out plumbing drains. Our unfortunate friends without the “Neighbors Doing Favors” program had even more horrific stories of flooded homes, $1000 water bills, damaged heat pumps and many more stories too numerous to list here. Certainly, anyone with a second home can easily relate and fill in the blanks with their own particular “awake during surgery” experiences.

Peace of Mind

The overwhelming common denominator was that as absentee home owners, we had nobody genuinely looking out for our best interests and our beloved homes. Instead of arriving and enjoying our pleasurable retreats, we would end up spending this precious time chasing down parts, fixing things, or waiting on service people to show up. Of course, finding someone to do anything on a holiday or weekend in a resort community is next to impossible and very costly. We also knew that many of the other minor issues could have been simply avoided if someone qualified had been around to periodically check on and “exercise” the various systems in the home. We decided that there had to be a better way to achieve some “peace of mind” and we knew there were others out there also frustrated about working on their second home during limited vacation time and then worrying about their vulnerable properties until their next visit.

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Uniquely Qualified

Our many years of experience in designing, building and marketing homes makes us uniquely qualified to critically assess and monitor your home and other recreational assets. We started Marshall Homes in 1993 and built many spec. and custom homes in the Seattle area. We have extensive experience dealing with various building systems and subcontractors and we know where and when to look for the types of problems that eventually will come up in your home. We not only monitor and “exercise” your home, but we also assess and check out your critical life safety systems and security provisions and we prepare a list of recommendations to keep potential damage from becoming a disaster. We’ve owned property in the Lake Chelan area for over 10 years and as of 2012 have finally made this area our permanent home. Our clients appreciate our attention to detail and care that we give to them and their homes. (click here for testimonials )

Ron Trickett

Ron Trickett

Founder and Owner

35 Years of Construction Experience

Ron is the dedicated founder of Marshall Homes and Lake Chelan HomeWatch. He started Marshall Homes in 1993 and his new business Lake Chelan HomeWatch in 2013. Ron brings over 35 years of construction experience in single family, commercial and multi-family projects to this new business endeavor. Ron has been recognized for his extensive knowledge of building systems and his unwavering attention to detail and excellence. Ron treats each home under his care and supervision as if it were his own home. In his free time, Ron enjoys boating on Lake Chelan, spending time with family and friends, snowmobiling and tasting the great wines of our local region. He volunteers time and money to help support the Manson Business Association, Habitat for Humanity and raising funds for the annual Manson Bay Fireworks Events.