Connect-A-Service returns to property management

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Along with owner Jan Butler (second from left), customers can count on Connect-A-Service General Manager Eric Hamilton (right) and Office Manager Danielle Kerrick (left) to answer questions and arrange for services. Visit their new website at

Responding to numerous requests from customers old and new, Jan Butler, the broker and owner of Connect-A-Service Inc., has returned to the origins of her business with a new sister company, Connect-A-Service Properties, as a rental and property management agency.

Butler, a licensed real estate broker, says that with the growing popularity of the Finger Lakes, the number of owners who want to rent their vacation homes has increased rapidly. Acting as agent for both vacation and long-term rentals, Connect-A-Service Properties will do everything from advertising, taking renters’ applications, and preparing the property for the visitors, to cleaning and changing linens after they’ve left, closing up lake homes for the winter, monitoring them while vacant, and quickly tackling any needed repairs or improvements.

Butler started her property management business in the 1980s, which evolved into the comprehensive building and services company Connect-A-Service has become. Concentrating on that growing business, Butler sold off the property management part of the company in 2009, but her former customers never forgot her. “Our motto is, ‘Where strangers become customers become friends,’” says Butler.

Now armed with a large team of builders, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, and cleaners, Connect-A-Service Properties is ready to serve owners and renters alike in providing personalized, tailored services, and meeting owners’ and renters’ specific needs rapidly, rather than paying a set fee for a limited package of services.

That combination of Connect-A-Service Properties with the Connect-A-Service Inc. team means that owners can rent out their properties with a minimum of worry or obligation. Owners can look forward to Connect-A-Service taking all the headaches out of :

•Home improvements

•Additions - repairs - renovations

•Plumbing - electrical

•Interior drywall & finish work

•Interior & exterior painting & staining

•Pressure washing

•Carpentry - remodeling & new construction

•New & replacement windows

•Pavers - patios


•Landscaping - mowing - weeding - mulching

•Docks in & out of water - repairs

•Home/cottage/office cleaning

•Carpet cleaning

•Floor stripping & waxing

•Window washing

•Packing - moving

•Gutter - chimney cleanouts

•Yard cleanups - debris removal

Contact Connect-A-Service Properties

P.O. Box 630

Penn Yan, NY 14527