SARASOTA, Fla. (June date, 2009) – David Uffelman, owner of the Mr. Rooter® of Sarasota franchise, announces the grand opening ceremony of his family’s plumbing and drain cleaning business.
A plumbing contractor, Uffelman brings more than 30 years of plumbing experience to his new company. For six of those years, he worked in Sarasota. When he heard about Mr. Rooter, he says he was so impressed he had to own one himself.
“I like being part of the Mr. Rooter franchise, because we are fully local in our operations, but we have the systems of a big company,” Uffelman said. “This allows us to center more on our customers’ needs.” For example, technicians put covers over their shoes when inside homes and businesses to protect customers’ properties. They also give a customer the price before work is done, using a menu pricing guide to ensure there are no surprises about the cost of service.
In addition to a proven system, Uffelman is excited to have his family by his side, with his daughter Leigh as office manager and customer service representative.
Upon purchasing the business, the Uffelman family attended a weeklong training course on best practices, customer service techniques and marketing methods at the company’s corporate office in Waco, Texas.
“We’re delighted that David and Leigh have joined our franchise team,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. “We believe the business will be successful because we all operate under the same core values.”
As a full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company, Mr. Rooter technicians provide both residential and commercial services to the counties of Sarasota and Manatee. Technicians are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and there’s never an overtime charge.
Along with the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the Mr. Rooter of Sarasota and Manatee Counties franchise invites the media to their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony: o When: 11 a.m. on Friday, June 5 o Where: 2269 Whitfield Park Drive in Sarasota
About Mr. Rooter®: Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning 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.