Posts Tagged ‘Rob White’


Spring Flooding Continues to Threaten Midwest, Rainbow International® Offers Survival Checklist

April 25th, 2013 by Rainbow International

As longtime residents of the Midwest can attest, flooding in the United States is one of the most common and hazardous natural disasters that can hit a community. While residents along the Mississippi River prepare for floodwaters to continue rising, Rainbow International offers a preparation and survival checklist to utilize when flooding occurs.

  • Pay close attention to local television and radio news stations for National Weather Service updates.
  • Have an evacuation plan and kit ready. Evacuation kits should contain such items as a flashlight, medications, first aid kit, emergency contact information, food and water, clothing and rain gear, a camera for taking pictures of damage, copies of important documents and paperwork, a battery-powered radio, and cell phone chargers.
  • If the need to evacuate arises, head for higher ground. If floodwaters are in the path, turn around and find another way.
  • Be very cautious when it’s dark outside.  This makes it harder to see floodwaters directly in the escape route.
  • Standard homeowners insurance does not cover flooding.  Contact your local insurance agent and request information on flood insurance.

“The most important thing is to keep yourself and your family safe,” states Rainbow International President Rob White.  “Have an emergency escape plan ready and don’t hesitate to act on it.”

For information on Rainbow International and tips on preparing for and dealing with a flood, contact your local Rainbow International. 


Rainbow International® Helps Secure Homes of West, TX

April 22nd, 2013 by Rainbow International

Rainbow International, has purchased repair items, including tarps plywood, roofing materials and two-by-fours to aid in recovery efforts.

The supplies will be available to any resident of West, TX in need of home repairs. Rainbow International franchisees and technicians have volunteered their services to aid residents in the boarding and reparation of their homes.

“Our corporate office is based in Waco and many of our employees reside in West. We have accounted for our employees and are working hard to offer our assistance to our neighbors in West,” said Rainbow International President, Rob White. “One of our local Rainbow International franchisees, Ronnie Hurst, is heading efforts to aid in securing the homes of West.”

The supplies donated by Rainbow International are available by contacting Laura at Point West Bank.

Jennifer Wright, an employee of Rainbow International’s parent company, The Dwyer Group, was the recipient of this swift and charitable response.  “We were sitting in a chair by the window at the time of the explosion. My house is about 3,000 feet from the plant. However, my sister-in-law is just up the street from the apartment complex and her roof caved in – they have lost everything.”

“It has been a week of tragedies for our country. Although this disaster happened closer to home, our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the horrific events of the week,” states Dina Dwyer-Owens, owner and CEO of The Dwyer Group. “I’m amazed by the outpouring of care and humbled by the overwhelming desire to help from our employees, franchisees, families and friends.  This is a time for doing what we do best, and helping others when they need it the most. And our Code of Values® is leading the way.”


Rainbow International Celebrates Female Business Owners for Women’s History Month – Tammy Kimble Finds Success in a Male-Dominated Industry

March 15th, 2013 by Rainbow International

One hundred years ago, more than 5,000 women marched on Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the gross misrepresentation of women in our society. Today, women are heralded as the leaders of tomorrow in education, business and politics. Rainbow International celebrates March and Women’s History Month by recognizing Tammy Kimble, owner of Rainbow International of Alamance County.

Kimble has been the proud owner of Rainbow International for nearly five years, achieving both personal and professional goals. “I think every business you go into is about how you build it and the relationships you build in the process. Every business is about the communication with customers and how you represent the business. Once you start listening to your customer or client, you’ll connect with them.”

Kimble has worked in multiple areas of business, from owning a carpet cleaning business to owning a daycare center. Kimble is an entrepreneur.

“Tammy is a rising star,” Rainbow International President Rob White said. “No matter the situation, she has risen to the challenge. We are proud to have her on our team.”

Women, like Kimble, who have embraced the opportunities afforded them and overcome the obstacles, are paving the path for future generations of women to proudly walk.

“Something I would share with young ladies trying to find their way in this industry is to take on everything you can,” Kimble said. “Learn. Get in every open door you can. Take everything with you into your next experience.”


Rainbow International Named 2012 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine

May 15th, 2012 by Rainbow International

Rainbow International has been named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The company is ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide for benefits to veterans.

It is an honor to be recognized as a Military Friendly Franchise again,” Rainbow International President Rob White said.

The cleaning and restoration company honors military veterans all year round by offering service members a discount of 25% off the franchise fee, allowing veterans to use their training and operational skills in a new civilian career.

“The Military Friendly Franchises® list was created three years ago out of demand from military veterans, many of whom want to start or own their own business but are unclear where to begin,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs.  “Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places Rainbow International in this elite group, and is testimony to Rainbow International’s world class programs and policies that support military veterans interested franchise opportunities”.

Rainbow International is also a member of IFA’s VetFran strategic iniative, which includes more than 400 IFA franchisor member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising. VetFran was founded by the IFA in 1991 in an effort led by The Dwyer Group® founder Don Dwyer, Sr., to support veterans returning from the Gulf War transition to the civilian economy.


Rainbow International President Rob White Featured in New Issue of “Franchise Canada” Magazine

September 9th, 2011 by Rainbow International

Rainbow International President Rob White is featured in the September/October 2011 issue of Franchise Canada Magazine. Check out his story as he details the journey from working in the corporate world, to small business ownership via franchising, to earning the president’s role.

Check out the article linked below. Enter 86 in the page number box to go straight to the story about Rob.