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.

Neighborly EU is continually looking to acquire new businesses that complete and extend our service portfolio. The success and development of the Neighborly 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, while aiming 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 big 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.

Neighborly EU is operating these franchise brands in the following countries:

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  • South Africa
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UK & Ireland

Neighborly EU currently is operating the following brands in UK and Ireland:

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Germany & Austria

Neighborly EU currently is operating the following brands in Germany:



Neighborly EU currently is operating the following brands in Australia:

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South Africa

Neighborly EU currently is operating the following brands in South Africa:

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Neighborly EU History

2005 AireServ
2005 AireServ
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.
1997 Mr. Electric UK
1997 Mr. Electric UK, Australia, and South Africa
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.
1994 Drain Doctor UK incl. Ireland
1994 Drain Doctor UK incl. Ireland
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.
1992 Rainbow International Germany
1992 Rainbow International Germany
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.
2016 Locatec
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.
2017 Bright & Beautiful
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.
2017 Countrywide Grounds Maintenance
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.

Management & Contact

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Jeff Meyers

Vice President of International Operations


Jeff holds the position of International Liaison for Neighborly with duties that include managing operations in Germany and the UK.

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