EPAGA (pronounced ee-paw-guh) comes from great roots. Chosen from the Greek word agape’ (pronounced ah-GAH-peh) which means unconditional love, the EPAGA Home Care's mission carries on this sentiment exactly, by serving families as if they are their own.
Now, it’s common for people who enter the home care industry to join it for their devotion to the well being of others. But, EPAGA Home Care takes it further and extends the same care and concern the system provides to its customers to its franchise owners.
When talking about the franchise model, Tye Taylor, Director of Franchise Development said "We will sit down with anybody. We're not trying to pigeonhole any entrepreneurs. For those who want to be involved in the day-to-day, nitty-gritty details of the business, we try to streamline expenses." For instance, EPAGA franchise owners can start their business out of their house at their kitchen table. Or, opportunities are available at the other extreme; multiple units or semi-absentee with a managing partner are also available.
New EPAGA Home Care Franchise Owner
One of the most recent franchise owners came from Franchise.com. Chad Sacry, of Bozeman, MT was one of 17 leads sent to EPAGA and was ready to join the team from day one. Sacry owns and operates an electric contracting company but had a personal reason for investing in EPAGA. He has several grandparents who went through facilities and felt there was a better way to find care locally rather than moving his 85-year-old grandmother 6 hours away. He was looking to find a better solution and meet the needs of senior care in the area.
EPAGA Home Care Investment
EPAGA prides itself as being the most inexpensive home care franchise out there:
- The total investment range = $80,000 - $120,000
- Minimum cash required = $50,000
- Franchise fee = $34,500
- Royalty fee = 6%
- National marketing/advertising fund = 3%
The intention is to create a business where owners can have a 30% margin before taxes; a lean structure that isn’t draining them with expenses so franchise owners have more resources to use locally. Taylor says “EPAGA wants to empower people at the local level, to support them so they can be involved with their family and community and reach the same type of lifestyle the owners have.”
This opportunity would be perfect for a husband/wife team or family friends who want to go into business together. The type of franchise owners EPAGA is seeking are those who want to help a population that is undeserved in America.
Recently, Covid-19's impact on home care has made the type of services EPAGA provides that much more valuable and the demand is at an all-time high. The need for in-home care is only going to increase with the increasing ages of the baby boomer generation. By 2030, baby boomers will be older than age 65. This means 1 in every 5 people will be a senior placing an incredible demand on senior services and care.
The US in-home care market was valued at a massive $281.8 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% from 2020 to 2027, making an EPAGA Home Care Franchise one of the best investments.
What the Future Holds for EPAGA
“We hope to have our Montana units thriving. Unlike other franchises, we are not focusing on rapid growth but on providing owners with a great model and then we will start growing out of state.” A lot of interest has come from outside Montana from such states as CO, ID, NV, and UT.
About the EPAGA Home Care Franchise
EPAGA Home Care, formerly Agape’ Home Care, Inc, is headquartered in Kalispell, MT, and was started by Inga J. Lake, Kevin Lake, and Julie Brubaker in 2007. Founded on the Christian principle of agape / unconditional love, EPAGA, without restricting others' beliefs, uses a model of love and honesty to help other people who have a greater need with a higher standard of care. The franchise brand started franchising in 2019 and provides non-medical in-home care services to families with seniors and individuals with disabilities. Families can find a range of services for loved ones from companionship to end-of-life care. To learn more about joining the EPAGA Home Care franchise family, visit https://www.franchise.com/franchise/epaga-home-care/.