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"It gives me great pleasure to highly recommend HEA! The workers are very professional, work harder than any other agency I have used and most importantly, a pleasure to be around. HEA has helped us staff in the Hamptons, NYC and our boat — and had applicants available to interview the same day we inquired. Hands down the best in the business!!!"

— Kimberley Hatchett

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housekeeperLooking for a Reliable, Professional Houseman? We Can Help

Hamptons Employment Agency is here to help you find an experienced Houseman who meets your particular needs and preferences. Voted Dan's Papers' # 1 "Best Domestic Agency" for eight consecutive years (2012 – 2019), and featured in magazines such as Hamptons and Social Life, we assist individuals, couples, and families in finding the right domestic help.

We serve a range of areas, including the following:  The Hamptons and Long Island; the Greater New York City Area (including Connecticut and New Jersey); the Boston and New England Area; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Florida.

Below you'll find a summary description of the Houseman position. This overview is not fully comprehensive. Your particular needs and preferences might require that certain duties are added while others are not required.

If you are interested in learning more about our Professional Housemen, including Live-In Housemen and Live-Out Housemen, please contact us today. Consultations with our Residential Staffing Specialists are free, no-obligation, and confidential.

Houseman Description

A Houseman is generally tasked with the daily "hands on" duties in a residence, and he is often counted on to help ensure the smooth and orderly running of a residence. Responsibilities include heavy housework, such as cleaning floors, vacuuming, polishing silver, accepting heavy deliveries, and moving furniture and other items. A Houseman may also perform a range of other duties, such as filling in for the Housekeeper if she calls in sick, watching the children, or helping the Chef in preparation for a formal dinner party.

The Houseman may also be required to care for the core grounds of a residence, including the main entry area of the house and the walkways.  In a household in which there is only a Houseman (i.e., not additional domestic staff), the Houseman also typically does what a Housekeeper would be required to do. In residences that have broader domestic staffs, The Houseman may also serve as a "right-hand man" to an Estate or Household Manager or to another domestic staff leader. Houseman may be live-in or live-out.

A Houseman's salary depends on your location, the particular job requirements, and the level of experience of the Candidate. Benefits, perks, and other forms of compensation provided by the Employer also affect salary requirements.

Our Domestic Staffing Team can help you find the right person for a range of positions, including the following:

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Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation, privacy-assured phone consultation.  Please feel free to call us at one of our offices:

The Hamptons: 631-204-1100
New York City: 212-810-9828
Boston: 617-800-4701
Boca Raton: 561-866-2633

Or, use our brief and easy online Staffing Inquiry Form.

We look forward to hearing from you regarding your Houseman needs.

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