That’s great! I am so happy to hear about lifestyle entrepreneurs working together as family!
John D’Eri is a seasoned entrepreneur. His son Tom just graduated from business school. So the two decided to join forces and form a new business with an especially important mission: helping people with autism find employment.
As reported by this Miami Herald article, the D’Eri family opened the first Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida last April after researching potential entrepreneurial solutions to help Andrew D’Eri, the younger son of John and his wife, Donna. Andrew, who is autistic, is among the 34 adult employees at the car wash.
Rising Tide’s website explains that the company arose from concern about what would happen to Andrew when his family was no longer around to care for him.
“We believe that Andrew and others like him have difficulty getting a job, not because they don’t have the tools to be top-notch employees, but rather because most businesses are simply not structured…
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