November 3, 2020
Mike Condon, Vice President of Franchise Development for HomeWell Care Services, shares how this franchise honors veterans by offering a generous discount program. He explained: “…I am honored to join heads with like-minded individuals who possess the vision and drive to grow HomeWell into the franchise we all know it can be and is well on its way to becoming. We’re building something special here; the caliber of our franchise owners and the difference they make in the lives of clients and their families remind me of that every day…”
Featured are two new veteran franchisees who recently signed on with HomeWell Care Services.
Tracie Dominguez, Owner of HomeWell Care Services, Colorado Springs, CO
During her 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, Tracie Dominguez studied and became a physician assistant. Shortly after her retirement, Dominguez continued to work as a PA at an urgent-care facility, offering services to home-bound patients. After seeing so many positive outcomes from home care visits, Dominguez wanted to make even more of a difference by opening her own business.
During her franchise search, Dominguez found that HomeWell clearly emulated the same visions and values she held, which was most important. “If I’m going to wear your T-shirt, I definitely have to believe in you,” Dominguez said.
Although extensive knowledge as a medical professional is not a franchisee requirement, Dominguez offered her years of medical insight and experience, so all she needed was guidance on the business side. HomeWell provided her with the assets, resources, and established systems needed to be successful, and she celebrated her grand opening in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in July.
In particular, Dominguez appreciates how HomeWell gives her the opportunity to provide a better quality of life to seniors, the homebound, and disabled veterans. She has been especially honored to provide care for fellow alumni Audrey Bocock of the Wounded Warrior Project, who uses a wheelchair.
After serving six years in the U.S. Marine Reserves, Will Childers went on to work in a variety of industries and earned his executive MBA from Loyola School of Business. As operations manager for a large home care franchise, Childers successfully opened a skilled-care division in southern Delaware. When asked to open another location, he instead chose to open his own business. Along with Childers’ business partners, Patrice Schellinger, LPN, and Cydnei and Karlyssa, his daughters, he enjoys telling others his testimony of how he was led to HomeWell.
Once Childers signed on and gained access to HomeWell’s extensive library and impressive policies/procedures template, he completed his policy manual in several weeks. Despite COVID-19, Childers’ business opened in May 2020 in Sussex County, Delaware, and it took off quickly. As a result of marketing, networking and being a member of two senior/healthcare boards, Childers has been able to connect caregivers and clients to helpful resources, which brings additional loyalty to his brand.
Childers knows the level of passion required for this business, and he understands many of his clients’ difficulties, as he has had experience caring for his own aging family. “I understand the plight of family caregivers and what they go through,” Childers said. “Just like in the military, we are still serving.”
Low-Cost Franchising Opportunities for Veterans
These HomeWell partners show off some of the best-case scenarios for veterans seeking franchise ownership with HomeWell Care Services. While our franchisees come from all walks of life and levels of experience, we find that our top-performing franchises are often run by veterans who have already built some of the skill sets we look for in potential franchisees.
During your time serving our great country, you developed invaluable traits, honing your determination, leadership and problem-solving skills. As you transition back into civilian life, it’s time to find new ways to put those attributes to use. Working with HomeWell Care Services is one avenue to achieve financial independence while doing what you do best — serving your community in the ways that matter most.
As a thank-you for your service, we make it easier for veterans to become franchisees by offering discounts to get your business up and running. Veterans can apply for franchise ownership at any time and receive a 20% discount. Once you present us with proof of your military service and honorable discharge, we can apply your discount and guide you down the path to starting your franchise development.
Explore Veteran Franchise Opportunities
Getting started with HomeWell and becoming a new pillar in your community starts with four simple steps:
- Learn about HomeWell: When you contact us and express your interest, we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions so you can decide whether franchise ownership is right for you.
- Meet with representatives: Next, you’ll meet with our Franchise Development Representatives, who will give you a more in-depth overview of what you can expect from working with HomeWell.
- Meet with franchisees: Collaborating with other franchisees is an essential part of franchise growth, and we’ll do our best to pair you with other veterans who have gone through a similar experience as the one you’re about to embark on.
- Sign your agreement: Finally, we’ll give you our agreement to review and sign so we can move forward and start working together.
From here, you’ll have full access to the learning materials and on-site support our veteran franchisees above have cited as the tools helping them achieve success. From setting up your physical location and finding experienced staff to help you thrive, to managing daily operations and keeping your business afloat, HomeWell Care Services will be there to support you — just as you supported us through your time in the military.
For a Limited Time
For a limited time, we are offering 20% off of our initial franchise fee for our Nation’s Military, who are ready to write the next chapter of their career. If you think you have what it takes, we invite you to download our Franchise Kit to take advantage of this special offer and get started on your HomeWell journey.