Estate Houseman Staffing

Are you seeking to elevate the management and operation of your private estate? Look no further than IDC. With a commitment to excellence and a wealth of experience in the industry, IDC stands ready to fulfill all your estate management needs with unparalleled professionalism and dedication.  

The Duties of a Houseman

A houseman within an estate family office assumes a wide spectrum of household responsibilities. From maintaining cleanliness and organization to managing household finances and logistics, their role is integral to the smooth functioning of the estate. They collaborate closely with the estate owner or manager to determine their specific duties within the domestic staff hierarchy. Furthermore, housemen collaborate with the private chef, personal assistant, and housekeeping team to provide assistance in specialized tasks suited to their expertise.

The role of a houseman is indispensable in ensuring the seamless operation of an estate. By shouldering household responsibilities, they enable the family to focus on their professional endeavors and daily activities, thus playing a pivotal role within the estate team and facilitating enhanced efficiency.


  • Adapting smoothly to a collaborative work setting.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrating discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and keen attention to detail.
  • Managing home upkeep, including minor repairs and thorough cleaning.
  • Assisting with meal preparation and service.
  • Maintaining the grounds and performing basic landscaping tasks.
  • Providing transportation services as needed.
  • Overseeing childcare duties when required.
  • Handling personal errands efficiently.
  • Managing pool maintenance tasks.
  • Conducting routine vehicle maintenance.
  • Providing care for household pets. 

In summary, a houseman's role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities crucial for maintaining the functionality and appeal of an estate. Their contributions are instrumental in ensuring the estate operates seamlessly, providing both residents and guests with a superior living experience. 

At IDC we offer houseman staffing and support regarding safe cleaning practices and preventative maintenance for your investments. Contact Peter O'Donovan to learn more about our services...