Local Business Owners Earns International Award Recognition

October 14, 2016 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE, Wash. – Vinnie and Mary Kay Sposari, owners of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Seattle, recently received the Franchise of the Year Award and Top Gun honors from the Mr. Rooter Plumbing corporate office at the Dwyer Group 2016 International Conference held Sept. 11-14, in San Antonio, Texas.

The Franchise of the Year Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a franchisee. The award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown through proper training and management of the organization, and has had a consistently high level of sales through quality, professional service.

“This award is the highest honor a franchisee can receive, said Doyle James, president of Mr. Rooter. “Vinnie and Mary Kay have been with Mr. Rooter for many years, earning Franchise of the Year previously over 20 years ago. Through the years they have continued to set the example for all franchise owners. We are proud to have them as part of our organization.”

The Top Gun recognition goes to franchise owners who achieve sales goals and reach operation benchmarks. Top Gun recipients represent the top 10 percent of Mr. Rooter Plumbing owners across North America. 

“The idea of ‘Top Gun’ was established by the Navy in the 1960’s as a way to give training and credit to elite fighter pilots,” said James. “Taking a page from the Naval Top Gun program, each year we recognize our franchise leaders for their accomplishments and dedication to the trade.  It takes perseverance, hard work, expertise and commitment to reach the Top Gun goal.”

The Top Gun designation was inspired by the 1980’s movie of the same moniker. Don Dwyer, the late founder of Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s parent company, Dwyer Group, initiated the concept.  He felt the top franchise owners, who went the extra mile and did what it took to be exemplary, deserved recognition.

“My family and I were very surprised to take home the Franchisee of the Year Award,” said Vinnie Sposari. “We know what an honor it is to receive the recognition of the top franchise owner for Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We are very thankful for the award and look to provide our customers with the great service that allowed us to take home the highest honor.”

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 is part of Dwyer Group family of service franchises. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit MrRooter.comor MrRooter.ca.

SOURCE Mr. Rooter®


Jason Lee
Communications Mgr.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
P: (254) 745-5085


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