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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#98 Ranked #65 last year
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Initial investment
$110K - $155K
Units as of 2020
492 5.6% over 3 years

Company Overview

After founding Molly Maid in 1979 in Canada, David McKinnon brought the company to the United States in 1984. The company’s network of franchises has grown to include international locations.

From carpets to counters and baseboards to bathrooms, franchisees offer residential cleaning from locally owned locations nationwide.

About Molly Maid

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1979
Parent Company
Neighborly
Leadership
Mary Kay Liston, Brand President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1979 (42 years)
# of employees at HQ
900
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
492 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
3948 Ranchero Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Molly Maid 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
$14,900
Initial Investment
$110,200 - $155,200
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
3-6.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
$450/mo.
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

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

Third Party Financing
Molly Maid has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
127 hours
Classroom Training
20 hours
Additional Training
Regional training center
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
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
14
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Molly Maid landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #98

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #145

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #16

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021