Rank no. 309 – Mr. Rooter – US
Products & Services: Plumbing, drain & sewer cleaning
Number of Locations: 329
Total Investment: $68.37K – 162.6K
Began Franchising: 1972
About Mr. Rooter
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.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5-7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 – 6. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Franchise Ranking History
Established in 1968, Mr. Rooter is the largest all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company in the world with over 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500” and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchisees provide services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1972, has six affiliate companies – Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Rainbow International and The Grounds Guys Landscape Management, and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc., which is based in Waco, Texas. The Riverside Company, and the Dwyer family bought the company in 2003.
At the start of 2010, Mr. Rooter Plumbing was included in the 2nd Annual “AllBusiness AllStar Franchises" list. The “AllBusiness AllStar Franchises" list is compiled by Dun & Bradstreet‘s subsidiary AllBusiness.com, and ranks the top 300 franchises in the United States.