Home Helpers announces its 2008 franchisee award winners

December 05, 2008 // Franchising.com // Home Helpers is extremely proud of its franchise owners and their exceptional accomplishments. Their commitment and dedication make it possible for us to offer an unsurpassed level of non-medical personal care that allows our clients to maintain greater independence and dignity in the place they call home. We would especially like to congratulate the following franchise owners who were recently honored at our national conference for their outstanding efforts and passion.

Shooting Star Award Winner - Janet Dean from Peebles, Ohio

Janet's business was ranked #59 in Home Helpers sales in 2006. Over the past year, her ranking has skyrocketed to an even more impressive #9. Janet has achieved this success by consistently growing all aspects of her business through exceptional operations efficiencies, client satisfaction responses, successful local marketing and exceptional service.

Spirit of Home Helpers Award - Sharon Gabrukiewicz, from Redding, California and Julie Sullivan, from Indianapolis, Indiana

Sharon and Julie are both energetic and enthusiastic women who operate highly successful businesses, while always maintaining a reputation of integrity and reliability. In addition to their business success, these franchisees continually give back to the Home Helpers community by generously sharing their time, talent and best practices.

Rookie of the Year Award - Pablo Martinez from Santa Barbara, California

Pablo talks fast, thinks fast and multi-tasks all the time. It's rare to have a conversation that is not interrupted by another call or one of his staff asking a question. Since obtaining his first client in October of last year, he has increased monthly sales by more than 6,000 percent!

People's Choice Award - Lisa and Patrick Attardo from Encinitas, California

Lisa and Patrick were nominated by their peers for making exceptional contributions to the Home Helpers franchise community, as well as developing a successful business that unselfishly mentors others. This couple has been sharing their best practices for many years. In fact, they recently traveled 50 miles to provide Direct Link services to the client of a neighboring Home Helpers franchise that does not offer this service.

Pioneer Award - Adam Brown, Tom Carroll, Ralph Digneo, Frank Esterle, Peg and Ron Galipeau, Tom Krupp, Greg Scheck and John Squires, all from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This award goes to a group of franchisees that channeled their creative thinking and pooled their monetary forces to come up with an innovative way to grow their Home Helpers and Direct Link businesses. Their successful efforts allowed them to create a successful advertising/marketing coop that resulted in many opportunities that would not have been an option for a single business owner.

Caregiver of the Year Award - Patricia Johnson from Philadelphia,Pennsylvania

Patti is an outstanding employee and caregiver. In particular, her clients praise her for showing them kindness, understanding and leadership. Having worked in the care giving profession for 27 years, Patti brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her clients.

Marketing Excellence Award - Trini and Jamie Hulings from Rio Hondo, Texas

Trini and Jamie are an aunt/niece team who opened their doors in August of 2006. Since that time, they have grown their business by almost 300 percent by creatively and effectively executing a successful marketing plan. Trini and Jamie credit their success to being actively involved in the community and using various local media options to spread the word about their business.

Direct Link Presidents Award - Nancy Petersen and Carrie Lundy from Kansas City, Missouri

Nancy and Carrie have consistently and passionately shown dedication to their Direct Link business and clients. In the past six months alone, they signed up 65 new clients. Additionally, they have also given their time to train new Direct Link franchisees.

HH Presidents Award - Mike and Mary Doepke from Western Springs, Illinois

Mike and Mary Doepke, a husband/wife team, have consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to their own franchise, as well as a commitment to the entire Home Helpers and Direct Link franchise community. They are always looking for ways to improve our systems and are never too busy to lend a helping hand to a fellow franchisee.

About Home Helpers:

Home Helpers is committed to making life easier for its clients by providing an unsurpassed level of non-medical and personal care. Established in 1997, Home Helpers was ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and "Best of the Best" by Entrepreneur magazine and "Top 10 Franchise" by Inc. based on information including size, growth and franchisee support. Home Helpers franchises are independently owned and operated in more than 500 markets across North America. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® In-home Emergency Monitoring. Home Helpers was founded and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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