Mike is a successful entrepreneur with over 35 years of business experience in the private sector and Co-Founder of Always On Call Health Services®, Inc.
In the early 1980’s Mike became a licensed real estate broker and co-founded Billet Realtors. During this time, Mike had also purchased, and managed, numerous multifamily homes located in Northern Worcester County.
In early 1988, Mike acquired his insurance broker’s license, and began selling insurance for MetLife out of the downtown Leominster office. After about 6 months Mike realized the growth potential in the Insurance Industry and left MetLife to go into business for himself. In the Fall of 1988, Mike opened Obara Insurance Agency which specialized in Life Insurance and financial services.
In June 1990, Mike formed a joint partnership with an insurance colleague and moved the agency’s main office to Worcester, MA. The agency formally changed their name to Mahoney and Obara Insurance Agency following the solidification of the joint partnership. Mike and his business partner worked together to create a larger agency that served a greater geographic population.
In February 2001, Mike’s business partner was forced to retire as a result of his medical conditions and Mike purchased his partner’s share of the agency. Upon completion of the sale, Mike went on to incorporate Mahoney and Obara Insurance Agency. As the sole corporate owner of the agency, Mike hired several licensed insurance agents and provided insurance markets and guidance to help them develop their own book of business as well as providing financial services assistance and insurance products to his clients.
While working diligently on growing the insurance agency, Mike began working on another business model and in April 1999, he co-founded Always On Call Health Services®, Inc. with his wife, Virginia Obara; with the intention to provide private pay home healthcare and supplemental staffing throughout Worcester County and Central Massachusetts. As the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, he assists with contracting clients, providing financial support, and oversees the billing and the payroll processes.
In July 2012, Mike created Obara Properties, LLC., a multifamily property management company, and once again began purchasing and managing multifamily properties located in Northern Worcester County. The company focuses on purchasing and renovating multifamily homes to provide safe and updated apartments for their tenants.
In June 2015, Mike decided to sell the property and casualty division of Mahoney and Obara Insurance Agency in order to provide a greater amount of time to Always On Call Health Services®, Inc. and Obara Properties, LLC. Mike maintains his insurance licenses and continues to operate the life insurance and long term care insurance divisions as well as assisting clients with financial services through Mahoney Obara Insurance Agency, Inc.
In his spare time he enjoys long motorcycle trips, golfing, traveling to see the beaches of the world, ballroom dancing, and of course spending time with family, including his 5 grandchildren.