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Buying a Mr. Rooter Franchise

Buying a Mr. Rooter Franchise

Sam Thurman

Vice-President of Franchise Development

Some businesses excel by offering just a few exclusive products or services. Mr. Rooter Plumbing, however, learned long ago that the key to success is high volume sales revenue that results from its “whole service” business strategy, rather than the drain cleaning model used by other plumbing franchises in the past. On this edition of “Franchise Talk,” we learn that it takes more than just plumbing knowledge to operate a successful Mr. Rooter franchise. Sam Thurman, Vice President of Franchise Development for Mr. Rooter joins Emery Orosz to discuss how his company helps bring out the entrepreneur in its franchise plumbers in order to use the whole service approach for business growth.

Guest Profile

Sam Thurman is the Business Development Manager at Mr. Rooter. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the largest fully franchised plumbing and drain cleaning franchise in the world. Founded in 1974, Mr. Rooter has grown to more than 300 franchise locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Mr. Rooter is an Active participant in the VetFran Program.

Companies and individuals choose a Mr. Rooter Plumbing Franchise to solve one of the following problems:

  1. To gain vital knowledge so you can focus on the business side
  2. To improve efficiency and performance
  3. To increase profitability
  4. To move from entrepreneurial business to professionally managed business
  5. To enlist the buying power of a national company at work for you
  6. To improve cash flow

Sam Thurman brings his ability to help execute systems covering virtually every component of running a successful franchised business while improving efficiency and performance.

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