Long-time Plumbing Doctor employee Mark Hardy is now the owner of a Reno franchise.

Longtime employee awarded franchise

By Special to The Enterprise

Plumbing Doctor founder Michael Farias of Davis announced that longtime employee Mark Hardy recently became the owner of the franchisor’s Reno operation.

Hardy has been a plumber for more than 30 years and had been employed by the local firm Plumbing M.D. Inc. for nearly a decade when the opportunity for business ownership was made available.

“Mark’s dedication to the industry, to his customers and to the brand make him a perfect candidate for business ownership,” Farias said.

Farias explained that business ownership is something he has always wanted to offer his employees and that the franchise model is the method for doing so.

“One of my proudest achievements,” Farias said, “is to help an employee realize their dream of running their own plumbing business.”

Farias started the Plumbing Doctor franchise system with one truck in 1992, and currently services customers in more than 150 ZIP codes in three states. The company is pairing with other interested employees to help them start their own franchise.