Neighborly® Receives Global Franchise Award at 59th Annual IFA Convention
World’s largest home services franchisor recognized for international excellence as this year’s Best Property and Home Maintenance Franchise
March 21, 2019 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, was named by Global Franchise as the Best Property and Home Maintenance Franchise of 2019. The Global Franchise Award was accepted by Neighborly President and CEO Mike Bidwell at the International Franchise Association (“IFA”) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, an event which Neighborly sponsored this year.
“Neighborly has doubled in size over the course of the last four years, now comprised of 19 franchise brands with 3,700 franchisees across nine countries, with much of that recent growth occurring on an international stage as we now have eight brands based in Europe,” said Bidwell. “Winning the 2019 Global Franchise Award is a testament to the success of our global expansion efforts, proving we have set the bar high for international franchising of home services.”
The Global Franchise Awards are the only awards today that focus solely on international franchising. Since the awards’ inception in 2018, both the number of applicants and the caliber of their businesses have increased immensely. Winners were selected by qualified judges based on their overseas ambition, strong franchisee support, strong marketing efforts and an overall willingness to advance the cause of franchising itself.
The award as well as the company’s decision to sponsor the convention helped to increase the visibility of the company’s recent rebranding from Dwyer Group to Neighborly. It was timely to showcase the organization’s new look and feel to the franchising community at-large as a sponsor at the annual gathering, where best practices in marketing, franchise development and advocacy are center stage for peer-to-peer learning.
“Our company’s name change was a strategic move to better align our desired brand image alongside our growing roster of home service brands that target the same customer base,” said Bidwell. “Sponsoring this year’s IFA convention gave us a platform to further establish our status in the franchise community as the leader in home services franchising, and that status was solidified when we were honored with the 2019 Global Franchise Award.”
For more information about Neighborly’s service brands, visit neighborlybrands.com. To book U.S. service, visit www.getneighborly.com or www.getneighbourly.ca for Canadian service.
Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 22 service brands and nearly 3,700 franchise owners serving 8.9 million+ customer in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ 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.