Glass Doctor® Offers a Window of Opportunity to Independent Owners

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2005) - Don't let this window of opportunity pass - Glass Doctor® challenges independent glass shop owners to visit orientation day at their Annual Conference on Oct. 31 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls, Texas.

Glass Doctor, the largest chain of full-service glass replacement providers in the nation, is opening its doors so independent owners can evaluate its systems, learn about its vendor network and speak face to face with Glass Doctor franchisees.

"We challenge independent business owners to set aside their own beliefs about the glass industry, to step out and thoroughly explore a different approach," Mark Dawson, president of Glass Doctor, said.

During the orientation, they will get a glimpse of the new and innovative methods of installation and product placement during presentations by more than 30 nationwide vendors. But most importantly, independent owners will get an up-close look at Glass Doctor and what it can offer them by becoming a franchise.

"Most independent owners don't grasp the fact that Glass Doctor isn't just a glass business, but it is first and foremost a service business," Dawson said. "The way we approach the marketplace and execute the systems goes against the grain of what most know to be true about the industry."

Interested parties can contact Gena Reid at 1-800-280-9858 for an agenda and more details on the 2005 Annual Conference of Glass Doctor.

About Glass Doctor®:
Established in 1962, Glass Doctor is the largest chain of full-service glass replacement providers in the nation. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500," Glass Doctor franchisees offer complete glass replacement, service and repairs to the automotive, residential and commercial markets at more than 400 locations in the United States and Canada. Glass Doctor 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

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