From fighting fires to helping make homes age-friendly

From fighting fires to helping make homes age-friendly

Nathan Hokenson discovered his love for serving others as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Now, after experiencing firsthand with his parents the modifications necessary to make a home safe for aging adults, he is turning his attention to helping seniors live hassle-free in their own homes.

The lifelong Gig Harbor resident is opening the first TruBlue Total House Care franchise in his community.  The company provides a helping hand around the house, inside and out — chores, handyman services, house cleaning, maintenance, yard work, emergency repairs, seasonal work, and preventative maintenance

“Over the past few years in particular, I’ve seen a  growing demand for home maintenance and senior services in the area,” Hokenson said.

Hokeson has worn many hats, starting when he worked on a commercial fishing boat at age 16. Along with volunteer firefighter and EMT duty, he worked in the wholesale lumber industry before starting a 12-year career in orthopedic medical sales. During that time, he was a fixture in hospital operating rooms, providing technical support to surgical teams for various implants and instrumentation for joint and trauma surgeries.

Becoming a businessman will help him have more time for his daughter and his parents, he said.

Nathan Hokenson and his daughter.