WACO, Texas (August 17, 2015) – Four days. Eleven brands. One stage. Neighborly, formerly Dwyer Group, one of the largest franchise organizations on the planet, is taking over Austin, Texas, from Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 for its 34th Annual Reunion at the JW Marriott.
“There are home and garden conventions for the public. But we are the home and garden convention for the business owners doing the work,” explained Neighborly President and CEO Mike Bidwell, who oversees some of the biggest names in home service and repairs. Neighborly brands make more than 2 million service calls a year and chances are good that if you’ve ever needed a plumber, electrician, air conditioning repair, flood restoration or more, you’ve called on one of his businesses.
This year’s gathering is one of historic proportions for the franchise network of more than 2,100 franchise locations worldwide that generate for more than $1.3 billion in system-wide sales.
“After a phenomenal year of growth and acquisitions, this Neighborly reunion will be one of the largest gatherings of service brand professionals and franchisees that Austin has ever seen,” said Bidwell.
The reunion theme – Topping the Charts – will celebrate the goals that have been achieved and the exciting new plans for all of the service brands in the year ahead.
Keynote speaker for the four-day event will be world-renowned speaker, trainer and author Brian Tracy.
Neighborly, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of 11 franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK and Portugal), ProTect Painters®, and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Neighborly® operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass® brand name. Neighborly is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company®, a global private equity firm. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies. More information on Neighborly, or its franchise concepts, is available at www.dwyergroup.com.
Neighborly is also on Twitter at @DwyerGroup.