January 13, 2010 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Glass Doctor moved up to No. 240 on the "Franchise 500" list, as published in the January 2010 issue of Entrepreneur magazine. The company was ranked No. 277 in 2009 and No. 312 in 2008.
In addition, Entrepreneur added Glass Doctor to its list of America's Top Global Franchises at No. 179. Glass Doctor expanded into Canada last year with the opening of five new franchises. This year the company expects to add 10 more Canadian franchises. Eight new Glass Doctor locations in both Canada and the U.S. are expected to open in the next six months.
More than 175 Glass Doctor franchisees serve the residential, automotive and commercial glass repair and replacement markets at more than 300 locations. From windows to windshields to storefronts, Glass Doctor can handle any glass need. Glass Doctor also offers custom glass services, such as tub and shower enclosures, entry door glass and mirrors.
Franchise territories are still available in major U.S. markets, including Dayton, Ohio; Duluth, Minn.; Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Wichita, Kan. Open Canadian markets include Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
Established in 1962 with one shop in Seattle, Wash., today Glass Doctor offers complete glass repair, replacement and services to the residential, automotive, and commercial markets at more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada. Glass Doctor began franchising in 1977 and joined The Dwyer Group, Inc., an international franchisor of service industry companies, in 1998. At that time the company's corporate headquarters relocated to Waco, Texas. Today there are more than 175 Glass Doctor franchise owners across North America.