FARMINGTON HILLS, MI--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2016) - Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW) honored outstanding franchisees at this year's annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Specializing in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for residential and commercial clients, DVW is celebrating its 10th year as a franchise -- serving the U.S. and Canada.
"Thanks to our franchisees, we've had steady growth year after year, even during tough economic times," said Terry Reuer, CEO of DVW, who shared that this year's conference theme was "power of the past, force of the future." "During the past year, we experienced a nearly 25 percent increase in consumer sales -- the best ever."
Jerry McCarthy, resident of Roslindale, Mass. and owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of MA, was named Franchisee of the Year for outstanding growth and performance in 2015. Technician Matt McCarthy received the "Make It Happen Award" for his dedicated effort to develop and grow the franchise's multi-unit service line.
New franchisee Christian Hoehn, a resident of Chester, NY and owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Metro New York, was named Rookie of the Year for outstanding performance in sales, customer service, workmanship and marketing during his first year of operation.
Receiving the Shining Star award for exceptional contributions to the DVW system was John Martin of East Aurora, NY, and owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Buffalo.
Two franchisees were recipients of the System Builder award for contributions and assistance with DVW initiatives and services. They are Carl Hein of Farmington, Minn., owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of St. Paul, and Ed Rauch of Liberty Township, Ohio, who is owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Greater Cincinnati.
Seven franchisees were named as Multi-Unit Masters, who have expanded their businesses to include multi-unit residential and commercial complexes. They include above named Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees of MA, St. Paul, and Greater Cincinnati along with Webb Dickson, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Middlesex-Essex in Mass., New York franchisee John Ryley of Dryer Vent Wizard of Suffolk County, Nancy Cunningham of Dryer Vent Wizard of Southeastern Virginia, and George Perez of Dryer Vent Wizard of the Treasure Coast in Florida.
"Along with the professional workmanship our DVW franchisees provide customers, it's the dedicated service and education they deliver that has helped spread the word about proper dryer maintenance and regular check-ups that are critical for energy savings and fire prevention," added Reuer.
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). With nearly 80 franchisees, DVW serves more than 9,000 communities of all sizes throughout U.S. and Canada. For more information and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.DryerVentWizard.com or call 866-498-SAFE (7233) in the U.S. and 866-395-SAFE (7233) in Canada.