The Dwyer Group, parent company of Mr. Rooter, sold a record amount of new franchises in North America last year.
The Dwyer Group
, a holding company for six
home improvement and repair franchise brands - Mr. Rooter (Drain Doctor in the
UK), Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric and Rainbow
International - sold a record 235 new franchises in the United States and
Canada in 2007. That was almost 24 percent more than the 190 franchises
the company sold in 2006.
A growing percentage of The Dwyer
Group’s franchise sales came from conversions, whereby independent owners and
operators rolled their existing business into a Dwyer Group franchise brand.
Additional franchises were sold through master license arrangements with other
countries as well.