Paul Chierichetti was born in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA in 1972. Paul entered the plumbing trade in 1980 and started Paul the Plumber business in California. Paul moved to Oregon in 1987 and became an Oregon licensed journeyman in 1988 where he continued as Paul the Plumber. In 1993 Paul purchased the Mr. Rooter franchise for Jackson and Josephine counties starting with 1 truck. Paul strives to be on top of any new technology that would involve plumbing. Paul has since then grown the business and now has 10 trucks. In 2006 he was named "Franchisee of the Year" out of 250 franchises in the United States and Canada and has been a Top Gun award winner at least 8 of those years. The Top Gun award goes to the top ten percent of the Mr. Rooter franchises. When Paul isn’t working he enjoys attending church, studies music, and does a lot of reading.