Brian McCarthy


Founder & CEO

I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, MI with a BS in Engineering Science and the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA with an MBA.

I also taught real estate & finance at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. I am a Vietnam veteran with a 30-year career in the Navy, retiring at the rank of Rear Admiral. I have over 40 years of real estate experience as a general partner, real estate broker, general contractor, developer, property manager and president of my homeowners’ association.

I am a licensed Real Estate Broker, Community Association Manager and Home Inspector in the state of Florida. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Military Officers Association of Sarasota, The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton & Sarasota, the Bird Key Yacht Club and am a founding Trustee of the Stars & Stripes Foundation all here in Sarasota.

Company License: CQ1038718

Broker License: BK3242631

Home Inspector License: HI8219

Community Association Manager License: CAM40106

FHA/HUD 203(k) Consultant A1048

Brian McCarthy, Founder & CEO

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Valerie McCarthy


President & Chief Operating Officer

Sarasota Account Executive

I graduated from Kent State in Kent, Ohio with a double major BS in Health & Physical Education and in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing and completed graduate work in Exercise Physiology.

I worked for the YMCA for a decade, with my last position as Executive Director & Operations Manager in Palo Alto, CA. I founded and operated my own fitness studio in Sausalito, CA for ten years. Since then I have worked with Brian in the real estate industry as his executive assistant and then as president and chief operating officer of Always Home.

I have handled all aspects of our business; business development, property management, home watch and hurricane preparedness.  We are so very pleased to now make our home in Sarasota. We have had family her for over 30 years.

Valerie McCarthy, President & Chief Operating Officer

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Chris Tollette


Business Development

Manatee Account Executive

I am a former Florida licensed insurance agent with Northwestern Mutual Life, retired Assistant Vice President of Bank of America’s Trust Department and a former two term commissioner for the City of Anna Maria, Florida. For the past 10 years in my spare time, I am an event/wedding planner and officiant.

I have served on many charitable boards including The Children’s Home, which is the oldest charity on the west coast of Florida and spent years as a Child Advocate. I love watercolor painting and golf!!

After leaving the Midwest in 1987, my husband Tom and I have called Florida home. Together we have five grown children and seven grandchildren.

It is exciting to be part of Always Home and to have responsibility for developing our member base and specialist team in Manatee County where I make my home. No other firm offers the breadth of home services for the second homeowner, senior unable to care for their home or the frequent traveler who just doesn’t have the time.

Chis Tollette, Account Executive

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Rick Hendrix


Project Manager

I grew up in Northeast Ohio where I spent 35+ years in the residential and commercial construction business. I started my career as a subcontractor, then a general contractor and then developer in both Ohio and Florida.

I have also managed both residential and commercial rental properties in Ohio and Florida for himself and my clients. Currently I am acting as the project manager for Always Home on the Bird Key Yacht Club’s marina demolition and reconstruction project of 50 wet slips and 75- of lineal seawall. 

I also manage Always Home Storm Watch Program, supervising the crews that perform preparatory client inventories and the installation and storage of storm shutters.

Rick Hendrix, Regional Director

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Darryl Snyder

darrylLicensed Mold Remediation

License MRSR 2286

I joined the Always Home inspection team to handle mold evaluations. I moved to Florida in 1986 and started my career as a cleaning specialist.

In 1990 I started One-Stop Cleaning, specializing in carpet and tile cleaning. My clients often experiencing water damage asked me to dry out their homes. Over time technology improved, science was applied and mold became a bigger problem, especially when water damage wasn’t addressed quickly. In 2010 mold remediation became a licensed activity in Florida and I became a licensed Mold Remediation contractor.

I was honorably discharged from the US navy as a second-class petty officer with a specialty in damage control. How prophetic is that? I give back to our community by supporting cancer research at All Children’s Hospital and my fellow veterans. I have a son, daughter in law and two grandchildren.

Darryl Snyder, Specialist

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Ron Noble

ronLicensed Pest Control

License JB167659

I was born in Manhattan and lived in New York until the age of nine. Upon the death of my father we moved to Miami. In the 1950’s Miami was paradise. We lived in Miami until my mother remarried and my stepfather discovered Englewood.

Englewood was a culture shock. Yet it came with the benefit of loyal friends with whom I still socialize and do business. In 12th grade I decided to join the Air Force. After graduation, I was assigned to the 341st Combat Defense Squadron at Maelstrom Air Force Base, a Strategic Air Command Unit.

I met my wife at a birthday party while stationed there and my first son was born in the base hospital. After guarding missile silos for two years, I was assigned to our base correction facility, where I was introduced to the best and the brightest in the criminal world. I would finish out my Air Force tour guarding criminal minds. When I landed in the United States, we moved to Sarasota. In 1968 our twin boys were born in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

I have spent 43 years in the pest control industry, 29 of those years as a Certified Pest Control Operator. I began Nobile Pest Solutions in 2009.

Ron Noble, Specialist

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Sharon Hetman

sharonConcierge Specialist

I was a small business owner in the landscaping business in which I handled all aspects of the business. When I moved to Sarasota I held positions at the YMCA and Lowes. I have worked at Always Home as both the office manager and dispatcher. I now perform home watch inspections.

Sharon Hetman, Specialist

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Don Maurer

donStorm Watch Specialist

I grew up in New Berlin, Pennsylvania, and attended schools in the Mifflinburg area. I worked for Playworld Systems, a manufacturer of playground equipment that is distributed world-wide for 33 years. I started as a shipper of finished parts and, as the company grew, transitioned to almost every department in the company.

My last eight years were spent in the Maintenance Department doing preventative maintenance.

I left Playworld in 2009 to assume the property management responsibility for a private homeowner in the Sarasota area. Due to the special needs of the homeowner, I took on varied maintenance and service tasks.

Don is a certified Specialist with Always Home and currently supervises Storm Watch crews.

Donald M. Maurer, Specialist

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Cynthia Hockett

Concierge Specialist

Hello! I am Cynthia Hockett. I was born and raised in Claremont, New Hampshire and moved to Sarasota in 1986. I started working for GTE in 1987 and continue to be an active employee with Verizon to the present day working as an integral member of the service team.

I joined the Always Home team in 2015 to service the Concierge Desk and periodically perform home watch inspections when the team needs a replacement. I am an avid walker and love to bicycle the many trails we have here in Florida.

Cynthia Hockett, Concierge Specialist

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