WACO, Texas - Aire Serv® Heating & Air Conditioning, a national franchise for HVAC service and repair, has been named toFranchise Timesmagazine's "Up & Comers" list, published in the October issue.

Franchise Times, which annually announces its Top 200 franchise chains by worldwide sales, also highlighted its ranking of 100 additional "Up & Comers" that are on the verge of making the Top 200. Aire Serv was ranked 280, with a total of 77 units and $31 million in worldwide sales at the time of publication.

"We're on a very strong growth track," said Doyle James, president of Aire Serv, "and it's great to have this type of national recognition from Franchise Times. It honors our executive team for firmly leading an unprecedented business in the HVAC industry as well as our franchisees for delivering Aire Serv's name and services to thousands of customers every year."

The magazine noted the significance of its "Up & Comers" list by stating that there are more than 3,000 franchised companies from which to choose.

Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning is a global franchise organization made up primarily of independent HVAC contractors who want a systemized way to produce results in their business. It is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group Inc., one of the world's largest franchise holding companies in the residential and commercial service business.

For further information, visit www.aireserv.com.

Publication date: 10/25/2004