Cindy and Mike Hartman were encouraged to document the contents of their home after they were burglarized – twice. They had difficulty filing a thorough insurance claim because it was not easy to remember or prove ownership of items that were stolen.
Over the years, Cindy and Mike have talked to family, friends, and business associates throughout the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area who also experienced a loss. When listening to the many stories, they continue to find that most have the same unhappy ending – thousands of dollars worth of forgotten items. Many receive a less-than desirable insurance settlement. Each story has one key ingredient missing — a personal property inventory.
The majority admit that their insurance agents suggest an inventory when discussing their policies. However, homeowners and business owners alike find it too time-consuming to create the initial inventory and know they won’t keep it current even if they do complete it. Some begin, but just never finish it, while others find it too daunting a task to even consider starting one.
The Hartmans created their home and business inventory company in Avon, Indiana, in 2004 due to their life experience and also because they enjoy helping others. They choose to be the leaders in the industry and achieve this by constantly reviewing the process and implementing improvements along the way. In addition to owning Hartman Inventory, the couple assists others to start and grow their own independent inventory service.
They have been featured in the Indiana Business Journal, the Hendricks County Business Leader, the Indianapolis Star, and the Hendricks County Flyer. They are Approved Speakers for Kiwanis International and also provide educational presentations for Rotary, Sertoma, Chambers of Commerce, and a variety of other civic, business, church, and networking organizations. Always seeking opportunities to provide education on the various life events that benefit from knowing what you own, the Hartmans have created and present a 2 CEU course for CPAs and accountants.
With the commitment to serve their community, they are board members for the non-profit Hendricks County Educational Media Corporation, WYRZ-FM, located in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Proud of the trusting relationships they build, the Hartmans come with high recommendations from current clients, Insurance Agents, CPAs, Financial Planners, and other professional and business associates. They are both Certified Inventory Experts (CIE) and Certified Appraisal Examiners (CAE), achieving these credentials through the National Inventory Certification Association (NICA). They are also insured and hold a Business Services Bond.
Whether providing their inventory and appraisal examiner services for residential and business clients in Indiana and throughout the United States, or mentoring others while they start and grow their own inventory company, the Hartmans are Your Peace of Mind Partner™.