Howard McClurd founded a medical sales company, Medex, in 1993, after graduating from college. Medex was a supplier of medical products for people who suffered with chronic health conditions such as lymphedema and chronic pain.
Personally, Howard McClurd dealt with a diagnosis of kidney cancer that he successfully overcame. McClurd then became involved in charitable work, first being a “Cancer Buddy” to help others going through kidney cancer. He then started to raise money for the Kidney Cancer Association for patient education. As a fundraiser and supporter for many cancer organizations, he often brings his “Race for a Cure” racecar to charity events to raise money. McClurd is also on the board of non-profit organizations such as KidneyCAN, whose mission is to abolish Kidney Cancer as a threat to the life and health of patients by supporting patient advocacy and research by offering direct financial support for clinical and laboratory researchers with promising ideas.
In 2012, keeping with the healthcare theme, McClurd decided to open the first of three Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas. Their Hand & Stone Massage Spa franchise quickly became one of the fastest growing locations in the country and top spa of the year! Over the next two years, they opened two additional Hand & Stone Spa locations. They successfully operated the businesses for approximately seven years.
In 2016, while growing the spa businesses, McClurd and Turetsky opened up a wholesale medical supply business, under the name, Go To Med Supplies. Go To Med Supplies focused on specialty, disposable, medical supplies and the company is still in operation.
Both McClurd and Turetsky dealt with family illnesses over the prior few years. They also both ended up utilizing home healthcare aids to help take care of elderly family members. Their joint experiences in the senior home care industry sparked their interest moving forward and they looked into the niche for potential business opportunities. After looking at many senior in-home care companies, they met with David Giacobbo of One You Love Homecare in 2020 to discuss their options. They decided to purchase a franchise based on One You Love Homecare’s unique and successful business model built upon advanced and proprietary technologies, to expand on their mission to help people like them – those needing care for their senior loved ones.