May 15, 2012 // Franchising.com // Glass Doctor has been named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The company is ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide for benefits to veterans.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a Military Friendly Franchise again,” Glass Doctor President Mark Liston said.
The glass services company honors military veterans all year round by offering service members a discount of 25 percent off the franchise fee, allowing veterans to use their training and operational skills in a new civilian career.
“The Military Friendly Franchises® list was created three years ago out of demand from military veterans, many of whom want to start or own their own business but are unclear where to begin,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. “Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places Glass Doctor in this elite group, and is testimony to Glass Doctor’s world class programs and policies that support military veterans interested franchise opportunities.”
Glass Doctor is also a member of IFA’s VetFran strategic initiative, which 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. VetFran was founded by the IFA in 1991 in an effort led by The Dwyer Group® founder Don Dwyer, Sr., to support veterans returning from the Gulf War transition to the civilian economy.
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. 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 in 1998 joined The Dwyer Group, Inc., an international franchisor of service industry companies. At that time the company’s corporate headquarters relocated to Waco, Texas. Now there are more than 175 Glass Doctor franchise owners across the United States and Canada. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.glassdoctor.com.
The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® is published each June in G.I. Jobs Magazine, and on www.MilitaryFranchising.com, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose. Additional resources are posted on the Military Friendly Franchises® Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MilitaryFranchising. G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published 12 times per year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools®. You can follow G.I. Jobs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GIJobsMagazine or on Twitter @gijobsmagazine. For further information on G.I. Jobs or Military Franchising, or to arrange interviews contact: BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt at Barbara@bpmediarelations.com or 212-707-8181. You can also contact Judee Cohen at Judithdeecohen@gmail.com or 917-721-0663.
Public Relations Specialist- Glass Doctor®