(OMAHA, Neb.)—Right at Home, a leading international provider of in-home companion and personal care to seniors and others, has reported the signing of their 300th location in the United States on the heels of having a record first quarter in 2013.
“We are fortunate to have such successful and hardworking franchisees who have helped us reach this pivotal milestone,” said founder and Chief Executive Officer, Allen Hager. “While we are thrilled to have grown even stronger system wide, what we are most proud of is the number of people and families we’ve been able to help through our services,” he said, noting that Right at Home has served more than 75,000 people since its founding in 1995.
After a monumental year in 2012, with 83 franchisees billing more than $1 million in sales in 2012, the brand is positioned to continue its momentum in 2013. In the first quarter alone, Right at Home signed nine new franchise agreements and opened six new locations, helping the brand reach the 300-location mark in the U.S.
“This is an appealing industry to be a part of for people from all walks of life because it is a business that has a tremendous level of personal fulfillment,” said Senior Vice President of Franchise Development, Eric Little, noting that recently Right at Home awarded franchises to several military veterans, corporate professionals and even a former contestant from “The Apprentice.” “Right at Home offers both a financial opportunity and the satisfaction of knowing when you go home at night that you’ve made a real, positive difference in the lives of families in your community.”
In addition to the new franchisees coming onboard, 10 existing franchisees expanded their business in the first quarter of 2013, purchasing additional territories.
“Last year, 39 percent of our franchisees who have been open for more than one year billed more than $1 million in sales,” said Brian Petranick, President and Chief Operating Officer of Right at Home. “On top of that, the average sales per office was up 12.7 percent over 2011. Even in a difficult economic environment, the demand for professional in-home elderly care and assistance has continued to increase, so our current franchisees have continued to see significant growth with their own businesses.”
Many factors have contributed to the continued success of the Right at Home brand, including a comparatively low initial and ongoing investment for franchisees during a time of unprecedented growth in the senior care market. Right at Home is on pace to have another record year, with plans to award 60 new franchises by the end of 2013, according to Little.
“Our development plan for the U.S. includes 500 to 600 domestic locations. Without question, Right at Home offers an extraordinary value proposition to prospective business owners,” Little said.
Citing statistics showing more than 78 million baby boomers living in the U.S., Little noted that 10,000 people a day are turning 65. “We’re just barely scratching the surface when it comes to providing quality in-home care for those who need it.”
ABOUT RIGHT AT HOME
Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. Local Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff, each of whom is thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client’s home. Right at Home’s global office is based in Omaha, Nebraska, with more than 300 franchise offices located in 42 states nationwide and throughout the world. For more information on Right at Home, visit About Right at Home at http://www.rightathome.net/about-us or read the Right at Home franchising blog at http://www.rightathomefranchise.com/blog/. To learn more about franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.rightathomefranchise.com/.
*Net Billings in 2012 for 205 Offices open one year or more as of December 31, 2012. 79 or 39% of these Offices attained or surpassed the represented level of financial performance.