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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#494 Ranked #450 last year
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Initial investment
$105K - $190K
Units as of 2020
130 7.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Richard Nonelle founded Window Genie in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1994. Although Nonelle had a degree in marketing and finance and a background in sales and management, he knew nothing about the window-washing industry. The business originally focused only on window cleaning services, but Nonelle soon added full-service pressure washing, deck cleaning, house washing and concrete cleaning to the roster of Window Genie’s services. The private company began franchising in 1998 and is still based in Cincinnati.

About Window Genie

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1994
Parent Company
Neighborly
Leadership
Richard Nonelle, Brand President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1998 (23 years)
# of employees at HQ
900
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
130 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
40 W. Crescentville Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Window Genie 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
$36,500 - $85,500
Initial Investment
$104,500 - $190,000
Veteran Incentives
Expanded territory (15,000 additional households)
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.

Third Party Financing
Window Genie 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
8 hours
Classroom Training
29 hours
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
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?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #494

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #38

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Updated: February 8th, 2021