Wandering in the Desert for 40 Years | Robert Tunmire | Episode #129

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After an incredibly successful career in the franchising industry, Robert Tunmire is now using his experience and expertise to deliver ministry to men worldwide.  

Robert shares the details of his journey, starting with his withdrawal from high school to run his first company and the subsequent business successes for decades. At 40, God shook Robert awake and brought him to a new understanding and an openness to the Holy Spirit.  

Through a series of encounters, Robert made a monumental shift in his life. He began working on launching and growing ministry to men, including Man in the Mirror, the Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance, the Heroic Men platform, and the Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men.

Robert has more than 44 years of experience in the franchising industry and is widely known for his ability to grow companies. He served as Executive Vice President of Neighborly (formerly The Dwyer Group) from 1998 to 2019. For seven years, he was the President of Glass Doctor, a 30-year-old company. He also served as President and CEO of Neighborly/The Dwyer Group and President of Mr. Rooter Corporation, one of Neighborly’s companies.  

In 1975, as a very young man, he opened his first franchise for Rainbow International Carpet Dyeing & Cleaning, a Neighborly company. After buying and selling four franchises, all for a handsome profit, he joined the home office in 1982. He began working for Rainbow International, which was to become Neighborly's flagship company.  

Until his retirement, Robert led the Franchise Development team in recruiting all new franchisees across the brands at Neighborly. He also took an active role in training new franchisees and had a gift for building long-term relationships with franchisees.  

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