Deal marks first acquisition since Dwyer Group was purchased by Harvest Partners.
Banbury, UK (August 14, 2018) – Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, has announced the acquisition of Mosquito Joe, the leading franchisor in the mosquito control services industry based in Virginia Beach, Va, USA.
This event marks the first acquisition for Dwyer Group since announcing Harvest Partners in June 2018 as its new private equity partner and launches the beginning of a new era of growth for Dwyer Group. Dwyer Group now has nearly 3,300 franchisees and 825 associates across nine countries, including the UK with offices in Banbury and Manchester.
“Mosquito Joe’s rally cry is ‘Outside is fun again,’ and we think their service combined with their professionalism and high customer satisfaction marks are the perfect fit for Dwyer Group,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Dwyer Group. “Mosquito Joe is a market leader in this space, and we look forward to continuing to support its growth.”
“Although there are no current plans to launch this brand in the UK, everyone is excited about this new development. It demonstrates our commitment to growth in the USA, UK and Europe,” says Jeff Meyers, Vice President of International Operations for the Dwyer Group.
Mosquito Joe is a rapidly growing company in the mosquito control services industry, with 288 active territories across 34 states and the District of Columbia with expansion opportunities to the western United States, Canada and beyond. The Mosquito Joe brand is known for its reliability and exceptional service, making its addition to Dwyer Group’s brands a seamless transition.
“We are delighted to join one of the most powerful organizations in the industry,” said Lou Schager, President of Mosquito Joe. “Our franchise network and customers will benefit from Dwyer Group’s vast expertise and extensive resources in home services, enabling us to further our expansion.”