Household cleaner franchise achieved strong growth in 2008

From 2006 to 2007, most of the clean franchises showed significant growth. With the decline in the housing market and the rise of new and converted commercial real estate, cleaning services are still needed. This is a small but useful list of clean franchises that you can operate at home.

Jani King

Jani-King [commercial cleaning] began in 1969 and has been engaged in franchising since 1974. In the night shift work of Jim Cavanaugh, there was an ongoing demand for cleaning services.

Etrepreneure.com's 2006-2007 report shows that Jani-King has added 496 new US franchises, 29 Canadian franchises, 31 foreign franchises and 3 owned companies. . As commercial real estate is expected to grow in 2008, the demand for cleaning services is also expected to grow.

Cost:

Startup fee $11k-34k +

Initial fee: $8.6k- $1.3k +

Continuous usage fee: 10%

Term: 20 years, renewable

Operation method:

Can run at home

No absentee ownership

Additional building maintenance

Ok, you think this is too personal, but it is a business reality. Jim Cavanaugh [from Jani-King] divorced, and his ex-wife Arleen Cavanaugh started the Bonus Building Care, you guessed it, this is a cleaning service. This is a typical example of the effectiveness of the commercial cleaning business. Founded in 1996, the BBC increased its US franchise from 1,415 in 2006 to 1,774 in 2007, three of which were owned by the company.

Cost:

Startup company: $8k-$ 13k +

Initial fee: $6.5k

Continuous usage fee: 10%

Term: 20 years, renewable

Renewal fee: $ 2k

Operation method:

Can run at home

Number of employees required: 1-5

No absentee ownership

Jan-Pro Franchise International

The business specializing in commercial cleaning began in 1991 and has had a franchise since 1992. Founded by Jacques Lapointe Jan-Pro, its US franchise increased from 5,066 in 2006 to 6,409 in 2007. Canada’s franchise increased from 305 in 2006 to 609 in 2007. 14 foreign franchises began in 2007.

Cost:

Startup company: $33,000-$49.9k

Initial fee: $2.8k- $44k

Continuous usage fee: 10%

Term: 10 years, renewable

Qualification:

New value: $1k-14k +

Cash flow: $1,000

Business experience: management skills

Operation method:

Can run at home

Number of employees: 1

No absentee ownership

Servpro

Servpro [residential and commercial cleaning] began in 1967 and began franchising in 1969. Ted Isaacson began providing cleaning and recovery services for homes and businesses, including but not limited to disaster prevention, air ducts and HVAC systems. Servpro's nationwide franchise base increased from 1,310 in 2006 to 1,368 in 2007.

Cost:

Investment amount: $97k-$154k

Initial fee: $38k

Ongoing royalties: 3-10%

Term: 5 years, renewable

Renewal fee: $250

Qualification:

Net worth: $100k

Cash flow: $60k

Business experience: general, marketing skills

Operation method:

Can run at home

Staff required: 5-10

No absence is allowed

Chem-Dry [rugs, curtains and upholstery clean]

Robert Harris founded Chem-Dry in 1977 and began using his cleaning solutions to franchise in 1978. Chem-Dry has global franchise opportunities. From 2006 to 2007, the company's US headquarters began to grow from 2547-2679.

Cost:

Startup company: $25k- $214k

Initial fee: $13k- $35k

Ongoing royalties: #350 / mo.

Renewal fee: $750

Qualification:

Net worth: $75k

Cash flow $ 4k

Operation method:

Can run at home

Allow absent ownership

ServiceMaster Clean [beginning in 1947, began operating the franchise in 1952]

It is said that in a chemical accident, after Marion Wade was partially blind in 1945, he thought of the idea of ​​a heavy-duty cleaning and disaster recovery company for commercial and residential use. ServiceMaster Clean is part of the franchise division, which includes Merry Maids and Terminix. ServicesMaster's US franchise increased from 2978 in 2006 to 3041 in 2007. Canada’s franchise increased from 166 to 172, respectively. The company has been around for a long time, and it's no wonder that it has experienced continued growth.

Cost:

Investment amount: $ 21k-$ 111k

Initial fee: $17k-45k

Ongoing royalties: 4-10%

Term: 5 years, renewable

Qualification:

Net worth: $50k-75k

Cash flow: $15k-25k

Experience: General business

Operation method:

Can run at home

Number of employees required: 3

Absent owners are not allowed

System4 [commercial cleaning]

The company was founded in 2003 and began franchising in the US-based Brecksville Ohio System4. The company is a national franchise dealer with 467 franchisees in 2007 [283 in 2006].

Cost:

Invest $6k-$38k

Initial fee: $4.4k-$32k

Continuous usage fee: 5%

Term: 20 years, renewable

Qualification:

Net worth: $10,000

Operation method:

Can run at home

Staff required: 3

Allow absent ownership

Building Star Company

Building Stars Inc. began in 1994 and began franchising in 2000. Based on Louis Missouri BB Inc of St. Mary's Church, from 2006 to 2007, the number of franchisees increased from 217 to 225.

Cost:

Investment amount: $2.2k

Initial fee: $1.2k

Continuous usage fee: 10%

Term: 5 years, renewable

Qualification:

Cash flow: $1,000

Operation method:

Can run at home

Number of employees required: 5

Absent owners are not allowed

Many companies have already achieved substantial profits. In order for you to get a piece of pie, you have to be in the kitchen. The home cleaning series will show strong growth in 2008. As always, carefully choose your business and plan for growth and longevity.