5 Reasons to Convert Your Existing Plumbing Business to a Z PLUMBERZ Plumbing Franchise
Converting your plumbing business to a Z PLUMBERZ franchise can help you reach the next level of growth
If you are already a licensed plumber and operate your own business, you’ve done the hard part in starting a business. Becoming a Z PLUMBERZ franchise owner is an opportunity to make your plumbing business even more successful.
Since our founding 12 years ago, Z PLUMBERZ has designed a proven business model that not only helps our franchise owners become profitable, but it also helps them win market share and become the go-to resource in their community for plumbing solutions.
“Plumbers are extremely intelligent,” says Matt O’Rourke, Brand President and Founder of Z PLUMBERZ. “The level of technical expertise required to become a plumber is unlike anything else in the home services industry. Where plumbers commonly fail, however, is being able to establish a profitable business that continues to grow over the long-term. This is one of the main reasons Z PLUMBERZ exists.”
Here are five other reasons to convert your existing plumbing business to a Z PLUMBERZ franchise:
Reason 1: Our founder is a master plumber
Matt O’ Rourke founded Z PLUMBERZ in 2008, and went on to build one of the largest plumbing businesses in Michigan. Since then, he has spent 12 years perfecting a proven business model that is efficient, maximizes profitability and is bolstered by industry-leading support from BELFOR Franchise Group.
“Z PLUMBERZ is here to help and support small plumbing companies that are struggling to reach the next level,” O’Rourke says. “Plumbing is in such high demand right now because there truly is an epidemic lack of plumbers. I feel we have been able to put together a simple, self-sustaining business plan and model that can be duplicated. Our business benefits many small businesses who may be fantastic plumbers as well as leaders in their industry, but they need a little bit more support on the business and call center side of things. For instance, I think plumbing businesses really struggle with training, which is where we come in. We are able to take someone who knows nothing about the trade, properly train them and then get them licensed in the trade. This allows companies to build a better career path for their employees.”
Reason 2: The BELFOR Franchise Group Advantage
One of the biggest advantages of joining the Z PLUMBERZ franchise family is that we are a part of the BELFOR Franchise Group. From world-class training to exceptional leadership and more, our franchise owners have the full support of BELFOR Franchise Group in good times and bad. You’ll have large, protected territories with the ability to expand. You’ll receive marketing, advertising and public relations support to position you as the industry leading professional in your area, and we’ll help you educate your customers about the Z PLUMBERZ expertise and value.
Reason 3: Experienced plumbers are in high demand
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the plumbing industry will grow nearly 25 percent over the next decade and despite this demand, there’s a nationwide shortage of plumbers. Many experienced professionals are at an age where they’re ready for retirement, and there’s not enough young people to take their place. The Copper Development Association notes that only 3 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds would consider a career in the trades. As the owner of a plumbing business, the shortage of plumbers represents an opportunity to outperform the competition in your market.
Reason 4: Z PLUMBERZ is an affordable investment opportunity
Our plumbing franchise was founded on the principle that all plumbing businesses should be successful. To help make that a reality, our plumbing franchise is one of the most affordable opportunities in the $110 billion plumbing industry. The initial investment to convert your existing plumbing business to a Z PLUMBERZ franchise ranges from $107,556 to $289,791.
Reason 5: Z PLUMBERZ is working to change the negative perception of plumbers
We’re all aware of the negative stereotypes that have plagued the plumbing industry — butt crack jokes, unprofessional service, overpricing, unreliable service and more. Fortunately, Z PLUMBERZ is working to change that by enhancing the customer experience. We know that homeowners want and need to be a part of the decision making process in their household, which is why we take the necessary time to educate them, provide options and are completely transparent with them every step of the way. You can increase your profit-potential simply by educating the client, and if you can demonstrate your value, you can keep customers for life.