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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$36K - $107K
- Units as of 2021
84 3.4% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a You've Got Maids franchise.
You've Got Maids was founded in 2005 by Frank and Cynthia Berger. Five years later, the duo began franchising the concept. The Bergers remain the CEO and CFO of the You've Got Maids franchise. The cleaning service franchise offers cleaning services to both homes and businesses. You've Got Maids provides thorough cleaning before moving into a new place, after you move out, or by the hour cleaning. It strives to use environmentally friendly tactics during its cleaning.
Why You May Want to Start a You've Got Maids Franchise
At first, You've Got Maids was just a cleaning business. Later, however, it became more. With the You've Got Maids level of professionalism, customer satisfaction, and excellent cleaning techniques, the company grew rapidly. Currently, the You've Got Maids franchise has more than 80 units across the United States. The ideal candidate for this franchise is innovative and passionate about starting their own business. They want to make a lasting impact on their communities.
When you open a You've Got Maids franchise, you will be in charge of running a growing cleaning business. You've Got Maids offers high-quality and timely cleaning services. Their cleaning equipment and products are recyclable and environment-friendly. Furthermore, a You've Got Maids franchise tends to be available in all seasons, as homes and workplaces tend to need cleaning.
What Might Make a You've Got Maids Franchise a Good Choice?
You've Got Maids will introduce you to an industry that may always be in high demand. You've Got Maids also comes with tested and trusted technology. They offer dozens of hours of training and their support lines are always active. There is also additional training should you need help with field operations, finding a good deal for your lease, marketing, or anything else.
You've Got Maids has a training program called Maid University that all workers are expected to go through before working for the cleaning service. The training program is not just for the individuals that will do the cleaning. There are also training programs for franchisees acting as business managers. You've Got Maids utilizes new and innovative technology that may make operations easier and faster.
How to Open a You've Got Maids Franchise
To be part of the You've Got Maids team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, or renewal fees. Franchisees may also need to meet the company's set liquid capital requirements.
To get started with You've Got Maids, submit an inquiry form. After a few days, you may be contacted by a You've Got Maids agent. They will discuss the terms and conditions with you. If you are eligible, you can then apply to become the newest You’ve Got Maids franchisee. If the company approves your application, another franchise agent may contact you about fees and training. You may also be required to sign a Franchise Disclosure Document, among other agreements.
Get what was 'maid' for you with the You've Got Maids franchise!
About You've Got Maids
- Franchising Since
- 2010 (12 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
- # of Units
- 84 (as of 2021)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a You've Got Maids 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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $36,394 - $107,437
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Cash Requirement
- $39,900 - $100,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- $2,500 off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- You've Got Maids has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, 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.
- Classroom Training
- 40 hours
- Additional Training
- Optional training at Florida field office
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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