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CleanNet USA Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#45
At a Glance

Products & Services: Commercial cleaning

Number of Locations: 2,965

Total Investment: $9.8K - $97.95K

Founded: 1988

Began Franchising: 1988

About CleanNet USA Inc.

Mark Salek founded CleanNet USA in 1987 and opened the company's first office the following year in Columbia, Maryland, providing cleaning services to commercial clients in the Baltimore/Washington, DC, area.

Today, CleanNet's uniformed force offers a variety of cleaning services for commercial, retail and industrial facilities in financial, hospitality, medical and other industries.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 2,951 0 0 14
2013 2,857 0 0 13
2012 2,862 0 0 12
2011 5,263 0 0 11
2010 4,745 0 0 11
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $9,755 - $97,950
Franchise Fee: $6,050 - $83,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 5-10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $10,000 - $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $5,000 - $100,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% 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: 1-4 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1-4 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #45 (2014), #30 (2012), #25 (2011), #79 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #3 (2012), #4 (2011), #7 (2010),
Low-Cost: #6 (2014), #4 (2012), #6 (2011), #21 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #7 (2014), #6 (2012), #8 (2011), #22 (2010),
America's Top Global: #27 (2012), #23 (2011), #66 (2010),

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