August 1- Mary Kennedy Thompson, Mr. Rooter Corporation & Michael G. Schneider, A-1 Locksmith and Safe

On the August 1st edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Mary Kennedy Thompson – President, Mr. Rooter Corporation

Michael G. Schneider – CEO, A-1 Locksmith and Safe

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Mary Kennedy Thompson, President, Mr. Rooter Corporation

Mary Red jacket 2011Mary Kennedy Thompson has been president of Mr. Rooter Corporation since 2006.

Mary came to Mr. Rooter from national franchisor Cookies by Design, where she was president of the franchisor corporation. She came into the franchising industry as a franchisee first when in 1994, when she opened a Cookies by Design® franchise in Austin.

In 2000 after selling her businesses, she was recruited to the home office to build the first field program for site visits and training and also created and taught the first marketing training programs for franchisees.

At the end of her first year as president of Mr. Rooter Corporation, U.S. Business Review selected Mary as one of its 2007 Editor’s Choice Executives of the Year. Today Mr. Rooter is the fastest growing plumbing franchise with more than 336 locations worldwide.

Franchising Information: Sam Thurman (254) 759-5820


Michael G. Schneider, CEO, A-1 Locksmith and Safe

0707764Michael Schneider took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Joe East Enterprises Inc. in early 2012. Joe East Sr. established A-1 Locksmith in 1949 and now Joe East Enterprises holds A-1 Locksmith, Safe, and Security Group.

Michael started an entrepreneurial school of hard knocks with Joe East where he sold real estate, partnered in an Event Sound and Lighting company, and created the Electronic Security Division called the “A1 Security Group.”

Today, A-1 Locksmith and Safe has 40 mobile service technicians and 10 walk-in retail locations providing sales and service in:  lock and key products, Car remotes and laser chip keys, Safe sales, delivery and service, security camera, alarm installation and monitoring.

Phone: (972)/(817) 690-8464

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