FAQs

Check out some of the frequently asked questions from potential franchise partners below. Contact us with any other questions you may have!

In 2010, Mark Collins’ family-owned plumbing business became a 1-800-PLUMBER +AIR franchise. They knew they needed a name behind the quality service they were already providing and the 1-800-PLUMBER +AIR brand was a perfect fit. Then in 2015, Mark acquired the 1-800-Plumber +Air brand and started offering the franchising option in 2017. Mark is a 5th generation master plumber whose plumbing roots date back to 1905. The Collins’ history has given Mark the experience and understanding that customers want. This experience and understanding have been the backbone of the 1-800-Plumber +Air success model that is being implemented throughout the country. Transitioning from franchisee to franchisor has given Mark the unique perspective to ensure that the systems he has built are always in the best interest of the local franchise owner and the brand.

We don’t limit the amount of trucks that you get started with. Most operators get started with 2 trucks and grow their fleet from there over time. It’s not important with how many you get started with but the plan to figure out how many you will end up with. 

The initial franchise fee for one territory is $45,000 with each additional territory discounted to $35,000. If you’re an existing plumbing or HVAC company wishing to convert your business to our brand, your franchise fee will be $35,000 for the first territory and $25,000 for each additional territory.

When you issue your franchise fee to us at signing, you’ll instantly receive a lot of elements that are designed to make your franchise a success. You will get a protected territory, a custom designed website, access to our 1-800-Plumber phone number, onboarding coaching, 40 hours of 1-800-plumber university, A custom designed marketing plan for your area, customized software with one-on-one training and onboarding, our BEST operations manual, Immediate access to our virtual training room, our gamification training platform, weekly coaching, and hiring and recruiting strategies used to build your team.

After signing on with us, we’ll instantly enroll you into our launch program. Our launch program has been successful to help get you ready for your first day open within 13-15 weeks post signing.

Our onboarding team will work along side you to help you find the best location that meets our criteria for your 1-800-Plumber +Air office and warehouse.

You will get a territory that is up to 300,000 people.

Due to the nature of our business being essential and recession resistant, 2020 and 2021 were strong years for the brand. In fact, 1-800-Plumber +Air as a whole has had back to back record setting years where we saw amazing growth and an increase in many of our key performance metrics.

Absolutely! We have many resources available to help you find generate a pool of licensed plumbers and HVAC technicians for you to choose from.

Yes! While the ultimate decision on who joins your team is up to you, we can tap into many recruitment channels that we’ve established to provide you candidates to interview for your business.

We let our franchisees speak for themselves. During the on-boarding process, we’ll give you the opportunity to reach out to several of our owners to discuss the industry and the brand.

The franchise agreement is for 10 years. At the end of those 10 years, we’ll provide you with an option to renew for another 10 years. Our goal is to bring in strong owners that will be part of our brand for decades.

Yes. All 1-800-Plumber +Air franchisees are required to pay 2% of their gross sales towards our brand development fee. This fee is collected and invested into our infrastructure designed to take the 1-800-Plumber +Air brand into new markets. This goes into TV commercials, radio commercials, print and digital asset collateral, website maintenance and more.

We do not provide in-house financing for our franchisees. However, we do have a number of strategic finance partners to discuss which financing option is best for you.

Along with our monthly royalty and brand development fees, the only other fee paid to us is our tech fee which is $100 per month. All of the other fees are mentioned inside our item 6 chart in our FDD.

1-800-Plumber +Air supports its veterans and first responders proudly by offering a $5,000 discount off the franchise fee.

While the licensing requirements will vary from state to state, sometimes even county to county, we have worked with a number of investors and franchise partners to open their franchise without personally holding a master plumber’s license. To find out more, take the next step and CONTACT US to speak with our franchise development team.

Yes, you sure can! We focus on helping business owners implement our tested and trusted systems and support to increase their efficiency and profitability. These systems are intended to function in any size plumbing or HVAC business.

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