Dwyer Group Welcomes Cary Fairless as President of Rainbow International
March 09, 2018 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, announced the hiring of 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.
About Dwyer Group®
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.
About Rainbow International®
Rainbow International®, a Neighborly company, is a global franchise organization providing residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services. Rainbow International franchisees offer a broad range of damage restoration services ranging from water, smoke and fire damage to carpet and upholstery cleaning and deodorization from more than 400 locations worldwide. Established by Dwyer Group®, Don Dwyer in 1981, Rainbow International is part of Neighborly, a community of home service experts, leveraging Dwyer Group’s nearly 2,500 professional home service experts across 13 brands in the U.S. and Canada with a unique direct service function that provides consumers assistance with nearly all aspects of their home care needs. Neighborly brands include: Aire Serv®, Five Star Painting®, Glass Doctor®, Portland Glass®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter®, Protect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Window Genie® and The Grounds Guys®. Additional information about Neighborly can be found at www.GetNeighborly.com. For more information about Rainbow International, visit www.RainbowIntl.com and to learn about franchising opportunities with all Dwyer Group’s Neighborly companies, visit www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com.
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