Squeegee Squad

At a Glance

Products & Services: Residential and high-rise window cleaning, building maintenance

Number of Locations: 40

Total Investment: $32.9K - $82.4K

Founded: 1999

Began Franchising: 2005

About Squeegee Squad

As a stockbroker-in-training, Jack Ruegsegger started out washing windows on the weekend simply as a way to supplement his income. But in 1999, he decided to focus on window-washing full-time. He recruited his brother Joe to help him, and they named the company Jack & Joe's Window Cleaning Inc. Over the years they continued to grow the business, adding snow-plowing, gutter cleaning and pressure washing to their services. Finally, in 2005, they decided to begin franchising, changing the name of the company to Squeegee Squad.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 36 0 3 1
2013 32 1 3 1
2012 28 0 2 1
2011 20 0 2 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $32,900 - $82,410
Franchise Fee: $18,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7-5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $32,900 - $82,410
Franchise can be run from home. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 day.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Marketing materials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #354 (2013),
Low-Cost: #61 (2013),