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ServiceMaster Clean

2014 Franchise 500
#35
At a Glance

Products & Services: Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration

Number of Locations: 4,989

Total Investment: $49.6K - $180.6K

Founded: 1947

Began Franchising: 1952

About ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean franchises offer janitorial, floor care, disaster restoration and rebuild services. ServiceMaster Clean is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands, which also includes Terminix, Merry Maids, AmeriSpec Inspection Services, Furniture Medic and American Home Shield.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 3,105 204 1,674 6
2013 3,056 200 1,676 0
2012 3,068 189 1,682 0
2011 3,034 183 1,722 0
2010 3,043 180 1,728 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $49,585 - $180,580
Franchise Fee: $24,900 - $67,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5-7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000 - $75,000
Liquid Cash Available: $20,000 - $40,000
Operations
10-15% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% 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: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1-2 days. Annual convention and regional seminars
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Intranet, web design templates, digital marketing

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #35 (2014), #24 (2013), #40 (2012), #42 (2011), #31 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #60 (2013),
Low-Cost: #10 (2011), #9 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #9 (2012), #11 (2011), #8 (2010),
America's Top Global: #176 (2014), #23 (2013), #37 (2012), #38 (2011), #25 (2010),