Duraclean
#380 Franchise 500| Carpet and upholstery cleaning, disaster restoration, mold remediation

About
Founded

1930

Franchising Since

1945 (73 Years)

Corporate Address

220 W. Campus Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

CEO

Vince Caffarello

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$38,695 - $117,900

Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$19,500 - $19,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

8-2%

Financing Options

Duraclean has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
equipment

Veteran Incentives

15% off franchise fee

Support Options
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

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

17.5-36.5 hours

Classroom Training:

34.25-41.25 hours

Duraclean is ranked #380 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
When Marjorie Marshall got her rug back from the cleaners, the color was faded and the rug damaged. Upset by the condition of her rug and the fact that no cleaners could guarantee safe upholstery cleaning, Marshall asked her husband if he could develop a process to safely clean carpets and upholstery.

He did, and in 1930 Irl Marshall Sr. opened The Home Service Co., parent of Duraclean International Inc., in Racine, Wisconsin. The company originally offered mothproofing service, but eventually switched to upholstery and carpet cleaning. In 1943, the Marshalls began franchising.

Today Duraclean has expanded its services to include drapery cleaning, ceiling cleaning, fire and water damage restoration, deodorization, fabric protection and janitorial services.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $38,695 High - $117,900
Units
+0.4%+0 UNITS (1 Year) -4.7%-14 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Disclaimer

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Updated: July 9th, 2018
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