Fish Window Cleaning Services Inc.

Fish Window Cleaning Services Inc.

Low-rise commercial and residential window cleaning
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Units as of 2020
280 (8 added in 3 years)
2.9%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#330 Ranked #259 last year
Initial investment
$87K - $152K

Company Overview

S. Michael Merrick had lost his job as a bank manager when the window washer for the branch said he was interested in selling his business. Merrick looked at the company's books and was impressed with what he saw--low overhead and virtually no inventory. In 1978 Merrick and his wife, Linda, purchased the company, renamed it, and Fish Window Cleaning was born.

After 20 years of cleaning windows, screens, gutters, skylights and chandeliers in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, the Merricks began franchising.

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About Fish Window Cleaning Services Inc.

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1978
Leadership
Randy Cross, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1998 (23 years)
# of employees at HQ
28
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
280 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
200 Enchanted Pkwy.
Manchester, MO 63021

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Fish Window Cleaning Services Inc. 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
$39,900 - $64,900
Initial Investment
$87,300 - $151,600
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
8-6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
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.

Third Party Financing
Fish Window Cleaning Services Inc. 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
24 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Additional Training
Webinars
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

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
5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #330

Franchise 500 Ranking

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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