Drain Doctor is a plumbing franchise with national coverage. It is the largest plumbing and drain clearing company in the UK.
This is a van-based franchise opportunity operated from a home-based office.
Drain Doctor is a Full member of the British Franchise Association.
How much does a Drain Doctor franchise cost?
A Drain Doctor franchise costs approximately £70,000* + VAT. You will be required to invest a minimum of £21,000 + VAT of liquid capital.
*We have strong relationships with lenders who will finance up to 70% of your investment, subject to status.
Former Valley's cabbie takes up Drain Doctor franchise
Former Valley’s-based cabbie James Jones, who has run his own taxi firm for the past four years, has now started his own plumbing business in partnership with his cousin, part time fireman Robert Clarke.
The Rhondda-based duo took on a franchise business of Drain Doctor Plumbing offering emergency plumbing and drain repairs to commercial and domestic customers throughout Cardiff, the valleys and the surrounding towns and villages. They are also operating the business in Newport on a trial basis.
James started his career as a team leader for Lloyds TSB before setting up his taxi business so he knows a thing or two about providing good customer service. Robert has worked in drainage and jetting on civil projects such as drainage and road repair.
Realising that they had the skills to run their own business they started looking for a drainage repair business. Despite the recession Robert felt that the time was right for him to start a business by sticking to an opportunity based on a tried and tested formula.
He began by researching franchise businesses and approached James, who was already running his own taxi business, for support. James said: “I looked at the Drain Doctor business and realised it is a great opportunity to develop. Robert was already doing a similar job and I was looking to expand my business. When I came across Drain Doctor I realised that it was a national brand that could help us to take our business to the next level.”
James was impressed by the company’s honesty. “The business is not about sitting in the office waiting for the phone to ring. It is about marketing properly. By working hard – and by following the Drain Doctor system that is there to help – success will follow, but it doesn’t happen over night. This was made clear right from the start,” he said.
The decision to launch their own Drain Doctor Plumbing business covering Cardiff and the Valleys has proved a winner. They have just been named most progressive new franchise at the national group’s annual awards ceremony. The award is presented to the franchisees who are considered to have made outstanding progress during the first twelve months or less in the business.
James and Robert only launched their Cardiff franchise in April 2010 but more than achieved their target turnover during the year in spite of the recession and they are looking to expand the business.
The pair started with two vans. They are also servicing the Newport franchise area on a trial basis so they recognise that they will need to expand. James hopes that they will be able to add a third van and technician to their business within six months.
Grow a management focused franchise operating under a nationally recognised brand with marketing support and corporate accounts
Drain Doctor is one of the best-known names in the UK drainage and plumbing market, with a reputation for excellence - allowing you to own a business that capitalises on that brand power to deliver substantial profits.
As a Drain Doctor business owner providing an essential 24/7/365 service, you will manage your team of technicians to deliver exceptional service to residential and commercial customers, with top performers generating well over £1m turnover. Are you ambitious and determined with commercial acumen and the desire to grow a substantial business?
A business model PROVEN to deliver, established in the UK for over 20+ years and supported by The Dwyer Group, a global multi-franchise service focused organisation
Start your business with the guidence and support of the team from the global multi-billion pound Dwyer Group of service brands. We know how to make your business successful and profitable - we've been helping franchisees change their lives for over 30 years.
You'll recieve comprehensive training, on-going support, bespoke technology and marketing expertise, all driving your buisness growth. Our systems maximise productivity and efficiency, and regular meetings with other like-minded business owners in the Drain Doctor network ensure constant innovation and shared experiences to strengthen your franchise.
Thanks to our scale we also hold major corporate accounts, jobs from which are passed to you in your exclusive trading area - at no cost.
As a values-driven company, we're proud to make four promises to our franchisees:
The culture of our franchise if to Live RICH:
Drain Doctor Investment Information
We have a number of new territories available, alongside on-going concerns from franchisees looking to realise their asset. Resale prices vary according to business performance; a new start Drain Doctor franchise requires a total investment of approximately £70,000 + VAT. We have strong relationships with lenders who will finance up to 70% of your investment, subject to status - meaning you could need only £21,000 + VAT in liquid capital to get started.
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