Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Plumbing service, repair, maintenance

Number of Locations: 266

Total Investment: $81.8K - $414.1K

Founded: 2000

Began Franchising: 2001

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is part of the Direct Energy family of brands, which also franchises One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Mister Sparky. Franchisees offer plumbing services, including installation, repairs, replacements and 24-hour emergency services. The company also offers plumbing protection plans through the Home Comfort Collection.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 254 1 0 11
2014 259 1 0 11
2013 255 1 0 11
2012 246 0 0 11
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $81,755 - $414,050
Franchise Fee: $43,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off the initial franchise fee for all honorably discharged veterans of American and Canadian armed forces
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
19% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 12. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters. Available at franchisee's location. At regional & national training sites : ongoing.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #315 (2015), #346 (2014), #130 (2011),

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