Neighborly®: Founders of VetFran
The Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran Program) was established by Don Dwyer, Sr.—founder of Neighborly, formerly Dwyer Group—soon after the Gulf War ended in 1991. The VetFran program is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association (IFA) member companies to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans.
Since its inception, the VetFran programs have had the following effects:
- Neighborly of franchise companies has awarded more than $2.4 million in discounts to 374 veteran franchise owners.
- More than 500 franchisors currently participate in the program.
- More than 6,300 veterans have acquired a franchise business through the program.
Our mission is simple: We strive to become the leader in franchising with transitioning military personnel and current veterans in order to help them achieve their dreams and goals by being in business for themselves.
Discount for Veterans
Neighborly of franchise companies is proud to offer a discount of 15% off the franchise fee for the initial base territory purchase as well as special vendor incentives for those who qualify. For current program benefits and requirements, contact Neighborly Department of Veteran Entrepreneurship at (800) 396-6151.
Contact Us Now to Secure Your Opportunity
Fill out the form to find out about all of our military incentives and franchise opportunities available across the country. We look forward to helping you. Our team can also assist you and answer your questions directly when you call Neighborly.