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Carolina Guardian Home Inventory Services, LLC provides Peace of Mind by documenting your property.
Carolina Guardian Home Inventory Services, LLC provides a professional, reliable, affordable, and 100% confidential third-party home and business inventory designed to maximize your claim as well as making the claim process smoother.
In the event of a hurricane, fire, flood, theft or other natural disaster, would you be able to recall from memory everything you own in your home or business? Would you be able to provide proof of ownership and value to substantiate your insurance claim? After the fact can be a challenging time to reconstruct this information. The best time to do your inventory is now! Don't wait until it's too late. Our efficient, professional service is here to help you.
Carolina Guardian Home Inventory Services, LLC is owned and operated by local Charlestonian David Vaughan. David is a graduate of The Citadel, class of 2000, and has a Bachelor's Degree In Business Administration. He is originally from Greenwood, SC, and has been living in the Charleston area since 1996.
Upon graduating from The Citadel, David began working as an engineering technician for GS2 Engineering & Environmental Consultants, Inc. in Charleston, and after two years became the Charleston area operations manager. After an unfortunate slump in the economy, David was forced to seek employment elsewhere, and became an outside sales representative for Kimball Midwest, an industrial supply company based out of Columbus, Ohio. David is also a musician, and plays the Mandolin with local bluegrass band, The Blue Plantation Band, and has been for the past 9 years. Photography has always been a passion for David as well, and he is in partnership with Your Priceless Pics, a local photography business serving the Charleston area.
After suffering a very significant loss of property from a vehicle theft, David wanted to find a way to help others recover lost items and make the insurance claim process much easier than his experience. His experience is as follows:
"My truck was stolen from me in June of 2009 shortly after one of my band's performances. I stopped to drop my guitar player off at our common meeting spot, which is a well-known and well-lit area just off a major highway in the West Ashley area of Charleston. I parked the vehicle and went inside to get some water for my ride home and speak to some friends. I was inside no longer than 15 minutes and when I returned to the parking lot my truck was GONE!
There was broken glass on the ground and obviously it was recently stolen. Of course I panicked because not only was my truck gone, but my whole lively hood was inside the truck. Since I had just finished a band performance all of my musical instruments and equipment were in the truck, as well as my laptop, ipod, gps, and many other items which combined were worth an estimated $14,000! My heart sunk and I felt completely hopeless and violated.
My truck was recovered 5 days later completely totaled, with nothing inside, of course. Here is where it got really bad. I had no proof or records of anything I had in the truck except for a few items making up only about 15% of what was actually stolen. I held an insurance policy on my items, but without proof of their existence, the policy rendered useless. I received the minimum settlement from my insurance company, which was merely a fraction of what was taken from me. I had to start all over again with nothing, and from that day forward I knew there had to be a way to help others feel secure about their property in the event of a loss, so I decided to help others by providing a professional, affordable service that does just that...provides peace of mind.
I am committed to my work and know from experience what its like to suffer a loss. My goal is to provide peace of mind by professionally documenting your personal property in an efficient, confidential, and affordable manor. Please don't take a chance and have to suffer as I did in the event of a loss"
* We create detailed documentation:
Carolina Guardian Home Inventory works with you to create detailed documentation. If you have a loss, we want you to have thorough records. We take the time and care to document your property as though it were our own. We are experienced and fully equipped to efficiently conduct your inventory.
* When you schedule your inventory:
You will receive a packet of tools including lists of the type of property you will want to detail in your inventory and what information should be recorded about these items. We also give you additional tools you may use to record important information for safe storage along with your inventory materials.
* When Your Inventory is completed:
You promptly receive a portfolio containing your video on DVD, your database and digital pictures on a CD, and a printed spreadsheet with all the data. This portfolio is suitable for storage in your safe deposit box.
We Will Store Your Inventory For You:
We will provide copies of your inventory to your insurance company, police department, or anyone you choose with your explicit written permission only. We will also keep a copy for you in our secure location free of charge for one year.
* Protect Your Investments:
* Enjoy Peace of Mind: With a detailed, professional inventory stored safely outside your home you'll rest easier knowing you're protected.
* Preserve Your Heritage: Record a permanent legacy for your family and heirs. Document your heirlooms and valuables and the stories behind them.
* Save Valuable Time: Your time is valuable. Save it for your other priorities and the things you love to do. Let a professional handle the intense work of cataloging your belongings. We're experienced and fully equipped to complete your inventory promptly.
* Simplify Your Life: You'll have a detailed listing of what you own available when you need it, whether that is for insurance purposes, estate planning, estate valuation, tax issues, moving, legal issues, or other reasons. And, it's simple to update annually!
* Provide required documentation of ownership and value:
In the event of a loss due to fire, theft, burglary or other catastrophe, your insurance company will try to be helpful and cooperative, but they won’t hand you a blank check. It’s up to you to document your losses. Just think how difficult it would be to recall from memory everything you own. An inventory with details, video and digital pictures will provide the required documentation to prove ownership and value of your possessions.
* Settle claims accurately and promptly:
Insurance companies recommend that you have an inventory. Each year, people lose thousands of dollars worth of belongings through fire, theft or other disasters. Fortunately, many of those loses are insured, but when it comes time to fill out claim forms many things are overlooked if there is no inventory. Having an up-to-date home inventory will help you get your insurance claim settled faster and will give you the documentation you need to verify losses for your income tax return.
Objective Third Party Inventories
When you need an objective third party:
Carolina Guardian Home Inventory works with you and your attorney in situations where an uninvolved third party is required to perform a property inventory. Pre-nuptial agreements, divorce and estate settlement situations may require such documentation.
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About Carolina Guardian Home Inventory Services, LLC:
Carolina Guardian Home Inventory Services, LLC is a professional and confidential inventory service based in Charleston, South Carolina. We serve the entire Low Country with an array of professional inventory services designed to efficiently document your personal property.
We create detailed documentation of your personal property and valuables:
If you have a loss, we want you to have thorough records. We take the time and care to document your property as though it were our own. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.