WACO, Texas — Dwyer Group Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, including the Aire Serv heating and cooling brand, announced it is kicking off 2016 with a record-setting nine service brands ranked to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Published annually in the January issue of Entrepreneur, the list ranks franchise concepts based on emerging trends and industries headed for growth in the coming year.

Dwyer Group service brands were recognized in the Franchise 500 in the following order:

• Molly Maids - #97

• The Grounds Guys - #174

• Mr. Appliance - #220

• Aire Serv - #221

• Five Star Painting - #259

• Mr. Rooter - #380

• Mr. Handyman - #381

• Glass Doctor - #441

• Mr. Electric - #473

“We are incredibly honored to have nine of our service brands recognized by such a respected and prominent ranking,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Dwyer Group. “I credit our talented team members and outstanding franchisees who work extremely hard to boost job creation, deliver superior customer service, and create a positive impact in every community. By working together across the system we have positioned our brands for a great year ahead.”

In 2015, the Dwyer Group roster expanded to 13 service brands and more than 2,500 franchise locations in 10 countries around the world. Today, those service brands account for more than 3 million service calls and $1.3 billion in system-wide sales each year. And the service industry continues to forecast a strong economic outlook for Dwyer Group franchise opportunities in 2016.

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation. All franchises are judged based on identical criteria regardless of size.

For more information on the Dwyer Group, visit www.dwyergroup.com.

Publication date: 1/19/2016

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