The thriving plumbing franchise saw an uptick in same-store sales in 2019 and plans to aggressively expand across the nation within the next four years
bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, the fast-growing plumbing franchise, designed its business model to help its franchisees maximize profitability. This reached a new level in 2019 as all four quarters saw an average of 62 percent same-store sales growth.
Thomas Doughtery, president of bluefrog + Plumbing Drain, attributes the uptick to the brand’s robust training and support and proven business model.
“Our systems and processes are working,” he says. “This proves that if our franchise owners implement them they will be profitable. At bluefrog + Plumbing Drain, we are passionate about helping our franchise owners thrive in business. This is why we provide comprehensive training, including everything from business to software and hiring training. Most importantly, we provide our franchise owners with our stages-of-growth manual, which helps them understand the challenges they may face at each level of growth beginning from initial startup and how to overcome them in order to reach the next tier of growth development.”
With 2020 underway, bluefrog + Plumbing Drain aims to capitalize on the banner year it had by adding more locations.
“This is our No. 1 priority as a brand,” notes Doughtery. “We’re starting to see an uptick of leads and we just hired a full-time franchise developer to handle those leads. In 2020, we’re projected to open 15 locations, 30 in the next two years and about 50 in four years. Although our projections are aggressive, I think we now have the right franchise developer on board to ensure we get there.”
Additionally, Lance Ray, a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchisee in Colorado Springs, Colorado, became the first franchise owner to open both a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain and Restoration 1, setting the stage for future franchisees who plan to operate both brands in their community.
“The good thing about Lance is he’s visible within both networks,” says Doughtery. “He talks to a lot of the owners and I think he’ll be a little fuel to the fire to get more people engaged with bluefrog. The brands complement each other very well, so I believe some of the Restoration 1 franchisees will become bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise owners as well, so the businesses can feed each other.”
Why You Should Invest in a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain
Entrepreneurs looking to invest in a viable business opportunity in 2020 should look no further than the $110 billion plumbing industry. Although it’s not the most obvious choice, the plumbing industry is a recession-resistant business that will thrive no matter the state of the economy.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the plumbing industry will see an average of 14 percent job growth over the next 10 years. That’s a much faster growth rate compared to most industries at only five percent. Additionally, entrepreneurs can capitalize on the plumbing shortage further, as 75 percent of the current tradespeople are expected to retire in the next 10 years, notes the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“We know that the average plumber only has 1 percent or less of market share, which means the plumbing industry is underserved,” explains Doughtery. “The No. 1 thing to know about bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is that we have prime territories across the country because we are a growing brand. The plumbing business is a lucrative industry worth billions – and no plumbing company has a substantial market share. As a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise owner, this means that you have ample opportunity no matter what market you’re in.”
As one of the fastest-growing plumbing franchises in the nation, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is the perfect opportunity for those seeking a high margin business opportunity in a rapidly growing industry. Not only is our proven business model easy to scale, but bluefrog Plumbing + Drain also is one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the home services industry with a low-cost investment starting at $100,430. Even better, franchisees can start generating revenue quickly because we do not require a brick-and-mortar location and it only takes one van and a few employees to begin operations.
Bring fast-growing plumbing franchise to your community today
A blueFrog Plumbing + Drain franchise is a low-cost investment opportunity offering high growth potential. Join this fresh new brand as it spreads throughout the nation in 2019 and beyond. The total cost to open a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise ranges from $100,430 to $351,015 – much less than the usual plumbing franchise brands due to the lack of brick-and-mortar expenses.
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