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Mr. Electric® Franchise Team Charged Up: Annual Conference a Success

Mr. Electric® on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2006) – Entrepreneur magazine named Mr. Electric, an electrical installation and repair company, to its 27th annual “Franchise 500” and “101 Best Homebased Franchises” lists.

Known as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive list of franchises, the magazine bases its rankings on financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

“Being recognized by one of the nation’s leading business magazines is an honor for our entire franchise team,” said Rick Cross, president of Mr. Electric. “I am proud of our achievements as we strive to deliver the best service to our customers and lead the way in the electrical industry.”

Mr. Electric has five sister companies (Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Rooter® and Rainbow International®) that also made the “Franchise 500” list, which was published in the January issue of Entrepreneur magazine.

About Mr. Electric®:
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at more than 160 locations worldwide. Mr. Electric is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit

About The Dwyer Group®
The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of six franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services. The Dwyer Group also owns Harmon Solutions Group™, a third party administrator for the insurance community, and provides services to an associate company, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide®, a national remodeling franchise.The Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, a private equity firm with offices in New York, Cleveland, Dallas and San Francisco. For more information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, visit the company’s Web site at