The Waco, Texas-based Mr. Electric franchise network recently announced the addition of 17 independently owned and operated franchise locations for the third quarter of 2008. Upon purchasing the business, each individual attended a 10-day training course, which emphasized current technology, customer service techniques, and marketing methods.

Each Mr. Electric franchise offers residential and commercial full service repair, replacement and upgrades as well as security and landscape lighting, ceiling fan installation and maintenance, high-tech troubleshooting, home safety checks, and a members-only Advantage Plan offering priority scheduling, preferential pricing and a variety of other consumer-friendly perks.