Mark and Vanessa Leiker realized the serious need of having a complete and accurate personal property inventory after hearing and reading numerous stories about the victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs in the summer of 2012. The local paper reported the struggles in completing insurance claims many families and business owners faced for an exceptionally long time. This long delay was created mostly due to not having documentation of what they owned and cherished.
In hindsight, many residents wished they had followed their insurance agents' advice over the years and had prepared a list of personal property, including antiques, jewelry, collectibles, etc. Having a complete and accurate personal property inventory list and pictures would have prevented delayed reimbursement of lost property as well as stress, emotional turmoil, and lost income due to taking time off of their job to spend many hours negotiating with insurance adjustors.
Vanessa and Mark sincerely feel the need for creating home and business inventories is an excellent way to help Colorado residents be more prepared when faced with experiencing a fire, theft, or any of the numerous natural disasters. Their desire to help family, friends, and community businesses is the motivation to begin VanMark Inventory Services.
After learning more about the personal property inventory industry, they found many other reasons to have this documentation. For example, an inventory is beneficial if not essential for estate settlement, divorce, prenuptials, estate planning, and a thorough asset listing for small business owners, to name a few.
The Leikers are insured and hold a business services bond. They look forward to providing sincere support and peace of mind when they create personal and business inventories for their clients. Can you remember everything you own? VanMark Inventory Services can!