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Our experience as household employers shaped our service
In 1992, we were like many busy young couples – both pursuing demanding careers
while raising two babies. Life was a blur and we were numb from exhaustion. After
a lot of hand-wringing and soul-searching, we decided to hire a nanny to help care
for our boys and bring balance and sanity back to our lives. It was the best decision
we ever made.
We knew we wanted to do it right – we believe in following the law and we also wanted
to do right by our nanny and make sure she received the benefits and protections
other working Americans enjoy. It was very important to us that our new employment
relationship be established with a foundation of professionalism and legitimacy.
She was, after all, taking care of our children.
We first looked into handling the “nanny tax” process ourselves, but all the forms,
deadlines, instructions and legal nuances were intimidating. Trying to do it ourselves
in our limited free time was a burden we didn’t want to take on – especially in
our sleep deprived state. So, we searched for a firm that could handle it all for
us – payroll management, tax filing, and employment law guidance – and eliminate
our work, worry and risk.
We couldn’t find what we were looking for. So we decided to build it.
After many months of research and planning, we took the exhilarating yet terrifying
entrepreneurial leap. We quit our jobs at Ernst & Young and Andersen Consulting
and founded Breedlove. Our mission was to provide these services expertly,
efficiently and affordably so we could free families from the tedious paperwork—not
to mention the financial and legal risks—associated with household employment.
It was the second-best decision we ever made.
Since then, we’ve served almost tens of thousands of families in all 50 states, processed billions of dollars in household payroll, and become the go-to experts in this highly-specialized,
exceedingly-nuanced segment of tax and labor law. Now hundreds of CPAs, financial
managers, trust managers, and household staffing agencies confidently refer clients
to us for answers, advice and service.
In 2012, we made the decision to become part of Care.com, the world's largest online destination for care. Now known as HomePay, Provided by Breedlove, it
gives us great pride to say that the acquisition has not changed our committment to busy families and their employees. The same outstanding team continues
to deliver the same level of personalized client service, accountability and accuracy we've had since our first day in business more than two decades ago.
We’re extremely grateful to all the wonderful families over the years that have
put their faith in us. We remind ourselves every day of our mission to serve busy
families – and we’re proud to play a role in making life a little easier.
Stephanie & Bill Breedlove
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