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KKR to Acquire Home Services Platform Neighborly®

KKR, a global investment firm, announced that it has agreed to acquire Neighborly® (the “Company”), a provider and franchisor of home service brands, from Harvest Partners. Glass Doctor, a glass replacement, service and repair provider, is a subsidiary of Neighborly. … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500

Glass Doctor®, a Neighborly® company, recently ranked first overall in the glass repair category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, Franchise 500 selected Glass Doctor for its outstanding performance in areas including … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Named in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Ranking

Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its 42nd annual list of top 500 franchises, and five companies related to the auto glass industry landed a spot this year—Matco Tools, MacTools, Novus Glass, Ziebart and Glass Doctor. No. 50 – Matco Tools Initial … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Honors Top Franchise Performers During Virtual Reunion

Glass Doctor, a Neighborly company, recently announced its franchise network’s top performers of 2019 during Neighborly United, the organization’s first-ever virtual reunion. “Neighborly’s annual reunion may have looked a bit different this year, but the pride we all have to … Continue reading

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Several Industry Companies Make List of Largest Franchise Systems

Companies in the auto glass industry and related sectors have made the Franchise Times Top 200+ list, an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the U.S. based on the previous years system-wide sales. To qualify, franchisees must … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Make Global Franchise Listing

Entrepreneur Magazine ranked the top global franchises and several auto glass companies made its 2020 listing. Novus Glass, Ziebart, Glass Doctor and SuperGlass Windshield Repair made it on to the magazine’s Franchise 500. The Annual Franchise 500 ranks franchise companies … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Announces Top Performers at Annual Conference

Glass Doctor, a Neighborly company and global franchise organization, recently held its annual conference in San Antonio alongside Neighborly’s 12 other U.S. service brands, where franchisees and the home office leadership team nominated and awarded their top performers for significant … Continue reading

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Hurricane Dorian And Tips Shops Should Know

Hurricane Dorian is expected to impact portions of the Bahamas and several areas, including West Palm Beach, in Florida, as early as tomorrow, according to NBC News. Many auto glass shops in the area have started preparing, with one offering … Continue reading

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Additional Sponsors Join Exhibition Floor at Auto Glass Week™

At Auto Glass Week™ you can experience three days of valued education, networking opportunities, exciting competitions and an exhibition floor full of top industry suppliers. The educational event will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., September … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Auto Glass

Today is International Women’s Day, and it wouldn’t be complete without highlighting a few women in auto glass. Though the industry has been and is still predominately male driven, more women are finding success working on everything from installs to … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Awards Top Performers at Annual Conference in Dallas

Glass Doctor, a Neighborly company, recently held its annual conference in Dallas where franchisees nominated and awarded their top performers for their accomplishments and contributions throughout the year. Top award winners included: Franchisee of the Year: This award is the … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor to Serve as a Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Glass Doctor is participating as a Cobalt sponsor for Auto Glass Week™. The global event will be held September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Glass Doctor, a neighborly company, leads the market in … Continue reading

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Tax Reform Success Leads to Trip to D.C. for One Auto Glass Owner

Larry Patterson, owner, Glass Doctor of Dallas Metroplex, says he was pretty shocked when he received an invitation to the White House, a visit he happily made last week. Patterson was invited as part of a group of business owners … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Recognizes Top Performers at Annual Conference

Texas-based Glass Doctor recently held its annual conference in Dallas, where it recognized its top performing employees from its franchisees across the country for their noteworthy performances throughout the year. Ashley Bosserman, an employee of Glass Doctor of Shenandoah Valley … Continue reading

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Six Auto Glass-Related Companies Make Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List

Entrepreneur Magazine has released its 39th annual list of top 500 franchises, and six companies related to the auto glass industry landed a spot this year—Matco Tools, MacTools, Ziebart, Glass Doctor, SuperGlass Windshield Repair and Novus Glass. No. 36 – … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Ranked Among Top Franchises for Veterans

Entrepreneur released its 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans list recently, which is comprised of 150 franchises that offer incentives to veterans looking to become franchisees, and two auto glass repair and replacement companies were among them. Companies representing the auto … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey Rips Through Southeastern Texas, Damaging Auto Glass Shops

Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, pounded Houston and surrounding areas over the weekend, bringing with it devastating amounts of rain, which in some parts, have yet to cease. The National Weather Service forecasters expect some areas to see rainfall … Continue reading

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Federal Court Blocks Overtime Rule

A federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction stopping the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Rule from taking effect nationwide on December 1.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Easy When You Are with the Right People

“Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones once said, ‘You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.’” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Who Cares?

“If you are a sports fan I’m sure you’ve already heard all the hubbub about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the National Anthem last Friday night in a preseason game with the Packers. Apparently, this is all about the United States’ treatment of racial minorities.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’s BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Olympic Disappointments

“My wife Mary Kay and I love watching the Olympic opening ceremony. It only happens every four years yet the memories and lessons linger forever.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Leadership in Action

“I was in an advisory board meeting last week with a group of executives, and was fascinated to study the leader. For the sake of simplicity, let’s say his name is John.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Self Motivation

“As I mentioned last week, my wife and I were recently in San Diego for the Secret Knock. This was my third Secret Knock event and Mary Kay’s first.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Rest: Mentally & Physically

“My wife, Mary Kay, and I are in San Diego for an event called “The Secret Knock” (secretknock.co). This means we are ‘officially’ taking a few days of vacation.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—The Price of Freedom

“I think it is somewhat fitting that we are reading about Brexit this time of year. The British are exiting from the 28-country European Union 240 years after the United States declared its freedom from the British.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Giving Back

“I had the opportunity to go to the U.S. Open last weekend in Oakmont, Pa. Amazing event—especially for a ‘wannabe’ who has always had an appreciation for what it takes to get to this level. At least I thought I did.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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AGRR Technicians Stay Cool in Intense Heat

As hot weather scorches parts of the country in Southern California, Arizona and Texas, AGRR technicians are scheduling more jobs in-shop and doing their best to stay cool, says Dominique Contreras, a customer service representative (CSR) with Glass Doctor in Murrieta, Calif. Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Planning for Retirement

“My best friend, Greg, retired last Friday. Sixty years old and he was able to retire. I hired him in my previous life in 2003. (The same year I met my wife Mary Kay—a very good year!) He retired from that company—13 years and several positions later.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Building a Team

“I love sports—playing, watching and coaching. Two examples from the past week come to mind about how different leaders built their teams.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Remembering Where You Came From

“This past weekend I had a chance to go home, back to Rockford, Ill. where I grew up. My cousin’s son (is that my second cousin?) was getting married and my wife Mary Kay and I decided to go back and enjoy the family event.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Ramifications of Your Decisions

“Waco, Texas, is in the news again. It isn’t about the Branch Davidians that has haunted Waco since 1993. It isn’t about motorcycle gang shootout from 2015. It isn’t about our Fixer Upper TV show that is taking the country by storm. It is about Baylor University and the firing of the football coach Art Briles and sanctions to the athletic director as well as changes with school president Ken Starr.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Lead Like You Are Going On Vacation

“We got a call from a close friend last year about doing a cruise on the Danube River in Europe this May. I knew this was something that my wife Mary Kay wanted to do for her 50th so of course I said yes! (I didn’t realize she wanted to do the one in France … not Germany, Austria or Hungary).” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’s BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Confidence

“I’m not sure if I made up the phrase ‘shooting yourself hot’ but it is something that I believed in as a kid trying to play basketball. Little did I know that it would be a cornerstone for business.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Family

“Several years ago I joined a men’s group through church that met weekly to work on our faith. One of the study aids we used was Robert Lewis’s Authentic Manhood series. The three sessions were: The Quest for Authentic Manhood, Winning at Work and Home, and the Great Adventure.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Difficult People

“My wife Mary Kay conducted a Lunch and Learn this week for Dwyer Group’s employees on Dealing with Difficult People. I can hear several you already thinking ‘she must be an expert because of the person she has to deal with at home!’” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Taking it to the Next Level

“Leadership means taking things to the next level. Sometimes it is in industry. Other times in business. Still other times in sports. This week I’ve had a chance to experience this at all three levels. In each situation leadership had to be involved to ‘take it up.’” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Timeless!

“Last Tuesday evening my wife Mary Kay wanted to go up to Dallas and see a group of senior citizens. They play music together and are really good—especially for a bunch of senior citizens.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Celebrate!

“By Monday night the fans in either Chapel Hill, N.C., or Philadelphia will celebrate their team as the NCAA champs. These unpaid winning athletes will be able to say, for the rest of their lives, they were on that team.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—A Real Fixer Upper!

“Were you raised in a home like mine where it was drilled in your head that your “word is your bond” and that your actions in life would determine your reputation? When I first heard this as a child I didn’t even know what a ‘bond’ was! Over the years, however, I quickly learned how important a reputation needs to be.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Coaching

“It is March Madness. If you are like me your March Madness brackets were destroyed by day two. In Waco, Texas, our beloved Baylor team was beaten by Yale in the first round. Yes, Yale. The team who had never won an NCAA game and hadn’t been to the tournament for 54 years. ” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Expect the Best

“Last week I wrote about Bill Prior—founder of Kinetico. His ‘Celebration of Life’ service was amazing. Three of his children told stories about him, as did his brother and a few others.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—From the General

“Each year the keynote at the International Franchise Association Convention is someone of very high profile. I’ve had a chance to see, up close and personal, both President Bushes as well as President Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Mayor Giuliani. James Carville and Mary Matalin were disappointing, to say the least, as was Bill O’Reilly … who got even worse reviews from the 3,000+ people in the room.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—From a Marine

“My wife, Mary Kay, and I moved to Waco, Texas, from Florida primarily because of the efforts of one person—Mary Kennedy Thompson. At the time we moved she was president of one of Glass Doctor’s sister companies in the Dwyer Group—Mr. Rooter. We met her at an International Franchise Association convention and stayed in touch over the years.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—The Special Moments

“On Saturday night there was a prelude to the Super Bowl commercials. I’m sure we all have our favorite spots over the years.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Reports 2015 Growth

Waco, Texas-based Glass Doctor opened nine new locations and signed 21 franchise agreements in 2015. This is up 15 percent from 2014. Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—The Little Stuff

One of the books that my wife, Mary Kay, has in her library is “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and It’s All Small Stuff.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Choices

“The Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz has always been one of my favorites. The strip on December 31st … combined with an event that happened at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … started me thinking about this week’s leadership lesson.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Football in the Rain

“On Thanksgiving Day I had a chance, like many Americans, to watch three football games. The last one featured my team, the Green Bay Packers versus my son’s team, the Chicago Bears. This heated rivalry goes back to 1921.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons (or Lack Thereof)—Jared Fogle

“Amazon lists more than 179,000 books on leadership. I love to read them—especially if they are written by someone well known. It is much easier to relate when you see how their leadership lessons inspired themselves.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Haiti Examples

“I mentioned last week that I was headed to Haiti for a mission trip with Mission Waco. I didn’t know much about Mission Waco until last Thursday when we got to Ferrier, Haiti. I hate to admit it but I never even went to their website. In retrospect, I wish I would have. I got e-mail from someone named Janet—but that was all I knew.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—While I’m in Haiti

“This week I am in Haiti with my daughter working on Dwyer Group’s Light Haiti project. About 25 other people from North America, many employees or franchisees, are joining us.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Giving Back

“Before heading to Reno for Auto Glass Week™ I was in Washington, D.C., for the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Action Network’s Annual Meeting. More than 400 franchisors and franchisees met to go to a Capitol Hill meeting with Congressmen and Senators fighting for small business.”—Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Lessons from Jack

“When I found out that Jack Welch was going to be the keynote at Auto Glass Week™ I wasn’t that excited about the news. Sure, I knew he was a leader in business. I had read one of his books over 10 years ago and stopped reading about half-way through it. Duh. Shows how wrong I can be at times! ” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—More than Words

“Last Thursday morning it was 1:55 a.m. I have a 5:05 a.m. flight to St. Louis from the Austin airport. It is only 105 miles from home and almost all interstate. My wife Mary Kay is in Calgary and I decide to go to bed very early and get up at 1:30 a.m. instead of getting a hotel room in Austin. I’ve always been an early morning person and figure I’ll have almost 90 minutes to spare.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Control What You Can Control

“Two quick leadership stories come to my mind that are prime examples of ‘controlling what one can control.’” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Think before Speaking or Writing

The world has changed. I remember hearing the story about President Franklin Roosevelt and how the press would never show him in a wheelchair because it could be viewed that America was weak.
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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Decisiveness not Divisiveness

I’m a Midwest boy from Northern Illinois. One of the biggest shames of my state is the following: Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Pop Culture & a Lot of Bread

“Another week of travel and another week of incredible memories about what I learned from three brothers. I work with one of the brothers. I would love to work with the other two!” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Motivation & Support

“Picture this. We are in Portland, Ore., over the weekend for the wedding of my wife’s niece. More than 30 family members are in town for the event. Among them are three of Mary Kay’s nephews—one is a police officer from Las Vegas, one is a career Navy man who is also one of only 90 master divers in the U.S. Navy. The third of my wife’s nephews is 15 years old. Also in the group are 12-year-old twins—sons of the diver.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Learn, Earn & Live Well—Be One of the 3.5 Percent

“This has been a very interesting week for me for a couple of reasons. First, Dina Dwyer-Owens, Dwyer Group’s CEO for many years, invited a friend of hers to speak to our corporate group. John Assaraf visited from California and gave us a 45 minute inspirational presentation. I encourage you to go to YouTube and/or Amazon and watch/read more about John. Amazing stuff.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons—More Lessons from Lincoln

“After visiting our Capitol I can’t stop thinking about Abraham Lincoln. Watching the fireworks over the Mall in D.C. while standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a very touching event for me.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Leadership Lessons—From our Nation’s Capitol

“I’ve written about Washington, D.C., before in the past couple years. When my wife Mary Kay and I asked our 15-year old grandson what he wanted to do this summer to make memories with us, on top of his list was a trip to D.C. for the 4th of July.” —Mark Liston Continue reading

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After Half a Century Career Span, Frank Levesque to Retire

The biggest challenge in today’s AGRR market is the same as it was 51 years ago—consumers are focused on price over quality, says Frank Levesque, director of product development and technical services at Glass Doctor University. After more than five decades, Levesque will retire on June 26, 2015. Continue reading

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What Will the Autonomous Future Bring?

The future relationship between glass and autonomous vehicles may appear murky. “Windows won’t be necessary when there’s no human inside who needs to see to pick a path,” writes Peter Wayner for The Atlantic. Doron Levin of Fortune asks, “What about the snow?” With new articles coming out each day on driverless vehicles, it may be hard to know what to expect. So what do AGRR industry veterans think? Continue reading

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Baseball-Sized Hail Causes Glass Havoc in Arkansas

Parts of Arkansas, including Bentonville and Russellville, were pummeled with baseball-sized hail on Tuesday evening. As residents in the hard-hit areas pick up the pieces, local AGRR companies are being bombarded with calls. Continue reading

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Automotive Glass Companies Ranked in Annual List

Entrepreneur Magazine has released its list of top 500 franchises for 2015 and five companies that offer AGRR services are on the list—Novus Glass, SuperGlass Windshield Repair, Ziebart, Techna Glass and Glass Doctor. “The process began in July 2014, when … Continue reading

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AGRR Companies: Business as Usual Despite Unrest

The nation’s spotlight is centered on Ferguson, Mo., and the surrounding communities as many wait word from the grand jury on whether a police officer will be indicted for his actions on the day Michael Brown died. The Missouri governor has declared a state of emergency for the area and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said civil unrest could be possible once the decision is handed down. But for local AGRR companies, business continues as usual and managers expect no interruptions in the near future. Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Announces Addition of Vice President

Glass Doctor has added Mike Gai to its corporate staff as vice president. Due to the company’s growth, the creation of a second vice president position was needed and Gai will rejoin Glass Doctor to fill that role, according to officials. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Adds Glass Doctor as a Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition/extravaganza, is proud to announce that Glass Doctor is sponsoring the event. For more than 30 years, Glass Doctor has been working with entrepreneurs and existing glass professional to build strong and successful glass businesses. Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Names Franchisee of the Year

Glass Doctor of Cleveland owner, Matt Kelly, took home the Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year Award at The Dwyer Group International Conference September 7-10 in Orlando, Fla. Continue reading

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The Dwyer Group Acquired by The Riverside Co.

The Dwyer Group, parent company to Glass Doctor, has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Co., a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading

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August Newscast Highlights Training

Learn about the technician training opportunities available through companies such as Dow, Sika and Glass Doctor, as well as the Auto Glass Safety Council™ in the August edition of the glassBYTEs.com™ newscast, sponsored by AGRR™ magazine. Continue reading

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AGRR Industry Reacts to Boyd Acquiring NCS

The industry showed a mixed response to the news over the weekend that Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to U.S.-based Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America and others, is acquiring Schaumburg, Ill.-based Netcost Claims Services (NCS), an automotive glass claims administrator for insurance companies. “Seems to me that companies are doing all they can do grab some market share,” says Mark Liston, president of Glass Doctor. Continue reading

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Central Texas Glass Doctor® Featured in HGTV’s Fixer Upper Program

Glass Doctor of the Heart of Texas, owned by Doug Dotson, former glassBYTEs.com blogger, faced an exciting challenge when he and his company installed 26 large windows in a turn-of-the-century home. Not only was it a complicated project, but the … Continue reading

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Automotive Glass Glass Company Hosts Fundraiser

Glass Doctor of Council Bluffs (Iowa) owner Ron White is one for community charity. His latest fundraising project? “Granny Basketball.” Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Sues Former Franchisee for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Synergistic International LLC (which does business as Glass Doctor) has filed a lawsuit against Mike Compell of Oswego, Ill., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for “continuing to conduct a glass repair business under the Glass Doctor name and mark,” including usage of Glass Doctor’s official website and phone number. The company’s attorneys claim Compell is a former franchisee whose franchise agreement was terminated “by mutual agreement” on March 28, 2008. Continue reading

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Dwyer-Owens Is Stepping Down as CEO of The Dwyer Group

Dina Dwyer-Owens is leaving her role as CEO of The Dwyer Group, parent company to Glass Doctor. It is a position she’s held for 15 years. Mike Bidwell, president and chief operating officer, is moving into the CEO position, effective immediately.
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Automotive Glass Companies Ranked in Annual List

Several automotive glass companies have been ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s 35th Annual Franchise 500. The top 500 companies were determined based on financial and statistical data from July 2011 through July 2013.
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Is Your Company Ready for the Affordable Care Act?

It’s here. Whether you are for it or against it, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has officially gone into effect. Does your company meet the requirements of the law? Continue reading

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Glass Doctor President Presents Top Gun Award to Franchisee

Glass Doctor president Mark Liston recently presented the Top Gun award to Stephen Beavers, owner of Greers Ferry, Ark.-based Glass Doctor of North Central Arkansas. Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Ranked Among Top Global Franchises Opportunities

Glass Doctor, an affiliate company of The Dwyer Group, was ranked No. 281 on the Next 300 list of global franchises determined by world-wide sales by the Franchise Times. Franchise Times also ranked Glass Doctor on its select list of Top Automotive Services.
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The Dwyer Group Reports Growth

The Dwyer Group, which owns the Glass Doctor franchise brand, has completed 144 new franchise contracts year-to-date. This includes 11 new Glass Doctor franchise agreements. Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Gains Four New Franchisees

Glass Doctor has announced the addition of four new franchisees in the third quarter. Continue reading

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Government Shutdown is Over But Economic Uncertainty Continues for the AGRR Industry

While the government shutdown is officially over for now, Mark Liston, president of Glass Doctor, looks at Washington, D.C.’s antics with a skeptical eye, saying it is not helping business. Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Names Patterson Sure Star Coordinator

Waco, Texas-based Glass Doctor has hired Thomas “Tommy” Patterson as its newest Sure Start coordinator. “I believe I have found a home here that promotes the values and moral beliefs that have so long been set aside and it is … Continue reading

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