- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
#398 Ranked #483 last year
- Initial investment
$45K - $170K
- Units as of 2022
123 7.0% 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.
- Related Categories
- Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses, Restroom Maintenance, Cleaning/Restoration
- Parent Company
- Aire-Master of America Inc.
- Douglas McCauley, COB/CEO
- Corporate Address
1821 N. Hwy. CC, P.O. Box 2310
Nixa, MO 65714
- Franchising Since
- 1976 (2023-1976 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada
- # of Units
- 123 (as of 2022)
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
- $30,000 - $100,000
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $45,434 - $169,900
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 10% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 20 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
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
- 24 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Ad TemplatesSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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Franchise 500 Ranking History
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Ranked #34 in 2023
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