Service watches over neighbors’ homes


Hibiscus Home Management has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the third year. The association 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. All principals of the association’s accredited member companies are background-checked, insured and bonded.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Shon Fleming has been a resident of St. Augustine for 18 years. He has a background in engineering and construction and has a master’s degree. Fleming currently manages a team of engineers in the field of utility construction.

Born and raised in St. Augustine, Karissa Fleming spent 13 years as an ocean lifeguard for St. Johns County, with an additional two years as a professional EMT/firefighter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis on marketing, now specializing in HVAC/R products for contractors. 
During the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Flemings worked from home, with more time to enjoy walking around their community. They couldn’t help but notice how many unoccupied homes they came across. It was brought to their attention that one such “snowbird” neighbor later discovered their hot water tank had leaked for three months, which unfortunately resulted in a house full of mold.

With experience in building construction, the Flemings saw an opportunity to prevent something like this from happening to other neighbors. This marked the birth of Hibiscus Home Management. Karissa Fleming, with a long history of focusing on accident prevention, quickly coined their slogan, “Trust us to keep watch.”
Hibiscus Home Management serves Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach. You can reach them at 904-792-9322 or at Learn more from their website, at