Current Plumbing Company Owners

Do you feel like your plumbing business is in the same place every year?

Did you know that there are currently over 100,000 plumbing businesses operating in the United States? In our 30+ years of experience in the industry, we have found that there are certain categories that these plumbing companies fall into. Specifically, the three main categories we’ve identified are:

Unfortunately, most plumbers jump into their business without giving much thought to creating a specific plan. This may result in a rather rude awaking 10, 15, or even 20 years down the road into their career. They may find that their role within the business or lifestyle is much more restrictive than they had hoped for. This can vary greatly depending on the type of plumbing company that has been built.

Overworked, Burned Out, and Tied Down?

The first category of plumbing company you will find in the market is the “man in the van”, you can typically identify the “man in the van” plumbing company by the following:

The owner of the “man in the van” company can have a difficult time taking vacations and is usually tied to the business 24/7. He has to take service calls at all hours of day and night and remain on top of all appointments. The “man in the van” owner also has a difficult time growing his business, as he is constantly using all of his time reacting to the needs of his customer base.

Stuck in Between Administration and Tradesman?

You can recognize the “plumbing company stuck in transition” by the following attributes:

The owner of the “plumbing company stuck in transition” has a little more freedom than the owner of the “man in the van” company but struggles with a unique challenge. The issue is that the owner becomes caught in the middle of running service calls and managing the office. This means they must be reactive to customers and team members. The business relies heavily on the owner, as there is a lack of proper systems in place. When an owner finds themselves caught between running the administration side of their company and responding to service calls, it can hamper growth, limit long-term freedom and ultimately lead to the business owner feeling burned out.

Growth, Development & Freedom

The third type of plumbing company is what we refer to as a “Strategic Plumbing Company™”.

You can recognize a Strategic Plumbing Company™ by the following attributes:

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The owner of a Strategic Plumbing Company™ is in a completely different position than the owners of the “man in the van” and “plumbing company stuck in transition.” The strategic owner knows their role is to build and manage a service company while their peers focus on being a tradesman in the plumbing industry.

Some of the key benefits that owners of a Strategic Plumbing Company™ enjoy are:

  • Ability to take time away from the business without fear of the business declining as a result of having fine-tuned back-office systems in place, reducing business owner burn out.
  • Peace of mind to hire due to consistent growth from results driven marketing and sales systems.
  • Confidence that the business will have re-sale value after years of working in the plumbing industry because healthy profit margins were maintained over an extended period of time.
  • Passion for the business for the long haul because the trade knowledge gained is being utilized to generate profit for re-investment, creating wealth.

The bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® Franchise System™ is the solution our franchise owners use to own and operate a Strategic Plumbing Company™. To learn about how the system we deliver to the owners of existing plumbing companies to help them build a Strategic Plumbing Company™, review the bfpad Franchise System™.

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