Established in Cleveland, TN in 2003 by Theresa Crump, RRT and Vickie Jarrell, RRT, RN, Professional Respiratory and Rehab was founded on a the principle of excellence in patient care. The founders learned the significance of patient care during their 20 years working as clinicians in local healthcare facilities, and these are lessons that have never left them. In addition, Theresa and Vickie have always possessed a strong desire to own and operate a business that was economically responsible in its actions and one that demonstrated stability and stewardship in the community.
"Professional” has seen extraordinary sales increases that began in 2013. The company has grown at an impressive 40% annually in an industry that was experiencing steep decline. The growth can be attributed to the following factors:
a. Positive executive management modifications.
b. Concentration on facilitating a sales culture.
c. Operational and administrative improvements.
d. Successful openings of new stores and markets (Knoxville, Jackson, Alabama).
e. Diversification into additional product categories such as complex rehab, standard power mobility and bracing.
Moreover, the company successfully won Medicare competitive bid contracts in the Chattanooga and Knoxville MSA’s for the following items:
I. Oxygen/Knoxville and Chattanooga
II. Hospital Beds/Knoxville and Chattanooga
III. Low Air loss Pressure Relief Mattresses/ Knoxville and Chattanooga
IV. Walkers/Knoxville and Chattanooga
V. Manual Wheelchair and Standard Power Wheelchair/ Knoxville
Currently, the business has 35 employees with locations in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Jackson, TN. In looking forward, it’s clear that the Professional Respiratory and Rehab has a proud past and a promising future that will consist of the company emerging into a regional force in medical equipment sales. The company has a tight knit Executive Management team (bios listed below) that consists of dedicated professionals who are steadfast in their commitment to build the next great success story in the home medical equipment industry.
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