Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Ben Franklin helps franchisees reach personal and professional goals by focusing on people, processes and profits. Franchised locations are independently owned/operated.

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What Does a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, you'll need to have at least $150,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $168,368 - $303,923. They also offer financing via 3rd party. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$150,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Net Worth:$250,000
What is Net Worth?
Total Investment:$168,368 - $303,923
What does Total Investment mean?
Misc. Costs:The investment to convert your business is $37,556 to $204,261.


Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:266
Home Office: Phoenix, AZ
Year Founded:2000
Franchising Since:2001

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Why Should You Choose Ben Franklin?

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® helps residential service franchisees reach personal and professional goals by focusing on people, processes and profits. As part of the Authority Brands family, the business support you will receive from us is backed by a time-tested system that helps franchisees reach new growth levels and capture their dreams.

Join over 100 franchisees operating in over 250 locations across the USA.

When you join the Ben Franklin team you will be in business for yourself, but you will never be alone. With a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise you can eliminate the guesswork of starting your own business and reap the rewards of a proven business model.

Why Choose Us?

Our Ben Franklin business model delivers:

  • BuyMax Alliance®, our affiliate group purchasing organization with negotiated pricing that can save you thousands of dollars on the products and services you will use everyday PLUS purchase incentives and high margin private branded products.
  • Success Academy, our award-winning affiliate company with on-demand technical and business management training.
  • Demonstrated business management processes and proprietary software give you the insight you need to run a more efficient and profitable business.
  • Local marketing support and national brand recognition helps you grow your business. You will tap into our online marketing toolbox for on-demand customizable advertising support. Marketing field managers provide one-on-one expert assistance to maximize your marketing reach and stretch consumer advertising dollars.

Ideal Candidate

  • Are you a licensed plumber who dreams of owning your own service business?
  • Are you currently a home service business owner looking to diversify?
  • Do you already own a successful plumbing business that you would like to grow to the next level?
  • Are you an investor/entrepreneur? Investing in a Ben Franklin franchise is easy for entrepreneurs of all kinds. Let us show you what it takes to get started.

All our Ben Franklin franchisees come from different backgrounds and have varying financial histories. They have different levels of experience in commercial and residential service. Some started their businesses with us, others converted.

All our franchise owners:

  • Recognize the value of a time-tested system and a solid business model.
  • Focus on growing their company by working on their business – they’re not out in a truck.
  • Commit to delivering a premium customer service experience. Experiences that people want to repeat.
  • Develop a professional team that confidently and positively represents the company.
  • Appreciate that they can do so much more as a group of like-minded contractors. More than they ever could as an individual business.


Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® is a residential repair and maintenance franchise that was founded in 2000 by Clockwork Home Services and began offering franchises in 2001. Today there are more than 100 franchisees operating in more than 250 locations across the USA.

At Ben Franklin respecting our customers' time is our #1 priority. Our motto is If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay!® That’s why we guarantee we’ll arrive on time and equipped to tackle most any problem. It’s why we only send our own highly trained, licensed professionals to service your home. And why we proudly back our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

In April 2019 Ben Franklin and its parent company Clockwork, Inc., became a subsidiary brand of Authority Brands, a leading provider of home services across the plumbing, electrical services, HVAC, residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, and pest control services sectors. Together these brands provide service in more than 1675 locations operated by 920 franchise owners in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Kenya and Indonesia.

Training & Support

Franchisees have access to Success Academy an award-winning affiliate company of Clockwork, Inc., which provides on-demand business management and technical training for plumbing, HVACR and electrical service professionals.

  • BOOT Week (Branded Operations Orientation Training) for new franchisees
  • Webinars, online registration
  • Interactive online modules – more than 5,000 people actively taking courses in 2018; 150,000+ course completions in last two years
  • In-person, Instructor-led Classes – offered at a variety of US locations, topics include increasing average tickets, add-on sales, more
  • Technical Learning, combines online, homework and on-the-job training

New franchisees receive hands-on support from a franchise business consultant. Our OpX manual numbers nearly 1,500 pages and covers all the operational aspects of running a successful skilled trade business, including conversion to the Clockwork brand.

  • Putting your business plan together and opening your business
  • Re-branding procedures and customer communications
  • Human resources, safety and administrative procedures
  • Customer service
  • Business planning, inventory management and financial reporting
  • Marketing, promotion and networking through professional organizations
  • Marketing Field Support provides franchisees with one-on-one expert assistance to maximize their local market presence and stretch advertising dollars
  • Giving back to the community


“The franchise has definitely been an edge for us. I think the name Ben Franklin is an easily recognizable name, and I think we have built a good image. We’ve always been kind of the number one plumber in our markets because of that so I think the benefits to employees is definitely plenty of work.”
– Daniel Gagne, franchisee in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

“We had done a lot of research on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. It was something that Bruce and I really wanted, it really attracted us. The processes. It works. The training. It works. And the customer focus.”
– Madonna Forthofer, franchisee in Kansas City, MO

“I was a trades guy. I wanted to grow a business but really didn’t have the skills to do it. If you have the drive and determination and want to learn, the network is very open to helping you.”
– Aaron Hagan, franchisee in NW AR and Oklahoma City, OK

"We entered in the home services business in 1959, my grandfather started the business, and my dad came on after school and I came on after school and my three sons as they are starting to graduate. The benefits of franchise really take me back to 2003 when my father and I had a discussion and he said Scott it’s a 45 year-old family business and it’s your choice. You can try and do it independently or you can hook up with these brands.”
– Scott Rohrer, franchisee in Lancaster, PA

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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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