All in the Family

Synergy HomeCare® Welcomes Two New Team Members

Gilbert, AZ, May 16, 2007 --( When selecting care for a loved one, people want the best service available. It makes sense that the companies providing home care services adhere to the same standards, employing only those individuals with the top qualifications. One such company, Synergy HomeCare®, not only hires the finest candidates but views each employee as an extension of their business family. The company’s two newest additions, Shirley McElroy and John Baillon, are no exception.

McElroy joined Synergy as franchisee development manager in January following an eight-year career with Houston-based Cameo Home Health Care. McElroy filled many roles at Cameo, ranging from business director to company president – a position she held for two years – and is enthusiastic to put the knowledge from her previous endeavors to use in her new position.

Baillon became Synergy HomeCare®’s director of franchise sales in March. While McElroy brought years of health care experience, Baillon comes to Synergy armed with over 30 years of franchise expertise from companies including Hot Stuff Foods®, Shakey’s Pizza®, Peter Piper Pizza®, IDQ®, Carlson Companies, and Yorkshire Global Restaurants. Baillon hopes to increase Synergy’s presence in several new markets, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington by the end of the year.

"Our growth over the past year has been tremendous and we expect that trend to continue,” said Peter Tourian, Synergy’s founder, president and CEO. “We needed to bring in qualified people to help with the growth and John and Shirley were the right choices to help us achieve our goal. We’re excited to have them both on board.”

Synergy HomeCare®, which began franchising in August 2005, provides high-quality, non-medical home care to people in their homes. Caregivers are available on an hourly, daily, weekly or 24/7 basis, 365 days per year to seniors, the convalescing or disabled and anyone else who needs help with daily activities.

Potential clients can call any time of the day or night to request a caregiver and Synergy HomeCare® responds. The company has spent years in the creation, development and application of its “quick-response” service. Synergy HomeCare’s proven recruitment system provides for the constant availability of caregivers.

There are currently 16 Synergy HomeCare® franchises operating across the country. Synergy HomeCare® expects to sell up to 300 U.S. franchises within the next five years.

Synergy HomeCare Franchising, LLC
Courtney Thomas