About the Blog

Hello all, and welcome to the Mrs. Rooter blog!

I am Mary Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter® Plumbing. I first entered franchising in 1994 when I opened a Cookies by Design location in Austin, Texas. In 2006, I joined Mr. Rooter Plumbing. This year marks 20 years of franchising, a passion of mine that continues to grow and flourish.

I will be writing weekly posts on some of my favorite topics: leadership, franchising, veterans and, of course, plumbing. I hope that you find this blog worthwhile, as my primary goal is to provide you and your business – whether plumbing-related or not – with helpful tips to enhance your company and you.

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