FirstLight Home Care of Southeast Georgia Named Veteran Franchise of the Week

St. Simons Island resident named Veteran Franchise of the week by VetFran, a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association (IFA). 


SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Sept., 2016 – FirstLight Home Care, a provider of quality, non-medical in home care franchise owner Eric Friedrich II received The VetFran of The Week award from the International Franchise Association. FirstLight Home Care of Southeast Georgia offers complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery, adults with disabilities and others in need of assistance.

The accolade was presented to Eric Friedrich II, Intelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force and local veteran owner of FirstLight Home Care of Southeast Georgia. The award honors military veterans that have not only served their country but also serve their communities with outstanding franchise businesses.

“As a veteran, I’ve dedicated my life to serving my country, and I was seeking a rewarding business opportunity that would allow me to continue serving others,” said Eric Friedrich II. “FirstLight gives me this opportunity and has helped set my business up for success. The company’s core values and the level of support they offer Veterans and all their franchise owners allows me to best serve the members of my community.”

The FirstLight Home Care business model gives entrepreneurs the chance to help meet the increased demand for non-medical home care services, a growing $75 billion industry. The organization was ranked as a Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review and is a member of the International Franchise Association, VetFran and the Home Care Association of America.

“We congratulate Eric Friedrich II on his award and achievement cultivating a culture of care for his clients and caregivers throughout Southeastern Georgia,” said Jeff Bevis, CEO of FirstLight Home Care.

Since opening its first franchise location in 2009, FirstLight Home Care has experienced steady growth throughout the U.S. For more information on FirstLight Home Care of Southeast Georgia visit

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical in-home care provider with a network of offices that provides care for more than 2,500 clients in over 30 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Companion and personal care services can be provided at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes or group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, individuals recovering from surgery, adults with disabilities and anyone who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit to learn more.