December 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, has hired Cary Fairless as the new president of Rainbow International.
Established in 1981, Rainbow International was the first brand that launched Dwyer Group and for more than 35 years, Rainbow has been the premier choice in restoration and cleaning services. In his new role, Fairless will be responsible for the overall leadership and growth of the brand including sales and operational support.
“I started out as a Rainbow International franchise owner more than three decades ago and have since seen the brand grow to nearly 400 locations,” said Mike Bidwell, Dwyer Group President and CEO. “So, Cary joins the organization at an exciting time as the Rainbow network advances to next level. He will be an integral part in continuing Rainbow’s excellence and the brand’s commitment to providing customers with the most professional and efficient residential and commercial restoration, reconstruction, mold removal and cleaning services.”
Fairless brings operations experience at the corporate and small business level to the role in addition to leadership and team building expertise over the past three decades. Before joining Rainbow, he was Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Jadon Enterprises, LLC, where he managed the company’s developmental planning, construction and build-outs of Mellow Mushroom Pizza’s franchise locations in Memphis, Tenn.
Prior to Jadon, Fairless served as Chief Operating Officer of AmeriSpec Inspection Services, where he led ServiceMaster’s home inspection franchise company, which represented over 250 franchise owners in Canada and the U.S.
“I am thrilled to join the amazing team at Rainbow,” Fairless said. “I understand and admire the energy and drive that it requires to be a small business owner, and I am confident that we can continue to build Rainbow as the nation’s top restoration, cleaning, and reconstruction company.”
Fairless holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee at Martin as well as an MBA from the University of Alabama. Fairless and his wife lived in Memphis for more than 30 years, and are now relocating to Waco, Texas.
Founded in 1981 and based in Waco, Texas, Dwyer Group is a holding company of 19 service-based brands, 17 of which support franchise organizations under the umbrella brand Neighborly in the United States and Neighbourly in Canada. Neighborly™ is a community of experts who repair, maintain and enhance properties united under one platform to better meet the needs of today’s consumer. Collectively, these concepts offer customers a broad base of residential and commercial services. 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 about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.getneighborly.com and www.getneighbourly.ca, respectively. Learn more about Dwyer Group at www.dwyergroup.com.
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