Mr. Rooter(R) Franchise Owners Recognized with Company Awards

July 24, 2008 // // WACO, Texas – The Mr. Rooter Corporation recently honored an elite group of franchisees and team members during the company's international convention in Grapevine, Texas.

This year's award recipients include:

Franchisee of the Year

  • Paul Chierichetti of the Mr. Rooter of Josephine and Jackson Counties franchise

Woman of the Year

  • Saunda Kitchen of the Mr. Rooter of Sonoma County franchise

Excellence in Leadership

  • John and Maureen Romney of the Mr. Rooter of Calgary franchise in Canada

Excellence in Mentoring

  • Saunda and Paul Kitchen of the Mr. Rooter of Sonoma County franchise

Sales Leader of the Year (population over 500,000)

  • John and Tammy Akhoian of the Mr. Rooter franchises in Sun Valley, San Jose and Tucson

Sales Leader of the Year (population under 500,000)

  • Paul and Saunda Kitchen of the Mr. Rooter of Sonoma County franchise

Rookie of the Year

  • Justin and Jay Ullom of the Mr. Rooter of Central Indiana franchise

Service Leader of the Year

  • Cory Harding of the Mr. Rooter of Tucson franchise

Technician of the Year

  • Aaron Hennagin of the Mr. Rooter of Contra Costa and Solano Counties franchise

Office Professional of the Year

  • Michele Brown of the Mr. Rooter of Northern Wisconsin franchise

"It's exciting to recognize these franchisees and team members because they go the extra mile to strengthen our Mr. Rooter brand," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of the Mr. Rooter Corporation. "They provide professional and customer-focused plumbing services to their communities as well as give their time, energy and support to the entire Mr. Rooter network."

About Mr. Rooter®:

Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is the largest all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company in the world 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 Web site at


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