Established in 1981 by industry veteran Jay Gutierrez as Homecare Medical Associates, the company was originally founded with the sole objective of providing respiratory therapy equipment and oxygen for homecare patients. Shortly after its founding, Homecare Medical’s scope expanded with the addition of ambulatory equipment, making the company a full-line durable medical equipment provider.
The company received Joint Commission accreditation during the late 1980s, expanding our relationships with large HMOs and other payer sources, and exponentially expanding our reach. In 1996, Homecare Medical Associates was acquired by a national, publicly traded DME company. The organization operated under this national brand for 7 years before returning to its independent, family-oriented, small business roots as American HomeCare Equipment.