Did you know that Homecare Inc is a family-owned business? Not even just that, but also a family legacy?
Founded in 1960 by Stanley Earl, Homecare’s primary focus has always been residential remodeling, with the occasional commercial project mixed in. Stanley managed building and construction, and his wife served as his company bookkeeper. Their son, Steve, grew up alongside the business and learned countless lessons from watching his parents work.
After graduating from Southwest High School in Minneapolis, Steve attended the U of M for college to pursue a career in Corporate Advertising. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, Steve started working for his dad until he found an advertising job. While he thought advertising was his future career, he instead fell in love with the family business, and has been with Homecare ever since!
Stanley taught Steve so much about running a company. The greatest nugget of wisdom he gleaned was, take care of your business and it will take care of you. Eventually, Stanley retired and officially passed the company down to Steve. Taking on the family business was not without its challenges, but Steve embraced that things in this industry are never the same from one day to the next.
Steve’s ethos is simple; residential remodeling is interpersonal at its core. What matters is how you treat people; from clients to tradespeople, everyone wants to be listened to and respected. It’s about building relationships based on mutual trust. Sure, Steve can’t always control if materials arrive on time, but he can go above and beyond to take care of his clients.
From the beginning, Homecare was ahead of the pack in their industry. They always hired their own in-house carpenters, instilling a unique sense of team loyalty. To this day, Steve still partners with a select group of subcontractors.
If there’s one thing Steve wants clients to know about him, it’s that he prides himself on being an honest contractor who cares about them and his team. His favorite part of what he does is taking on tough building challenges and seeing satisfied clients at the competition of a project.
FUN FACTS ABOUT STEVE
- His dream vacation destination is Naples Florida
- Steve is a huge Twins baseball and Gopher football fan
- He has two kids that he loves spending time with
- One of his passions is seeing live music – everything from country to rock
- Steve is a member of the Bloomington Athletic Association’s Sports Hall of Fame for coaching youth
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- U.S. EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm
- Better Business Bureau
“I just want to thank you for the wonderful job that was done on my bathroom. It was such a pleasure to work with you and your associates. They were all so very pleasant and professional.”
“It turned out so beautiful…you did a wonderful job overcoming all the surprises this old house had in store. Thank you so much for a job extremely well done.”