about us


 Property Security and Maintenance

Housewatch has been providing security visits and property maintenance to absentee landowners for over 20 years. Serving hundreds of landowners - from Lost River to French Creek - our experienced staff will take the stress out of owning your vacation home. Contact us to discuss how we can help with your home needs. We have a contractor's license, are bonded, and insured.

Derek Van Marter and Nicole Ringgold, and their beautiful daughter Cymone, moved to the valley in 2006. Derek has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Nicole has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy. She is currently a jewelry artist with a studio in Twisp. Her creations can be found in over 20 galleries and shops across the US, and online at www.nicoleringgold.com. Together, they have built, owned and cared for many homes. They met just over 20 years ago as Peace Corps Volunteers in Niger, West Africa. Derek and Nicole know how precious a home is, having lost their own home in the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfires. Please contact us to learn more about what we can do for you and your home.

Our Philosophy