November 29, 2016 // Franchising.com // TAMPA BAY, Fla. - Jim Roark, owner of Mr. Appliance of Tampa Bay recently earned the Excellence in Mentoring Award and Top Gun honors at the 2016 Dwyer Group International Conference held Sept. 11-14 in San Antonio, TX.
The Excellence in Mentoring Award is presented to the Mr. Appliance franchisee who consistently sets an example for others within the Mr. Appliance system by conveying vision, participation and positive contribution.
The Top Gun award goes to franchise owners who achieve top sales and reach operation benchmarks. The Top Gun recipients represent the top 10 percent of Mr. Appliance franchise owners across North America.
“The idea of ‘Top Gun’ was established by the Navy in the 1960s as a way to give training and credit to elite fighter pilots,” said Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance. “Taking a page from the Naval Top Gun Program, each year we recognize our franchise leaders for their accomplishments and dedication to the trade. It takes dedication, hard work, expertise and commitment to reach the Top Gun goal and we are honored to have these winners on our team.”
The Top Gun designation was inspired by the 1980’s movie of the same moniker. Don Dwyer, the late founder of Mr. Appliance parent company, Dwyer Group, initiated the concept. He felt the top franchise owners went the extra mile and did what it took to be exemplary.
The Dwyer Group International Conference is a business event designed to bring the many concepts of the Dwyer Group together annually for updates, inspirational speakers, informative business-specific classes and, most importantly, fellowship amongst the thousands of gifted and dedicated individuals who own and operate their own franchise.
“This award is a testament to the commitment of our entire team,” said Roark. “Excellence is our goal around the clock, and it’s a great feeling to be recognized for pursuing that goal.”
“Mentorship requires going above and beyond the role of a normal leader,” said Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance. “Jim truly brings out the best in others and it shows when you look at his franchise.”
Mr. Appliance is North America’s leading appliance repair franchise system. Established in 1996, its franchises provide full-service residential and light commercial appliance repair. Mr. Appliance has more than 150 locations throughout the United States and Canada and is consistently ranked among the top home service franchises by Entrepreneur magazine and other industry experts. Mr. Appliance is part of Dwyer Group family of service franchises. For more information, visit MrAppliance.com.
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