Robert A. Beall is the owner of at least four + Mr. Rooter franchise locations:
Mr. Rooter of Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Rooter of Youngstown, OH
Mr. Rooter of Dayton, OH
Mr. Rooter of Weirton, WV
According to The Cranberry Eagle (http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20140609/CRAN0101/706099978), Robert A. Beall was charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief, both felonies. Robert A. Beall was charged with possessing an instrument of crime, loitering and prowling at night time, and simple trespass, all misdemeanors.
On June 1, 2014 at 1:30am, Beall was outside the home of his neighbor on his neighbor's property with a 16 inch or 18 inch pipe wrench. When the neighbor went outside to confront him, Beall punched him. His neighbor defended himself and tackled Beall.
**My Opinion Based On Facts**
The article mentions that the Police thought Beall had to much to drink. Honestly, if you can't handle alcohol, then you shouldn't drink it. I don't believe in that "I was under the influence" garbage. If you choose to consume intoxicating substances, then you should be held accountable for your actions since you weren't drinking responsibly. What kind of person goes outside and enters their neighbor's property with a 16 or 18 inch pipe wrench at 1:30am? An insane person - that's who.
According to the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, Pennsylvania Criminal Docket (https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-10-CR-0001019-2014), Robert A. Beall plead guilty to and was charged with SIMPLE ASSAULT and CRIMINAL TRESPASS/SIMPLE TRESPASSER as a result of a PLEA AGREEMENT filed by his lawyer on 9/17/2014. His sentence/penalty order was filed on 10/28/2014 and has the following conditions:
Probation: 24 months
Community Service: 20 hours
Pay Costs of Prosecution
Pay Fines for Count 4: $300
Restitution Paid to the Victim
No Contact with Victim
**My Opinion Based On Facts**
Mr. Beall is a person who has behaved in a heinous manner as a business owner as it is (dishonesty, bait & switch sales tactics, breaching contracts, destroying people's properties, not honoring warranties, performing shoddy workmanship, etc.)
Apparently, his business dealings are not the only place where his actions are questionable.
What he does to consumers through his business practices, the way I see it, breaks the laws I have read and is never held accountable - until the Attorney General of Ohio filed suit against his employee and Mr. Rooter of Youngstown location in October of 2015.
In Conclusion, I believe that The Dwyer Group and their Brands (http://www.dwyergroup.com/dwyer-group-companies.asp) are corrupt based on what I have been witness to personally and from what I read online that has been posted by others.
Even though franchises are individually owned and operated among The Dwyer Group Brands, each franchisee operates according to their own set of ethics. If you call an unethical franchise owner, you will be screwed because corporate will do nothing due to the fact is all they do is sell franchises.
Is getting an unethical franchise a risk you really want to take?
Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Owner Robert "Bob" A. Beall is reportedly the owner of the following locations:
Mr. Rooter of Pittsburgh