What People Say About Safeguard
"I sleep better at night knowing that SafeGuard is at the pinnacle of this industry and continues to foster a cooperative relationship between Servicers, Investors, City officials, Code Enforcement Officials and yourselves."
- Joe Moschetto, Senior Manager, Freddie Mac
"Robert, Congratulations on the Leadership Award you received. Thanks for all you've done for the servicing industry and for helping to make our jobs in the code enforcement field a lot easier!!"
-Sherri Johnston, City of Mesquite, Texas, Environmental Code Manager, AACE Past President
"Robert, This is a well-deserved honor. Congratulations and thank you for all you do for the industry."
-Miguel J. Gutierrez, Director, Fannie Mae - Alternative REO Dispositions
"It was nice seeing you last week. Thank you for your kind welcome and your professonalism. Best wishes."
-Sherrod Brown, United States Senator
“On several occasions I have called your office to get help with properties in Norman that were in foreclosure, including one I called about today. I wanted to thank you for the great work and professionalism of your staff. Every time I have called, your staff has worked very hard to either help me themselves or to get me into contact with the correct company that is handling the property in question. To me, that is going above and beyond. I wish I wrote down the young lady’s name I spoke with today, but she helped me figure out who the correct company was and provided me with phone numbers and emails of the proper contacts to help me resolve my problems. Please know that we appreciate you guys so much for all the help you give us. Give your whole staff a pat on the back and a thank you from me!”
-Joe Schier, City of Norman, Code Compliance Inspector
“The tax dollars that you have saved local governments by opening the door making the lenders more transparent. By YOUR company making the Lenders accountable by maintaining their properties for them, and charging them as it should be, instead of all of it being put on the shoulders of the tax payers and local governments. Thank you Robert.”
-Peter Lemos, Field Manager, Stockton, CA Police Department, Neighborhood Services Section
“Robert, as a government official in Chicago and Cook County. I know of no other person who has worked harder to bring the stakeholders together in an attempt to find some common ground on this massive [foreclosure] problem.”
“Robert, your leadership and viewpoint are so very important to our industry. Keep up the visibility.”
-Michael T. McKeever, Esquire, KML Law Group, P.C.
"AACE truly appreciates all that Safeguard has done to promote our organization! With economic times as they are the Board is unable to travel to other states as in the past to promote the organization. The Good Neighbor Plan has worked well in Mesquite and is quite an innovative program. Safeguard always seems to be on the cutting edge when it comes to promotions and programs. We are excited that Safeguard is going to continue the scholarship program. It is a great opportunity for code officers who have never been to a conference to attend for their very first time. I'm still hearing from the last recipients and how much they enjoyed being able to be around others who share the same frustrations. Hats off to Safeguard!! We look forward to continuing our professional relationship with you all!”
-Sherri Johnston, Environmental Code Manager, AACE Past President, City of Mesquite, Texas
"Robert, I appreciate our friendship and business relationship. And, we at BankUnited appreciate the quality service you and your team continue to provide. It is important to us and those we serve. All the best to you and your team.”
-Raymond S. Barbone, BankUnited , Executive Vice President, Mortgage Services
“Thank you for your leadership. It is a pleasure to know you and your colleagues are working to improve this situation, one property at a time.”
-Sarah P. Martin, Chief, Single Family Claims Branch, US Department of Housing & Urban Development
“Safeguard is a valued partner of our community, we are so fortunate.”
- Matt Zone, Cleveland (OH) City Councilman
“Safeguard is truly a gem in our City, thank you for your generosity in helping families in their time of need.”
- Toni Jones, Housing Director Bellaire-Puritas Housing Corporation, Cleveland, OH
“Thank you Robert for all of your hard work and dedication to this industry. Although very true that we have made great strides together, many things could never have happened without the great leadership that you have provided.”
- Susan Galloway, Property Preservation Coordinator, 5/3rd Bank
“You should be proud of your employees and your company’s culture. Thanks on behalf of all of us at USFN.”
- Alberta Hultman, Executive Director & CEO, USFN
“Great job Safeguard. You are all impressive as always. You are an asset to Cleveland and we are proud to be your partners in the industry.”
- Patrick F. McCool, Key Partner Manager Analyst
"'As always when human generosity is affirmed, words of gratitude are in order. A human being is defined by his or her capacity for thankfulness' – Elie Weizel
It is in this spirit that I offer my congratulations to you as the recipient of The Five Star Humanitarian Award. Because of you our world is a better place today."
- Gardner E. Story, Broker Relationship Manager, BA Urban Solutions LLC
“Your dedication and hard work - along with choosing incredible people - has created a property preservation company no one can compare to.”
- Rob Rybarczyk, Assistant Vice-President, Bank of America Home Loans
“…we appreciate what you have been able to do for us and the assistance you’ve provided in this ever changing environment. Looking forward to a strong partnership going forward.”
- Steven Roark, VP Default, Special Servicing, Saxon Mortgage
“I wanted to drop you a line to congratulate you for receiving Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. It’s a fantastic achievement and something I know that you have worked very hard for. It’s nice to know that our business partners are so highly thought of.”
- Ben Brunson, Sr. Manager Property Preservation, Saxon Mortgage
“I want to commend you and your company for your efforts to assist local Government agencies with your ‘Good Neighbor Door Hanger’ program. Safeguard Properties is providing necessary information to the neighbors of vacant properties under your company’s control…This is a very important aspect of keeping vacant properties safe and secure with neighborhood involvement (our best eyes and ears in these neighborhoods)…I applaud your efforts, and wished every property preservation company would follow Safeguard Properties lead, as this problem is not only affecting large urban cities, it’s also taking its toll on the small communities too!”
- Marty J. Braccio, Code Enforcement Supervisor. Village of Crete (IL)
“I applaud you and your staff for all that you’ve done, are doing, and will continue to do for our communities and our industry… thank goodness, there is support and unwavering partnerships you’ve created that are waiting for all of us. I am indeed grateful for your involvement, dedication and inspiration provided to all of us that truly care. THANK YOU!”
- Sy Chase, City of LaGrange, GA
“I do not know what I would do without Safeguard. I am a property maintenance inspector in the Village of Orland Park, Illinois, approximate population of 65,000. I attended a seminar that Steve Meyer hosted in Elgin, Illinois. That seminar gave me information that has helped me handle empty foreclosed properties. Steve Meyer and his staff have been so wonderful to work with. I can’t sing Steve’s praises enough. His responses are always immediate…He has handled EVERY problem I have sent to Safeguard. Thank you for your services and your wonderful staff; you make our jobs so much easier.”
- Cheryl Jordan, Property Maintenance Inspector, Village of Orland Park, IL
“From one of the Code Enforcement Officers in the trenches, a heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for the invaluable assistance all of you have afforded us here 'in the field'. The partnership you referred to is working wonderfully and helping solve many of the problems we could not have solved before.”
- Michael Saracina, Jr., Code Enforcement Officer, City of Massillon, OH
"Please know how grateful Midland is that Safeguard hosted the [hazard insurance claims recovery] industry call. [We] learned some new information . . . and will contact you regarding a few issues on which we hope to obtain additional, related information and clarification. I definitely think there is potential for more calls."
- Janice Lisko, First Vice President, Midland Mortgage
“We have our greatest success in clean ups with Safeguard and their efforts. Other preservation companies have been somewhat lackadaisical in their approach. A special thanks goes to Denise “Dee” Gavel and Christian Reklinski, both of Safeguard. They are always professional, prompt to respond, and excellent about keeping my City ‘in the loop’ about progress of homes that they represent.”
- Mike Chamlee, Chief Building Official, Springdale (AZ) Building Department
“Thanks for your leadership on the VPR issue, it’s made it a lot easier to track for everyone.”
- Alberta Hultman, Executive Director & CEO, USFN