Butlers/Estate Services

Butler / Estate Manager

At Hadley Reese, we offer a wealth of resources that encompass every staffing requirement. Professionalism and discretion are of the utmost importance therefore we focus on providing your household with consummate professionals, such as Nannies, Butlers, Estate Managers or a multitude of other options.

To date, the majority of our business has been acquired through word-of-mouth; referrals from our loyal clients have led to Hadley Reese becoming a leading agency in the staffing sector. Our expertise ensures that we provide exceptional staff whose work ethic will be tailored to even the most distinguished of clients.

The Butler's Role

A Butler should be first and foremost diligent and trustworthy, as he is responsible for the entirety of a residence. A proactive individual, his mandate is to make your life easier. At Hadley Reese, we understand that not only is our client's time extremely valuable but also that every household runs differently. Our goal is to find an efficient candidate whose deft precision will impress our discerning clients.

Responsibilities may include managing the following (but are not limited to):

  • The dining room (including overseeing the layout)
  • The wine cellar
  • The pantry
  • The parlor floor
  • The appearance of the house
  • Training household staff
  • Managing the staff schedule
  • Organizing social events
  • Inviting & welcoming guests

The above list gives our clients a clear picture of a Butler but our agency also understands that responsibilities can vary between different clients. We strive to find Butlers who are not only devoted and discreet, but who also possess a worldliness that permits them to adapt to your household.

Please note that the Butler's specific duties are decided at the client's discretion.

A more traditional role would include the duties listed above, along with personal valet services for the head of the household. On paper, there are similarities between the role of a Butler and a House Manager. Chauffeuring could be involved, as could housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance. Budgeting, administrative and security issues may be placed in their hands, along with the care of artworks, silverware and antiques.

Hadley Reese employs a no-exceptions rule when it comes to our candidate selection. Credentials and references are thoroughly verified and background checks are performed upon request.

If you are looking for a Butler, click here to contact us.

The Estate Manager's Role

At Hadley Reese, our Estate Managers are highly skilled individuals with an incomparable eye for details. The role of an Estate Manager differs from the role of a Butler not only due to its administrative nature, but also because the role is considered a top-level executive position.

The Estate Manager is essential in a large household or complex of properties that employ a wide array of staff. He or she works directly with the client to plan and execute the overall management of their properties. This will often involve interfacing with accountants while overseeing the estate's finances, coordinating tasks and schedules with other professionals employed by the client and overseeing various projects from start to finish.

Estate manager

Estate Managers have a varied set of qualifications such as:

  • A high level of education
  • A knowledge of arts and antiquities
  • A proper social etiquette
  • A business acumen
  • Human resources management
  • Multilingualism
  • Project management (involving maintenance of grounds, collections and assets)

With multiple responsibilities, an Estate Manager easily becomes more than a luxury and rather a necessity for our clients. At Hadley Reese, our mandate is to match our clientele with candidates whose skills are seemingly tailored to their lifestyle.

Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring that high standards are maintained
  • Budget and systems management
  • Event planning and sourcing property
  • Training and monitoring staff
  • Employer liaison (meeting with outside vendors and contractors for various projects)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Security management
  • Property and services inspections
  • Contract negotiations

Estate managers are also prepared to travel between multiple properties. Often, this will occur ahead of their employer to get organized prior to their arrival and bring the staff up to speed on any necessary changes or service requirements.

Hadley Reese employs a no-exceptions rule when it comes to our candidate selection. Credentials and references are thoroughly verified and background checks are performed upon request.

If you are looking for an Estate Manager, click here to contact us.