David Lavalle, founder of fellow Neighborly company Mr. Handyman, discovered a need for a home maintenance specialist much of America had never seen before. Homeowners’ laundry rooms were underperforming. Frequent dryer hazards, malfunctions and breakdowns share a common culprit: poorly installed or improperly maintained dryer vents. In reponse to that demand, Dryer Vent Wizard was launched in 2004. We’ve since become the leading company specializing in residential, business and multi-unit dryer vent cleaning, repairing and installation in the U.S. What’s more, we’re one of the only – and by far the largest – national franchise specific to our industry, with steady growth since our inception.
We’ve got the right expertise in a dramatically underrepresented market. We’re passionate about offering excellent service, homeowner safety and having an absolute blast while we do it. All of this, combined with the community and business benefits of the Neighborly system, builds up to a remarkable opportunity for entrepreneurs to get things flowing toward the future and lifestyle they’ve been searching for.
DRYER VENT WIZARD GROWTH
Since the franchise began in 2004, Dryer Vent Wizard has experienced consistent and steady growth every year, with our sales topping the $15 million mark in 2016. That’s a lot of lint! However, when you take a moment to consider the size of the market, we have just begun to scratch the surface.
With 85% of US households owning and using a dryer, that puts the total number of dryers in the neighborhood of 100 million. All of these dryers are producing lint, and at some point will need to have the vents cleaned to continue functioning properly.
The residential market opportunity is beyond impressive, however, our services go beyond the private home. Many businesses, such as apartment complexes, condos, and town-home communities, can quickly become multi-unit contracts. Daycare centers, beauty salons, pet groomers, gyms, and many other businesses also have dryers and have the potential for commercial contracts.
All of this adds up to a very bright future for Dryer Vent Wizard and its franchisees!
Severely clogged dryer vents will prevent the dryer from working properly. Homeowners will call a costly appliance repairman only to find that the problem isn’t the dryer… it’s the vent! Repair centers refer those customers to us. After their clogged vents have been serviced by one of our franchisees, customers can potentially expect a savings of approximately $18 to $24 per month off of their energy bill. Vent cleaning has become a necessity.
Customer service is our number one priority. Our franchisees take the time to explain what services are needed and educate the customer on why it is important to have a properly functioning dryer vent that is up to building code. Customers truly appreciate our approach and the quality service we provide. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few of the thousands of customer testimonials we have received over the years.