Family Owned Support Services Business

Residential Concepts, Inc. (RCI), is a 4th generation, family-owned and operated business that provides support and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Clermont County, Ohio.

In the late 1960s, the family’s grandparents, Dairus and Estelle Sprague, began providing services to children with I/DD in their personal home. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, with the help of their daughter Donna Sprague, they expanded their business and operated several residential licensed homes in Williamsburg, OH.

In 1988, Dairus and Estelle’s grandson, Jim Sprague, acquired their company and incorporated it as “Residential Concepts, Inc.” Jim ran the business and worked as a Special Education teacher. At that point, RCI operated two licensed residential homes and served thirteen people, all who attended a sheltered workshop. Jim, frustrated by the lack of opportunities and programs available for people with I/DD, sensed it was time for change.

In the Fall of 2003, with the help of his partner, Alan Cameron, and the support of parents/guardians, Jim made a leap of faith, and opened one of the first privatized adult day support programs in Ohio, fittingly on the property once owned by his late grandparents. The following year, Jim encouraged his sister, Karen Crawford, a Special Education teacher living in San Antonio, Texas, to move back home to serve as one of RCI’s Program Administrators.

Over the next several years, traditional sheltered workshops began closing and the movement for community integration, decision-making, independence, leisure activities, and community employment, became available to people with I/DD. As the workshops closed, RCI’s adult day support program witnessed immense growth.

To help manage this growth, Jim asked his daughter, Lindsey Jones, then working as an accountant in Lexington, KY, to move back home to serve as RCI’s Business Administrator.

For over half a century, RCI’s passion and commitment to help, support, and serve people with I/DD has remained unchanged.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower people with I/DD to achieve a full life of opportunities by providing personalized support and services that help them create and expand relationships with others in their community.

Our Vision

For people with I/DD to live a happy, active, and healthy, self-determined life, increasing in self-sufficiency and confidence, connected to a community of supportive relationships.

Our Philosophy

RCI is a person-centered provider. We believe that people with I/DD should be able to express what they want in their everyday lives, make their own choices, be a part of their community, be respected, have friends, work in the community, manage their own money, and have opportunities to be afforded happiness and find purpose.