As a father-and-sons trio, Ron, Will and Drew Fuller are spearheading the expansion of Right at Home into Little Rock.
Veteran Ron Fuller has made a name for his family by being incredibly involved in the Little Rock community. After graduating from Henderson State College, Ron served in the United States Army on active duty and the Army Reserves from 1970-1988. In 1978, Ron started Ron Fuller Enterprises, a multi-faceted public relations and lobbying firm, representing clients from industries such as pharmaceutical, non-emergency medical transportation, disaster management and relief, and public accounting firms. Even with his plate full, Ron became a three-term member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, where he was able to build a strong network with contacts in the state health care system.
Ron’s sons, Will and Drew, acquired their father’s entrepreneurial lifestyle. Graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis on sculpture, photography and graphic design is what led Will Fuller to a career with Glazer of Arkansas for almost 10 years. Within a few years, he was promoted to assistant marketing director and helped lead a team of designers. Drew Fuller attended Universal Technical Institute NASCAR in Mooresville, N.C., and began a career in automotive services. Having worked with several big automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Subaru, Acura, Isuzu and Mazda, Drew learned how to work within a large corporation.
In addition to leading their busy lives, the Fullers soon learned the value and demand for in-home care when Will and Drew’s grandfather became more dependent on others. In 2011, after their grandfather, who remarried at 90 years old, took a fall, the Fuller family decided to move him and his wife into an assisted-living facility. Being in a different town, the entire family was having a difficult time ensuring he was receiving the proper treatment and could not provide the care they wanted to give him. After searching for a facility closer to Little Rock with qualified with caregivers, the Fullers relocated their grandfather to Parkway Village. After Will and Drew’s grandfather passed away, they realized that the need for individualized caregivers was a service Little Rock was lacking.
Evaluating the care his grandfather received prompted Will to propose the idea of expanding Right at Home into Little Rock with his father and brother. Between Ron’s VA contacts, Will’s contacts with the Arkansas Hunger Alliance and Salvation Army, and Drew’s relationship with the nursing community throughout Little Rock, they saw this as another opportunity to help families throughout the community.