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Initial investment
$46K - $171K
Units as of 2023
121 Increase 2.5% over 3 years

As an award-winning odor-controlling team, Aire-Master is a master in the hygiene industry. The franchise was founded in 1958 and started franchising in 1976. Aire-Master’s head office is located in Nixa, Missouri, with over 100 operating units across the U.S.

Aire-Master mainly deals with odor control, scent marketing, and commercial hygiene services. The company's products and services also include floor and wall cleaning, restroom odor control, hand soaps, paper products, fixture cleaning, scent branding, and room deodorizing.

The company's customer base is diverse and includes apartments, restaurants, hospitals, stores, and hotels. Aire-Master eliminates foul odors from these facilities by installing a deodorizer appropriate for the customer’s space. They also provide soap and hand sanitizers to customers and employees.

Why You May Want to Start an Aire-Master Franchise

As a leading odor control and commercial hygiene service provider, Aire-Master is not limited to a single industry. This creates an ideal foundation for the business to grow. Aire-Master also offers comprehensive training to its franchisees, so you will have the skills you need to run the business.

Aire-Master asks a reasonable initial investment from franchisees, so you can either decide to start the franchise with one employee or with a few. However, it is good to keep in mind that an Aire-Master generally requires two employees to run with exclusive territories available. 

In addition, you can run the business right from your home if you want to! All you need is a small office space, a computer, a storage area, minimal inventory, and a suitable vehicle.

What Might Make Aire-Master a Good Choice?

Since Aire-Master is a service business, you won’t have to open an expensive store location. Occasionally, you will have ordinary expenses, like royalty fees, apart from your franchise fee and startup costs. However, be prepared to make an initial investment that can vary depending on multiple factors. You should also have a substantial amount of liquid capital in order to qualify as a franchisee. It is also a good idea to make sure you have an adequate net worth before you begin your business. 

To help you finance your franchise, Aire-Master offers third-party sources financing for franchise fees, startup cost, equipment, and inventory. The agreement term with Aire-Master covers 20 years and is renewable.

How Do You Start an Aire-Master Franchise?

If you want to become an Aire-Master franchisee, you will need to fill out an inquiry form. Executives from the company may review and discuss your application if they deem you a good fit. If the franchise executives decide Aire-Master is a good fit for you, they will send over the Franchise Disclosure Document with further information about the company and what to expect as a franchisee.

The company will also send you a contact list of current franchisees. Contact as many current franchisees as possible to help you in your decision-making. You can finalize details regarding your franchise territory once you decide to join the company. Aire-Master will schedule a training session at their headquarters in Nixa, Missouri if both parties agree to go into business together. 

Aire-Master is ready to support you in your franchise journey. Begin today, and it won't be long before you're sniffing the sweet smell of your own beginnings as an Aire-Master franchisee.

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Company Overview

About Aire-Master

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Odor Control, Restroom Maintenance, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses, Cleaning/Restoration
Founded 1958
Parent Company Aire-Master of America Inc.
Leadership Douglas McCauley, COB/CEO
Corporate Address 1821 N. Hwy. CC, P.O. Box 2310
Nixa, MO 65714
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1976 (48 years)
# of employees at HQ 70
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units 121 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Aire-Master 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 Information Circle
$30,000 - $100,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$45,934 - $171,400
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
20 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

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

Third Party Financing Aire-Master has relationships with third-party sources which offer 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 56 hours
Classroom Training 21 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 2
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022