Depoe Bay Home Watch earns national accreditation

Don Jones (Courtesy photo)

Depoe Bay Home Watch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association. 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. 

Owner Don Jones knows that living on the Oregon Coast can present challenges. After visiting the area for 30 years, Jones and his wife, Karen, made the move from Johnstown, Colorado, and became locals. The weather on the Coast can be harsh, with gusting winds, blowing sand, heavy rains — and an average rainfall of 80 inches per year. Mold and mildew can be a big problem as well. Contractors can be difficult to work with, and supplies are limited and often need to be ordered. Repair jobs often take longer than expected.

Jones recognized the need for Home Watch services and started Depoe Bay Home Watch, was designed to address all of what you see on the Oregon Coast. He is a veteran and has worked in the service industries, including home and auto insurance, pest control and security. Prior to moving to Depoe Bay, he owned and operated a carpet-cleaning company for eight years.

Jones’s goal is to be an advocate for his clients, providing solutions to their needs.

Depoe Bay Home Watch serves Lincoln County. You can reach Don at 541-961-0032 or at [email protected] Learn more at his website, More information about the National Home Watch Association can be found at


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