From Family-Owned to Franchisee: This Plumber Is Shaking Things Up
Updated: Oct 13
We are excited to announce the newest owner of Z Plumberz: Michael Dunham. After building and running his own plumbing business in Connecticut, Michael moved to Florida, where he wanted to own a plumbing franchise… but it didn’t exactly go as planned.
Who Is Michael Dunham?
Michael Dunham knows what it means to be an entrepreneur. The father of two young children had started his very own plumbing business in Connecticut and had experienced much success. But when his family moved to Florida, he knew he didn’t want to go through the hassle of starting a business from scratch all over again.
Through the trusted business magazine Entrepreneur, Michael discovered FranCoach, and he came to us looking for guidance in finding the perfect franchise for him to own.
Why Did Michael Make a Career Change?
Michael discovered Z Plumberz early on in the Discovery Process, and he was immediately impressed with their efficiencies and business model. In fact, he was so impressed that he realized his existing plumbing business in Connecticut could really benefit from the Z Plumberz model and support.
So instead of starting a franchise in Florida, Michael decided to convert his existing business in Connecticut into a Z Plumberz franchise location. He loved what Z Plumberz had to offer and knew he wanted to be a part of their organization. In the future, Michael hopes to launch more locations in Florida once the conversion process in Connecticut is complete. But until then, he’s thrilled to take this step with his existing company and join the Z Plumberz team.
Why Will Michael Make a Great Franchise Owner?
At FranCoach, Michael worked with Luke Schulte to find the franchise opportunity that perfectly aligned with his goals and preferences. Here is what Luke has to say about why Michael is sure to stand out as a top-tier franchise owner:
“Michael is extremely experienced in the business. He knows what is out there and knows the good, the bad, and the ugly of business ownership. He understands what it takes to be an entrepreneur – and in franchising, he saw values that he could apply to his existing business and extend to future businesses in Florida. I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes with Z Plumberz.”
Why Did Michael Choose Z Plumberz?
Z Plumberz is an exciting opportunity in the $134 billion plumbing industry. It is set up for those without plumbing experience and plumbing professionals alike to thrive, gaining market share and growing profitable plumbing businesses throughout the country. As part of Belfor Franchise Group, Z Plumberz offers its franchisees extensive training and support.
Michael saw an immediate opportunity in joining the Belfor Franchise Group family. As one of the largest home services franchisors in the country, Belfor has the resources and ability to help Michael grow his plumbing business quickly and efficiently. With valuable training, support, marketing, coaching, and equipment, Z Plumberz felt like home to Michael.
Throughout the Discovery Process, Michael was able to build strong relationships with the franchisor’s team, including Joe Janukaitis, National Franchise Recruiter at Belfor. Michael attended an in-person Discovery Day, where he was able to confirm that Z Plumberz was without a doubt the right fit.
Please join our team at FranCoach in congratulating Michael Dunham and wishing him luck as a new owner of Z Plumberz.
The Benefits of Working With FranCoach
FranCoach is a national search firm dedicated to working with individuals who are interested in owning a franchise. We have partnered with over 600 of the top franchisors in the country, spanning nearly 70 industries.
Our goal with clients is to help them find the absolute best franchise for them to own. Our goal with our Franchising 101 podcast series is to help educate people on all aspects of franchise ownership.
Reach out to us to learn more about potentially becoming a franchise owner. There’s never any fee for our service, so why not take the first step today toward your better tomorrow?