Bob spent most of his career as a philanthropist and servicing non-profit organizations in Chicago. After receiving his business degree from Cornell University, he spent a number of years working in the hospitality industry, including working and strengthening the Greater Chicago Food Depository, one of the largest non-profit food distribution centers in the city. Bob’s knack for entrepreneurship and his commitment to giving back to the community allowed him to create a welfare job training program called Community Kitchens and he also ran Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit that delivers food to those in need. Bob also did some work in commercial real estate throughout his career and is a partner of a residential facility in Southern California, and it was this that led him to becoming involved with helping others achieve a higher quality of life in their own homes.
How did you learn about the brand? Did you explore any other options and why did you choose the brand?
My dad was a franchise owner, so I was familiar with the structure. I was looking to do something that would give back to my community and came to the conclusion that Right at Home was the perfect choice.
What makes your Right at Home different, and what do you think it will bring to the area?
Right at Home focuses on service. As a company, they are very organized and they put their systems in place so I am able to really focus on the people I service. All locations are locally owned and operated businesses and this is important because it puts us in a position to best serve our clients.
What challenges have you overcome to get where you are now?
I was living out on the East coast but we had to relocate back to Chicago for my wife’s job. I essentially had to leave a career in commercial real estate and start over again in a new city.
Do you do any community outreach with your business (volunteer work, sponsorships, fundraising)?
I do this job because I want to be a part of the community, so I have every intention of being involved in the local area and supporting local causes and senior groups. I’ll be joining the Parkinson’s Foundation and other advocate groups for seniors in the area. I need to be involved in the local area and be a sense of comfort for people. I want to be someone they can count on.
Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years and what is your goal with Right at Home?
The area I’m working in is a tremendous market which has thousands of senior citizens, so I plan on just focusing on this market. I would just really like to concentrate on getting an entrance into the community and becoming the go-to for in-home care services.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies or passions?
I’m a choir member and the soloist at my local church. I’ve done Community Theater in the local area for the past five years.