The Dwyer Group is made up of seven service franchising businesses whose operations include plumbing, electrical repairs, carpet cleaning, and other home maintenance services. Among the businesses under the Dwyer umbrella are Mr. Rooter (plumbing services), Rainbow International (carpet and upholstery cleaning), Glass Doctor (auto, home, and commercial glass replacement), and the Grounds Guys. The company has some 1,500 franchise owners in the US and about a half dozen other countries, plus 35 company-owned Portland Glass glass stores. Established in 1981 by Don Dwyer with the formation of its first company, Rainbow International, today The Dwyer Group is owned by private equity fund TZP Capital Partners.
The company plans to expand its existing corporate headquarters, which currently houses 250 associates. In 2011, the Dwyer Group acquired a 10,000 square-foot office building near its current office space in Waco, Texas. The company hopes to occupy the newly acquired building by July 2011 after it undergoes renovations.
The Dwyer Group has increased its number of franchise locations by more than 25% since 2006. – less