Last Updated: 02-May-2018
Empowering my excellent staff on the best care
Award-winning national home care franchise congratulates Brian Anderson
“Brian is a tremendous asset to the FirstLight team,” said Bill McPherson, FirstLight’s executive director of franchise development. “He is passionate about serving the Naples and Ft. Myers communities and is great steward of the FirstLight brand. He’s exactly what we look for in a franchisee.”
Anderson is one of just 50 franchise owners recognized. The Franchise Business Review researched more than 27,000 franchisees across 300 brands and selected the “best of the best,” based on things like financial success and professional satisfaction.
Anderson started in the major oil industry before going into gas station franchising. He also owned a surf shop and was successful in real estate before he decided to partner with FirstLight.
“I looked at a number of franchise opportunities, but I was turned off when they just handed me a manual,” Anderson said. “With FirstLight, the technology platforms are the industry’s best, and most importantly, they hold me accountable.” "I came from the major oil industry; I left corporate to own my own oil distribution business then went into gas station franchising, owned a highly successful surf shop, which was the first beach location to sell the original Tommy Bahama line, and next I was successful in real estate."
"Accountability to the franchise name brand, to our caregivers, and to our clients, is fundamental. For business success, one of my credos is there are errors of commission and errors of omission. Commission errors are correctable learning and teaching moments, while errors of omission are unacceptable."
FirstLight Home Care franchises serve seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities, new mothers, those recovering from surgery, and other adults in need of assistance. FirstLight franchisees and their caregiving staff provide many non-medical services – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands, to mobility assistance, grocery shopping, travel companionship, dementia care, and more.
Since opening its first franchise location in 2010, FirstLight Home Care has experienced continual growth and is now operating more than 250 locations in 34 states throughout the U.S.
The company was recently ranked No. 65 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list for 2018 and also ranked No. 12 on the 2018 Franchise Times Fast & Serious list. Other awards include Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review, a fifth consecutive Franchise Times Top 200+ listing and a third consecutive Inc. 5000 ranking.