About Us

Family PhotoHood River House Sitters is a family run business with over 28 years experience in commercial and residential care and maintenance. They have been providing service in the Columbia River Gorge for over 10 years now.  The Johnston Family wanted a business that would allow them to work together as a family while providing essential services to clients who are concerned about the safety and maintenance of their home and/or business.  Over the past 10 years they have turned this once “idea” into a successful, full time business here in The Gorge.

Tad Johnston is a native of Hood River and a Master Gardener.  He is great at landscape creativity & consulting.  He takes ownership for the “look” of his town. He has a passion for the appearance of the homes and businesses in Hood River and surrounding Gorge area. (You may find him removing “old” fliers left on poles around town). His training & experience in building maintenance from his previous employer, Sprint.  His residential experience has been with Hood River home owners and also as a real estate investor since 1997. His 10 years as a Hood River Volunteer Fire Fighter has enabled him to spot potential problems before they occur.  Tad really has an eye for detail!

Jacque Johnston moved to Hood River in 2003 from Salt Lake City, Utah.  She earned her experience in residential care by owning and managing real estate investments since 1994 in Colorado, Utah and now (her final resting place) Hood River, OR. Her passion is the care & maintenance of property and the love & health of people and pets.  She is also a former Elite Gymnast and a gymnastics coach at Riverside Gymnastics in The Dalles.  Jacque also works part time at Hood River Adopt-A-Dog as the volunteer & foster care coordinator.  Combining her love of dogs into her work life!

They are proud parents of 12 year old State Gymnastics Champion Jacy; And owners of five fabulous dogs: Diesel, Pepper, Axle & Boomer – all blue heelers (you will spot them in Tad’s truck around town), and Daisy, a big old hound dog!