Home Instead History & Mission
To Us, It’s Personal®
Gen 2 Gen, Inc. d/b/a Home Instead opened its doors to SE Dallas County, Ellis County and E Johnson Counties on June 14, 2010. Owners Gary and Angela Freeman each bring unique skills and experiences into their business.
For 30 years full-time and another 20+ years part-time, Gary served as a minister of music in local churches. But since childhood, in addition to his love for music and ministry, he has also possessed a special affinity and affection for senior adults. After resigning in 2003 as a full-time worship pastor, Gary served a year as an interim executive director in an independent/assisted living retirement community.
This positive experience led him to initiate Gary Freeman Services in 2005, singing "Hits of the 1920's – 1970’s + a Few Other Years" in senior adult venues across the DFW Metroplex. To date Gary has sung over 6000 shows in senior adult communities (Independent Living, Assisted Living, Health & Rehabilitation, Memory Care church senior adult groups, private parties, garden clubs, et al.
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. After that experience, she worked from home as a bookkeeper for 2 local companies while providing care for a grandson.
In early 2010, 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 Care Professionals find a place of fulfillment.