Waco, Texas (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
The Dwyer Group, a franchisor of seven service-based franchise brands, including Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® and Rainbow International®, closed out the first quarter of 2013 by breaking a record in franchise sales revenue with a gain of six percent over the previous record.
“For The Dwyer Group, 2013 has already been very productive as it relates to franchise growth," said Doug Dixon, vice-president of marketing and operations for The Dwyer Group Franchise Development division. “While this is only the first step toward attaining our growth goals as an organization this year, we are encouraged and proud to have achieved this record output to-date. We look forward to continuing the trend through the year.”
The first quarter brought in 69 new franchises across all seven brands under The Dwyer Group’s umbrella of companies. The quarter saw the addition of eight new franchise contracts for the Aire Serv brand, seven for Mr. Appliance, 11 for Mr. Electric, six for Mr. Rooter, 14 for Rainbow International, three for Glass Doctor and 20 for The Grounds Guys.
With building contractors, services to buildings and other specialty trade contractors listed among the top 10 fastest-growing industries for small business in a report by Entrepreneur Magazine, The Dwyer Group’s franchise brands are primed to find continued success in the commercial and residential service industries. This trend means increased dollar output and employment growth for service brands, and positions The Dwyer Group to continue its strong growth through the rest of the year.
“Historically, franchisees in our network have cited our proven business systems, marketing support, and unique corporate culture including our Code of Values® as key factors in their decision to open a franchise with one of our seven brands,” said Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group. “As we continue to grow, we know development of our new and current franchisees within our network is paramount to achieving our company goals.”
The Dwyer Group plans to continue its growth in 2013 and 2014, expanding its presence in major metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington, D.C., Boston, Charlotte, and many other markets throughout North America.
About The Dwyer Group, Inc.:
The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, The Grounds Guys, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass brand name. The Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of TZP Group LLC, a private equity firm based in New York that focuses on control investments in business and consumer services companies with enterprise values generally up to $200 million. More information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, is available at http://www.dwyergroup.com.