Franchisee Profile: Beau Green of Birmingham, AL
Date Opened: 10.31.11
Location: Birmingham, Al.
The value and importance of family has been emphasized to Beau Green for as long as he can remember. Since the age of ten, Beau remembers watching his mother care for elderly relatives, instilling in Beau a desire for a career that makes a difference in the lives of others. In October, at the age of 30, Beau opened Right at Home in Vestavia Hills, making him the youngest franchisee in the system.
Where are you from?
Owensboro, KY. I come from a family of entrepreneurs. We had four hotels, restaurants, automobile dealership, construction company, and a coal company. I saw all that and knew that I wanted to have my own business.
What made you decide to get into healthcare?
We know there are people in the community that have needs and we want to help them. Elderly people want to live independently in their own homes as long as possible. Right at Home helps them do just that. We also serve people who just had surgery and need a little assistance. I am committed to this for the long term and believe with our aging population the needs are going to continue to increase.
Why did you choose to invest in Right at Home?
I considered doing this on my own, but Right at Home provides extensive training, tools and resources that are extremely helpful which will enable me to better serve our clients. I looked at more than 30 franchises, did my research, and Right at Home stood out.
What are some achievements (personally or professionally that you think will help you along the way in your business?
I have a wide-range of experience that can all translate into operating a successful business. I was an all-state basketball player in high school and played in college under legendary coaches Denny Crum and Rick Pitino. I understand a playbook and how to follow a system. Since graduating from college, I have owned a successful small business and been a sales representative for a Fortune 500 company.
What are your expansion or development plans?
I would love to grow my business in the area. This is our home. We want to service the market we have first, but our long-term goal is to expand in the region. My in-laws are from the area and have served the Birmingham community in ministry. My wife’s grandparents are Rev. Frank and Barbara Barker.
ABOUT RIGHT AT HOME
Right at Home, a privately held provider of in-home elder care and assistance, was founded in 1995 by Allen Hager, a hospital administrator who was concerned patients needed additional assistance after their discharge from the hospital. Before opening the first Right at Home office, Hager became a Certified Nursing Assistant to gain a better understanding of the care giving issues that families faced as their loved one returned home. Today, Right at Home generates more than $173 million in annual revenue through its 200-plus offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil and now as the first in-home senior care franchise to enter China. Outlets are franchisee-owned and operated, and staff skilled professionals are trained to provide home-based care for thousands of clients daily. For more information about Right at Home, visit www.rightathome.net.