My Queue

Your Queue is empty

Click on the next to articles to add them to your Queue

Franchise: Merry Maids

Initial Investment
LOW:$86,750
HIGH: $123,750
Change in Units
+0.5% +8 UNITS (1 Year)
+1.1% +19 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Training at headquarters: 80 hours

Additional Training: Additional training in Memphis, Tennessee and regional locations

Absentee Ownership Allowed

About Merry Maids

Dallen W. Peterson founded Merry Maids in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska. The company cleans more than 300,000 homes, apartments and condominiums each month in North America. It has franchises in Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan and the United Kingdom. In 1988 Merry Maids joined the ServiceMaster Quality Service Network, which includes franchise companies AmeriSpec, Terminix and Furniture Medic. Merry Maids is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Founded

1979

Franchising Since

1980 (37 Years)

Corporate Address

860 Ridge Lake Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120

CEO

Mary Kay Wegner

Parent Company

The ServiceMaster Co. LLC

Ticker Symbol

Units (Locations)

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

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$86,750 - $123,750

Net-worth Requirement

$90,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$37,500

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$37,500 - $51,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5-7%

Ad Royalty Fee

1.3%

Financing Options

Merry Maids offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives


20% off franchise fee

Franchise Articles

The 5 Best Retail Franchises You Can Buy Right Now

Are you a natural salesperson? Then take full advantage with a retail franchise.

Why Fitness Franchises Are Booming

With aggressive expansion strategies and low membership costs, fitness clubs are looking to rapidly expand -- and franchisees are lining up to get in on the action.

Success Speaks For Itself: Whissle Hospitality Group

The co-founders of Whissle Hospitality Group –the company behind F&B brands like Okku, Claw and more in Dubai are all set to take their enterprise to the next level.

Why a Thriving Business Decided to Expand -- by Buying Into Two Franchises

The family behind a landscape company decided to go wider, not deeper, by investing in two different franchise systems.

Krispy Kreme Fell Apart, Then Came Back Strong. Here's How.

At one point, ice cream and soap was sold at the Krispy Kreme locations.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.

Updated: August 30th, 2017

Reprints & Licensing
Update Your Listing
Submit New Listing