DreamMaker draws strength from a rich history in franchising
We got our start back in 1975. The kitchen remodeling franchise company’s roots can be traced back to the 1970s when GNU Corporation developed a system to put a beautiful new hard-surface topcoat on porcelain bathtubs and sinks. Since 1988, under the name Worldwide Refinishing Systems, Inc., our network continuously created a vast array of possibilities to turn kitchens and bathrooms into personal reflections of our DreamMaker consumers. Under the Dwyer Group umbrella, the company grew nationally as Worldwide Refinishing Systems, Inc. and became a recognized leader in our trade. In 1999, we were rechristened DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide. This new title captures the mission that we offer full-service bath, kitchen, and full-interior remodeling services.
When DreamMaker President and Chief Stewardship Officer (CSO) Doug Dwyer purchased the company in 2003, the dream continued as the company vastly expanded its services, moving beyond resurfacing and refinishing to become a full-service interior remodeling company focused on enhancing lives and improving homes. His leadership earned the company Remodeler of the Year by Pro Remodeler Magazine in 2004 making DreamMaker a name to remember in the remodeling industry. In 2019, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen was given the 2019 Guildmaster Award for Exceptional Services and was selected as one of over 200 North American builders, remodelers, developers and contractors recognized by GuildQuality for their superior delivery of customer care. DreamMaker was also ranked in the top 6 Remodelers in the Nation by Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500; in additiont to be ranked in the following lists: Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchise, Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise, Franchise Business Review Top 50 Franchise and Franchise Business Review Top Innovative Franchise.
In 2019, DreamMaker celebrated 20 years since the historical name change to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, offering full-service interior remodeling services, specializing in kitchens and baths. In 2020, DreamMaker was named the #1 Home Services Franchise in 2021 by Franchise Business Review. Among the 300 franchise brands that participated in Franchise Business Review's research, DreamMaker's excellence stood out in critical areas of our franchise systems, including training & support, marketing, technology, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.
Today, we know that tradition of innovation and our continuing dream are driving our company to grow across the nation to serve and enrich people’s lives with dignity, excellence, humility, and respect.
At DreamMaker, our bottom line is people., and throughout our franchise’s history, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has sought to treat people with respect and integrity as part of our company’s Code of Values™.
A Legacy of Supporting Veterans
Our commitment to veterans is fundamental to DreamMaker and has an honored place in our history.
Doug Dwyer’s father, Don Dwyer, Sr., Air Force Veteran, started the VetFran Program after the Gulf War to help the men and women who so selflessly served our country. Today, the VetFran Program helps veterans across the country become business owners through franchising.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is proud to offer our service members and veterans a $5,000 discount on their franchise fee.