Trades Holding Co., LLC (Trades), a CPC Company, announced it has acquired the assets of American Eagle Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, LLC (dba Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Cincinnati, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dayton, and Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Florence), located in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. Trades is the largest Mr. Rooter franchisee, and this acquisition expands Trades’ footprint into Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana and furthers its mission to provide an outstanding technician experience. CPC and Trades began their partnership in July 2023.

Bashir Salem and his wife Nazek started Mr. Rooter of Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, and Florence more than 20 years ago and have turned it into a successful franchise. Along with a terrific customer service reputation, they have consistently been among the top performing Mr. Rooter franchisees. Bashir and Nazek say they are excited about the acquisition primarily because of the opportunities it will continue to create for their employees. “Trades has proven over its 30 plus years operating Mr. Rooter that it is a great place to work for technicians and that it is committed to providing world-class training and development throughout a technician’s career,” Salem said.

Phil Dodyk, CEO of Trades Holding Co. commented, “We are grateful Bashir and Nazek have chosen us to acquire their business as part of their thoughtful succession planning, and very excited to continue to support and serve their great team as we welcome them into Trades.  Adding Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, and Florence to our existing service area in Northeast, Northwest, and Central Ohio provides the opportunity to serve an additional 3 million midwest customers and meaningfully expand our technician career development program.” CPC Principal, Jared Poland added, “CPC is very pleased with how well Trades integrated its acquisition of Mansfield, Ohio last fall and remains impressed with the culture of customer service and technician engagement at Trades. We are excited to keep the positive momentum going with this expansion of the platform.”

About Trades

Trades Holding Company is a franchisee operator of Mr. Rooter (plumbing) and Mr. Electric (electrical) residential home service brands and operates Right Restoration – an independent restoration business solely focused on water damage mitigation. Trades is led by Phil Dodyk, who joined earlier this year as the company’s CEO, and Len Dolly, a Master Plumber who has led the operations at Trades for more than 20 years.  Trades also continues to be advised by second generation owner, Megan McKay. Trades employs more than 275 full-time employees, including over 200 trade professionals across Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, and Mansfield, Ohio. Trades is dedicated to its technicians and committed to providing a superior journey from apprentice to retirement.

About Mr. Rooter of Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Florence, Kentucky

Bashir and Nazek Salem and their family have a long heritage in the plumbing trade and got their start as business owners in 2002 with the founding of Mr. Rooter of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; and Florence, Ky. Along with their son, Alex Salem, Bashir and Nazek have continually grown the business and remain committed to the continued success of their team.

About CPC

CPC is owned by large family offices and successful entrepreneurs that are collectively aligned around long-term decision making and wealth creation. It was formed from the merging of Curran Companies’ and C3 Capital’s management teams and seeks to buy one to two companies a year and invest $60 million to $120 million per company into control positions. CPC does not use enterprise leverage to fund acquisitions, instead focusing management teams to excel in the Five Key Battles™: People, Systems and Processes, Execution, Customer Intimacy, and Product Leadership. Prior to forming CPC, the management team invested in more than 100 businesses covering a wide variety of industries. Learn more at


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