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9 01, 2020

Columbus, MS ComForCare Franchise Owners Receive 2019 Franchise of the Year Award

2020-01-09T10:06:15-05:00January 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Columbus and Clotye Jones honored with prestigious award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference

DETROIT — Columbus, MS ComForCare franchise owners, Columbus and Clotye Jones were awarded the 2019 Franchise of the Year award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference in Houston, Texas, on November 16, 2019. Franchise of the Year is the most prestigious award following Caregiver of the Year.

The Joneses were recognized out of almost 200 locations for being high-level producers in the franchise system, creating and nurturing a strong local team, and being selfless givers.

“Columbus and Clotye embody the ComForCare values within their office and for the population they serve,” said Mark Armstrong, founder and president of ComForCare Franchise Systems. “They care for their clients as family, serve the community passionately, and shine with how they support their caregivers both at work and at home.”

Columbus and Clotye started working with older adults before they opened their ComForCare location. Cloyte volunteered with an organization that provided companionship and emotional support for seniors remaining at home. When Columbus became a deacon for their church, together they regularly visited those with chronic illnesses, disabilities, as well as aging adults in the community. The satisfaction from these visits led to their decision to open a home care agency.

“We are passionate about the level of commitment and reliability we provide our clients. I am committed to getting to know every one of our clients and their families personally,” said Columbus Jones. “That same level of commitment runs through our team. When we say we will be there, we’re there. When we say we will do something, we do it.”

The Joneses opened their franchise in 2010 and are part of one of the fastest-growing franchise business sectors in the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020, and demand for businesses like the ComForCare franchise that the Joneses operate will continue to increase as people strive to age in place.

About ComForCare:

ComForCare is a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with nearly 200 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best life possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. For more information, visit

21 01, 2019

FirstLight Home Care Named a Top Franchise Opportunity for 2019

2019-01-21T17:37:15-05:00January 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Franchise Business Review ranks FirstLight No. 30 out of Top 200 franchise opportunities based on survey of owner satisfaction and performance

CINCINNATI — FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, has been named by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise opportunity for 2019 based on franchisee satisfaction and performance, ranking No. 30 on the list of 200.

More than 30,000 franchise owners were surveyed, representing 310 franchise brands, to determine the best franchises of 2019. Franchise Business Review’s top franchise list is based on franchise owner answers to questions that focused on areas such as the home office’s leadership, training, core values and also the owner’s business lifestyle and how much they enjoyed running their franchise.

“Making this list is very satisfying because it’s based on surveys of owners and shows how happy they are to be a part of the FirstLight family,” said Jeff Bevis, co-founder and CEO of FirstLight Home Care. “We feel that the key to our continued growth is to serve our home care clients exceptionally well and to do everything in our power to make our owners successful. We take the team concept very seriously and a ranking like this proves that our approach is working.”

FirstLight serves seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, veterans, those recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. The company’s caregivers help with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands to mobility assistance and dementia care.

The news comes on the heels of FirstLight being named for the second straight year to the Franchise Times Fast & Serious list. That annual ranking is based on growth, and FirstLight reported 20.1 percent sales growth in 2018.

In recent months, the company has also made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately held companies, the Franchise Times Top 200+ of the 500 largest franchise companies and Franchise Business Review’s Top 100 Franchises for Innovation and Top Franchises for Veterans lists.

Visit to see the full description of the 2019 Top Franchises.

For more information about FirstLight Home Care’s franchise opportunities, visit

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides more than 100,000 hours per week in care for more than 4,900 clients in over 34 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly growing industry. Their 4,900 caregivers provide companion and personal care services at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes and group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, and individuals recovering from surgery, veterans, adults with disabilities and anyone 18 and over who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit to learn more.