Home Instead History & Mission
To Us, It’s Personal®
Our founders, Paul and Lori Hogan, launched Home Instead in 1994 to provide care to Paul’s 90-year-old grandmother. Remarkably, after she began receiving personalized, in-home care that allowed her to age safely in the place she loved most – the family home – Grandma Manhart thrived for an additional decade!
That’s why, to us, senior care is personal. We’re passionate about Enhancing the lives of Aging Adults and their Families®.
More than a Business: A Mission in Life
We live the mission with our CAREGivers, our staff and our community by:
- Treating each other with dignity and respect
- Encouraging and supporting each others’ growth
- Building value in our service to others
- Honoring God in all we do
When you choose Home Instead to help your family, you’re partnering with us on our mission to improve the lives of seniors (and their families) everywhere.
Gen 2 Gen, Inc. d/b/a Home Instead #742 opened its doors to SE Dallas County, Ellis County and E Johnson County on June 14, 2010. Owners Gary and Angela Freeman each bring unique skills and experiences into their business.
Angela, a native of Dallas and a graduate of Kimball High School, grew up in a home where each parent owned his/her own small business. She saw first-hand what was required to initiate and grow a company. For several years she worked as a business systems analyst and project manager for Koch-Glitsch in Dallas, helping them develop a million-dollar software package. In more recent years, while sharing in the care-giving of a grandson, Angela has worked from home as a bookkeeper for 2 local companies.
At the encouragement of friends who are Home Instead franchise owners in Virginia, Gary and Angela investigated becoming franchise owners themselves and found the corporation esteemed values that were dear to them…and ultimately felt the business gave them a superb opportunity to minister to the needs of senior adults, making a positive difference in their worlds while helping compassionate CAREGivers find a place of fulfillment.