John Stevenson is franchise owner/operator of Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW) of Upstate New York, a home service franchise based in Elbridge, New York. He purchased the rights to franchise DVW in August 2007.
Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer fire prevention and "urgent response" dryer and vent maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations. DVW services keep dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs.
Prior to becoming a Dryer Vent Wizard franchisee, Mr. Stevenson was employed with Anoplate Corporation for 26 years where he rose to the rank of executive vice president, after serving as Quality Control Manager, Production Control Supervisor, Process Control Lab Director, Safety Director and VP of Human Resources/Facility.
Stevenson was on the National Board of Directors of the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishing Society for six years, is a member of the Town of Elbridge Planning Board since 1998, and has served as a director for AmeriCU Credit Union since 1999.
He is an active volunteer and supporter of the Syracuse Rescue Mission, Boy Scouts of America, National Psoriasis Foundation, Jordan Elbridge Lacrosse Club and the Koman Race for the Cure.
Mr. Stevenson holds a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Empire State College and an Associate Degree from Triton Community College.
Stevenson enjoys fishing, hunting, Syracuse University sports and attending his two sons Andy and Zack's sporting events.
Dryer Vent Wizard, (DVW) is a national franchise company specializing in dryer fire prevention and "urgent response" dryer and vent maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations. American Franchise Systems, (AFS) is the parent company.
Founded in 2004, by David Lavalle in Boston, Massachusetts, also founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.
DVW is headquartered in Warren, Michigan with 50 franchise locations in the U.S.
DVW is under the management team of:
Greg Longe, 46, CEO and Managing Partner. Former president and CEO of Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman franchise companies.
John Lynch, 43, Managing Partner. Former COO of Ziebart International
Lint accumulation in dryer vents causes dryers to stop working or to work inefficiently. It is also a leading cause of dryer fires.
DVW services prevent dryer fires and provide solutions to consumers' demand for "urgent response" dryer vent maintenance, cleaning, repair, replacement and alterations to get dryers functioning properly.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, (USFA), there are an average of 15,000 dryer fires in the U.S. with an approximate $88 million in property, damage 15 deaths and 400 injuries annually. "Failure to clean" was cited as the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings. Similar reports by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC) and Consumer Reports confirm dryer vents as a home safety issue that lacks consumer awareness.
Eighty percent of Americans have dryers, yet most consumers are unaware of the need for annual dryer and dryer vent maintenance to keep the dryer running properly and prevent dryer fires.
Newer, more energy efficient dryers cause more lint to build up in the dryer vent line.
Second story laundry rooms and larger homes require longer dryer vent runs causing dryers to work harder.
Many times the vent itself is considered a fire hazard and needs replacement or alteration because it doesn't meet building code requirements.
For additional info contact John Stevenson at 315-689-6678 Website: www.dryerventwizard.com
We are the leading dryer vent cleaning and service technicians in our area. Dryer vents is all we do and we are the experts! We strive to increase public safety awareness on preventing dryer fires.