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AdvantaClean

2014 Franchise 500
#194
At a Glance

Products & Services: Environmental services

Number of Locations: 159

Total Investment: $136.9K - $206.7K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 2006

About AdvantaClean

AdvantaClean franchisees offer indoor air quality solutions, including mold removal, emergency water removal, air duct and dryer vent cleaning and fire damage cleanup. The Huntersville, North Carolina-based company was founded in 1994 and began franchising in 2006.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 159 0 0 0
2012 125 0 0 0
2011 96 0 0 0
2010 35 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $136,900 - $206,700
Franchise Fee: $44,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 16 hours.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Online

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #194 (2014), #206 (2013), #257 (2012), #291 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #44 (2013), #69 (2012),
Top New: #16 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #50 (2014), #51 (2013), #75 (2012), #92 (2011),

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