Couple infuses business with passion


Growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, John Tolbert spent a great deal of time with his grandmother when his parents were at work. While she helped raise him for many years, she unfortunately fell sick when John was a teenager. That’s when the family enlisted the help of a caregiver. Unlike a nursing home, they felt as though an in-home caregiver would give her the personal attention she required. And they were right. The experience had such a great impact on John that he and his wife, Shea, opened FirstLight Home Care this September. As the first FirstLight franchise in the Atlanta market, the Tolberts’ business will service Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Spring, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Smyrna and Vinings.

This week, John was featured on Atlanta Business Radio. He discussed his career transition into the rapidly growing home care industry, the reasons for its growth and why consumers are continuing to choose in-home care.

As a former medical assistant, Shea is excited to get back to her roots after staying at home to raise her children for the past seven years. John, on the other hand, previously served as a multi-unit franchisee for WorldWide Express. In 2004, however, he decided to sell his franchises along the East Coast and move back to Alpharetta to care for his aging parents. He will continue to act as a caregiver towards his parents as he grows his FirstLight business.

To hear John discuss his background and business, you can listen to the radio interview HERE.

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