Plumbing & Mechanical Taps Z PLUMBERZ As Contractors’ Growth Opportunity
Adding a plumbing franchise with proven processes and strong support systems is a great way to enhance an existing plumbing business
Sooner or later, most every home or business owner is going to need a plumber. That’s why so many entrepreneurs have found success in owning their own plumbing business. Now, many are making that good thing better by adding a Z PLUMBERZ plumbing franchise to their operations.
Recently, Plumbing & Mechanical magazine sat down with several highly successful plumbing professionals and talked to them about franchising. Z PLUMBERZ franchise owner Scott Hart of Ann Arbor, Mich., was more than happy to talk about his decision to franchise and how it has enhanced his plumbing career.
Exceptional support singled out as key differentiator
Hart opened his own plumbing operation in 2017 and transitioned to Z PLUMBERZ two years later, he told the magazine.
“The opportunity to be part of the BELFOR Franchise Group seemed like a no-brainer,” Hart said in his interview. “The professional atmosphere, and to be honest, the BELFOR name is what convinced me. Knowing that a support team experienced in assisting franchise owners in the correct ways to run a business day-to-day is a huge help. They have knowledge in all aspects and the call center is just the cherry on top.”
Hart added that franchise owners were as much of a selling point as the leadership, training, and resources available.
“The culture cannot be beat,” Hart said. “Skills and traits can be learned and taught, but having a heart and being passionate about your work comes within — and this runs rampant at BELFOR. Of course, I had reservations. It is always stressful to explore other opportunities to make sure it fits well with my family and existing team members. Z PLUMBERZ were very transparent in what their expectations were and always made it clear we could have an open dialogue to talk about anything we were not clear on or needed more of an explanation.”
Franchise ownership allows for rapid business growth
“The team at Z PLUMBERZ and BELFOR are the true leaders and experts in our field,” Hart added. “Getting over ‘the plateau effect’ whenever I reached the ‘max’ in my previous position and getting to the next level was made possible thanks to Z PLUMBERZ. The wealth of resources available at your fingertips and the size and scale of being part of the leader in the space affords us opportunities that are harder for smaller businesses or mom and pop shops. I’m still a small business and can be a part of my local community, but I have tremendous national resources that make me the best I can be.”
That was especially true during 2020, he pointed out.
“More people working from home actually put more of a burden on their plumbing systems, and thus, the need for our services,” he said. “At the beginning of COVID-19, when fear and uncertainty was a huge factor, our franchisor set up resources specifically for us to help with the small business loans and applications for PPP and more. Being able to rely on the home office support that never staggered throughout the pandemic was incredibly helpful. It’s amazing to see the shifts in business operations in order to help more people as efficiently and safely as possible.”
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