Mr. Rooter® Awards Franchises in the Second Quarter of 2013

Mr. Rooter welcomes two new franchisees.

Waco, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 - In the second quarter, Mr. Rooter expands its existing franchisee base by adding two new franchisees, and four franchisees purchased additional territories. Mr. rooter has received recognition as a part of the Franchise 500® awarded by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as receiving recognition on the Military Friendly Franchises® list determined by G.I. Jobs magazine and the Best for Vets ® list compiled by Military Times.

Mr. Rooter provides full-service expert assistance in residential and commercial plumbing for consumers, but for entrepreneurs and licensed plumbers, Mr. Rooter provides tested systems, values and business expertise to promote long-term business growth and accomplishment.

“We believe their businesses will be successful,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter, “because we all operate under the same core values. We’re delighted to have these franchisees join our Mr. Rooter team, and we look forward to watching them grow their businesses.”

The plumbing franchise awarded new franchise contracts to:

  • Ken Ryan, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sierra Vista, Benson, Ariz.
  • Rich Lorenzen, Mr. Rooter of Lincoln, Neb.

The following franchisees bought existing locations: 

  • Brian Lapierre, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Rhode Island
  • David Tourville, Mr. Rooter of Holyoke, Mass.
  • Mark Mcgaughy, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Michael Pant, Mr. Rooter of Montcalm, Six Lakes, Mich.

Many of the new franchise owners and their team members attended a one-week basic training course on best practices, management and leadership techniques, customer service and marketing at the company’s corporate office in Waco, Texas.

Mr. Rooter has an established and professional system. For example, technicians wear covers over their shoes inside the customer’s home or business to protect their property. They also provide accurate pre-job pricing by utilizing a menu pricing guide that ensures there are no surprises about the cost of service.

Technicians provide service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no extra charges on nights, weekends and holidays.

For more information regarding Mr. Rooter, successful franchisees and franchise opportunities visit

About Mr. Rooter

Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500” and Franchise Times’ Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our websites at and


Brianna Bowman
The Dwyer Group


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