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.
Today we are one of the largest independently owned medical equipment providers in the state. Servicing the tri-county South Florida area, the majority of our loyal customers are referred to us through hospital discharge procedures, home health agencies, and physicians. We continue to expand with the help of our new partner and investor Liliane Borgman Fuhrman. As we move forward, we seek to continually improve upon the quality of our products and services, while staying true to our history and our roots.