SPOTLIGHT Interview with Ms. Jones: Household Manager & Personal Assistant for UHNW Families, Royalty, & Celebrities
This week's featured service industry professional is with Jeannette Jones, Certified Household Manager and Founder of Purveyors of Time. For the past 20+ years, Jeannette Jones has managed the lives, events, and properties of some of the world’s most-visible people. Thirteen years ago, Jeannette decided to take her carefully-honed craft and bring it to a larger audience, providing personal assisting and property management services to those fortunate enough to own a second (or third) estate in Los Angeles.
Since this is not the typical format for hiring household staff, how were your services received?
Because it was a new type of business model, which most had not heard of, it was slow to grow; but it did not take more than a few years to flourish into a thriving business. Our clients really seem to find great value with the fact that we are there for them whenever they need but that they do not have to pay a full-time employee’s salary. They appreciate that their home is looked after as if it had a full-time caretaker. They also really enjoy that when they arrive to their vacation home (or secondary home), it is stocked and prepped for them with their groceries, sundries, and any other necessary items that make it feel like they never left home; and, of course, they take comfort in knowing that they have a personal representative available to respond in the event of emergencies.
What are the benefits of hiring a company like yours to manage people’s homes?