Waco, Texas (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Entrepreneur Magazine recently listed The Dwyer Group as one of their Top Innovative Franchises. The Dwyer Group, the parent company for seven home service brands, was recognized on the list for a program initiated by Dina Dwyer-Owens, Co-Chairman of The Dwyer Group.
“It is an honor to be listed among the top innovative franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine,” Heather McLeod, Director of Franchise Sales Marketing at The Dwyer Group, said. “We are dedicated to helping people achieve their personal and professional goals in the service industry through franchising.”
Entrepreneur’s Our Top Innovative Franchises contained 15 new and 15 established innovators. The Dwyer Group was among the established innovators.
The “Women in the Trades “ (WIT) program, for which The Dwyer Group was recognized, offers scholarships to women to attend trade or technical schools so they can get service jobs or own their own businesses. The goal of the scholarship is to offer women the opportunity break professional boundaries and pursue life-long goals in the service trades.
As of Dec. 31, 2013, The Dwyer Group had 1,596 franchisees worldwide, selling 120 new franchises year to date and has been franchising since 1981. In addition to the WIT program, The Dwyer Group has programs for Veterans and Public Protectors interested in becoming a business owner through franchising.
The Dwyer Group offers franchises of seven home service brands, Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, The Grounds Guys®, Mr. Rooter® and Rainbow International®.
About WIT Scholarship: Interested candidates can apply for $1,500 scholarship for a trade or technical school for any of seven specialties: HVAC, plumbing, electrical repair, glass repair and replacement, appliance repair, restoration or landscaping. The scholarships are available to women working towards a career in the trades, to students studying for a career in the trades or to front-line female employees at franchise locations of any of The Dwyer Group service brands. The scholarship is open to women 18 or older and covers tuition, books, travel and/or fees at any trade or technical school in the U.S. or Canada.