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The Maids
#36

Initial Investment

LOW: $81,700
HIGH: $197,250

Change in Units

+4.6% +55 UNITS (1 Year)
+12.0% +134 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1979

Franchising Since

1981 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

9394 W. Dodge Rd., #140 Omaha, NB 68114

CEO

Colin Bishop

Parent Company

The Maids International Inc.

About The Maids

After founding Bishop Building Services, a janitorial company, Daniel J. Bishop brought his cleaning business experience to the residential arena with The Maids in 1979. Four-person cleaning teams arrive at clients' homes in the company's distinctive yellow cars to dust, vacuum and clean kitchens and bathrooms using the company's 22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$81,700 - $197,250

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$60,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$12,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6.9-3.9%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

The Maids has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


$4,000 off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: up to 4 days

Training at headquarters: 9 days

Additional Training: Phone consultation (before & after corporate training)

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 20

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Updated: July 29th, 2016

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