Mr. Rooter® Plumbing Franchise Opportunities - There's a reason they call us Mr.™
Is your existing business or job providing you a positive income and wealth? Does it afford you a good quality of life? Are you able to grow and innovate with your current business strategy? Do you have an exit strategy for when you wish to retire or sell your business?
If you answered no to any of these questions, then it’s time to consider opening a Mr. Rooter franchise. Mr. Rooter can show you how to expand and improve your plumbing services, follow an established and proven system, and build an asset that you can pass onto your children or sell when the time is right.
Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide that is consistently ranked among Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500.” You can take our franchise business systems and solutions and four decades of plumbing expertise and put them to work in your company. Our professional franchise system will help you find new customers, gain market share over your local competition, and take your business to a new level of prosperity.
As a Mr. Rooter franchise owner, you will be equipped with marketing and public relations support, vendor rebates and incentives, and a dedicated franchise consultant to keep you on the right track. We’ll provide ongoing training in our World Class Frontline Service System, designed to give your customers the best possible experience, and our Code of Values® to keep your business focused on what matters most.
You’re customers won’t wait for you to move forward, so why should you? Contact us today to find out if a Mr. Rooter franchise is available in your area.
Working in the Plumbing Service Industry
The plumbing business is one of those industries that enjoys a kind of natural job security. As long as there are sinks, drains and toilets, homeowners and businesses are going to need plumbers. It's not the kind of repair one can put off for very long. The Department of Labor lists the job prospects for plumbers as excellent.
What a Plumber Does
Plumbers install and repair pipes, drains and pretty much anything that has to do with the water delivery system to homes and businesses. Employment opportunities range from working at water treatment plants to employment with companies that services residences and/or businesses to working for oneself as an independent contractor.
Skills Needed in Plumbing Service Industry
A plumber needs to be proficient in fitting and sealing pipes and installing kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures. He or she needs to be able to work independently as most plumbing jobs require only one person. A plumber also needs to be able to quickly diagnose a plumbing problem and devise a solution without a lot of outside help.
A plumber needs to be reasonable physically fit as this job requires lifting and transporting heavy fixtures as well as a significant amount of kneeling and standing.
Interpersonal communication skills are a plus for a plumber. Whether a person works for a plumbing service company or strikes out on his or her own, a plumber will need to be able to communicate the problem to the homeowner or business owner and often deal with people when they are stressed.
Training to Be a Plumber
It takes time to learn the plumbing trade. Most plumbers start with a training course at a technical school or community college. These courses focus on such things as reading blueprints, drafting, building codes and safety regulations. Courses also include practical experience working with pipes and installing water heaters, sinks and other fixtures. The training usually ends with an apprenticeship working alongside an established plumber. The entire process can take four to five years. The US armed forces also provides plumbing training.
If you are a plumber looking for a better opportunity, consider a Mr. Rooter plumbing franchise. A leader in the plumbing service industry, Mr. Rooter has been in business since 1974 and has 300 locations in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Interviews with Mr. Rooter Franchise Owners
Paul and Saunda Kitchen
Santa Rosa, California
Paul and Saunda Kitchen are only in their 30s, but they have the wisdom of plumbers much older. They’ve created a positive work environment that encourages their team to grow and succeed while taking care of their customers. Read more
San Jose, California
John started working at his uncle’s plumbing business at the age of 19. By his mid-twenties John had opened his own plumbing company called High Quality Plumbing, which he turned into his first Mr. Rooter franchise in 1996. Read more
Roger and Stacy Goertz
When Roger and Stacey Goertz left The Dwyer Group, parent company of Mr. Rooter, to buy an existing Mr. Rooter franchise, neither of them had plumbing experience. But what they did have proved to be an ideal blueprint for success. Read more
Vinnie ventured into the plumbing industry in 1982 when he was a college student studying criminal justice. But it’s not his college education he uses today; it’s the one he received from the Mr. Rooter Corporation. Read more
Panama City, Florida
Scott Hobbs began his plumbing career in new construction in 1989. But after going through the typical struggles a new construction plumber goes through, Scott and his father Ken ventured into the service side. Read more
Steve Kaldis and Patrick O'Connor
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Steve Kaldis and Patrick O’Connor were working at the Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchise when the owner decided to close in 1997. Faced with a crossroad, they decided to give ownership a try, and they haven’t looked back. Read more
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
After working in the software industry for 25 years, Deborah MacLean decided a change was in order. She had wanted for a long time to run her own business and take on a new challenge, and Deborah is thrilled to be operating her own business. Read more
Grants Pass, Oregon
Paul Chierichetti started his plumbing career with only one truck and one employee in 1980. When he heard about Mr. Rooter in 1994, he opened a franchise, and he’s never looked back. Today, Paul holds the title of Franchisee of the Year. Read more
Peter and Tina McGrath
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Peter and Tina McGrath already had experience in the plumbing world when the opportunity to buy a Mr. Rooter franchise came up. They are two-time Mr. Rooter award winners. Read more
John and Maureen Romney
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
John Romney spent more than 20 years in the contracting business before deciding to add plumbing to his specialties. Opening a Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchise in Calgary, John was able to offer additional services. Read more
Derek Moreland and Mike Kolakovic
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Derek Moreland and Mike Kolakovic, co-owners of the Mr. Rooter franchise in Toronto, are the first to receive Franchisee of the Year and Sales Leader of the Year awards in the same year. An achievement they did in 2007. “I’ve always been a dreamer, and I knew I wanted to be the biggest and the best,” Derek says. It was a dream that was decades in the making. Read more
John and Lois Proffitt
By the time John Proffitt was 21 years old he had turned his family chores into a career. John is a third generation plumber, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Plumbing continues to be a family affair for John. He and his wife Lois co-own a Mr. Rooter franchise in Richmond, Va. Read more
Mike started with a one-truck operation in 1972. Mike now runs a 40-truck operation, and he’s been the Sales Leader of the Year 10 out of the last 12 years for the Mr. Rooter Corporation. Read more
By the time Rick Joy was 16 years old he was good at cleaning drains, a trade he learned from his father. Rick didn’t have a driver’s license, so his father hired a retired man to drive him to service calls. Read more
Landisville, New Jersey
For eight years Frank Czeronka worked as the service manager for a competitor plumbing company. He didn’t have the luxury of taking three-day weekends, and he didn’t see financial security in his future. Read more
Andrew and Sheryl August
Freehold, New Jersey
Andrew August grew up in the plumbing business, spending weekends and his time after school working at his father’s plumbing company. In 1990 his father became sick and Andrew took over the business.Read more
Steve Ferree is a Seattle, Washington corporation for 28 years before deciding to open his own business. Steve became a Mr. Rooter® franchisee for the Portland area in 1999. Using the franchise system in part with brand recognition, he’s achieved great success within the Mr. Rooter franchise. Read more