Established in 2010, Estate Management Solutions (EMS) was developed to fill a void in the fast-growing High Net Worth market of North Texas.  In 2018, EMS rebranded and transitioned into a Limited Liability Corporation, under the name HNW Solutions, LLC.

EMS has been Peter’s passion project since 2010.  He aspires to bring affordable and accessible education to an industry that struggles for continuity in standards and education.

Peter Colt Van Ryder

Founder & CEO

 Peter is a formally trained Private Service Professional who has spent his career cultivating an exceptional ability to manage multiple projects, taking charge of challenging situations to deliver superior results without causing undue worry to the Principals.  His early hospitality career started in 1999 as a bellman and concierge in a luxury hotel in Houston, Texas; eventually working his way up to upper management at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Houston Medical Center. Refining his skills further at the top echelons of exceptional service, Peter worked as an innkeeper at a 4-star country Inn and French restaurant. Through his career, he has worked and trained the staff of homes on both coasts and overseas from 9,000 to 30,000 square feet in estates ranging from 4 to 280 acres with active horse trails.

Over time, Peter has developed particular expertise in building effective procedures and policies for household manuals, to ensure the continuity of service at every property, regardless of its location or distance from the main residence.  He was chosen as a travel trainer by Charles MacPherson to teach housekeeping in luxury estates worldwide, plus formal table setting and service, and western etiquette to students in China.  In 2011 Peter wrote The Essentials of Household & Estate Management, a two-day course providing the skillset and resources to organize a service environment, write a household manual, and implement protocols in a luxury residence that protect the Residence, the Principals, and the Employees.  In 2023 Estate Management Solutions released its Keys to Success When Working in a Luxury Home to give professionals a solid foundation for establishing a solid professional relationship in an environment that is as dynamic as the personalities we serve.

If you ask Peter what’s most important to him, it’s seeing service as a supreme act of giving, in which one’s own preconceptions are set aside for the preferences of the principal.

Peter’s extensive experience in private service gives him the insight and confidence to diligently represent the candidate and the client.

Peter currently resides in Dallas Texas and specializes in cultivating systems that improve efficiency, functionality, and communication in luxury residences.   Driven by the desire to have a positive impact on the industry and create a better path into and through our insolating and largely undefined industry.

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

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