A Luxury Domestic Consulting Firm

Offering Texas Hospitality & European Elegance



For Our Principals

At Estate Management Solutions, we recognize that the people who work in your home are an integral part of your life and play a crucial role in maintaining the high standards of living that you have become accustomed to.  Confidence in your employee’s skills and trust in their integrity is a critical start to a successful working relationship.

For The Professional

At Estate Management Solutions,  we understand the difficulties and stressors that come with searching for a position and the many challenges that come with working in someone’s private space.  We pledge to continuously strive to uphold the highest standards of excellence and cultivate an industry that benefits everyone.

Our Core Philosophy

At Estate Management Solutions, our mission is to drive positive change in the Private Service Industry through transparency, honesty, and unyielding flexibility.  We will offer guidance to all who wish to grow and will remain steadfast in our belief of what is in the best interest of the industry, listening to those whose perspectives differ with an open mind.  Above all, we will continue to protect the rights and thoughtfully uphold the obligations of the Principal & Professional alike.

EMS Domestics is our Recruitment & Placement division, we strive to connect top-tier professionals with luxury homes and family offices, ensuring candidates are qualified and understand and are prepared for the task ahead of them.

EMS Education division provides comprehensive training to candidates, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their roles.

EMS Luxury Domestic Consulting division offers personalized consulting services for Principals who wish to improve the uniformity of service delivered across their multiple service environments and staff.

What We Do

Household Staffing & Recruitment

Where we cultivate positive relationships to ensure happiness and success on all fronts!  Clarity, Transparency, Honesty, and Mutual Respect are the cornerstones of a successful professional relationship and should be cultivated

Manual Development & Mentorship Program

Where we provide your Private Service Professional with the guidance they need to develop strong professional relationships and the tools and support to cultivate your luxury and create an information legacy for your home and staff.

Blog & Networking Directory

Where we discuss the topics that we get asked on a regular basis and topics we see are the most pressing to our industry.  Sometimes ruffling feathers.  But when we ruffle feathers, we help with molting, which encourages growth.  Growth = Success!

The Keys Class

The Keys Class is a comprehensive 3.5-hour online course designed to equip our candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their new positions. This specialized training covers a wide range of topics, including understanding the nuances of private spaces, respecting clients’ privacy, effective communication, handling delicate situations, and maintaining the utmost professionalism at all times.

The Essentials Course

Upon completion of this course, you will have all the tools you need to develop procedures to protect your Principal’s lifestyle and privacy and a complete guide for collecting the information you will need to set up an operational system for any size home, estate, or service environment. You will also have one of the most valuable assets in our industry: a network of fellow Private Service Professionals that will serve you well in your future endeavors.

Private Service Career Consulation

We provide a tailored roadmap to help you navigate the intricacies and peculiarities of finding a job as a Private Service Professional. You will have centralized access to a range of tools and resources that have been carefully chosen based on our extensive experience in the private service industry to help you identify your path into Private Service.

Where We Are

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with a national reach.

We maintain satellite offices in Houston & Austin to visit when our clients need us close.

Texas is our backyard, and we love the Southern Hospitality that this wonderful state offers.  However, Peter’s extensive national and international travels have given him the invaluable ability to comprehend the essence of any home, transcending geographical boundaries and cultures.

DFW & North Texas: (214) 605-7286 | Austin & San Antonio: (512) 969-8280 | Houston & Gulf Coast: (713) 258-9800

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Manual Development & Mentorship Program

This program is intended to aid Private Service Professionals in the development of their household manual and provide them with a sounding board for their obstacles and frustrations in a healthy and productive manner.

Through our one-of-a-kind program, we guide your professional in the collection and organization of information and put them into actionable systems that help improve the operational efficiency of the home and property. During our meetings with your Professional, we also help them improve their understanding of some of the difficulties they will face.  Our program covers both hard and soft skills.


The Essentials Course – including over 120 templates and resource documents to help develop the Household Manual.

Two (2) 1.5-hour 1-on-1 Zoom Video Conferences with Peter every month.

One (1) monthly call with the Principal to discuss shifting priorities and critical points.

Peter’s direct line to call in the event of a critical issue.

Estate Management Solutions helps Private Service Professionals find their way in an industry founded on discretion

Our Blog

Where we discuss the common topics that are being discussed in the industry.  Whether it be online on one of the many professional networking forums or are questions that have repeatedly been brought up in one of our many conversations with Private Service Professionals, our Principals, and the Agencies that serve the community.

Events Calendar

Where we have listed all the Private Services events that have been submitted to us.  We also scan the events on the major platforms to help bring your options into one location.

Why?  Because positive networking and professional development are among the many criteria for cultivating your career.

Network Directory

There are few better places to find a semblance of sanity and identify what you should learn next than with your fellow professionals.

This is a collection of Networking & Association resources for Private Service Professionals.  U.S. and international based  groups that bring professionals together to benefit the industry.

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A Balanced Approach

At EMS, we believe that a long-term professional relationship is founded on transparency, clarity, and mutual respect.  We ensure that our clients follow all labor and employment laws and provide resources to offer competitive compensations packages.  We also ensure that the Professionals we represent are precisely that, Professionals.

Happy Principals = Happy Professionals = Happy Principals = Happy EMS!

Experienced Guidance

With over 30 years of Hospitality & Private Service experience and multicultural perspective, we recognize that the people who work in your home are an integral part of your life and play a crucial role in maintaining the high standards of living that you have worked diligently for.  Confidence in your employee’s skills and trust in their integrity is a critical starting point.

The Process

At EMS we charge a $1500 retainer fee* which is credited to your final placement invoice of 20% of the candidate’s annual salary.

Candidates resumes are accompanied by their “EMS Skills Profile,” providing deeper insight into their capabilities as a Professional.  We also believe that support after placement is critical in ensuring success.  We are there for our fellow professionals, both the ones that pay us and those that get paid.

We Serve Luxury Homes, Estates, and Family Offices across the US and abroad.

Our staffing & Recruitment Services, Private Service Professional Training, and Household Manual Program are not limited by geography.


Los Angeles (Bel Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Homby Hills, Beverly Glen, Hollywood Hills, Studio City, Century City, West Hills, Trousdale Estate, Brentwood Park, North Beverly Park, Encino, Porter Ranch, Playa del Rey, Laurel Canyon, Playa Vista)

Orange County (Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Yorba Linda, Dana Point, Laguna Beach)

San Diego (La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Mission Hills, Carmel Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Point Loma, Scripps Ranch, Torrey Pines)

San Francisco (Presidio Heights, Sea Cliff, Marina District, Haight-Ashbury, Noe Valley, Pacific Heights, Glen Park, Russian Hill, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Belvedere, Solano)

Tri-State Area

New York (Scarsdale, Bronxville, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Alpine, Saddle River, Pound Ridge, Rye, Bedford, Chappaqua, Larchmont, Manhasset, Old Westbury, Roslyn, Muttontown, Harrison, Purchase, Short Hills, Summit, Locust Valley, Glen Cove, Armonk, Oyster Bay Cove)

Connecticut (Darien, Riverside, Westport, Old Greenwich, Wilton, Weston, Greenwich, Southport, New Canaan, Avon, Ridgefield, Stamford, Woodbridge, Essex)

New Jersey (Short Hills, Alpine, Ho Ho Kus, Essex Fells, Saddle River, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Glen Ridge, Chatham, Rumson, Montgomery)

Southern United States

Maryland (Potomac, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Travilah, North Potomac, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Fulton, Owings Mills, Annapolis)

Kentucky (Anchorage, Prospect, Indian Hills, Edgewood, Villa Hills, Fort Thomas, Cold Spring, Lakeside Park, Crestview Hills, Union)

Louisiana (Metairie, Mandeville, Baton Rouge, River Ridge, Prairieville, Covington, Slidell, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Alexandria)

Virginia (Great Falls, McLean, Arlington, Alexandria, Vienna, Falls Church, Ashburn, Leesburg, Fairfax, Oakton)

Tennessee (Belle Meade, Brentwood, Forest Hills, Oak Hill, Germantown, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Franklin, Farragut, Collierville)

North Carolina (Myers Park, Biltmore Forest, Wade, Country Club Heights, Eastover, Figure Eight Island, Marvin, Davidson, Chapel Hill, Weddington)

Alabama (Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Hoover, Madison, Fairhope, Auburn, Daphne, Helena, Chelsea)

Arkansas (Chenal Valley, Maumelle, Bella Vista, Rogers, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Conway, Cabot, Hot Springs Village, Jonesboro)

Georgia (Buckhead, Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Druid Hills Atlanta, Decatur, Peachtree City, Roswell, Brookhaven)

Mississippi (Madison, Brandon, Oxford, Ridgeland, Flowood, Hernando, Clinton, Olive Branch, Starkville, Pearl)

Missouri (Clayton, Ladue, Town and Country, Des Peres, Wildwood, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, O’Fallon, Ballwin, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Frontenac)

Oklahoma (Nichols Hills, Edmond, Jenks, Owasso, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Mustang, Piedmont, Glenpool, Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City)

South Carolina (Kiawah Island, Tega Cay, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Bluffton, James Island, Hilton Head Island, Daniel Island, Fort Mill, Greenville, Charleston)

Texas (West University Place, Highland Park, University Park, Bellaire, Southlake, Colleyville, The Woodlands, Westlake, Friendswood, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston)

West Virginia (Morgantown, Cheat Lake, Teays Valley, Hurricane, Bridgeport, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Vienna, Beckley, South Charleston)


Illinois (Winnetka, Glencoe, Lake Forest, Hinsdale, Wilmette, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Oak Brook, Northfield, Lake Bluff)

Indiana (Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers, Meridian Hills, Westfield, Dune Acres, Geist, Noblesville, Brownsburg, Avon)

Iowa (Clive, Waukee, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Johnston, Ankeny, Bettendorf, Robins, Norwalk, Decorah)

Kansas (Mission Hills, Leawood, Fairway, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Loch Lloyd, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Blue Valley)

Michigan (Bloomfield Hills, Orchard Lake Village, Birmingham, Grosse Pointe Shores, Franklin, West Bloomfield, Northville, East Grand Rapids, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills)

Minnesota (Edina, Deephaven, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Dellwood, Wayzata, North Oaks, Medina, Greenwood, Sunfish Lake)

Missouri (Ladue, Town and Country, Frontenac, Clayton, Des Peres, Wildwood, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Huntleigh, Westwood)

Nebraska (Regency, Fairacres, District 66 (Westside), Firethorn, The Ridges, Linden Estates, Legacy, Champions Run, Loveland, Tomlinson Woods)

North Dakota (Fargo, Bismarck, West Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston, Dickinson, Mandan, Minot, Wahpeton, Jamestown)

Ohio (Indian Hill, Pepper Pike, New Albany, Dublin, Upper Arlington, Powell, Oakwood, Beachwood, Moreland Hills, Terrace Park)

South Dakota (Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Harrisburg, Brandon, Tea, Brookings, Aberdeen, Watertown, Spearfish, Yankton)

Wisconsin (River Hills, Elm Grove, Mequon, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside, Shorewood, Brookfield, Oconomowoc Lake, Maple Bluff)


Palm Beach (Palm Beach, Manalapan, Jupiter Island, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Gulf Stream, Lost Tree Village, Old Palm)

Miami (Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Pinecrest, Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach, Fisher Island, Bay Point, Brickell)

Orlando (Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Winter Park, Lake Nona, Baldwin Park, Bay Hill, Maitland, Isleworth, Heathrow, Celebration)

Jacksonville (Ponte Vedra Beach, Avondale, Ortega, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Deerwood, Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club, Marsh Landing, Riverside)

Tampa (Hyde Park, Davis Islands, Harbour Island, Beach Park, Palma Ceia, Culbreath Isles, Avila, Cheval)

Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Isles, Harbor Beach, Rio Vista, Coral Ridge, Victoria Park, Bay Colony, The Landings, Colee Hammock)

Miami Beach (Star Island, Fisher Island, Palm Island, Hibiscus Island, Venetian Islands, Sunset Islands, La Gorce Island, Bayshore, Mid-Beach)

St. Petersburg (Snell Isle, Old Northeast, Allendale, Shore Acres, Bayway Isles, Venetian Isles, Pinellas Point)

Tallahassee (Betton Hills, Killearn Estates, Southwood, Golden Eagle, Ox Bottom Manor, Centerville Conservation, Bull Run, Melody Hills, Woodland Drives)

Boca Raton (Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, The Sanctuary, Woodfield Country Club, Le Lac, St. Andrews Country Club, Long Lake Estates, Boca West Country Club, The Oaks, Seasons of Boca Raton, Boca Grove Plantation)

Sarasota (Bird Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Harbor Acres, The Oaks Club, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key Club, Prestancia, West of the Trail)

Key West (Old Town, Truman Annex, Casa Marina, Key Haven, Midtown, Key West Golf Club, Shark Key)

Naples (Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Pelican Bay, Park Shore, Grey Oaks, Mediterra, Quail West, Tiburón, Bay Colony, Pelican Marsh)

Fort Myers (Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club, Renaissance, Fiddlesticks Country Club, McGregor Boulevard, Jonathan Harbour, St. Charles Harbour, Palmetto Point, Catalpa Cove, Caloosa Yacht & Racquet Club, Harbour Isle Estates)

Gainesville (Haile Plantation, Turkey Creek, Countryside, Oakmont, Fletcher’s Mill, The Hammock, The Duckpond, Black Acres, Oakbrook, Longleaf)

Clearwater (Belleair Shore, Island Estates, Sand Key, Harbor Oaks, Belleair)

Pensacola (Gulf Breeze, Scenic Heights, Cordova Park, East Hill, North Hill)

Daytona Beach (Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet, Hammock Dunes)

Hollywood (Hollywood Lakes, Emerald Hills, Harbor Islands, Hollywood Hills)

Coral Gables (Cocoplum, Gables Estates, Old Cutler Bay, Snapper Creek Lakes)

Estate Management Solutions is a Luxury Domestic Consulting Company that offers a range of customizable solutions that are designed to promote the lifestyle you have worked diligently to cultivate. At Estate Management Solutions, we believe that service goes beyond mere assistance. It is the art of giving, where we set aside our preconceptions and prioritize the preferences of our clients, the Principals. With our luxury household staffing and consulting agency, we strive to provide unparalleled service that exceeds expectations.  Trust us to find the professionals that will manage your Home, Estate, or Family Office with the utmost professionalism and expertise.