Striving for Excellence

Since 1981

Led by our Code of Values and proven systems for success, Dwyer Group® is represented by over 2,700 franchise owners in ten countries.

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Dwyer Group Story

Based in Waco, Texas, Dwyer Group opened its doors in 1981 with only one brand and has grown to become the holding company of twelve service-based franchise organizations: Aire Serv®, Five Star Painting®, Glass Doctor®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter®, Protect Painters®, Rainbow International®, The Grounds Guys® and Window Genie®. Together, these brands provide a diverse array of specialty services through more than 2,800+ franchises in nine countries.

Don Dwyer, Sr. began what would eventually become Dwyer Group when he developed Rainbow International. He envisioned a company that would specialize in buying and building related businesses that would provide high-quality residential and light commercial services. That vision continues to be implemented today by the company's leadership team, led by President and CEO, Mike Bidwell.

Dwyer Group believes new franchise owners are attracted to the company's franchise opportunities because of the depth of support services; the commitment to the company's mission, vision and Code of Values; the established reputation of its management team and the success of its franchise systems.

Dwyer Group is an active member in the International Franchise Association (IFA), Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) and is a founding company of the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran).

Our Vision

To be a world class company admired for the excellence that customers, franchisees and associates experience with The Dwyer Group.

Our Mission

To teach our principles and systems of personal and business success so that all people we touch live happier and more successful lives.

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The Story Behind Our Brands

Check Out the Brand Fun Facts By Mousing Over the Year Dwyer Group Acquired a Brand

Originally Rainbow International was a carpet dyeing and cleaning company purchased by Don Dwyer and the first franchise of Dwyer Group.

Mr. Rooter was initially only a drain cleaning franchise, in 1990 Mr. Rooter added plumbing to its service offerings.

Aire Serv is across the globe in Saudi Arabia, UK, USA and Canada.

Mr. Electric is the largest franchised electrical service company in the world and also has an international presence in Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Cayman Islands and the UK.
Mr. Appliance was the first Dwyer Group brand to use iPads in the field and transmit invoices electronically.
The largest Glass Doctor franchisee has 20 offices in Michigan.
41 locations throughout Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, Portland Glass offers not only auto glass services, but also glass repair and replacement for home and business.
The Grounds Guys holds the standing Dwyer Group record for having the most veterans and public protectors as franchisees; 26% of The Grounds Guys franchise system is veterans.
Five Star Painting has 100 franchises worldwide. The first franchise was sold in Winnipeg, Canada in 2005.
Established in 1994, Drain Doctor is one of the largest plumbing and drainage companies in the United Kingdom.

In the past 31 years, Molly Maid home service professionals have driven an estimated 411,251,000 miles.

Since 2009, Mr. Handyman franchise owners and Home Office team members have donated nearly 6,000 hours of repair and maintenance service to military veterans, domestic violence shelters, fire stations and deserving individuals throughout the U.S.
In 2014 ProTect Painters clocked in with annual sales of $10.8 million.
Joining May 2016, Locatec is the newest brand to join the Dwyer Group.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing franchise systems in North America, Window Genie has grown to more than 100 franchise partners operating in 29 states.

Serving the United Kingdom Since 2007

Bright & Beautiful is an award-winning franchise offering domestic cleaning services in the United Kingdom. They provide eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing with the highest standards of security and service.

Recognized by Barclays Women in Business Awards, and Northern Power Women Awards, Bright & Beautiful franchisees provide

In 2017, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance was acquired by Dwyer Group, a service-based franchise company with 19 different brands.

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"It is no accident that most respected, successful companies adopt and abide by a code of values. What makes this book and Dwyer Group Code of Values so remarkable is the ability to use this code in all aspects of one's life, both personal and business. The result is the creation of wealth and personal pride and satisfaction, an unbeatable combination."
Women in the Trades

Pursue a Career Path with Tremendous Growth Opportunities

Dwyer Group wants to help you achieve your goals.

Each semester, we award $1,500 scholarships to eligible applicants to be applied at a trade or technical school of their choice for any of eight trade specialties: HVAC, plumbing, electrical repair, glass repair and replacement, appliance repair, restoration, painting, landscaping, residential cleaning or handyman services.