Frank Candelario, is the co-founder of Kate’s House Foundation®, the first nationally accredited recovery homes in Washington state. Kate’s Houses are the first accredited homes to have medically assisted treatments for substance use disorder.
Frank is a licensed real estate broker and has advised students throughout the US on the most appropriate home to purchase for their real estate portfolio. Frank and Sherri have completed 20 house rehabs in the past six years for their own portfolio.
Frank started his career as Executive Director of nonprofit camps. In this capacity, Frank was responsible for property management, program management and people. This experience provided a framework on how to develop community standards for shared living.
Frank was the owner of UltraLite Paddle Company, producing the world’s best pickleball paddle. In this capacity, Frank was an international spokesman for the sport of pickleball.
Frank’s corporate career was international marketing and branding of luxury products. In this capacity, Frank’s clients were in North America, China, New Zealand and Europe. Frank sat on the national board of directors for his industry where he learned about the power of guiding legislation to protect a brand. Frank helped draft legislation and worked with members of congress to provide protections for the industry’s goods and services. From this experience, Frank and Sherr advocated for Kate’s House Foundation be the model for the state of Washington and the US for quality housing.
From the purchase and renovation of their first house, quality was paramount. Frank and Sherri developed a reproducible model of housing, using quality products in the renovation as well as building with high quality materials. It is the highest importance that the structural components of a shared house are engineered for a quality housing experience for the residents. Frank and Sherri are national leaders in shared housing models and won a real estate award in 2016 for Kate’s House model.