Roto-Rooter Franchise

Sewer, drain-cleaning & plumbing services

In business since 1935, Roto-Rooter provides plumbing repair and sewer-drain cleaning services to homeowners, businesses, towns and cities. As a prospective franchisee, you will be associated with the recognized leader in the industry - in fact, the creator of the industry.Roto-Rooter currently has a network of more than 600 franchisees and affiliates, both in the United States and throughout the world - a network of dedicated business people with whom you would be associated.

What Is Our Future Goal?
Our commitment is to expand into selected international markets by establishing exclusive master franchise agreements. As a master franchisee, you will enjoy the many benefits that come from an association with Roto-Rooter - benefits that will help you develop your franchise and succeed as an international franchisee.

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How much does it cost to open a Roto-Rooter Franchise?

The investment required to open a Roto-Rooter Franchise is between $84,920-$255,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000-$75,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Roto-Rooter name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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Roto-Rooter News & Press Releases

When did the first Roto-Rooter open? 1935
When did Roto-Rooter start Franchising? 1935

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2003 483 15 23 124
2002 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0
2000 503 16 41 99
1999 508 16 35 95
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Company-wide meetings

Newsletter, Meetings, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations

Franchise can be run from home.

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Roto-Rooter Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Roto-Rooter Corp.
300 Ashworth Rd.
West Des Moines, IA


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