Our Story

Everet Hedahl, granddaughter Rebecca Bomann, SASH Services, How SASH got started, WWII image

SASH began with a personal story. Everet Hedahl, an 82-year old decorated WWII veteran, lived in Manchester, Washington. His wife of 50+ years lived in a nearby memory care community, and Everet visited her often.

After her passing, Everet’s granddaughter worried about him living alone in his 2-story house, far from family. She and her husband invited him to come live with them, where he could enjoy care and companionship with his family. Everet accepted; it was time to downsize and sell his home.

What Everet and his family thought would be a fairly simple selling process turned out to be a months-long, overwhelming ordeal. Together, they worked to prepare the home for market, cleaning, sorting, packing, and landscaping. When the home was listed, months went by with no buyer. During this time, Everet experienced serious health challenges and difficult setbacks. The home sale took a tremendous toll on his health and well-being.

Everet Hedahl, granddaughter Rebecca Bomann, SASH Services, Norma, seniors

Everet’s granddaughter, Rebecca Bomann, believed that her grandfather deserved a better home sale. She discovered that for many senior homeowners, the home sale process is daunting and difficult. There were very few home sale services available that focused on seniors’ unique needs.

In 2005, Rebecca founded SASH to provide seniors and their families with custom-designed home sale services. She combined her background in social work, senior care, and real estate to create SASH’s innovative model of care, designing home sale services that had never before been offered to the market.

Everet Hedahl, granddaughter Rebecca Bomann, SASH Services, Rebecca and grandpa
Everet Hedahl, granddaughter Rebecca Bomann, SASH Services, Everet's home
Everet Hedahl, granddaughter Rebecca Bomann, SASH Services, grandpaand grandson

To this day, SASH serves seniors and their families with the same personal dedication. In the last 15+ years, while SASH’s home sale options and services have grown immensely, our mission remains the same. We treat each client as if they were our own family, with the goal of making their home sale experience the best that it can be. 

SASH’s Founder Rebecca Bomann shares her story about caring for her grandfather, and how this shaped her vision for SASH.