At first, Quincy Hurst III thought it was his destiny to become a lawyer.
Hurst is the youngest of five children, and his siblings are all attorneys, as well as his father; his grandfather also was an attorney.
But while attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the Hot Springs native realized he didn’t want to go to law school. Instead, in 2006, Hurst went to work for the company his mother started, Superior Senior Care of Hot Springs. The caregiver referral agency sends people to the homes of the elderly and disabled, and the caregivers help around the house with activities such as housekeeping, meals and personal care.
“I really saw the direct impact the caregivers were making on the clients’ lives,” Hurst said.
Hurst, who was named chief operating officer this year, has helped the company grow from 12 locations in Arkansas to 26. It also has a staff of about 100 employees, 75 registered nurses and 1,300 caregivers.
He said he hopes to add more Superior Senior Care locations in the next couple of years.