Several plumbing franchise companies made Entrepreneur's 2004 Franchise 500 list, which ranks firms on factors such as financial strength, stability, growth rate, number of years in business and start-up costs. Mr. Rooter (with 178 franchises in 2003) came in at No. 307 and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing (78 franchises in 2003) ranked No. 453 (its first time on the list).

Rooter-Man, with 57 franchises, was ranked No. 255.