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Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#97
At a Glance

Products & Services: Commercial cleaning

Number of Locations: 410

Total Investment: $2.2K - $52.4K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 2000

About Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Buildingstars, a commercial cleaning company founded in 1994, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The company began franchising in 2000 and now has regional offices in Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, and Tampa Bay. Services include nightly cleaning, green cleaning and consulting, and carpet and floor care.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 410 0 0 0
2013 431 0 0 0
2012 376 0 0 0
2011 332 0 0 0
2010 309 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Midwest, Northeast, South, Southeast, Southwest, West.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $2,245 - $52,390
Franchise Fee: $995 - $39,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500
Liquid Cash Available: $1,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Internet

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #97 (2014), #99 (2013), #128 (2012), #154 (2011), #161 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #49 (2014), #74 (2013), #62 (2012), #62 (2011), #66 (2010),
Low-Cost: #16 (2014), #14 (2013), #18 (2012), #31 (2011), #36 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #17 (2014), #17 (2013), #27 (2012), #43 (2011), #45 (2010),

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