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Facts & History

Company Quick Facts

•Company Headquarters: 7100 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 101 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
•Date Founded: 1980 by Paul Sauer (father of current company CEO, Leann Reynolds); began franchising in earnest in 2002
•Number of Franchise Partners: 106 (as of January 2017)
•Number of Locations (Territories): 201 (as of January 2017)
•Number of Countries Served: 7 (United States, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico)
•Number of States Served: 33 (as of January 2017)
•Number of Employees in Network: approximately 5,500
•Number of Employees at HQ: 31
•Hours of Care Provided in 2016: approximately 6.4 million

Awards & Recognition

  • Military Times Top Franchises for Veterans 2017
  • Franchise Gator Fastest Growing Franchises 2017
  • Entrepreneur rankings: #181 of Top 500 Franchise Companies (2016), #169 in 2015, #165 in 2014, #149 in 2013, #171 in 2012 and #183 in 2011
  • Franchise Business Review: Top 50 in Franchise Satisfaction (2008-2016)
  • Colorado Companies to Watch: Finalist (2014, 2013)


Paul Sauer’s simple premise sparked the vision for Homewatch CareGivers back in 1980:

“From time to time, people need a little help; I wanted to build a successful and fulfilling business around providing people the help they need.”

And that’s just what he did. He fully developed the business model in the Denver market, providing comprehensive home care, such as house sitting and domestic services, personal care and homemaking support for the elderly, rehabilitative care, special care for the developmentally disabled, child care and transportation services. In fact, it was so successful that in 1996, he sold his first franchise in Boulder, Colorado.

Even as the company expanded when he began selling franchises nationally in 2002, Paul stayed true to his founding principles and the core values he established as the foundation of the company: integrity, compassion and a commitment to delivering the highest quality service.

When it came time to expand his leadership team, Paul looked to his daughter, Leann Reynolds. In 2003, Leann purchased a Homewatch CareGivers franchise in Portland, Oregon, and built a million-dollar business from the ground up. In 2006, she sold her franchise and moved her family back to Colorado when she was hired to be President of Homewatch Intl., Inc.

After more than 20 years of successful leadership, Paul turned over the day-to-day operations to Leann. A year later, the company sold their 100th franchise unit! The company added international locations in Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala.

Today, there are over 200 locations and Leann has become the company’s CEO. Julie Smith became President of Homewatch International, Inc. in 2016 and Paul Sauer remains Chairman of the Board.