About Vigilus

Sharing our love of Dutchess County

Welcome to Vigilus Home Support

We (Caroline & Tim Morton) founded Vigilus Home Support in 2019 to answer a call for elevated standards of boutique home management and oversight as well as owner’s representation in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, the Hudson Valley, and surrounding areas. Leveraging decades of experience, Vigilus delivers superior home services and construction support to local residents and second-home owners. We offer owner’s representation, home support including, property management, vacation rental management and home staffing services and construction project management services to families and corporate clients.

Additionally, we support long term owner’s representation clients with project management, property management, vacation rental management and home staffing services. Give us a call anytime – we are here to help with your home and property needs. We’re local. Even when you are not.

Servicing Clients in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County & The Hudson Valley

Fully Insured – Project & Home Management

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The Morton’s Origin Story

Little did Caroline know that the constant debates with this overwhelmingly nice and skilled contractor were never going to end. This is the story of a fast-paced, NYC bred, female executive turned entrepreneur meeting her match in business and in life. Tim, the OCD builder and luxury home project manager was faced with strict deadlines and high standards – spending his days dealing with this new client and this demanding Owner’s rep from NYC.

After duking it out on a job for a year, we got married and merged our vision.  Named for the vigilant oversight we bring to anything we do.  We both bring extensive project management skills: Caroline brings her almost intuitive ability to understand the owner’s view and 20 years of corporate executive experience, Tim adds an equally strong knowledge of home function, construction project management and building.

We have several decades of experience in building, renovating, staffing, and managing homes, townhouses and estates for some of NYC’s most prominent families.

Experience You Can Count On


Caroline Morton founded VIGILUS with a singular purpose: to consolidate home and estate management under a single purview. As a former Chief of Staff for a prestigious holding company in NYC and top-level executives and their families, she was known for her uncanny ability to intuitively see the forest in spite of the trees. Imperturbable, she has been responsible for as many as 100 staff members, overseen in-house construction projects, yacht operation and builds,  and provided concierge services to the financially elite, all while maintaining the highest level of professionalism.  After a successful career she and her family moved to the Hudson Valley to recapture some quality of life.

Caroline holds an MBA and is in the process of completing an MS in Nutrition. She lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her husband, two children, at least 3 cats and maintains a two-dog-minimum policy. 

Tim Morton brings to VIGILUS his experience after 4 decades on the frontline as a construction manager.  With 40 years of high-end residential building experience in Manhattan, he knows that his integrity, skill in cultivating relationships and hands-on approach have been his formula for success.  Throughout his career he has mentored exceptional projects from design inception to “flowers on the table”.  Tim has taken historical townhouses from core and shell to palatial residence and rebuilt elite Park Avenue penthouses, overseeing demolition to final finishes with acute attention to detail.  His move to the Hudson Valley may have been destiny, as an avid outdoorsman with a passion for the environment, he has spent much of his life hiking and camping in the Catskill mountains and beyond.  

Despite his love of order, Tim secretly relishes all the animals and strictly complies with Caroline’s “two-dog minimum” mandate.  Although, he suspects they may have more. 


Our Services


Home Management

Our purpose is to make your life in the Hudson Valley flow with ease – let us worry about the little things. We know how much work goes into maintaining...


Owner’s Representative

Every successful project is a delicate balance of speed, cost and quality. Some say that you can’t have all three. As your owner’s rep, we ...


Home Staff Consulting

We value our clients and candidates equally and exceed expectations for both. We will listen and never judge, we will work with you to assess your...