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Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#12
At a Glance

Products & Services: Commercial cleaning

Number of Locations: 11,676

Total Investment: $3.1K - $50.9K

Founded: 1991

Began Franchising: 1992

About Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Jacques Lapointe founded Jan-Pro in Providence, Rhode Island in 1991. Jan-Pro began franchising the following year, offering both master and single-unit franchises, and has since grown to over 10,000 units throughout the United States and Canada.

Jan-Pro franchisees offer commercial cleaning services to businesses such as car dealerships, gyms, banks, churches, schools and offices. The company's "Cleaning Greener" initiative emphasizes the use of cleaning products that require fewer chemicals to clean more.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 10,279 1,281 116 0
2013 10,135 1,281 116 0
2012 9,924 1,144 78 0
2011 9,010 1,044 39 0
2010 10,266 947 35 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $3,145 - $50,905
Franchise Fee: $2,520 - $44,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: Up to 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $1,000 - $14,000
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. At franchisee's location: 4 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #12 (2014), #19 (2013), #11 (2011), #11 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #4 (2014), #2 (2013), #2 (2011), #1 (2010),
Low-Cost: #1 (2014), #2 (2013), #2 (2011), #3 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #1 (2014), #1 (2013), #3 (2011), #3 (2010),
America's Top Global: #27 (2013), #9 (2011), #9 (2010),