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History of the Lori Knapp Companies
History of the Lori Knapp Companies
History of the Lori Knapp Companies
History of the Lori Knapp Companies
History of the Lori Knapp Companies


  This webpage is devoted to telling the story of a woman who has impacted literally thousands of lives just by being who she was. By the time you finish reading this page, you will have read about the major events that took place to form the company we now call the Lori Knapp Companies, but also the humble beginnings of a family who wanted something better for a little girl who was unable to care for herself and do the kinds of things other kids were able to.

  Since 1972, the Lori Knapp Companies have provided a long list of long-term care & human services solutions. The overall mission is to provide quality of life opportunities in community settings for people who need specialized long-term supports. This mission is accomplished through well-trained, competent, and caring people, as well as partnerships with government and other public and private agencies.




1. History of the Lori Knapp Companies
         You cannot go forward, unless you know where you've been...
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The original pioneers of our company were members of the Donald F. Knapp family, which included Don Sr., Bette, Lori Jane, and Don Jr. It was the love, hard work, dedication, and persistence of these people that paved the way for a new kind of service within the borders of the state of Wisconsin...something never attempted before.

 
 





2. Mission of the Lori Knapp Companies
         The goal is to understand how we can work together to change lives for the better!
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In 1972, Don and Bette Knapp developed a cause. This cause started with only a handful of people, but the overall goal was founded: make a difference in the lives of people.

To this day, no matter what we do, employees of the Lori Knapp Companies are required and encouraged to strive to work together for a common goal. No matter if the job is to provide cares, fix things, or supervise people, each person's role is important for a lot of different reasons.

Each employee of our company is encouraged & remi9nded to realize "why they are doing what they are doing". We are not much of a company unless we all take part in doing so.


l WE BELIEVE IN THE "BASED" PHILOSOPHIES...

    1. Be "Community-based" with our behavior and thoughts
    2. Be "Team-based" to support one another to progress forward
    3. Be "Communication-based" so we can work together longer
    4. Be "Choice-based" to help ensure individual direction and quality of life for the people we work FOR
    5. Be "Honesty-based" to affirm and attest that we are doing what is right, and to own up to the problems we are responsible for
l ALTHOUGH WE ARE A CORPORATION, WE ARE, AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN, A CORPORATION RUN FROM THE HEART...
    1. We treat the people we serve as people, not a commodity or a burden
    2. Despite any disability, we treat all people as individuals
    3. We believe in taking the time to hear other people out, as opposed to always thinking that we know all of the answers
    4. We started as a group of people lead by our hearts & compassionate minds, and until our end we will be this way

l PROBLEMS (BIG AND SMALL) ARE WORKED OUT BY WORKING TOGETHER...

    1. We believe that difficulty is inevitable, thus working together to solve problems are part of life
    2. We believe that without the spirit of cooperation and flexibility, we cannot arrive at a helpful solution

l IF PEOPLE WERE TO REMEMBER ONLY ONE THOUGHT ABOUT US, IT WOULD BE THAT WE'VE ALL PROVEN THROUGH OUR ACTIONS THAT WE REALLY CARE AND CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE...

There's even more to share, if you're interested...

 





3. Our Pioneer...now and forever more
         Despite the fact that Lori Jane Knapp is no longer with us, our drive has never ceases!
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Since 1972, the ability for the Lori Knapp Companies’ to change lives started with the birth of our co-founder, Lori Jane Knapp. Those in the company were deeply saddened that the world was forever changed when Lori passed away in her apartment in her home community of Prairie du Chien last year.

Despite her death, the Lori Knapp Companies are more determined than ever to continue the traditions, quality services, and mission unique programs that have grown and developed over the last 40 years. Lori has, in fact, often been described by many individuals across the state and the world as a kind of “pioneer”, who helped change the world simply by who she was.Not many company founders can tout this fact.
 
   
 
 
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