Mr. Electric® of Metro Atlanta Entrepreneur Wins $2 Million Benchmark Award

(ATLANTA, GA – July 16, 2007) Atlanta area resident and entrepreneur Bob Minkert got to do more than show off his hometown last week; he also earned the Mr. Electric $2 Million Benchmark Award and praise from scores of friends and business associates.

The $2 Million Benchmark Award is presented to franchisees as they pass higher annual retail sale levels.

Minkert attended The Dwyer Group® Annual Reunion June 24-27 in Atlanta. Reunion is a festive event designed to bring the many concepts of The Dwyer Group together annually for updates, inspirational speakers, informative business-specific classes and, most importantly, fellowship amongst the thousands of gifted and dedicated individuals that own and operate their own franchise.

“This award is a reflection of my entire team’s caring, commitment and dedication,” said Minkert. “To us, it’s about more than just doing a job. The Mr. Electric system helps us build long-term relationships with our customers. With us, they know they can count on courteous, professional and fast service. We’re grateful to the good people of our area for trusting us with their business and will continue to provide the world-class service they expect and deserve.”

Minkert has owned and operated Mr. Electric of Metro Atlanta since 2005 and serves the electrical installation, repair and upgrade needs of Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton county residents.

“The Mr. Electric team is thrilled Bob earned the $2 Million Benchmark Award,” said Mr. Electric president Jeff Meyers. “Bob’s business exemplifies everything that makes the Mr. Electric philosophy unique: commitment, caring, faith and perseverance. He is a true servant-leader and we all feel blessed he is on our team.”

Mr. Electric of Metro Atlanta offers residential and commercial full service repair, replacement and upgrades as well as security and landscape lighting, high-tech troubleshooting, emergency generators, surge protection, home safety check-ups and a members-only Advantage PlanTM featuring priority scheduling, preferential pricing and a variety of other consumer-friendly perks.

Minkert also operates successful Mr. Electric franchises in the Charlotte, NC and Dallas, TX markets.
Mr. Electric of Metro Atlanta may be reached at (770) 640-1125 or mrelectric.com for more information or to schedule a service appointment.

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About Mr. Electric®:
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at over 200 locations worldwide. Mr. Electric is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit mrelectric.com.

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 worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. 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 dwyergroup.com.