April 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // BOSTON – With the cost of living in a nursing home averaging a staggering $100,000 per year, more and more individuals prefer to age in their homes as long as safely possible – resulting in a pent up demand for accessibility solutions for the home. Using a patented, low-cost modular metal ramp system, Amramp has developed affordable products and services to make living at home possible for the mobility-challenged.
Providing easy accessibility to and from destinations, Amramp’s wheelchair ramps can be rented or purchased on either a temporary or permanent basis in residential, commercial and municipal facilities. Whether a person has a short-term or long-term disability, Amramp offers free evaluations and a quick and easy installation process that only takes a few short days. For example, late actor Christopher Reeve rented from Amramp as often as three times a month all over the country for just 20 minutes at a time to get on stage for speaking engagements.
Setting the industry standard for innovation and versatility, Amramp also offers a system of accessibility equipment through its HomeNest® program. Amramp provides a complete, affordable suite of wheelchair ramps, lifts, showers and commodes while providing thorough instructions to certified caregivers on each apparatus so they can safely transfer clients from one location to another. At a fraction of the cost of a traditional nursing home, this system works as a comprehensive solution to enhance independence for the patient and family caregiver.
“No one wants to leave home and enter a healthcare facility. Our accessibility solutions are making it possible for individuals with mobility challenges to stay at home longer,” said Julian Gordon, President and Founder of Amramp. “It is our goal to help those who wish to remain in the home, stay in the home – making a positive and meaningful impact on these people’s lives.”
After witnessing the utter collapse of the real estate industry in the 1990’s, Gordon decided to transform his metal manufacturing business into a company that supported the aging baby boomer population and would be able to withstand a recession. In 1998, Amramp was born. Using the established design and operating system already in place, Gordon reinvented his business to provide this demographic with an affordable, comfortable alternative to nursing homes with safe and reliable wheelchair ramps and accessibility equipment. Amramp initiated its franchising program in 2002 after recognizing that existing (or traditional) distribution methods through dealers were slow and ineffective. The company now has 45 franchises throughout the United States and Canada and has plans to open 20 new franchises over the next three years.
Amramp’s network of inventory warehouses allows franchisees to base their operations at home and provide rapid 24 to 48 hour delivery. At the company’s manufacturing facility, Amramps’s product manager and design team work diligently to ensure that its wheelchair ramps meet and exceed A.D.A. code and guidelines. All Amramp franchisees have access to these certified, quality products, a proven operating system and ongoing marketing and sales support.
“Franchise investors are attracted to the concept not only because of the growing demand for Amramp’s services but it also provides them with a continually rewarding career; Amramp franchisees get to make a living while making a difference,” added Gordon. “And, that desire to make a difference in the lives of others is a big part of the brand’s continued growth and success.”
For more information on Amramp, please call (888) 715-7598 or visit www.amramp.com.
For more than a decade, Amramp has been serving the non-weight bearing population with the satisfaction of easy accessibility to and from destinations and in-home mobility with exceptional products, superior customer service and unique distribution method via invested franchise partners. Amramp operates the largest steel-manufacturing factory in Boston with 30-50 hands-on employees and ships parts to local and regional stocking warehouses across the country ensuring availability within 24-48 hours. Both environmentally and socially responsible, Amramp uses 100 percent recyclable steel and partners with local operations to increase accessibility for the most vulnerable of the population. Amramp also has a history of working closely with organizations such as Rebuilding Together, the ALS Society, Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warriors Program, Volunteers of America and NeighborWorks America. For more information about Amramp and franchise opportunities, visit franchise.amramp.com.
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