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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#151 Ranked #159 last year
- Initial investment
$95K - $120K
- Units as of 2021
283 12.3% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a MaidPro franchise.
With over 30 years in business, MaidPro’s humble Boston, Massachusetts beginnings helped set it up for potential long-term success. Now there are over 270 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company is proud of its faithful customers who have depended on its home cleaning services from day one.
If you’re looking for a franchise opportunity with a cleaning service company, MaidPro may be a good franchise to begin. The market needs franchisees to support them and their growth. MaidPro’s proven systems and processes are a huge contribution to their years of business.
Why You May Want to Start a MaidPro Franchise
MaidPro’s key advantage for franchisees is its fresh and unique approach - out with the old rules of traditional franchising, in with innovation, ongoing knowledge, and ever-friendly staff. MaidPro’s systems are flexible yet strong enough to hold everyone up, individually or as a whole franchise family.
As a franchisee, you gain the accessibility of revolutionary tools within the system, making running the business simpler. Not to mention MaidPro support may be highly customized to every franchisee. Additionally, the franchisor generally offers qualified credit to deserving potential franchisees.
What Might Make a MaidPro Franchise a Good Choice?
Awards and recognition are commonplace for MaidPro. The cleaning services company has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 many times in the past several decades. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
Several factors drive the franchisor’s excellent performance as a cleaning business franchise, such as the zero marketing spend requirement. The company may recommend a marketing budget, but you can decide if you want it. The term of agreement to open a MaidPro franchise is typically five years. The cost to renew if both sides agree to continue business together is typically fairly low.
You may not be obliged to buy from certain cleaning product vendors, which means you may purchase from the suppliers of your choosing. Of course, it goes without saying that you probably won’t be forced to use the company’s fleet when providing residential cleaning services. With such personalization of your franchise, you can truly make your MaidPro franchise your own.
How Do You Open a MaidPro Franchise?
Your MaidPro cleaning business franchise usually begins after you sign the franchise agreement, assuming you have reviewed the Franchise Disclosure Document thoroughly. Your territory might be defined and awarded by zip codes and hard borders, including highways or streets.
Before you begin operations, MaidPro may train you through the pre-opening smooth start program, which includes a few days of in-house corporate training held at the company’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. Another might be the super support program, which the franchisor provides during the actual operations of your business. You may want to talk with an attorney or financial advisor during the process to ensure that you are financially stable enough to open a franchise. Submit a franchise inquiry form to get started with MaidPro.
- Franchising Since
- 1997 (25 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada
- # of Units
- 283 (as of 2021)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a MaidPro 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
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
- $94,560 - $119,800
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
- 20% 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.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 5 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
- MaidPro has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs
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
- 15 hours
- Classroom Training
- 182 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingMarketing Planning & SupportSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- 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.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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