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The Dwyer Group, a franchising heavyweight based in Waco, had an eventful year in 2015.

It completed four acquisitions of other franchise-related companies last year and now has 13 service brands, including 11 that offer franchises.

The local headquarters, which provides back-office and training services to franchisees, now supports more than 2,500 locations in 10 countries.

Dwyer-franchised companies, including such household names as Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter and Rainbow International, respond to more than 3 million service calls per year.

The companies that do business under the Dwyer Group enjoyed more than $1 billion in sales last year.