January 28, 2014 - DwyerGroup - WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2014) – All of The Dwyer Group service brands have been named to the 2014 Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500® list, which ranks franchise concepts based on new trends emerging and industries headed for growth in the coming year. The ranking, published in the January issue of Entrepreneur magazine, is celebrating its 35th year.
"It is an incredible honor to have all of our service brands named to such a prestigious and well-respected ranking," said Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group. "The recent challenges in the economy have been no challenge for our vision, mission and Code of Values at The Dwyer Group and the growing team we continue to assemble across our franchise family. We are attracting great people who desire to be their own boss with one of our service brands. And, in turn, customers continue to turn to our franchisees for the very best services and repairs for the homes and businesses."
Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation. All franchises are judged based on identical criteria regardless of size.
The Dwyer Group service brands were recognized in the Franchise 500 in the following order:
Rainbow International ranked at #158
The Grounds Guys ranked at #213
Aire Serv ranked at #236
Mr. Rooter ranked at #427
Glass Doctor ranked at #459
Mr. Electric ranked at #472
Mr. Appliance ranked at #474
A complete list of all recipients on Entrepreneur’s 35th Annual Franchise 500 is included in the January 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine now on newsstands or online at http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500/index.html.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys™, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass brand name. The Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of TZP Group, LLC, a private equity firm based in New York that focuses on control investments in business and consumer services companies with enterprise values generally up to $200 million. More information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, is available at DwyerGroup.com.
The Dwyer Group is also on Twitter at @DwyerGroup.
SOURCE The Dwyer Group, Inc.®
Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company®, a global private equity firm. The firm's international portfolio includes more than 75 companies.