Merry Maids

£5,999 Minimum Investment

Franchise Description :

Cleaning management franchise opportunities with full training and ongoing support

Finance:Yes through a 3rd party
Part Time:No
Contact Name:Franchise Recruitment Manager

ServiceMaster Limited
ServiceMaster House
Tigers Road
Leicester LE18


Although Merry Maids was originally launched in Nebraska in the USA in 1979, the company prides itself on having the local touch for its UK customers. It first appeared in the UK in 1990 and the Merry Maids team now cleans more than 300,000 homes across the world having become one of the world’s leading domestic cleaning companies.

Merry Maids, now part of the ServiceMaster family, offers customer cleaning services which can be part of a bespoke package or a one-off clean. Customers who book a regular home cleaning service will find their rooms are deep cleaned on a rotational basis so there’s no need for them to carry out a spring clean.

A typical Merry Maids clean usually includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping, emptying waste paper baskets, and cleaning the bathroom and kitchen including surfaces, cupboards and white goods.

Customer can choose to book Merry Maids as frequently as they want – whether that’s weekly, fortnightly or every three or four weeks. The company also carries out spring cleans which can include washing walls, cleaning brass and silver, cleaning the inside of windows and cleaning out kitchen cupboards.

Although the company is run from a national office, regional offices are run by local people who take pride in taking care of the homes of their local community.

Cleaning Franchises

The domestic cleaning industry alone in the UK is worth over £4.7 billion according to the Office of National Statistics. Commercial cleaning according to Facilities Management Journal ( FMJ ) the contract cleaning sector is set to grow by £100 million and the total contract cleaning market to rise by £500 million . The cleaning sector and therefore cleaning franchise businesses represents a great potential investment as the commercial sector grow and increase in older people in our communities will mean more people will seek the assistance from local companies to provide domestic cleaning to enable them to remain in their homes.

A cleaning franchise is usually what is called a white collar franchise. That is that the franchisee, the business owner tends not to actually carry out the physical cleaning but manage staff and the overall business including potentially new customer acquisition and general day to day management duties. Because of this management style and that most franchises provide such thorough operational training & support many successful franchisees have  come from management backgrounds from completely different industries.

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