Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $50,000
Total Investment: $76,775 - $180,195
Franchise Fee: $35,000

Franchisee Options

Financing: Available
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: ROOTER, LLC
Total Units: 193 US and Canada
Year Founded: 1993
Franchising Since: 1993
Home Office: Waco, TX
Awards: Best For Vets Franchises, Military Friendly Franchise, Top 50 Franchises for Veterans, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Bond's Top 100 Franchises

About Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Nationally recognized leaders in the plumbing industry, Mr. Rooter has become one of the nation's most trusted and well-known franchises. Mr. Rooter franchisees offer complete plumbing services for residential and commercial needs, covering sewage and drainage projects, pipe cleaning, septic tank pumping, water heater replacement, line and lead detections, and much more. Decades of experience in brand development, training, client acquisition and retention, and more are among the top reasons for Mr. Rooter's continued success in the industry.

Values & History

Helping franchise members meet and exceed their financial, professional, and personal goals is the primary focus of the Mr. Rooter team. Founded in 1968 the Mr. Rooter company began offering franchise opportunities in 1972, now with over 200 units in operation across the US and Canada. Headquartered in Waco, TX, the organization prides itself on putting the success of franchisees first while providing the absolute best in service to clients in need of plumbing services. Respect for customers and their homes, commitment to excellence in service, clear communication, and an appreciation for client needs are our principle values.

Industry Performance

The plumbing industry in the US is worth an estimated $109.6 billion. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the plumbing industry is expected to grow by 24% through the year 2024, with the average plumber making around $50k annually. With our unique business model designed for the improvement of overall profitability and sustainability, franchisees are offered designated territories and vendor discounts to cut expenses and help maintain a competitive edge while operating under a trusted and well-known brand with proven business practices.

Purchasing a Mr. Rooter Plumbing Franchise

Potential franchise owners will need at least $50k in liquid capital and can expect to invest between $76,775 and $180,195 in total, with franchise fees reaching $35k. Financing opportunities are available for qualified candidates, and minimum license fees apply. The initial term of franchise ownership runs for 10 years with renewal options available.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Prospective candidates are friendly, courteous, and energetic individuals with a strong determination for business success. A desire to help people with potentially difficult and stressful plumbing issues is important, and those who enjoy working with their hands will be the best candidates overall. Franchise owners with strong communication skills and a propensity for honesty and transparency in service are most likely to succeed under this business model.

Training & Support

Comprehensive training is provided through the Mr. Rooter Sure Start initiative, which covers all aspects of business operations. Training time may vary depending on the knowledge, skills, and qualifications of each prospective owner. Phase I training typically requires a minimum of 15 hours over three weeks, while Phase II generally lasts 10 days, split into two separate sessions to cover Business and System topics, respectively. All Phase II training takes place at the training facility in Waco, TX. Once the business is in operation, ongoing support is provided in the form of a dedicated Franchise Consultant and Coach, Regional Service Manager, marketing materials and campaign strategies, and nationwide networking support through other franchise owners committed to the success of the brand.

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin