Aire-Master of America Inc.

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Restroom deodorizing and maintenance

Number of Locations: 106

Total Investment: $36.1K - $124.9K

Founded: 1958

Began Franchising: 1976

About Aire-Master of America Inc.

Working with his father in the janitorial supply business, Jerry P. McCauley noticed the need for a full-time deodorizing system in public restrooms. The products McCauley saw on the market acted only as air fresheners and did little to actually deodorize. McCauley spent the next few years researching the problem and developing solutions, and in 1960 he unveiled the Aire-Master company and system: room deodorizing machines, chemical deodorants and supplies for restroom fixture cleaning. Employees for the company installed and maintained Aire-Master systems and cleaned restrooms.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 100 2 0 4
2014 98 2 0 4
2013 98 2 0 4
2012 88 2 0 4
2011 83 2 0 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $36,124 - $124,900
Franchise Fee: $21,600 - $65,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Franchise can be run from home. 5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days. Quarterly training available at headquarters : 3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Other marketing support: Customer analysis and literature

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #263 (2015), #269 (2014), #439 (2013), #408 (2012), #237 (2011),
Low-Cost: #44 (2015), #51 (2014), #79 (2013), #89 (2012), #46 (2011),
Top Homebased/Mobile: #74 (2015), #78 (2014), #69 (2011),
America's Top Global: #184 (2011),

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