Fast-growing plumbing franchise understands that a plumbing business is about putting people first
If you’re interested in owning a business in the home services segment, owning a plumbing franchise should be at the top of your list. While it may not be the sexiest industry to get into, every home and business owner relies on their plumbing system working — and when there is a problem, they need a trusted expert to do the job right.
One of the main points that entrepreneurs get wrong about plumbing is that you don’t actually need to be a plumber to succeed. In fact, the opposite is true. If you’re an entrepreneur with strong leadership skills, a strong business acumen, and want a business that allows you to provide a meaningful service to your community, owning a plumbing business is the way to go.
But not all plumbing franchise brands are equal. Founded in 2014, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain stands out because our core philosophy is: it’s about people, not plumbing. For far too long, the plumbing industry has been plagued with negative stereotypes such as the plumber’s crack and poor customer service — bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is the exact opposite. Our entire focus is to help our franchise owners run profitable businesses that focus entirely on the customer experience. Our visionary leadership team, world class support and proven business model make bluefrog Plumbing + Drain the rising star of an industry that is entirely recession resistant.
“When you make it more about the people, that gets across to the consumer,” says Thomas Dougherty, President of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. “They know it’s more about us helping them than it is for us trying to drive an average ticket higher. We never want to be perceived that way. We want to be perceived as a company that is there to serve and there to help. When we do it the right way, the average ticket takes care of itself.”
Here are three reasons why you should open a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain Franchise in 2019:
The plumbing industry is booming
According to IBIS World, the plumbing industry is valued at $110 billion in 2019. Unlike many other service-type businesses, the economy doesn’t dictate the plumbing business. It’s recession-resistant. Every house has pipes, drains, and running water and this means that when problems arise (and they will) homeowners have to call a plumber.
But homeowners want to call a plumber they can trust. In the past, plumbing businesses have left homeowners feeling as if they’ve been taken advantage of. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain wants to offer customers an experience that makes them feel like a family member. By putting people first, and treating them with the respect and empathy they deserve, our franchise owners are able to gain trust in the communities they serve.
“Right now the sky’s the limit, if there even is a limit,” Dougherty says. “I truly believe in the next 18 months, we’ll double in size — potentially triple in size. This will happen because of who we are and what we stand for — people, not plumbing”
Owning a plumbing franchise is more affordable than you may realize
The total cost to open a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise ranges from $109,730 and $361,015 — which is far more affordable in comparison to other plumbing franchise brands. While bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is an affordable business to own, the profit-potential of owning a plumbing business is enormous. With our proven business model that emphasizes financial performance and long-term customer relationships, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is a great business for entrepreneurs who want to thrive and prosper over the long-term.
“There aren’t very many businesses in the home services segment that offer as much potential to do well as our franchise owners do,” Dougherty says. “For starters, you can begin operations quickly, without the need for a brick and mortar location at the beginning and with only a minimal number of employees. This allows you to scale up your business efficiently. As a franchise system, we focus on financial performance. We help you establish a business plan, and we work with you to help you exceed your goals. Our sole focus in this organization is to help you thrive in business.”
We provide world-class support
Plumbing may not be widely regarded as a technical business, but it is. In fact, it can take a plumber eight years to become a Master Plumber. The best part about owning a plumbing business is that you don’t have to be a master plumber, you just have to hire the best plumber in your market.
Whether you are an entrepreneur with zero experience in the plumbing business, or are converting your existing business, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain provides the systems, the processes, the technical training, and the communications training to get you up and running.
“The ability to get out in front of obstacles is an essential part of owning a business, and it is often what keeps an entrepreneur from being able to focus on growing their businesses,” Dougherty says. “Our support platform includes ongoing coaching and training to ensure that your business continues to grow.”
Ready to start your career as a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain Franchise owner?
For in-depth details about the bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise opportunity, fill out our free franchise information request form. You also can learn more by calling 877-699-2637.