Mr. Rooter® Corporate President, Mary Thompson, Earns Plumbing License

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Industry understanding and experience are key drivers for the Mr. Rooter president.

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Mr. Rooter President, Mary Kennedy Thompson

I believe you are either learning and growing or you are dying.

After more than 12,000 hours of industry experience and six months of technical preparation, Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter LLC, passed the West Virginia Journeyman Plumbing Exam, earning her plumbing license.

Thompson, who became president of Mr. Rooter in 2006, knew from the beginning that she wanted to earn her plumbing license.

“I researched the requirements and knew I would have to wait about six years in order to become qualified to sit for the exam,” said Thompson. “Once I reached the time prerequisite, I immediately applied for my opportunity to take the journeyman exam.”

Due to the limited hands-on plumbing experience Thompson possessed, in-depth concept studying became a necessity. “Because the majority of my training came from the book, I made sure I went to houses being built and observed the techniques and understood the procedures,” stated Thompson. “It was very important to me that I understood how much our plumbers are required to know to gain their license and appreciate the breadth of their trade knowledge.”

In addition to techniques and procedures, Thompson was required to know the codes and standards of the plumbing industry. “One would be surprised at the sheer number of codes and standards plumbers must know and abide by. The depth of knowledge our master plumbers hold is truly amazing.”

“I am all in with Mr. Rooter and wanted to show my dedication to this brand and to this industry, which I hold dear. The more I understand our trade, the better I can help Mr. Rooter advance in the industry,” concludes Thompson. “I believe you are either learning and growing or you are dying. I choose to continue making strides to improve our industry through education and experience, and am proud to stand alongside our Mr. Rooter licensed plumbers.”

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 website at http://mrrooter.com.

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