NES began in 1981 with the start of a group home in Roosevelt. In 1982, the company expanded into Cache Valley and Utah County. Then in 1983, it was incorporated and served 24 people throughout Utah. NES's determination to provide outstanding care led to NES receiving the state's highest award for excellence, the Ila Marie Goodey award, in 1995 and again in 2014. NES continues to grow and currently has 12 locations throughout Utah and employs over 900 people.