Franchise vs. Family Operated
by: Allie Perez
It’s not difficult to tell the difference between a franchise and a local business. How do you tell the difference between a franchise contractor and a local contractor? Let’s lay the foundation. A franchise is national or regional (think McDonald’s) operated mega-business. Their Corporate offices, typically in a large city far away fueled by shareholders and investors who are far removed from daily operations. A local plumbing contractor has local phone number and is operated locally by small business owners and/or families.
We’ve found at least three reasons to support your local plumbing contractor, especially in San Antonio.
- Local: Local contractors provide a personal touch. You share a city and experiences. They are the plumbing experts in their community. And, most local plumbing contractors support their community by providing sponsorships in their communities. Franchises Big box chain stores subcontract the majority of the services they sell with their products, cleverly releasing them from any liability for the workmanship.
- Logistics: Local plumbers must remain competitively priced to remain relevant in their market.They often provide value added extras like warranties and service plans.
- Leg work: Do the math, make an apples to apples compression and see which offers better value.
Feel free to contact us at (210)xxx-xxxx for a complimentary second opinion. We are happy to review another company’s invoice and provide the best price with the best service in your area.