Mr. Rooter® Expands Its Franchise Locations in the First Quarter of 2012
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2012) – Mr. Rooter Plumbing welcomed eight new franchisees during the first quarter of 2012.
The plumbing company awarded new franchises to:
- Richard Ciresi in Louisville, Ky.
- Rich Rome in Forty Fort, Pa.
- Ted Vitanza in Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Rodney Watson in Pleasant Grove, Ala.
The following franchisees bought existing locations:
- Brian Lapierre, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Rhode Island
- Bryson Schmidt, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Omaha
- Michael Wickham, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Twin Cities
- Alfonso Jimenez, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Northern Colorado.
“We’re delighted to have these franchisees join our Mr. Rooter team, and we look forward to watching them grow their businesses,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter LLC. “We believe their businesses will be successful because we all operate under the same core values.”
Many of the new franchise owners and their team members attended a one-week basic training course on best practices, management and leadership techniques, customer service and marketing at the company’s corporate office in Waco, Texas.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing has an established and professional system. For example, technicians wear covers over their shoes inside the customer’s home or business to protect their property. They also give a customer the price before work is done, using a menu pricing guide to ensure there are no surprises about the cost of service.
Technicians provide service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no extra charges on nights, weekends and holidays.
About Mr. Rooter®:
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500” and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our Web site at www.mrrooter.com and www.mrrooter.ca.