ServiceMaster Clean

Commercial cleaning
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#239 Ranked #204 last year
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Initial investment
$88K - $125K
Units as of 2023
671 Decrease 8% over 3 years

Company Overview

About ServiceMaster Clean

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Commercial Cleaning
Founded 1959
Parent Company ServiceMaster Brands
Leadership Joshua Ussiri, President
Corporate Address 1 Glenlake Pkwy. N.E., #1400
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Who We Are

For more than 65 years, ServiceMaster Clean has been serving facilities nationwide with excellent janitorial services and even better customer care. Since our early days, we’ve pursued the very highest industry standards in all aspects of our commercial cleaning business. Our impressive growth over the years is all thanks to our passion for serving our customers, dedication to our work, and commitment to delivering an unbeatable level of quality.

With more than 670 franchise locations in North America and a comprehensive range of services, we provide communities with the cleaning services they need when they need them. Our business model is unique to the cleaning services sector, and we work diligently to bring entrepreneurs like you into the system as owners, where they learn how to operate and continue growing our business, sharing in our success story.

By the Numbers

We believe in letting the numbers speak for themselves. Here’s a quick look at where ServiceMaster Clean stands:

  • 65+ – Years of Experience
  • 41 – Years on the Franchise 500 List
  • 670+ – Locations Across North America
  • $32,000 – Initial Franchise Fee
  • $1,808,414 – Average Gross Sales of Top Quartile
  • #22 – 2023 Ranking for Top Franchises for less than $100K
  • 15% – Conversion Franchise Discount Available

Become Part of a Growing Franchise

No matter what the fluctuating economy may have in store, franchising opportunities in the commercial cleaning and janitorial industries set entrepreneurs up for success. Even when it’s time for businesses to tighten their belts, there is always room in the budget for reliable janitorial services. As a ServiceMaster Clean franchisee, you’ll become part of a $58.3 billion industry that continues to grow year after year. We provide an essential service that helps businesses and other commercial properties run smoothly all year round.

 Our clients, which include office buildings, healthcare facilities, retail centers, schools, stadiums, distribution centers, and other institutions, require regular maintenance. With clients on daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules, you’ll enjoy recurring sources of revenue.

Wondering if the commercial cleaning industry is right for you? Whether you’ve had years of experience in the field or have never cleaned an office building before, ServiceMaster Clean’s system and support structure will help set the foundation for you to build a thriving franchise. From the start, we empower our franchisees to excel at lead generation, job costing, sales and more. 

Getting Started

Ready to begin your journey to owning a ServiceMaster Clean franchise? We’re here to assist you every step of the way with this simple and efficient process designed to help you get down to business as soon as possible:

  1. Start the Conversation. After you complete an inquiry form on our website, a ServiceMaster Clean team member will reach out to you to talk.
  2. Meet the Brand. Next, you’ll have a deep-dive discussion with one of our Franchise Development experts to explore our brand, learn about the life of a franchisee, and gain a greater understanding of this unique franchising opportunity. 
  3. Complete a Request for Consideration. This no-obligation application will help us better determine if a partnership with ServiceMaster Clean is a good fit for you. 
  4. Meet the Experts. With the help of our business plan template, you’ll get the chance to have a conversation with our operations partners to ensure you are set up for success. 
  5. Sign on the Dotted Line. Now it’s time to make it official by signing a ServiceMaster Clean franchise agreement!
  6. Attend Training. During our comprehensive training program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of running a business, as well as the details of our operating system and all software required to complete your day-to-day tasks. 
  7. Start Your Business. You’re now ready to go! Our team of experts will be alongside you every step of the way to help you on your journey to success. 

Support for Success

When you choose to franchise with ServiceMaster Clean, you’re working with an industry leader that’s committed to you. Once you’ve signed your franchise agreement, your journey will begin with our best-in-class franchise training program at our ServiceMaster Academy in Memphis, TN, online training modules, and continued support long-term with:

  • Virtual franchise training sessions
  • In-person workshops and conventions
  • Networking opportunities
  • A dedicated franchise development consultant
  • Resources from our marketing, business intelligence, and field support teams. 

We provide continuous training throughout the life of your business that will keep you evolving, adapting, and innovating. From the moment you become a franchisee, you’ll begin receiving our biweekly newsletter, full of the latest news and information about our network and our industry.

Best of all, our Continuous Improvement Initiative helps franchises stay on the cutting edge by regularly updating our processes and systems to better, more efficiently, and more competitively provide service to our customer base.

Making the Investment

Wondering what makes a good franchise investment? Simply put, a good investment is one that is profitable – and ServiceMaster Clean fits the bill. Our franchise model regularly outperforms the rest of the janitorial industry, and our individual owners have a clear path to building a profitable business. 

The approximate initial franchise investment ranges from $87,675 to $125,200 based on which format you choose for your business. This investment will include everything you need to get started—materials, equipment, certifications, and other expenses related to opening a business.

About the ServiceMaster® Family of Brands

ServiceMaster® Brands is a leading franchisor of residential and commercial services in the restoration, cleaning, moving, junk removal, and bioremediation industries. The company is home to over 3,200 franchisees across 4,600+ locations serving over 1 million homes and businesses each year. ServiceMaster was founded with a deep commitment to its franchisees and has franchise opportunities available in ServiceMaster Restore®, ServiceMaster Clean®, Merry Maids®, and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1959 (65 years)
# of employees at HQ 138
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 671 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a ServiceMaster Clean 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.

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$87,675 - $125,200
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Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
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.

Third Party Financing ServiceMaster Clean has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training 70.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


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
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022