Plumbing Industry Poised to Grow 14% by 2028
A rise in new construction and building maintenance and repair is expected to propel the demand for plumbers
Not only is plumbing a recession-resistant industry, but the industry itself is booming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow 14 percent by 2028.
The rate is much faster than the average for all occupations and is propelled by the demand for new construction as well as building maintenance and repair, notes the report.
Entrepreneurs can capitalize on this trend by investing in Z PLUMBERZ, one of the fastest growing plumbing franchises in the nation. As part of the BELFOR Franchise Group, the largest property restoration company in the world, Z PLUMBERZ offers the full suite of retail plumbing services, we are experts in sewers and drains, and provide exceptional support, including a 24/7 call center.
Moreover, there’s a ton of money to be made simply by focusing on educating consumers, and if you can demonstrate your value, you can keep customers for life. Unlike other plumbing or rooter franchise brands, Z PLUMBERZ prides itself on our professionalism, transparency with clients and work to demonstrate the value we bring to our customers at every step of the process.
“We define ourselves as retail plumbers,” says Matt O’Rourke, Brand President for Z PLUMBERZ. “A retail plumber works directly with the homeowner, educating them on the various products and technology available to them today. I believe that educating consumers is the most important thing for plumbers because we have a bad history. There are plenty of jokes about plumbers overcharging, not dressing properly, and not providing the customer with the information they need.”
Why Now is the Time to Invest in a Z PLUMBERZ Franchise
Pipe down, we understand your hesitation — plumbing isn’t the most obvious choice when it comes to investing in a franchise. However, consider that plumbing is a vital part of the more than 136 million houses and 930,000 rentals in the U.S., according to iProperty Management, a research and data company.
A plumbing system is one of the most expensive purchases a homeowner will have to make, and we all depend on our plumbing systems working day in and day out. It should come as no surprise then that the plumbing industry is thriving at $110 billion annually. Moreover, the recession-resistant nature of the demand for plumbing services makes owning a plumbing business a best-bet investment.
Whether you’re converting your existing business into a Z PLUMBERZ franchise or have no plumbing experience whatsoever, our plumbing franchise is a proven business model that emphasizes simplicity, efficiency, and expertise. This is why we provide our franchise owners with extensive training and instruction at our state-of-the-art training facility so that they are not only equipped to provide exceptional customer service, but also hit the ground running.
Moreover, by investing in a plumbing franchise, entrepreneurs will capitalize on the shortage of plumbers. The average age of plumbers is 60, and the need isn’t going to go away. According to the Copper Development Association, more than half of America’s trade professionals are near retirement age and only 3 percent of the surveyed 18- to 25-year-olds would consider a career in the trades. This industry cannot be automated out of existence. It requires skilled professionals who are capable of delivering exceptional service. 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.
“The opportunity is unlimited,” O’Rourke says. “Every single homeowner is a potential client. We have the tools to quickly train those who know nothing about plumbing, sewers or drains. We have a career path to be able to retain employees long-term. With our “keep it simple” approach, centralized call center, training regimens and the different services we offer, we are truly a full-service retail plumbing company.