Founder’s Story

house and content loss due to fire

The origin of Archival Property Solutions can be traced back to the night of Thursday, September 13, 2001. That’s when my house and virtually everything in it burned to ashes. The next morning, while poking through a heap of charred, soaking wet fire debris in the middle of what hours before had been my living room, an insurance claims adjuster handed me a stack of loss claim forms and asked me to list the details of every item lost. Given that the fire came on the heels of the World Trade Center tragedy in New York City just two days earlier, I was too agitated, anxious and overwhelmed to realize the enormity of the tasks that awaited me. Had I known, I don’t think I could have put one foot in front of the other.

For the next nine months, my life was on hold while I dealt with demolition and reconstruction activities and the endless, unavoidable details of trying to recall and document every damaged or destroyed item for my insurer. Prior to the fire, if I had digitally documented those possessions as well as my important papers and confidential data, establishing the replacement value of certain items would have gone more smoothly and I would not have felt so powerless in the months that followed.

When a fire, natural disaster, burglary or lawsuit steals your “normal” away in the blink of an eye, knowing a digital catalog of your valuable tangible assets is stored securely for private, confidential access can alleviate the stress and uncertainty that accompany such challenging events. This digital record can also add value to many aspects of your legal, tax and wealth management planning. Ultimately, creating a digital catalog is not only practical, it protects the most valuable asset of all: your peace of mind.

John T. Mosby



About Archival Property Solutions, LLC

Archival Property Solutions documents and catalogs the tangible assets of high-net-worth owners for their personal viewing pleasure and support of crucial Family Office and wealth management activities. Clients who have substantial and complex holdings in multiple locations can now keep their catalog of non-financial assets stored securely for private, confidential access via computer, tablet or phone. When maintained with current information, this confidential digital catalog can keep owners and their trusted advisors better informed, enabling them to stay current with professional service objectives and to plan for, protect against, cope with and recover from life’s unexpected events.

Contact Archival Property Solutions at:

(866) 843-2100 or
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When we receive your inquiry, we will determine the best way to match our services to your unique needs and circumstances. We look forward to hearing from you and will respond promptly and confidentially.

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