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February 1, 2010 - WACO, Texas – Mr. Rooter Corporation ranks No. 139 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 31st Annual Franchise 500 list, moving up eight spots from last year’s ranking.

The Franchise 500 list is based on financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. In 2009, Mr. Rooter Plumbing added 37 new franchise locations in North America.

This growth propelled Mr. Rooter into the magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list, where the plumbing company ranks No. 91. Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation, attributes the company’s growth to its system of business and Code of Values™.

“We continue to attract top-notch owners, despite the challenging economic times,” Thompson said. “Over and over again we hear our new franchisees say they joined Mr. Rooter because of our positive reputation of providing professional and customer-focused services.”

With almost 400 worldwide locations, Mr. Rooter also increased its ranking on Entrepreneur’s America’s Top Global Franchises list. The plumbing company now sits at No. 112, compared to last year’s 115 ranking.

The magazine also ranked Mr. Rooter No. 38 on its Top Home Based Franchises list. Known as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive list of franchises, the Franchise 500 list is published in the magazine’s January issue.

“Our franchisees and their teams focus on the customer experience, and I think these esteemed lists reflect their hard work,” Thompson said. “It’s also a great way to energize our team and start a new year.”

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has four affiliate companies – Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance® and Mr. Electric® – that also made the Franchise 500 list. Visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500 to see the complete list.

Mr. Rooter Corporation Contact:

Whitney Wyatt-Kovar

(800) 583-8003 ext. 5894


Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MrRooterCorp. Check out our blog at www.MrsRooter.com.

About Mr. Rooter®:

Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500” and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our Web site at www.mrrooter.com.


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Whitney Wyatt-Kovar
Mr. Rooter Corporation
Whitney Wyatt-Kovar
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(254) 759-5894

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