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MaidPro

2014 Franchise 500
#178
At a Glance

Products & Services: Residential cleaning

Number of Locations: 182

Total Investment: $21.9K - $114.5K

Founded: 1991

Began Franchising: 1997

About MaidPro

Mark Kushinsky and Richard Sparacio's debut MaidPro office was established in Boston in 1991. Just prior to franchising the business in 1997, Kushinsky developed service management software in order to increase efficiencies and began licensing this software to various players in the residential cleaning space and service-based industries. Locations have been established throughout the US and Canada.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 174 6 0 2
2013 165 6 0 1
2012 152 6 0 1
2011 126 4 0 1
2010 117 3 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $21,889 - $114,509
Franchise Fee: $7,900 - $21,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3.5-6.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $3,000 off franchise fee & $12,000 in invoice credits
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $30,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 25. Absentee ownership of franchise is 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. At franchisee's location: 6-8 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Design, direct mail services

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #178 (2014), #181 (2013), #201 (2012), #201 (2011), #242 (2010),
Low-Cost: #32 (2014), #25 (2013), #30 (2012), #41 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #44 (2014), #38 (2013), #49 (2012), #59 (2011),
America's Top Global: #157 (2013), #159 (2012), #159 (2011), #181 (2010),

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