Entrepreneur of the Year
Franchising World, February 2007
Paul Ross Hogan, CEO, Home Instead Senior Care
First presented in 1982, this award is conferred upon an individual who is currently building a successful business venture. The recipient need not be an IFA member, but must exemplify the “entrepreneurial spirit” that franchising represents. He or she must demonstrate innovative management skills and be a risk taker in a franchise that has been in operation for at least three years, while remaining active in his or her community.
Paul Ross Hogan, with wife Lori, founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994 in Omaha. Hogan’s own family experience of caring for his grandmother for 12 years helped him to realize the need for non-medical eldercare and companionship services to help seniors live independently at home. In 1995, Home Instead Senior Care began franchising its brand and now has more than 700 franchises in 49 states and also exists in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
The successes of Home Instead Senior Care earned the brand nearly 30 awards and recognitions because it was one of the first organizations to apply the franchising model to the home care industry and take that concept international. Through Home Instead Senior Care, Hogan has lead a team of franchisees to draw the attention of the academic community, provide 20 million hours of service annually, serve nearly one million clients, and receive brand recognition as one of the largest senior care franchise businesses in the world.
Hogan’s dedication to the community is evident through his involvement with targeted charitable giving. In 2003, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation was established and has awarded 34 grants since its inception. The Home Instead Senior Care Disaster Relief Foundation and the “Be a Santa to a Senior” community-service program have had a significant affect on the livelihoods of seniors across the country. Hogan’s charitable contributions coupled with his involvement with the International Franchise Association and the franchising community have positioned him as an exemplary entrepreneurial leader.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
YEAR WINNER COMPANY
2005 John Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service
2004 Mary Ellen Sheets, Two Men And A Truck
2003 Russell Umphenour, RTM Restaurant Group
2002 Steven J. Greenbaum, CFE, PostNet International Franchise Corp.
2001 David G. McKinnon, Service Brands International
2000 Sidney Feltenstein, Yorkshire Global Restaurants
1999 Robert Funk, CFE, Express Services
1998 Frank Belatti, AFC Enterprises
1997 Richard B. Rennick, CFE, American Leak Detection
1996 Anthony W. DeSio, Mail Boxes Etc.
1995 Abe Gustin Jr., Applebee’s International Inc.
1994 Julie and Bill Brice, The Brice Group
1993 Shigeharu Komai, Duskin Co.
1992 Joseph Francis, Sr., The Barbers, Hairstyling Inc.
1991 U. Gary Charlwood, CFE, Uniglobe Travel International Limited Partnership
1990 Anthony Martino, CFE, MAACO Enterprises
1989 Al Copeland, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits
1988 Frederick A. DeLuca, CFE, Subway Restaurants
1987 W. J. Hindman, CFE, Jiffy Lube International Inc.
1986 Thomas Monaghan, Domino’s Pizza Inc.
1985 John Brown Jr., KFC Corp.
1984 J. Willard Marriott, Marriott Corp.
1983 Frank Carney, CFE, Pizza Hut, Inc.
1982 Kemmons Wilson, Holiday Inns Inc.