The Cleaning Authority
Environmentally friendly residential cleaning
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About
Founded

1978

Franchising Since

1996 (23 Years)

Corporate Address

7230 Lee DeForest Dr., #200
Columbia, MD 21046

CEO

Rob Weddle

Parent Company

Authority Brands LLC

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$71,300 - $167,202

Net-worth Requirement

$225,000 - $250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$60,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$15,000 - $20,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4-6%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

The Cleaning Authority has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

25% off territory fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

National Media

Regional Advertising

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

32 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Additional Training:

Ongoing

Number of Employees Required to Run:

20

Bio
The Cleaning Authority started in the late 1970's in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. In 1989, Steve Robinson and Tim Evankovich bought the company, and in 1996 they began franchising it. Cleaning Authority franchisees offer environmentally friendly home cleaning services, using Green Seal Certified cleaning products, HEPA vacuums and microfiber dusting clothes.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $71,300 High - $167,202
Units
+6.0%+13 UNITS (1 Year) +19.4%+37 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 29th, 2018