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Initial Investment

LOW: $13,150
HIGH: $93,150

Change in Units

Company Profile



Franchising Since

1974 (42 Years)

Corporate Address

16885 Dallas Pkwy. Addison, TX 75001


James Cavanaugh, Jr.

Parent Company

Jani-King International Inc.

About Jani-King

As a student at the University of Oklahoma in 1968, Jim Cavanaugh worked as a night auditor at a hotel chain. He realized that there would always be a need for janitorial services as long as there were office buildings. He began marketing janitorial services by day and cleaning buildings with his friends by night. Within a year, Cavanaugh established Jani-King, and in 1974 he started franchising.

A commercial cleaning service, Jani-King sets up franchisees with a customer base and charges fees depending on the size of that initial base.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$13,150 - $93,150

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$10,000 - $74,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Jani-King offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment, accounts receivable

Jani-King has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 7

Lowest Rank: 15

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Additional Training: At local office

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: August 4th, 2014

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