The Dwyer Group, which owns Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, has been acquired by private equity firm Harvest Partners.
The company’s management team, led by president and CEO Mike Bidwell, will continue to lead Dwyer Group, which operates around 3,200 franchisees across the United States and eight other countries.
Bidwell said: “On behalf of Dwyer Group’s Board of Directors and leadership team, we expect to accelerate our growth and deliver on our strategies at an even-higher level by joining Harvest Partners.
“Their capital, experience and enthusiasm will help Dwyer Group build on our dominant industry position to repair, maintain and enhance homes and properties and expand our Neighborly platform.”
Steve Eisenstein, partner at Harvest, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Dwyer Group’s management team. They have built an excellent company and we look forward to providing additional financial and strategic resources to help them further build their market leadership in the service franchise category.”