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Maid Brigade

2014 Franchise 500
#181
At a Glance

Products & Services: Residential cleaning

Number of Locations: 476

Total Investment: $85K - $124K

Founded: 1979

Began Franchising: 1980

About Maid Brigade

Maid Brigade first offered professional cleaning services in 1979. The company began franchising the next year and now has locations nationwide.

Franchisees offer traditional cleaning services, as well as special cleaning services like spring and fall cleaning projects, interior oven/refrigerator cleaning, silver polishing, fireplace cleaning and moving in/out services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 401 75 0 0
2012 413 75 0 0
2011 425 75 0 0
2010 379 75 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Eastern Europe, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $85,000 - $124,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000 - $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6.9-3.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $125,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10 - 12. 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: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days. At existing location: 5 days; Follow-up visit: 3 days; Ongoing training available
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Internet

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #181 (2014), #98 (2013), #73 (2012), #121 (2011), #187 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #48 (2012),
Low-Cost: #45 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #31 (2011),
America's Top Global: #103 (2013), #65 (2012), #102 (2011), #145 (2010),

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