Mr. Electric

Electrical services
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Franchise 500 2023
2023 Franchise 500 Rank
#168 Ranked #240 last year
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Initial investment
$140K - $289K
Units as of 2023
212 Increase 24.0% over 3 years

Mr. Electric is a franchise that provides residential and commercial customers with electrical installation and repair services. With more than 150 locations in the United States, double digits in Canada, and another few internationally, Mr Electric is a subsidiary of Neighborly. 

Electricity touches nearly every corner of a home, unlike other home services that may affect just one element. Mr. Electric, then, falls under the category of maintenance and home repairs and hits one of the most important parts of the home. Over the past 20 years, the franchise has striven to build effective systems for business growth.

Why You May Want to Start a Mr. Electric Franchise

There is room for growth as Mr. Electric offers designated territories in many prime markets across North America. Businesses are set at non-competitive grounds, which may allow for solid growth. As you explore the opportunity, take the time to speak to existing Mr. Electric franchisees to learn more about the brand and what it means to operate a franchise location. 

Franchisees do not need industry experience; you can easily hire electricians to complete the daily electrical work. To run the franchise, you will need to hire multiple full-time employees. Many projects are paid in cash on completion by customers; this practice may eradicate the chances of bad debts to franchisees.

What Might Make a Mr. Electric Franchise a Good Choice?

To be part of the Mr. Electric team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that may include advertising, royalty, and renewal fees. 

Mr. Electric typically operates on a 10-year term. If Mr. Electric is happy with the performance of your franchise, then you may be given the opportunity to renew your lease.

If the franchisor recognizes you as a qualified franchisee, third-party financing sources can cover the startup cost, franchise fee, inventory, equipment, payroll, and accounts receivable. Veterans may also receive a discount when opening a Mr. Electric franchise. 

How To Open a Mr. Electric Franchise

When deciding if opening a Mr. Electric franchise is the right decision for you, there are many things to consider:

  1. You need to learn as much as you can about the brand.

  2. You should research your area's current market and see if a Mr. Electric franchise would be needed or wanted. Determine how many other brands are in the area; you don't want the market to be too saturated.

  3. Develop questions about daily operations, marketing strategies, technology advancements, and more as you research the opportunity. 

Upon approval of a franchise, you may begin the sure start training program, which includes many hours of both on-the-job training and classroom training, after which you will begin business opening preparations. You may also be required to attend regional meetings twice a year.

Being well-informed about Mr. Electric will help when beginning the process of opening a franchise. Most of all, you should desire to serve your community and grow a quality business. 

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Company Overview

About Mr. Electric

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Electrical Services, Home Repairs/Handyman Services, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses
Founded 1994
Parent Company Neighborly
Leadership Joel Worthington, Brand President
Corporate Address 1010 N. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76707
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1994 (29 years)
# of employees at HQ 1,600
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Australia/New Zealand, Europe (Eastern), Canada

# of Units 212 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Mr. Electric franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$139,900 - $288,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
15% off minimum franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Mr. Electric has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training 50.45 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 2-3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022