The Dwyer Group Added to Ray Kroc Heritage Society Donor Wall

Oct 29, 2010

The Ronald McDonald House Charities® Board of Trustees added The Dwyer Group, Inc. to the new Ray Kroc Heritage Society donor wall on Friday, October 22, at McDonald’s worldwide headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill.

Business organizations must donate a minimum $100,000 to be recognized and featured on the Ray Kroc Heritage Society donor wall.

“It’s an incredible privilege to be part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities family,” said Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group. “We are fortunate that our brands can help support an organization that strengthens more than 4 million families a year.”

The Dwyer Group represented five franchise businesses, Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric® and Mr. Rooter®, which support Ronald McDonald House Charities in both the United States and Canada. These franchisees volunteer their services to Ronald McDonald Houses across North America. It’s a perfect partnership because collectively The Dwyer Group brands offer services that every home needs, including appliance repair and maintenance, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electrical services and glass installation/replacement.

Ronald McDonald House Charities was established in 1984 in memory of McDonald’s founder and franchise icon Ray Kroc. The cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a “home-away-from-home” so families can stay close by while their child gets the health care they need. The Houses are located around the world and are funded by both corporate donor and individual support.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities:
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 52 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow us on Twitter (@RMHC), or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).

About The Dwyer Group, Inc.:

The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys™, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services. The Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, a private equity firm with offices in New York, Cleveland, Dallas and San Francisco. For more information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, visit the company’s website at www.dwyergroup.com.