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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#80 Ranked #85 last year
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Initial investment
$47K - $138K
Units as of 2020
757 19.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Rooter-Man was founded in 1970 by Donald MacDonald, in North Billerica, Massachusetts. The company expanded throughout the northeast before beginning to franchise in 1981. Franchisees offer residential and commercial plumbing and drain services and repairs and sewer cleaning.

About Rooter-Man

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1970
Parent Company
A Corp
Leadership
Donald MacDonald, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1981 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ
7
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
757 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
268 Rangeway Rd.
North Billerica, MA 01862

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Rooter-Man 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
$3,975 - $39,750
Initial Investment
$46,750 - $137,600
Net Worth Requirement
$25,000
Cash Requirement
$10,000
Royalty Fee
Varies
Ad Royalty Fee
Varies
Term of Agreement
5 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.

In-House Financing
Rooter-Man offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Rooter-Man has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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
8-16 hours
Classroom Training
16 hours
Additional Training
2-day training seminar
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
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?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3-5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Rooter-Man landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #80

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #43

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #139

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #31

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

Ranked #9

Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021