Meet Right at Home's owners Kim and Jeff Guinn
Kim and Jeff have lived in Columbia for more than 35 years and both have been active in the community for all those years. Kim grew up in Lexington, MO with older parents (Dad 52 and Mom 43) when she was born, she feels right at home with seniors! She was her mother's primary caregiver for nearly 20 years until she passed away at 94 years old. Kim was a drum major in the high school and was an accomplished flute player in high school placing in the top 10 in the state. Kim a University of Missouri graduate began her career in the computer field working for Mizzou Campus Computing for many years until she began her business career by starting a retail sign franchise called Signs Now (now called Image 360), after successfully selling the business, she took some time off and decided to get into the men's haircut franchise called Sport Clips and she opened the 42nd store in the US, now there are nearly 2000 opened stores. The business was very successful as she added 4 location and operated for nearly 17 years. The business was sold three years ago to a buyer that owned 19 Sport Clips stores. Every business that Kim has sold is still successful today even after 20 years! Kim spent some time deciding what business she might like and Jeff mentioned he was working with a client in the senior care franchise business and after thinking about it, praying about over a year she decided that she would love to serve seniors and support them like she did for her family.
Jeff grew up in Vandalia, MO, came to Columbia in the 80s after growing up in the family lumber business and he has owned and successfully operated many businesses and he has been a business broker/advisor for over 30 years in the Columbia area. Jeff has spoken at Columbia College/Mizzou regarding business many times and is active in many civic activities such as Past President of the Lions Club, Past Executive Board Member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chaired many fundraisers for Tolton Catholic High School and is currently on the Tolton Advisory Board and is currently Vice-President of the Parish Council of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Jeff is a lifelong Mizzou/Cardinals/Blues fan and has been active in coaching youth baseball, basketball and softball for many years and currently coaches a 16U competitive softball team. Jeff loves to serve, coach others and looks forward to assisting Kim in the operation of Right at Home.
Kim and Jeff have three wonderful children, John, the oldest just graduated from Missouri State University and is working in St. Louis, Luke is now a freshman at Missouri State, Kate is a freshman at Tolton High School, John and Luke are both graduates of Tolton.