Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Acquire a Franchise?

We use a detailed Mutual Evaluation Process to award our licensed territories. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is looking for franchise partners committed to building a premier service business in their local market-not just individuals with a checkbook. Our step-by-step evaluation process benefits all parties involved, including you as a potential franchisee. By ensuring that all candidates are thoroughly evaluated and properly align with our Vision, Mission and Culture, it helps strengthen the brand. As a franchise partner, our futures become interlinked, which means we want people who have the resources, commitment, and drive to succeed.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

Introduced in 2014, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is built on a foundation of decades of franchise, plumbing industry, and service industry experience. We are one of the fastest growing plumbing and drain franchise brands in the country and have already made a splash! This is a direct result of our proven systems, commitment to being a premier plumbing brand, and decades of direct industry experience of our executive team. Our management team has over 30 combined years in the plumbing industry and over 50 years in the franchise business.

How Much Does a Franchise Cost?

The total start-up costs vary depending on your situtation. As a general rule, if you are considering converting your existing plumbing business you will need between $15,000 and $50,000 to acquire a territory and implement the system. If you are an entrepreneur/start-up franchise you will need between $50,000 and $100,000 to acquire a territory and implement the system. You may qualify for financing, which will reduce the up-front cash you will need to invest in the franchise.

What Is Discovery Day?

Discovery Day is an important step in the Mutual Evaluation Process where financially qualified franchise partners are invited to spend a day with our executive team at our corporate office in Phoenix, AZ. During this time, you will meet the entire bluefrog Plumbing + Drain management team. You’ll enjoy the Discovery Day experience as it is both educational and motivational! We guarantee that you will learn at least one thing that could change your life.

What Is the Potential for Market Growth?

The plumbing industry is highly recession-resistant. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects there to be a 21% growth in employment for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2020. Furthermore, baby boomer mom-and-pop plumbing company owners are expected to retire in the next few years, creating even more room for entry into this growing market.

What Makes bluefrog Plumbing & Drain Unique?

  1. The background and experience of the management team.
    Having owned and operated plumbing companies and having worked with multiple national franchise systems at an executive level, the bluefrog Plumbing + Drain team adds significant value to each franchise partner that joins the system.
  2. Our laser focus on helping each franchise partner build a Strategic Plumbing Company™.
    This is a plumbing company that allows the owner to have an executive role in the business because it is operating with a profitable fleet of service vehicles built on systems.
  3. The bluefrog Plumbing + Drain​ Franchise System™.
    Our system is the most complete business system available in the plumbing industry. We not only focus on helping you generate topline revenue, we help you maximize your bottom-line profits. This alignment of interests between us and you separates us from most franchise opportunities.
  4. The brand.
    We took a strategic approach by allowing our target consumer guide our decision making in developing the bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® brand. It is fresh and distinct, helping you separate yourself from your competitors.

How Much Revenue Is Generated By a Franchise?

Revenue and profits will vary from franchise partner to franchise partner based on market size, competition and the business acumen of the business owner. We will provide you with a comprehensive financial model when you come to training. To assess the revenue potential of a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise we encourage you review Item 19 in our franchise disclosure document and also talk with existing franchise partners who are operating bluefrog Plumbing + Drain businesses.

What Territories Are Available?

As one of the fastest growing plumbing franchises, the availability of territories is frequently changing. Even though we’ve awarded many territories, we do have prime territories available. If you would like to find out if a territory near you is available, please contact our franchise development team at 888-490-9850 today.

Does bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® provide Training and Support?

Yes, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain provides extensive training to you as the franchise partner and to the key members of your team. You will start by taking 11 introductory training courses online and then you will attend our Basic Operations Training for 5 Days at our corporate headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, we provide continuing training to you and your team. Development and learning is part of our culture!

Do I need a plumbing license to own and operate a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® franchise?

No, as a franchise partner you do not need a plumbing license. However, each state has its own requirements that you must abide by when operating your plumbing and drain business. For example, some states require that a licensed plumber be employed by your business for you to operate, in this scenario you would need to hire a licensed plumber. We will provide you with the licensing board contact information for your state before you invest in the franchise so you can assess the specific licensing requirement for your situation.

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