In 2012, Neighborly began its journey into Europe and ever since it’s been an exciting experience of growth and acquisitions. We now have eight Neighborly franchise brands operating across five countries - UK, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Ireland - and are constantly looking to grow our family of brands and expand our network of franchises.
Neighbourly is continually looking to acquire new businesses that complete and extend our service portfolio. The success and development of Neighbourly in Europe has not just been about growth, but the unique corporate Neighborly culture, which has been transferred across to our European offices. Despite the distance, we come together as one family sharing the same Code of Values. We aim to be the premier provider of services focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing customers' homes and businesses.
We see the potential in the European market and how it will play a significant role in the future growth of Neighborly. We will continue our drive to grow and support the most compelling franchise opportunities in the home and property service industry and to scale that expertise on a global stage.
Neighbourly is comprised of the below brands; if you'd like to find out more about the individual brand opportunities, please read below.
Bright & Beautiful
Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Waking up every morning in control of your day-to-day schedule? No commute, no workplace politics, yet more flexibility.
Well, with Bright & Beautiful, any determined individual can make that dream a reality. Our franchise model is management based, meaning you will not be doing the cleaning yourself. Your role is to manage and motivate your team of Professional Housekeepers whilst driving the growth of your business.
This is your opportunity to create the working environment you have always wanted…
The Countrywide franchise model has been designed so that you can build a sustainable, multi-van operation to heights of £1million+ in annual turnover.
Most importantly, due to our streamlined systems and dedicated back office support team, driven individuals can begin their Countrywide business without previous grounds maintenance or landscaping experience.
All of this is made possible through our comprehensive training programme which ensures you are fully prepared for launch. Alongside access to one of the most comprehensive franchise support packages in the UK with readily available support in marketing, sales, tendering, finance, health and safety and more.
The Drain Doctor franchise model has been designed so that you can build a long-term, sustainable, multi-van operation to heights of £1million+ in annual turnover.
Most importantly, due to our streamlined systems and dedicated back office support team, driven individuals can begin their Drain Doctor business without previous plumbing or drainage experience!
Upon joining Drain Doctor, you will begin our Sure-Start programme which ensures you are fully prepared for launch which includes our ten-day in-house training course at Drain Doctor HQ.
You really don’t need to know anything about kitchens to quickly build a million-pound business. We supply all the training and support you’ll ever need to get your Dream Doors franchise up and running. And we’re there for the life of your business too, providing ongoing assistance as you grow.
New franchisees are taken through a 13-week launch programme, which includes a 10-day induction at our state-of-the-art Training Centre. Everything we do is geared towards getting you up and running, making sales and making money as fast as possible.
Pimlico’s story began in 1979 with one man and one van. Our continued growth and evolution have led us to become London’s no.1 in improving and maintaining properties. We are proud to have served Londoners for over 40 years and can’t wait for the next 40 years and beyond.
As a Rainbow International franchise partner, you get both: the freedom to be your own boss and the security of a strong partner in the background. Benefit from a network that has your back and supports you with a lot of knowledge and heart and soul. Rainbow International is a premium service provider for the complete restoration of water, fire and mold damage.
A strong brand and an important partner of the German insurance and real estate industry. This market, which is not dependent on the economic cycle, offers new entrepreneurs in particular a very good start into self-employment.
LOCATEC - the license for your success.
The success of a franchise concept is based on the integrity of the relationship between franchisor and franchise partner. With LOCATEC, new partners can easily leverage the awareness and established reputation built up in the market for their own success.
Seize your chance: The increasing demand for our services requires a constantly improving network of regional, owner-operated locations. This sometimes includes organizing succession plans for existing LOCATEC locations. That's why we are continuously looking for suitable partner candidates who are enthusiastic about our system and want to set up their own business on the basis of our tried-and-tested, high-growth business model out of conviction.
Our journey so far
Established in 1981, Rainbow International was the first service brand of the Neighborly. Rainbow offers home restoration, commercial restoration and carpet cleaning services through over 400 locations in the USA, Canada, the UK and Germany. The restoration services cover fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, mold removal, smoke damage restoration, and more. In 1992 a Master Licence Holder started Rainbow International in Germany, establishing the first Neighborly brand in the country. In 2014 the Neighborly reacquired Rainbow International Germany and has been constantly growing the franchise ever since.
Drain Doctor is the UK euqivalent to the Neighborly’s US franchise Mr. Rooter. The company started business in the UK in 1994 with a with a Master Licence Holder. Within two decades Drain Doctor Plumbing and Drainage have become the UK’s largest combined independent emergency contractors in their market sector. In 2015 Neighborly acquired Drain Doctor.
The Mr. Electric concept was originated in 1994, in Texas, USA, by the much admired franchise management company, the Neighborly. Mr. Electric is a global organisation with franchises located in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Mr. Electric was first launched in the UK in 1997, when it was owned by a major utilities company. Since its management buyout in 2003 by a Master License Holder, the company then saw rapid growth. The network and system sales more than doubled, which established Mr. Electric as a quality brand working with key strategic partners. Today Mr. Electric UK is part of the Neighborly and keeps constantly growing.
Aire Serv is the UK’s only heating, air conditioning and refrigeration franchise servicing the commercial and domestic market. Aire Serv was established in 1992 in the USA and now has franchisees worldwide. Aire Serv UK opened with a Master License Holder in 2005. Aire Serv is now a multinational organisation and is part of the world renowned Neighborly of Texas, USA. The Company does have a highly skilled workforce with expertise and experience in all aspects of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. With local offices throughout the UK.
Recognized as the market leader in leak detection, Locatec has national coverage with 55 locations in Germany and 7 in Austria. With 20 years’ experience, Locatec focuses exclusively on their core competence, leak detection and pipe location services. Locatec employs qualified, DVGW-tested employees and uses vehicles which operate with the highest standard of technological equipment. Combined with being first to assess the claim value, Locatec provides optimum emergency and detection service through internal quality control. Joining May 2016, Locatec is the newest brand to join the Neighborly.
Serving the UK since 2007, Bright & Beautiful is an award-winning franchise offering domestic cleaning services. They provide eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing with the highest standards of security and service. Named in the 2018 Elite Franchise Top 100 UK and shortlisted as Franchisor of the Year for the British Franchise Association (BFA) HSBC 2018 UK Franchise Awards, Bright & Beautiful franchisees provide professional housekeeping services to domestic clients in more than 56 locations throughout the UK. Bright & Beautiful was acquired by Neighborly in 2017.
The UK’s expert providers of number one professional grounds maintenance contractor, offers commercial grass cutting, landscape maintenance, sports grounds maintenance and winter gritting services in the UK. Established in 1985, the family owned-business grew into a network of more than 50 franchisees. The Countrywide Grounds Maintenance team’s goal is to be at the cutting edge of everything their customers desire: service, reliability, training and equipment. In 2017 Neighborly acquired the business adding more than franchisees to the family of service brands.