Local Navy Veteran Pursues Dream of Business Ownership, Opens Window Genie in Smyrna

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After losing her father unexpectedly last year, Leslie Maynard decided to take a leap of faith and pursue a life-long dream of owning her own business

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When my father passed away unexpectedly last year it was truly the catalyst that sparked the motivation for me to finally take the plunge and follow that dream

Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Smyrna. Navy veteran Leslie Maynard is the owner. Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie is officially open for business serving the southeast Nashville communities of Smyrna, Antioch, Murfreesboro, La Vergne and the surrounding areas.

Before purchasing her Window Genie franchise, Maynard spent almost 10 years serving in the U.S. Navy before earning her Master’s degree and landing a job as a Senior Compensation Analyst. “I’d always had this dream of business ownership on the backburner, but when my father passed away unexpectedly last year it was truly the catalyst that sparked the motivation for me to finally take the plunge and follow that dream,” Maynard said.

A friend and mentor Maynard had met while in the Navy owns a fellow Dwyer Group franchise called Five Star Painting. Dwyer Group is a Waco-based franchise holding company that purchased Window Genie in 2016. The two brands are now sister companies operating under the same umbrella of other home service brands including Molly Maid, Glass Doctor, Mr. Rooter, Mr. Handyman and many more. Maynard said her friend encouraged her to look into all opportunities within Dwyer Group, pushing her to, as she said, “step out of my comfort zone, ditch the 9-5 and pursue my dream.”

Maynard discovered Window Genie through her research and was immediately impressed by the business model and intrigued by the work-life balance it allowed. “Aside from loving the concept behind the multiple services that allowed for multiple revenue streams, when I met the Window Genie corporate staff and many of its existing franchise partners, the culture sold me. I felt an immediate sense of unity and teamwork amongst the staff and each franchise partner, and I’m excited to be a part of the comradery within not just Window Genie, but Dwyer Group as a whole.”

Window Genie of Smyrna is officially open for business, taking appointments for an anticipated busy spring cleaning season. All estimates are free, and each employee is fully trained, insured, bonded and has passed a background check. For more information, contact owner Leslie Maynard at LMaynard(at)windowgenie.com or by calling 615-246-0666.

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About Window Genie:
Window Genie, a Neighborly company, is a nationally ranked mobile window cleaning service franchise offering residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Recognized as one of the fastest growing franchise systems in North America, Window Genie started in 1994 has since grown to more than 120 franchise partners operating in 31 states. In 2016, Window Genie became a subsidiary company of Dwyer Group®, a service-based franchise organization. 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®. Window Genie Franchise opportunities available nationwide; to learn more, visit http://www.windowgeniefranchise.com

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