The Savoie family are no strangers to the entrepreneurial spirit. Michael Savoie, the owner of Executive Home Care in Stratford, Connecticut, was also a former owner of Stella’s Italian Restaurant, which had received some attention on the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible.”
With his mother and sister and after 27 years working within the hospitality industry, Michael saw a need within the home care sector. The three decided to begin this new endeavor and opened Executive Home Care in October, 2014.
Now, due to the success they’ve had during the first three years of operations, they opened a new location in Norwalk. That satellite business opened on October 1. The Savoies earned Hearst Media’s Top Small Business Employer Award in 2017 as well.
According to the blog, Stratford Restaurateurs Find Second Careers In Home Health Care Business, written by Jeanne Muchnick and published by Stratford Daily Voice:
“More and more people have become aware that in-home care might be a better choice for them or an elderly loved one than moving out to a nursing home or other type of senior care facility,” said Michael [Savoie].
“At Executive Care, we offer top of the line live-in home care services, and tailor our type of care to exactly suit individual needs.”
Services range from companionship and help with meal preparation and household chores to help with bathing, personal hygiene, and personal care. Executive Care also serves individuals recovering from illness, injury or surgery.”
Even though there’s a significant difference between running a restaurant and a home care agency, Michael notes that the common thread is in taking care of one’s employees. By treating employees more like family, he says, it helps to build trust and that’s an integral part of success for any business venture.
He also believes that it’s important not to push aside our aging population, but rather to revere and cherish them. His only regret is that they didn’t get invested in the home care sector earlier.
As a franchise, the main base of operations is Executive Care, based out of Hackensack, New Jersey. The Savoie family has been successful in building a solid foundation and that has allowed them the opportunity to offer support to an aging population throughout the Stratford and now Norwalk areas of Connecticut. For those with the entrepreneurial spirit and a sincere desire to help those in need, home care is a great opportunity and the demand continues to increase with an aging population across the country.
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