Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: May 2019
$64,100 - $154,300
The Maids dates back to 1979 when Daniel J. Bishop, an entrepreneurial success by age 21 with a commercial cleaning business, founded the company in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. From the start, The Maids focused on residential deep cleaning for time-starved, busy families. After growth of the company was impressive and undeniable, Daniel Bishop began franchising one year later, and business continued to boom.
The Maids became the first residential cleaning business to focus on cleaning for health. The Maids researched environmentally preferable cleaning products and sourced state-of-the-art equipment, based on commercial cleaning practices, to ensure the same cleaner, healthier environment was achievable in the home. These advancements set a new standard for quality cleaning and revolutionized the residential cleaning industry.
Today, The Maids offers deep cleaning services in over 90 major U.S. and Canadian cities and remains one of the best franchises to open.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"The support from The Maids corporate staff is excellent! They are always there to answer any questions I have and provide advice to help grow my business."
Andrea & Ryan, Single Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 92 FSI
"Our cleaning system and what we provide as a service is without equal The Maids has the best cleaning system around. I feel confident selling our service."
Daniel, Single Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 87 FSI
"One of the best things about The Maids franchise system is its community. It's a community of owners with diverse backgrounds but the common goal of building a business."
Hank & Maria, Multi-Unit Owners, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 72 FSI
The Maids started with innovating thinking and continues to drive change through innovation to this day. The brand remains in good hands with leadership cut from the same cloth; continuing that same pioneering thinking that birthed a brand 40+ years ago. Yet, The Maids is not simply resting on what got us here. Rather, it is driving forward with new innovation; company store incubators to test new ideas for tomorrow, massive investment into industry leading technology, and through strategic alliances with companies like Amazon and Proctor & Gamble.
The Maids provides the most comprehensive package of training, support, and technology in the industry. We provide extensive training, including 4-6 weeks of pre-training, 6 days of classroom and field training (SmartStart corporate training), and 4 days in the franchisee’s market conducting The Maids Power Training. We are in touch and involved with the new franchisee a minimum of 195 days within the first year via our Business coaches and Owner Mentors.
The Maids have a one of a kind 22-Step Healthy Touch cleaning process. We are the "Gold Standard" for business.
Knowledgeable and experienced, The Maids franchise offers its partners comprehensive marketing support. Our marketing staff and business coaches will help you build your initial marketing plan that will drive business and build a successful customer base. Our Excel-based marketing plan spreadsheet is easy to use and understand, providing you with all the tools necessary, both during start-up and on an on-going bases, to help you make the best marketing decisions that will benefit your company – and your bottom line. The Maid's comprehensive marketing support includes: Marketing consulting, ad planning, media consulting, public relations, copy writing, ad design and direct mail support. Our marketing staff also champions and manages the corporate brand, which includes: corporate identity, national brand program, Web site, coop programs and strategic alliances.
With The Maids you are working ON the business, not IN the business. Our franchise partners are not cleaning homes, and are building their business Monday-Friday, no nights, no weekends, no holidays!
Cash Investment: Minimum- $22,400 down, plus operating capital
Total Investment: $64,100-$154,300
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Ad Fund & Tech Fees Rebated for Year 1 up to $6,000 in weekly revenue.
We can do financing on the Territory Investment. 2 Year deferment with an 8 year term.
Average Franchisee - $1.1 Million in revenue
Top Franchise - $6.3 Million in Revenue
No. Through our comprehensive training program, we can train people with no home cleaning experience to be a top performing franchise.
20% off Territory Fee. We support veterans and all they have done for our country. We offer a 20% discount off of the initial franchise fee to all honorably-discharged veterans as a way to say THANK YOU.