May 30, 2008 // Franchising.com // FARGO, N.D. – The Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead has named the Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead franchise as the 2008 Small Business of the Year. Marv Degerness, owner of Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead, accepted the award on behalf of his team during the Chamber's Annual Awards Luncheon held May 21.
"We're honored to receive this award because it validates that we are a significant contributor to the community, which is part of our core values," Degerness said. "The response from the community to the award has been humbling, it's more than I would have imagined."
Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead includes stores in Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn. Since 2004, Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead has offered glass repair and replacement services to 20 counties in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. "Our success is due to our teamwork and customer service," Degerness said. "I just believe that good people, when treated with respect and given a chance, will come together as a unit and accomplish much more than any individual could do on his or her own."
Established in 1962, Glass Doctor is the largest chain of full-service glass replacement providers in the nation. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500," Glass Doctor franchisees offer complete glass replacement, service and repairs to the automotive, residential and commercial markets at more than 360 locations in the United States. Glass Doctor is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.glassdoctor.com.
Based in Waco, Texas, The Dwyer Group, Inc. is a holding company of six service-based franchise companies – Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter®, Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning®, Glass Doctor® and Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning®. The franchise network of The Dwyer Group, Inc. consists of more than 1,400 independently owned and operated franchises. Each company provides high-quality residential and light commercial services to customers worldwide. The Dwyer Group, Inc. is a portfolio company of the Riverside Company. For more information, visit www.dwyergroup.com.