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23 03, 2021

Neighborly® Helps Homeowners Prepare for Spring with Annual Maintenance Checklist

2021-03-23T10:09:47-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Annual checklist offers useful tips to help homeowners narrow down which maintenance projects to prioritize ahead of warmer weather.

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, released last Friday the company’s annual spring maintenance checklist, designed to offer homeowners useful insight on seasonal maintenance projects recommended by Neighborly’s community of home service experts.

This year’s checklist follows a harsh winter, with many homes across the United States still recovering from damage inflicted by severe snow and ice storms. Now with hurricane and tornado seasons on the horizon, the checklist is a timely resource for homeowners to rely on as they prepare their homes to better cope with the upcoming warmer months and hot summer to follow.

“For more than 40 years, Neighborly has been dedicated to providing premium, professional home services,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. “We create these checklists each year by compiling input from our industry experts regarding the most common seasonal home maintenance needs for homeowners to keep in mind. In turn, Neighborly’s family of brands effectively Own the Home™ by offering the services to cover all of a homeowner’s potential needs.”

Neighborly’s checklist highlights actionable items that any homeowner can look into, as well as projects that are best handled with the support of Neighborly’s service professionals.

Among the services detailed in Neighborly’s 2021 spring checklist are:

  • Inspect home’s exterior for rot, peeling paint or insect damage;
  • Replace or repair any damaged windows or door screens;
  • Start your mosquito and tick control service;
  • Inspect BBQ grill and other outdoor kitchen appliances;
  • Trim/prune trees and shrubs. That includes branches near power lines or hanging over a home’s roof;
  • Clean the gutters;
  • Clear dead plants/debris from yard;
  • Service air conditioner;
  • Make sure the garage door works properly.

To download the full checklist, visit www.neighborly.com/neighborly-advice/2021/march/prep-your-home-for-spring-with-this-seasonal-che/. To hire a Neighborly service professional in your area, visit www.neighborly.com.

For more information about Neighborly’s service brands, visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 28 brands and more than 4,500 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/.

22 02, 2021

Neighborly Brands Prepared to Service Homeowners in Aftermath of 2021 Winter Storms

2021-02-22T10:24:56-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

WACO, TexasNeighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, is doing all it can to continue helping homeowners in the aftermath of the harsh winter storms wreaking havoc on countless communities across the United States.

Neighborly, based in Waco, Texas, is the parent company of 28 home service brands represented by nearly 4,500 franchise locations, all focused right now on doing their respective parts to fix the winter damage currently being inflicted on homes and businesses.

Since Monday, Neighborly brands including Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Rainbow International Restoration, Aire Serv and Mr. Electric have been responding to a significant influx in home service requests related to burst pipes, flooding damage and other emergencies caused by the weather. As the ice and snow begin to melt, Neighborly expects that even more damage will become apparent and require maintenance from its service professionals. 

“Our hearts are with everyone whose homes and lives have been affected by this extreme weather,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. “Our headquarters and many of our team members were hit hard as well, so we know the severity of damage spanning the southern region. It’s in times like these that our home services are truly essential, and we’re proud to be able to provide some relief wherever we can as we all navigate these serious conditions.”

For a quick list of best practices in the aftermath of recent winter storms, click here. To request services from a Neighborly brand in your area, visit www.neighborly.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 28 brands and more than 4,500 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

9 02, 2021

Neighborly Experiences Unprecedented Network Growth in 2020, Plans for Continued Expansion in 2021

2021-02-09T11:38:40-05:00February 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

WACO, TexasNeighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, ended 2020 strong with 382 new franchise agreements awarded, setting new records for signed agreements in three quarters and achieving the company’s first franchise development trifecta since 2018 with number of units, revenue and EBITDA goals all surpassed in fourth quarter.

Between these impressive franchise development milestones and the organization’s 2020 acquisitions of five home service brands, Neighborly’s still-growing presence now consists of 4,500 franchises representing 28 total brands across nine countries.

“This past year, we successfully executed our ‘Own the Home’ strategy despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. “2020 was unexpected, but Neighborly’s family of home service brands persevered and adjusted protocols in order to continue safely providing exceptional service to our nearly 10 million customers around the world.”

Neighborly’s 2020 acquisitions of Dryer Vent Wizard, HouseMaster, ShelfGenie and Precision Door Service added entirely new verticals to Neighborly’s portfolio of home services. In addition, Rainbow International completed an acquisition in Canada to supplement its network in that market. To ensure these and the rest of Neighborly’s home services would be safely delivered throughout the remainder of the pandemic and beyond, Neighborly developed and perfected in 2020 a number of new service protocols including virtual estimates via video chats, contactless paperwork and payment and more, all designed to keep both customers and service professionals healthy.

Other Neighborly success highlights from 2020 include:

  • Announcement of plans to open a second Neighborly headquarters office in Irving, Texas, in April of 2021;
  • Receiving a silver medal in the Enduring Impact category of Inc.‘s inaugural Best in Business Awards;
  • Being named Global Franchise‘s Best Property and Home Maintenance Franchise for the second consecutive year;
  • Onboarding of new Molly Maid Brand President Vera Peterson;
  • And inclusion of Neighborly and/or many of its franchise brands in top industry rankings, such as Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 and Top Franchises for Veterans; Franchise Times’ Top 200+ Franchises and Inc.‘s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Neighborly’s 2020 success is already earning the organization coveted industry recognition in the new year, with numerous Neighborly brands included on the recently announced 2021 rankings for Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500 and Franchise Business Review‘s Franchisee Satisfaction Awards.

“If 2020 showed us anything, it was that the Neighborly organization is resilient in its mission to deliver exceptional services to the homeowners who need them,” said Bidwell. “As we progress into this new year, I look forward to seeing how the growth, execution strategies and digital transformation that carried us through one of the most challenging years in history will continue to elevate Neighborly as a trusted provider to customers and an attractive investment for prospective franchise owners.”

For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 28 brands and more than 4,500 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

7 01, 2021

Neighborly® Acquires Precision Door Service

2021-01-07T10:42:28-05:00January 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Neighborly’s fifth and final acquisition of 2020 grows franchisor to 28 brands across 19 service verticals, more than 4,500 franchises and 1,000 associates across nine countries.

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, today announced the acquisition of Precision Door Service, the nation’s leading garage door repair franchise headquartered in Titusville, Florida. The acquisition was finalized on December 31, making it Neighborly’s fifth service brand acquired in 2020.

“I am thrilled to be adding Precision Door Service’s premier customer experiences, top-of-the-line service offerings and experienced franchise owners to our global network,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. “Our Neighborly family includes 10 million customers who rely on our brands as the home for exceptional service, and we’re proud to now add to our portfolio through this acquisition the needed and important service of garage door repair and installation. We look forward to working with the Precision Door Service team to collectively execute our strategy to ‘Own the Home’ through Neighborly home service offerings.”

Founded in the late 1980s by Brian Tindall, who is reinvesting in the organization through franchise ownership following the sale of the company, Precision Door Service’s vision from day one has been to provide the best garage door repair and installation service in the market. Today, the organization’s franchise network is more than 100 locations across the United States and generates appropriately $300 million of system sales.

As a result of this acquisition, Precision Door Service will benefit from the increased consumer awareness, new tools for growth and enhanced lead generation capabilities that Neighborly has a proven track record of providing to its franchise brands. Furthermore, Neighborly will add support for existing Precision Door Service franchise owners to help them realize their same store sales potential.

“All of us at Precision Door Service are so excited to be joining Neighborly, such a well-established and ethical franchisor with a renowned reputation for growing franchises,” said Mike Brickner, President of Precision Door Service. “Over time, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know the Neighborly organization and many of its leaders and have seen firsthand how much this company values innovation and its Code of Values, which aligns well with our own corporate culture. The resources this change will bring to Precision Door Service are many, and we look forward to what it will mean for us over the coming months and years.”

For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 28 brands and more than 4,500 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/.

27 10, 2020

Neighborly® Announces Plans to Open Second Headquarters in Irving, Texas

2020-10-27T11:28:31-04:00October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Global franchisor selects site to expand staff and support its rapidly growing network.

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, today announced plans to open a second headquarters office in Irving, Texas.

The new office, which is slated to open in April 2021, will occupy 34,000 square-feet of the 500 E. John Carpenter Freeway office building located in the central, upscale Las Colinas/Irving submarket. Neighborly plans to move five out-of-state brands: Mr. Handyman, Molly Maid, Dryer Vent Wizard, Window Genie and Real Property Management, as well as expand its IT and Digital Marketing teams, to the new location.

“We’ve been looking for some time now for the right opportunity to open a new Neighborly hub in the North Texas area that is perfectly suited for the continued growth of our worldwide business,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. “The City of Irving has already welcomed us with open arms, and we are excited that we will soon be able to call this community our second home.”

Neighborly will continue to maintain its Waco Headquarters office with this second headquarters giving Neighborly access to more franchise resources and a centrally located hub for national and international travel, both of which are especially attractive benefits to the global franchisor.

Irving’s connectivity and accessibility to world-class talent make our community a top contender for business and were key factors in Neighborly’s real estate decision,” said Beth Bowman, President & CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and the Irving Economic Development Partnership. “For this highly-reputable company to select our community as a headquarters site not only means quality job opportunities for our residents but it also is a further testament to the business-friendly environment Irving-Las Colinas offers. The Partnership is proud to welcome Neighborly and we look forward to engaging and integrating their workforce into the community.”

Following its 2021 opening, Neighborly plans for the new office to be occupied by at least 60 associates come December 2022. By the close of 2026, Neighborly projects that this new office will be home to more than 200 full-time associates, including both existing and entirely new positions.

“On behalf of the City of Irving, we are excited to welcome Neighborly and its nationally-recognized home service brands to our community,” said Mayor Rick Stopfer. “I am certain its workforce and executives will find our vibrant and dynamic city to be a premier business destination with quality amenities, diverse assets and a sophisticated pool of employee talent. I look forward to personally welcoming Neighborly to Irving-Las Colinas.”

For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

6 10, 2020

Neighborly® Acquires ShelfGenie

2020-10-06T11:22:48-04:00October 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Neighborly’s third acquisition of 2020 grows franchisor to 27 service brands, with more than 4,300 franchises and nearly 1,000 associates across nine countries.

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, today announced the acquisition of ShelfGenie, a custom glide-out shelving solutions franchise headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

“The acquisition of ShelfGenie – the only nationwide franchise known for designing, building and installing custom pull-out shelving solutions into existing cabinets – furthers our strategy to ‘Own the Home’ through Neighborly’s home services,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Neighborly. “ShelfGenie’s high-quality service offerings and proven commitment to customer service make it an excellent complement to our existing portfolio of home service brands, providing an ideal opportunity for continued growth of the ShelfGenie franchise network and the Neighborly organization at-large.”

ShelfGenie was founded in 2000 in Richmond, Virginia, under the original name of Shelf Conversions. Since its 2008 rebranding and adoption of the franchise business model, the company has since grown its network to more than 50 franchise locations spanning 275 territories across the United States and Canada.

“As part of our organization’s Noble Purpose, our ShelfGenie franchise owners are committed to turning the frustration and pain points homeowners have throughout their homes into sources of joy and comfort,” said Andy Pittman, President of ShelfGenie. “It is through this dedication to our customers that we are projecting a record year in 2020 despite the challenges of an ongoing pandemic. Joining the Neighborly network will maximize our potential to achieve success in the years to come. I expect great things are in store for our franchise owners and their clients.”

As a result of this acquisition, ShelfGenie will now benefit from new tools for growth and enhanced exposure to Neighborly’s 10 million customers who rely on Neighborly brands for their home service needs.

“Since we began franchising ShelfGenie 12 years ago, our goals have always revolved around franchise profitability and continued growth,” said Barry J. Falcon, Board Chairman and co-founder of ShelfGenie. “Now under the Neighborly umbrella, our opportunity to exceed those goals is better than ever before. Through the continued leadership of Andy Pittman and now Mike Bidwell, the future looks bright for the entire ShelfGenie system.”

Boxwood Partners, a Richmond, Virginia, middle market investment bank, served as sell-side advisor to ShelfGenie for the transaction.

For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 service brands and more than 4,300 franchises serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.NeighborlyBrands.com and www.nbly.co.uk.

2 07, 2020

Neighborly® Acquires HouseMaster®

2020-07-02T11:10:34-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Home inspection franchise grows franchisor to 25 brands and more than 4,000 franchise owners under the parent company umbrella.

WACO, TexasNeighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, today announced the acquisition of HouseMaster, a professional home inspection franchise headquartered in Somerville, N.J. The addition becomes the 25th brand under the Neighborly umbrella and officially expands the organization to more than 4,000 franchise owners around the world.

“Our vision is to ‘Own the Home’ and provide the very best services to homeowners, and this now includes HouseMaster’s premier home inspection network with a stellar reputation that more customers can call upon,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Neighborly. “HouseMaster is a perfect complement to our existing Neighborly brands and presents a tremendous opportunity to grow more franchise locations.”

Founded in 1979 by Ken Austin, HouseMaster became the first home inspection business to franchise and now includes more than 170 franchise owners serving more than 300 franchise territories across the U.S. and Canada. Since the brand’s founding, HouseMaster inspectors have performed more than 3.5 million home inspections.

Now as part of Neighborly, the brand that pioneered the home inspection business will operate alongside Neighborly’s many home service brands that repair, maintain and enhance the home. The combined reach that results from this acquisition will continue to help more than 10 million customers across the Neighborly organization find and utilize the best home service professionals in the world.

“Having grown up in this business, I recognize that joining the larger Neighborly organization marks a historic moment for HouseMaster as a launching point for growth like we’ve never seen before,” said Kathleen Austin Kuhn, president of HouseMaster and a charter member of the American Home Inspection Association (AHIA). “We look forward to expanding our presence, serving more customers by being all things Neighborly to residential and commercial real estate buyers and sellers.”

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC provided advisory services to Neighborly in connection with this transaction.

For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 25 brands (including Neighborly umbrella service brand) and more than 4,000 franchise owners serving 10 million customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 15 service categories at www.neighborly.com in the United States and www.neighbourly.ca  in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly and its franchise concepts is available at www.NeighborlyBrands.com and www.nbly.co.uk.

25 02, 2020

Neighborly® Acquires Dryer Vent Wizard

2020-02-25T11:19:00-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Domestic acquisition expands franchisor to 24 brands, more than 3,900 franchise owners and over 900 associates across nine countries

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, today announced the acquisition of Dryer Vent Wizard, a professional dryer vent cleaning services franchisor headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The addition includes almost 100 Dryer Vent Wizard franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, bringing Neighborly’s network to more than 3,900 franchisees representing a total of 24 home service brands.

“We kicked off 2020 with a vision to ‘Own the Home’ through Neighborly’s community of home service experts, and welcoming Dryer Vent Wizard to our family of franchise brands marks an exciting milestone in this pursuit,” said Neighborly President and CEO Mike Bidwell. “In the 15 years since its inception, Dryer Vent Wizard’s cleaning, installation, inspection and repair service offerings have earned high customer satisfaction ratings. We see tremendous opportunities to grow the brand to the next level, making this a great partnership for all parties.”

As a result of this acquisition, Dryer Vent Wizard will now benefit from new tools for growth and enhanced exposure to Neighborly’s nine million customers who rely on Neighborly brands for everything from painting to plumbing and nearly everything in between.

“Every day, we look for opportunities to enhance value for our franchisees, our employees and our investors,” said Jason Kapica, President of Dryer Vent Wizard. “We believe that being a part of Neighborly will not only allow us to give back to our investors but will also bring added benefits to our Dryer Vent Wizard associates and franchisees, advancing us into the next growth stage of our business.”

The Dryer Vent Wizard franchise system was founded in 2004 by David Lavalle, who is also the founder of Neighborly’s own Mr. Handyman franchise network.

“As I’ve seen firsthand with Mr. Handyman, Neighborly has a proven track record of helping brands expand their presence to achieve growth goals through franchise development,” said Lavalle. “I’m excited that another brand I started is teaming up with this respected and successful franchisor, and I am eager to see Neighborly’s support help existing Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees realize their same store sales potential moving forward.”

Boxwood Partners acted as financial advisor to Dryer Vent Wizard. For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 24 service brands and more than 3,900 franchise owners serving 9 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at www.getneighborly.com in the United States and www.getneighbourly.ca in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.Neighborlybrands.com.

15 01, 2020

Leading Dryer Vent Maintenance and Repair Franchise Raises $25,000 to Benefit Children’s Burn Foundation

2020-01-15T15:15:09-05:00January 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Dryer Vent Wizard Raises Funds for Non-Profit for Eighth Consecutive Year.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Exceeding its 2018 donation, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America’s leading dryer vent cleaning, maintenance, and repair franchise, raised $25,000 throughout the past year to benefit Children’s Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization that reached more than 84,644 child burn survivors and their families. The organization provides state-of-the-art reconstructive treatment, emergency family assistance, survivor and family camps, counseling, a teen support program, and prevention as well as education programs.

Every October during National Fire Prevention Month, Dryer Vent Wizard and Children’s Burn Foundation work to raise awareness about the dangers of fires. In 2019, throughout the months of October, November, and December, Dryer Vent Wizard raised funds through donations from franchisees, corporate staff, and family and friends. Additionally, activities were held by the Dryer Vent Wizard home office staff to help raise money.

“We are excited to share it’s been another successful year of raising funds for Children’s Burn Foundation, an organization that parallels our values and is close to our hearts,” said Jason Kapica, President of Dryer Vent Wizard. “As the leading dryer vent maintenance, cleaning, and repair franchise, we place great importance on raising awareness for fire safety, and partnering with Children’s Burn Foundation does just that.”

Since 2012, the franchise has donated a total of nearly $133,000 to Children’s Burn Foundation.

“Every year, we are blown away by Dryer Vent Wizard’s dedication to Children’s Burn Foundation,” said Sharon Townsend, Director of Children’s Burn Foundation. “We are so thankful we are able to partner with a company that has a mission aligned with ours. Our foundation is looking forward to continuing this partnership and raising awareness for this mighty cause.”

About Children’s Burn Foundation

For more than 30 years, Children’s Burn Foundation has provided care to children with severe burns, who because of a lack of financial resources and/or medical insurance, cannot otherwise benefit from medical treatment and much-needed post-acute services. The mission of Children’s Burn Foundation is: to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and; to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically, and socially. CBF is the only foundation providing full recovery services to child burn survivors from the date of their burn injury until they are 18-years old. Children’s Burn Foundation now serves more than 84,000 children and families annually. To learn more, please visit www.childburn.org.

SOURCE Dryer Vent Wizard

About Dryer Vent Wizard

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard is a North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning, and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle, who also founded Mr. Handyman, and currently operates more than 95 locations across the U.S. and Canada, serving over 9,000 communities. Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.

13 09, 2019

Largest Ball of Lint: Dryer Vent Wizard Attempts to Set GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

2019-09-13T10:56:20-04:00September 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

National Dryer Vent Maintenance and Repair Franchise to Create World’s Largest Ball of Lint, Then Set on Fire to Raise Awareness for Fire Safety

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — After months of collecting dryer lint from more than 9,000 communities across the country, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America’s leading dryer vent maintenance and repair franchise, will attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest ball of lint next week. In an effort to raise awareness regarding the dangers of dryer fires, the company’s corporate team and franchisees will gather at 27245 Halsted Road in Farmington Hills, Michigan Thursday, Sept. 19 between noon and 3 p.m. to compile the massive lint ball, weighed on a construction crane, and then set it ablaze with the local fire department.

Dryer Vent Wizard started the lint collection in April 2019 and encouraged the company’s 95 franchisees to save lint they cleaned from clients’ homes as part of the record-setting attempt. At the event, a shipping container full of lint will be assembled into a giant ball, hoping to weigh in at more than 99 pounds to beat the minimum record criteria. The company is hoping to smash this weight, as it has already collected more than 1,000 pounds of lint.

“Thanks to our franchisees’ tireless efforts collecting and sending in lint from across North America, we are ready to set this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title – and then light it on fire,” said Jason Kapica, President of Dryer Vent Wizard. “Setting the lint ball on fire is a symbol of the prevalence of dryer vent fires. Our mission is to create something big that brings awareness to this important home safety issue.”

Dryer Vent Wizard will be partnering with Farmington Hills, MI Fire Department to extinguish doubt as to whether lint is a fire hazard. They plan to hose down the blazing lint ball to highlight how the lack of proper maintenance not only shortens the life of the appliance, but can have severe consequences to the safety of the homeowners.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an average of 15,970 dryer fires in the U.S. annually. “Failure to clean” was cited as the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings. Hiring a professional to clean dryer vents should be an annual task for homeowners as well as businesses.

For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard franchising, visit www.dvwfranchise.com.

About Dryer Vent Wizard
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard is a North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle, who also founded Mr. Handyman, and currently operates more than 95 locations across the U.S. and Canada, serving over 9,000 communities. Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.