Units as of 2020
1,452 (3 years)
16%
2020 Franchise 500 Rank
#35 Ranked #69 last year
34
Initial investment
$64K - $154K

Company Overview

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.

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About The Maids

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1979
Parent Company
The Maids Int'l. Inc.
Leadership
Dan Kirwan, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1981 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada
# of Units
1,452

Franchisor Information

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

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Maids 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
$12,500 - $12,500
Initial Investment
$64,100 - $154,300
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$22,400
Royalty Fee
6.9-3.9%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
The Maids offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
The Maids has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
12 hours
Classroom Training
38 hours
Additional Training
Phone consultation (before & after corporate training)
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
SEO
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #35

In Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #81

In Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #37

In Top Global Franchises

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