Tim saw how much time and effort it took for care provider organizations to find and purchase homes for people with disabilities who they supported. At a transition point in his career, he took action to create a business to make that process simpler – Scioto had begun!
Tim was President and CEO of PeopleServe, an organization that supported people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible. When PeopleServe was acquired by another company, he and David Potts, who also worked for PeopleServe, made their move to leave PeopleServe and founded Scioto in 1999.
“There has to be a place for people with disabilities to live,” Tim said. “When I was with PeopleServe we always struggled with finding homes. We did a lot of things to find solutions. This was the perfect business to try, even though we didn’t know how it would go. It’s been great.”
Tim leads Scioto with the attitude of flexibility, which has resulted in excellent customer service.
“Some providers tell us their needs and have us find the homes,” said Tim. “Some providers may actually find the perfect home and call us to put an offer on it that day. We go through due diligence, but when we have an arrangement in place with a care provider, we move very quickly.”
“Care providers like working with us because we can meet their needs immediately and we can do so without them needing their own capital and loans. The result is that they can devote their full focus and resources to providing care to individuals with disabilities which results in their organization becoming more financially strong and successful.”
Tim is a proud native of Columbus, Ohio (through which the Scioto river runs) where he lives with his wife and two college-aged sons. He completed The Executive Program at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University of Ohio in 1980 and is a Certified Public Accountant.