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Promoted Opportunities

Initial Investment

LOW: $64,600
HIGH: $115,900

Change in Units

-2.1% -6 UNITS (1 Year)
-5.0% -15 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1930

Franchising Since

1945 (72 Years)

Corporate Address

220 W. Campus Dr. Arlington Heights, IL 60004

CEO

Vince Caffarello

About Duraclean

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$64,600 - $115,900

Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$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

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 5 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

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