Six Service Brands Under Dwyer Group Named to Military Times 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans List

October 24, 2016 // // WACO, Texas – Six service brands under The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, have been named to the Military Times 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans list.

Out of a list of 43 companies, Dwyer Group brands ranked as follows; Mr Handyman (#24), Mr. Appliance (#27), Molly Maid (#28), The Grounds Guys (#34), Aire Serv (#39), and Rainbow International (#42)

The announcement coincides with the 25th anniversary of VetFran, a program started by Dwyer Group’s late founder Don Dwyer Sr., as a pathway to business ownership and civilian life for military veterans. More than 82 percent of responding companies to the Military Times survey indicated that they are affiliated with VetFran.1

“Don Dwyer was a true visionary when he first created VetFran in 1991 to honor our men and women in the military with a path towards business ownership after their service,” said Mike Bidwell, CEO of Dwyer Group. “To see the program continue to grow across so many franchisors today is the ultimate tribute to his dream. We are honored that six of our brands are recognized by Military Times for their strong support and partnership with veterans and we continue to promote the VetFran opportunity across all Dwyer Group service brands.”

To be considered for the Military Times Top Franchises for Veterans list, the brands filled out a detailed survey, comprising more than 100 questions and submitted their most recent franchise disclosure documents, which are forms with required details on franchise cost and performance that must be given to prospective franchisees. For the full ranking, visit

For more information about VetFran opportunities across Dwyer Group service brands, visit

About Dwyer Group®

Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of 12 franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK), ProTect Painters®, Rainbow International®, and Locatec®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer Group operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass® and Cumberland County Glass brand names. 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. More information on Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, is available at

Dwyer Group is also on Twitter at @DwyerGroup.


SOURCE Dwyer Group®


Melissa Rubin
BizCom Associates
(214) 306-7421



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