Ingram's Kansas City Business Magazine has been profiling Missouri business movers and shakers for a decade and this year Veterans Home Care CEO & Founder, Bonnie Laiderman, landed in that spotlight.
The article in their March 2020 edition focused on the key to Bonnie's success: finding a need and filling it.
Here's what Ingram's Magazine had to say about the CEO of Veterans Home Care:
Bonnie Laiderman started a company to solve a problem. She founded Veterans Home Care after becoming frustrated when the approval process for a little-known veterans benefit that could have helped provide care for her ailing mother wasn’t approved in time. Laiderman’s stepfather served in World War II, making her mother eligible for the “aid and attendance” pension offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
This perk assists vets, who have served in certain conflicts, and their spouses who need the help of another person. Laiderman learned that many veterans and their families fail to access available VA benefits because they just don’t know about them. Her experience made her realize there was a need and she decided she could fill it. Laiderman started her business in 2003.
Since then, her solo home care business has grown to about 100 employees across the country and is one of the largest women-owned companies in the St. Louis Metro Region with multiple locations throughout the country.
“We say we’re in the business of changing lives and we really do,” said Laiderman, who also serves on committees at the American Red Cross.”
Read more about the other 49 "Missourians You Should Know" at
"The list of Missourians honored by Ingrams is quite impressive. I'm flattered to be part of this group," said Laiderman.
The entire list includes:
Western Governors University
Dept. of Economic Development
Col. Ed Black
139th Airlift Wing
St. Louis Brewery
K-REDI, Economic Development
City of Kirksville
University of Missouri Health Care System, Columbia
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
Convoy of Hope
Lambert International Airport
Ronald McDonald House
Missouri Public Service Commission
The Mystery Hour
Wells Fargo Advisors
City of Moberly
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri
Veterans Home Care
Missouri University of Science & Technology,
Cox Medical Center
Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten
O’Reilly Auto Parts/Drury University
Freeman Health System
James O’Donnell Funeral Home
Jeanette Hernandez Prenger
Mayor of Maryville
Intelica, Bamboo Equity Partners
Missouri Hospital Association
The Lake of the Ozarks
Rancher and inspirational speaker/blogger,
Gregg Smith Ford Lincoln
Mercy Health Systems
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Mark Twain Riverboat
Vernon County Commission
Former owner of Steelman Transportation
Missouri Innovation Center
Southeast Missouri State Univ.
John “Nip” Weisenfels
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes,
Express Scripts Holding Company
Heavy Construction Association of Greater Kansas City
Lake Ozark Watershed Alliance