The Dwyer Group, Inc. is a leading operator of multiple franchise concepts, primarily related to commercial and residential maintenance and repair; the company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waco, TX.


The Dwyer Group is one of the world's largest franchising organizations with more than 1,450 North American-based franchisees, close to 250 franchisees operating through international master licenses and over 35 company-owned glass stores under the brand name Portland Glass®.


The Dwyer Group has developed a highly efficient model with a focus on strong franchise support and superior customer service while fostering a unique corporate culture based on a shared Code of Values.


Each of the company's concepts provides need-based services, such as plumbing and appliance repair, that are critical for proper maintenance and often urgent in nature.


The Dwyer Group is majority owned by The Riverside Company, a private equity firm with locations in North America, Europe and Asia, and has available growth capital and credit capacity to execute acquisitions in a prompt manner.



Rainbow International® Restoration and Cleaning - Launched in 1981
Mr. Rooter® Plumbing maintenance and repair - Acquired in 1989
Aire Serv® Heating & Air Conditioning, HVAC maintenance, repair and installation - Launched in 1993
Mr. Electric® electrical maintenance and repair - Launched in 1994
Mr. Appliance® Appliance Repair - Launched in 1996
Glass Doctor® Automotive and property glass replacement and repair - Acquired in 1998
The Grounds Guys® Landscape Managment and lawncare services - Launched in 2010
Five Star Painting® Residential and Light Commercial Painting - Acquired in 2015


Acquisition Strategy

The Dwyer Group is looking to acquire franchisors that provide services dedicated to maintenance or repairs in the residential and light commercial market. The company is open to acquiring companies that both enhance existing concepts and new franchisor concepts, such as: lawn-care services, pest-control services, cleaning / maid services, painting services, roofing services, pool services, moving services, energy consulting / audit services and other home services.


The Dwyer Group is interested in franchisors that can leverage its existing platform, which includes a strong franchise sales team, experienced franchisee support and training service team, extensive IT and marketing infrastructures, etc.


Investment Criteria


Mike Bidwell
President and CEO
The Dwyer Group
(254) 745-2514


Dina Dwyer-Owens
The Dwyer Group
(254) 745-2479


Tom Anderson
The Riverside Company

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