Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no.24 – ServiceMaster Clean – US
Products & Services: Comm’l./residential cleaning & disaster restoration
Number of Locations: 4,932
Total Investment: $48.61K – 176.33K
Began Franchising: 1952
ServiceMaster Clean franchises offer janitorial, floor care, disaster restoration and rebuild services. ServiceMaster Clean is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands, which also includes Terminix, TruGreen, Merry Maids, AmeriSpec Inspection Services, Furniture Medic and American Home Shield.
Net Worth: $50,000 – $75,000
Liquid Cash Available: $15,000 – $25,000
10-15% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
|FINANCING TYPE||IN-HOUSE||THIRD PARTY|
|Type||Private (Held by Clayton, Dublier and Rice Inc.), Subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company|
|Headquarters||Memphis, Tennessee, USA|
|Key people||Thomas J. Coba, President
Gary M. Bauer, Chief Operating Officer
ServiceMaster Clean is the doing-business-as name of ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Services Limited Partnership and is a franchisor which sells and supports fire and water disaster restoration, janitorial, commercial, residential, and floor care services franchisees through the United States, Canada, and 10 other countries using the “ServiceMaster Clean” trademarks and systems to residential and commercial services.
ServiceMaster Clean has 4,500 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide. ServiceMaster Clean is a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world’s largest service networks with locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as 10 countries around the globe.
The ServiceMaster Company holds two patents that support the ServiceMaster Clean proprietary cleaning process named the “Capture and Removal Cleaning” system: (1) In December 2010, The ServiceMaster Company was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,845,047 for a “dust wand”. And (2) in December 2011, The ServiceMaster Company was awarded U.S. Pat. No. 8,083,860 for the “Capture and Removal Cleaning” system.
The ServiceMaster Clean Capture and Removal Cleaning® system meets all the environmental and performance requirements of the Green Seal™ Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42).
Reference for Patent 7,845,047  Reference for Patent 8,083,860