Jani-King

At a Glance

Products & Services: Commercial cleaning

Number of Locations: 12,282

Total Investment: $13.2K - $93.2K

Founded: 1969

Began Franchising: 1974

About Jani-King

As a student at the University of Oklahoma in 1968, Jim Cavanaugh worked as a night auditor at a hotel chain. He realized that there would always be a need for janitorial services as long as there were office buildings. He began marketing janitorial services by day and cleaning buildings with his friends by night. Within a year, Cavanaugh established Jani-King, and in 1974 he started franchising.

A commercial cleaning service, Jani-King sets up franchisees with a customer base and charges fees depending on the size of that initial base.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 10,010 740 1,510 22
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $13,150 - $93,150
Franchise Fee: $10,000 - $74,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At local office : 40-1/2+ hours.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Race car sponsorships, PR

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #8 (2010),
Low-Cost: #2 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #1 (2010),