WACO, TX — The Dwyer Group, Inc., provider of residential and commercial service businesses, awarded its first international multiple-concept franchisee on July 14, 2000.

Co-owners Robert Rabaiotti and Paul Fulgooni, of the United Kingdom, have purchased Mr. Electric and Aire Serv Heating & Air-Conditioning, making them the first international franchisee to own more than one Dwyer Group franchise concept.

Rabaiotti, the managing director of the business, and Fulgoni, the technical director, purchased a Mr. Electric in Penarth, Wales, and grew the business to four trucks in three months.

Both will operate out of the same headquarters in Wales, and expect to grow the two businesses to 50 trucks in six years, the company says.