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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#158 Ranked #93 last year
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Initial investment
$128K - $336K
Units as of 2021
269 0.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

Stanley Steemer International Inc. was founded by Jack A. Bates in 1947. In 1972, the company began offering Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner franchises, and in 1998, it introduced Stanley Steemer Duct Cleaning Service add-on licenses. The company has more than 240 locations throughout the United States and is based in Dublin, Ohio.

About Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1947
Leadership
Justin Bates, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1972 (49 years)
# of employees at HQ
166
# of Units
269 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5800 Innovation Dr.
Dublin, OH 43016

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner 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
$20,000 - $100,000
Initial Investment
$127,715 - $335,700
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
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.

In-House Financing
Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs
Third Party Financing
Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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
60 hours
Classroom Training
50 hours
Additional Training
Various training offered throughout the year
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

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
16
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #158

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #27

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Updated: February 8th, 2021