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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#223 Ranked #166 last year
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Initial investment
$80K - $187K
Units as of 2020
290 5.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

Established in 1968, Mr. Rooter provides full-service plumbing and drain cleaning to both residential and commercial customers at more than 200 locations in the U.S. and Canada and nearly 100 locations internationally. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1972 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group.

About Mr. Rooter

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1968
Parent Company
Neighborly
Leadership
Doyle James, Brand President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1972 (49 years)
# of employees at HQ
900
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
290 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1010 N. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76707

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Mr. Rooter 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.

Initial Franchise Fee
$40,000
Initial Investment
$79,975 - $187,140
Veteran Incentives
15% off minimum franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5-7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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. Rooter 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.

On-The-Job Training
8-40 hours
Classroom Training
88 hours
Additional Training
Four regional meetings per year; annual reunion
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
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
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #223

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #130

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #69

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Updated: February 8th, 2021