December 20, 2016 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, celebrated a record year of global growth in 2016 and expanded the network to an all-time high around the world.
“This was another historic year for our organization,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Dwyer Group. “We grew to 11 countries, added new lines of business to our service trades, continued to build on our leadership position and were honored on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.”
Dwyer Group completed three acquisitions in 2016 that added:
The acquisitions, along with strong organic growth of existing service brands, expanded the overall Dwyer Group roster to 14 franchise service brands and more than 2,700 franchise locations in 11 countries around the world. Today, Dwyer Group service brands account for more than $1.4 billion in annual system-wide sales and a record 600+ employees across North America, the U.K and Germany.
The year also marked the 25th anniversary of VetFran, a program started by the company’s late founder, Don Dwyer Sr., as a pathway to business ownership and civilian life for military veterans. To date, the organization has awarded more than $2.3 million in discounts to 412 veterans across Dwyer Group service brands.
“Every accomplishment has reinforced our drive to grow and support the most compelling franchise opportunities in the home service industry and to scale that expertise on a global stage,” Bidwell said. “This year is a wonderful testament to our team’s achievements, offering the most comprehensive residential and commercial service line-up to our customers.”
Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of 14 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®, Locatec®, and Window Genie®. 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 www.dwyergroup.com.
Dwyer Group is also on Twitter at @DwyerGroup.
SOURCE Dwyer Group