Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner

At a Glance

Products & Services: Carpet & upholstery cleaning

Number of Locations: 296

Total Investment: $93.7K - $221.2K

Founded: 1947

Began Franchising: 1972

About Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner

Stanley Steemer International Inc. was founded by Jack A. Bates in 1947. In 1972, the company began offering Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner franchises, and in 1998, it introduced Stanley Steemer Duct Cleaning Service add-on licenses. The company has more than 240 locations throughout the United States and is based in Dublin, Ohio.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 223 0 0 73
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $93,690 - $221,175
Franchise Fee: $20,000 - $100,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. Various training offered throughout the year
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #293 (2011), #149 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #94 (2011), #42 (2010),