Telephone Company Helps Vets Start Franchise

November 16, 2011 // // Ann Arbor, MI - In support of those who have served America, a leading telecommunications provider is offering a cost-effective phone service for veterans embarking on a new business venture. FranchisePhones™, a premier provider of VoIP PBX phone solutions for franchise systems, announces a special program for veterans who become a franchisee of the Dwyer Group, the parent company for seven service-based franchises.

“Starting a business can be a challenge and having a reliable, efficient and cost-effective phone system is an absolute necessity,” said Gary Goerke, President of FranchisePhones™ parent company Clarity. “As a salute to America’s veterans, we have designed a low-price start-up package to help them launch their business quickly and easily. The Dwyer Group is a world-class organization, and we are proud to join with their notable brands to honor the service of America’s veterans,” Goerke said.

“FranchisePhones™ has served as the Dwyer Group’s preferred provider of telecommunications services for the past two years,” Goerke added. “Now, we are able to extend our support as part of their involvement with VetFran, a noteworthy program created by the International Franchise Association for veterans interested in small business ownership through franchising.”

The FranchisePhones™ package includes a local telephone number and unlimited local and long distance calling, professional auto attendant greeting and message or music on hold, and ultra-flexible “smart routing” that directs calls to a live answer—premium features that give new business a competitive advantage.”

“Reliable and cost-effective phone service is the backbone of a service-based franchise,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter Corporation (a Dwyer Group brand) and Chair of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran Committee. “This special package and ongoing involvement of FranchisePhones™ will play a key role in the successful start-up of countless new businesses through this valuable partnership. We appreciate the support and commitment FranchisePhones™ has made to our veterans,” said Thompson.

About VetFran

IFA’s VetFran program includes more than 400 IFA franchisor member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising. Since the program’s inception, more than 2,100 vets have become franchise business owners through VetFran. For more information, visit One out of every seven franchise businesses are owned and operated by veterans of the U.S. military, according to a recent study conducted by PwC for the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation based on census data estimates. More than 66,000 veteran-owned franchise businesses in the U.S. provide jobs directly for 815,000 Americans, and generate more than $41 billion in GDP.

About the Dwyer Group

The Dwyer Group is represented by over 1,300 franchise owners throughout North America and close to 300 in another seven countries. The organization’s brands include AireServ, Glass Doctor, the Grounds Guys, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Portland Glass and Rainbow International. The company’s website is

About FranchisePhones™

FranchisePhones™ is powered by Clarity, the leading provider of hosted VoIP PBX solutions in North America. Franchisors choose FranchisePhones™ as their preferred system-wide phone company to help their franchisees profit and their system thrive. FranchisePhones™ is an easy and safe choice for franchise owners with Clarity’s proven Business-Class Quality and Reliability, the largest coverage area in the U.S. and Canada, and Customer Service dedicated to franchisee success. For information, visit the FranchisePhones™ website at or contact Gary Goerke at 248.327.4420 or Clarity Voice is headquartered in Southfield, Mich.

©2011 FranchisePhones™. All rights reserved. All trademarks in this release are the registered trademarks of their respective owners.



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