About Us

Florida Custom Home Watch is a trade name of Patco Distributors, Inc. Patricia “Patty” Hatcher of Fort Myers, Florida has owned Patco since 1985.

A long-time Gulf Coast resident, Patty loves everything the area has to offer and enjoys serving its year-round and seasonal residents. Patty has provided home watch and concierge services since 2016 to glowing reviews from her highly satisfied customers. (You can see her reviews here.) For your protection, Patty is bonded and insured.

In Her Own Words

I have been working since grade school, when I did babysitting. I had 10 clients in my neighborhood. I sat for children from the time I was 11 until I was 17. I added a job at a drug store in Columbus, Ohio from age 16 to 17. I went to work full time for a foot doctor at 17-1/2, working in surgery, x-ray, casting, front office, and patient care.

I got married at 23 and had four children. When I became a single mom, I had to start my own business. From 1979 to 1985, I worked with lots of contractors and wallpapered, painted, and decorated for clients, in addition to selling them curtains, carpet, blinds, and wallcoverings.

I moved to Florida in 1985 and started Patco Distributors, serving as the distributor for Banana Boat sun and skin care. I added beach items and serviced 400 customers. I did this until 2018.

I started providing home watch services in 2016 and am happy to still be doing it today. I also started selling tropical plants for my nephew’s business in 2014, with a territory that includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and parts of Georgia. I do all this by email, phone, and text, serving 150 loyal clients from the end of January to the beginning of May.

Patty Hatcher, owner of Florida Custom Home Watch and PATCO Distributors, with one of her beloved grandchildren.