Tuesday, Feb 02, 2021
Glass Doctor® Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 42nd Annual Franchise 500®
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2021) – Glass Doctor®, a Neighborly® company, recently ranked first overall in the Glass Repair category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® selected Glass Doctor for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability and brand power.
Glass Doctor’s inclusion on the 2021 Franchise 500 follows a year of impressive growth for the brand, with 13 agreements awarded and 14 new franchise locations opened in 2020.
“Placement in Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500® is such a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, and Glass Doctor to not only be included in the ranking, but to also be named the top brand named to the list in the Glass Repair category is an outstanding achievement,” said Brad Roberson, President of Glass Doctor. “Given all the obstacles we had to overcome in 2020 due to circumstances brought on by the pandemic, being recognized as a top franchise opportunity feels better than ever and sets us up for continued growth and success in the new year.”
In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 42-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.
Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Glass Doctor’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” said Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”
Glass Doctor is one of 16 Neighborly brands to be included in this year’s Franchise 500 ranking. Other Neighborly brands on the 2021 list of top franchises include: Molly Maid, Mosquito Joe, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Five Star Painting, Mr. Electric, Real Property Management, Aire Serv, Mr. Handyman, ShelfGenie, Rainbow International Restoration, The Grounds Guys, HouseMaster, Precision Door Service and Window Genie. Neighborly remains the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, with a total of 28 brands under its umbrella.
To view the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2021 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 26.
For more about Glass Doctor’s franchise opportunities, click here.
About Glass Doctor®:
Glass Doctor®, a Neighborly® company, offers complete glass repair and replacement services to residential, automotive and commercial markets at more than 185 locations throughout North America. Established in 1962 as a single shop in Seattle, Wash., Glass Doctor® began franchising in 1977. Acquired in 1998, Glass Doctor® is part of Neighborly®, the world's largest home services franchisor of 28 brands and more than 4,500 franchises collectively serving 10 million customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses.
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