Conestoga High School graduate Andrew Parker has co-founded Nestidd, a startup that customizes and leases homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, writes Harold Brubaker for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Nestidd helps agencies that provide services for people with disabilities to find appropriate homes for their clients. While this task is outside of their expertise, it is of key importance in serving their clients.
The startup also provides maintenance for the homes, including cutting the grass and removing snow.
The company is based in Chicago, but 25 out of the 65 houses it owns are in Pennsylvania. As a result, Parker spends about half of his time in the Philadelphia area, where his parents still live.
Nestidd also owns houses in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Illinois, Nevada, and Texas. In addition to leasing its own properties, the company does property management for 220 additional houses.
The company usually signs five-year leases with agencies serving disabled individuals.
Currently, the company’s total revenues are around $2 million a year.
Read more about Nestdidd in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.