Merry Maids

Merry Maids

Residential cleaning
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#113 Ranked #61 last year
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Initial investment
$90K - $125K
Units as of 2020
1,708 2.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

Dallen W. Peterson founded Merry Maids in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska. The company cleans more than 300,000 homes, apartments and condominiums each month in North America. It has franchises in Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan and the United Kingdom. In 1988 Merry Maids joined the ServiceMaster Quality Service Network, which includes franchise companies AmeriSpec, Terminix and Furniture Medic. Merry Maids is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

About Merry Maids

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1979
Parent Company
The ServiceMaster Co. LLC
Leadership
Aster Angagaw, President
Ticker Symbol
SERV

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1980 (41 years)
# of employees at HQ
20
# of Units
1,708 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
150 Peabody Pl.
Memphis, TN 38103-3720

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Merry Maids franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$37,500 - $51,500
Initial Investment
$89,616 - $125,023
Net Worth Requirement
$90,000
Cash Requirement
$35,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5-7%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.3%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Merry Maids offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
10 hours
Classroom Training
65 hours
Additional Training
Additional training in Memphis, Tennessee and regional locations
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #113

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #83

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #8

Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021