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New DreamMaker Partnership with zeromils will empower veterans and their families

DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen partners with ZeroMils to support a military thriving veteran community.

DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen, a leading home remodeling franchise, is proud to announce its partnership with ZeroMils, a company dedicated to supporting service members, veterans, and their families.

Both companies recognize the immense potential within the veteran community. By offering support, resources, and franchise opportunities, they strive to create even more opportunities for veterans to be entrepreneurial leaders in their communities.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, veterans are 45 percent more likely to start and run small businesses compared to their civilian counterparts. Within franchising, veterans are even more active. Veterans make up 6% of the population, but 14% of franchises in the U.S. are veteran-owned.

Together, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen and ZeroMils will leverage resources and extensive networks to create a supportive environment for veterans and their families.

"We believe it is important for veterans to realize their purpose and potential here on the homefront and in the business community,” says DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen President and Chief Stewarding Officer Doug Dwyer. “By providing them with the backing of a successful business model, defined procedures, and a robust support team, we enable veteran-owned franchises to thrive and achieve a better quality of life.”

Kevin Schmiegel, CEO of ZeroMils, adds, "Our companies are committed to giving veterans the opportunities they deserve to establish themselves as successful business owners. Through our partnership with DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen, we aim to support veterans in achieving their entrepreneurial dreams."

Doug Dwyer is President and Chief Stewarding Officer of DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen, a home remodeling franchise, that helps veterans achieve strong margins and a better quality of life. He is also a committee member of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program — a program to encourage franchise ownership that was started by his father Don, a Korean War veteran, in 1991.

Kevin Schmiegel is Chief Executive Officer at ZeroMils and is based in Washington, D.C. A retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, Kevin is a mission-focused leader with a proven track record for rapidly scaling nonprofits and a reputation for delivering significant results. His grandfather, father, and son are also veterans.

About ZeroMils

ZeroMils is a social impact consulting firm with a mission to create military-thriving cultures and communities. ZeroMils helps purpose-driven organizations differentiate themselves and grow through military talent pipeline, social impact, and marketing strategies. ZeroMils leverages its extensive networks and relationships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to empower service members, veterans, and their families to thrive in the workplace and in society.

About DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen

For over 20 years, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has strived to deliver excellent customer service through kitchen, bath, and interior remodeling. DreamMaker's focus is honesty — to treat people with respect and integrity. Over the last two decades, this focus has earned them a 97% recommendation rate on GuildQuality from customers. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has been named among the 2022 Top 10 National Design/Build Remodelers in the nation by Remodeling Magazine and Qualified Remodeler Magazine and has been rated as a Top 50 Franchise brand in Franchisee Satisfaction by Franchise Business Review seven years in a row. Franchise Business Review also recognized DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in 2022 as a Top Franchise for Innovation and a Top Franchise for Culture. Based in Waco, Texas, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has 40 independently owned and locally operated franchises in 24 states.

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