Why Millennials Are Changing The Plumbing Industry

Why Millennials Are Changing The Plumbing Industry

Z PLUMERZ is recruiting Millennials to own a franchise to help change public perception of plumbers in a time of need  

With more than half of America’s trade professionals near retirement age, only 3 percent of the surveyed 18- to 25-year-olds say they would consider a career in the trades, according to the Copper Development Association. Those 3% that choose trade-based careers or franchise ownership in a service industry, such as plumbing, are finding themselves in the middle of a boom market.

Entrepreneurs who invest in a Z PLUMBERZ franchise can capitalize on the shortage of plumbers, as the need for modern, high-customer service plumbers isn’t going away. More importantly, home and property owners require highly trained professionals who can meet their needs in a timely manner. By hiring a master plumber to be an expert in the field, Z PLUMBERZ gives you the opportunity to focus on growing a recession-resistant business that has some of the highest customer retention rates in any industry, even if you don’t have prior plumbing experience.

“I think we can really help millennials who are looking to start their own plumbing businesses,” says Joe Janukaitis, National Franchise Recruiter for Z PLUMBERZ. ““These young guys are left to fill the void of the older plumbers who are retiring. Some of them are being scooped up into larger companies and they don’t realize that they have the potential to go out and start their own business. Investing in a franchise like Z PLUMBERZ gives them an opportunity to work with established plumbers. Some of our franchisees have been in business by themselves for more than a decade and they realized the importance of franchising. For example, Matt O’Rourke, who is a 15-year master plumber who started with Plumbing Professors and is now our brand president, can help guide these young plumbers to become entrepreneurs. His years of experience can teach them everything from how to be a plumber to how to be a businessman.”

PLUMBERZ worker carrying a pipe

Z PLUMBERZ Seeks Millennials Who Want To Make a Difference in Their Community 

If you’re a millennial and have an entrepreneurial spirit, investing in a Z PLUMBERZ franchise is a smart business opportunity if you are looking to realize your dreams of business ownership.

“I think the future of the plumbing industry is the younger generation,” says Janukaitis. “Unfortunately, there are many plumbers who are nearing retirement and aren’t concerned with passing along their knowledge, business, equipment, or training someone to fill their position.

Although younger people are interested in starting their own business, I think they are scared to do so because they don’t understand the plumbing industry and what’s necessary to be successful. This is where Z PLUMBERZ comes in. We can teach you everything you need to know, from training to customer service while you make money helping home and property owners in crisis.”

Owning a Z PLUMBERZ franchise can be personally rewarding, and our plumbing franchise offers great potential to scale a large and successful local business. People will always need plumbers. Drive down any suburban street, and 100% of the homes you pass will need the services of a plumber at some point. As a result, the plumbing industry has increased from $95 billion in 2013 to more than $110 billion in 2019, according to industry research experts IBISWorld. 

The plumbing industry is poised to continue growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of plumbers, pipe fitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow 14 percent by 2028.  The rate is much faster than the average for all occupations and is fueled by the demand for new construction, as well as building maintenance and repair, notes the report. 

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