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ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean Franchise

ServiceMaster Clean is an internationally operating janitorial and cleaning service for both commercial and residential properties. The franchise specializes in services such as carpeting cleaning, hard floor care and upholstery and tile cleaning. ServiceMaster Clean has a number of sister services brands, including Terminix, Merry Maids, AmeriSpec Inspection Services, Furniture Medic and American Home Shield.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$100,000 - $200,000
$92,985 - $300,310
Franchise fee
$31,500 - $63,500
7.0% - 10.0%
Offers Financing
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a ServiceMaster Clean Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Full-service cleaning and janitorial services for residential and commercial customers
  • Provides a range of cleaning services including carpet, tile and grout, upholstery, air ducts and more

How does it make money?

  • Customers typically contract for ongoing janitorial services, such as bathroom and office cleaning
  • Some customers also hire for one-time cleaning of furniture or air ducts, or for events

Who is it for?

  • Franchisees who seek a steady client base with long-term business relationship
  • People who enjoy creating clean, tidy, healthy environments
  • Someone who can travel frequently to customers homes and businesses

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Establish long-term contracts for cleaning services
  • Travel to customers’ homes and businesses to provide cleaning services
  • Hire cleaning and janitorial staff as needed


ServiceMaster Clean Franchise Opportunities - History

In 1929, Marion E. Wade founded The ServiceMaster Company in Chicago, Illinois as a moth proofing service. Eight years later, Wade decided to broaden the company's services by introducing rug and carpet cleaning with products he personally designed. ServiceMaster sold its first franchise in 1952 and continued to develop throughout the following decades. 

During the 80's and 90's, the company began operating under the name "ServiceMaster Clean" in addition to several new service brands operating under the ServiceMaster umbrella, including Terminix, TruGreen, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec. ServiceMaster Clean now has over 4,000 locations operating in approximately ten countries, all of which are franchised.

ServiceMaster Clean Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / ServiceMaster Clean Franchise Income

It costs approximately $92,985 to $300,310 to open a ServiceMaster Clean franchise operation, including an upfront franchise fee of $31,500 to $63,500. Franchisees must pay a royalty of 7-10% of gross monthly sales and a national ad fund contribution of 1% of gross monthly sales. To qualify to own a ServiceMaster Clean franchise, prospective franchisee candidates must demonstrate liquid funds of $36,300 to $102,700 and net worth of $100,000 to $200,000.

ServiceMaster Clean Franchise System Size and Composition

ServiceMaster has approximately 2,652 franchises operating in the United States, 1,815 franchises outside of the U.S., and about 10 franchisor-owned locations.



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