Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 190 – Window Genie – US
Products & Services: Residential window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing
Number of Locations: 186
Total Investment: $81.25K – 131.1K
Began Franchising: 1998
About Window Genie
Richard Nonelle founded Window Genie in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1994. Although Nonelle had a degree in marketing and finance and a background in sales and management, he knew nothing about the window-washing industry. The business originally focused only on window cleaning services, but Nonelle soon added full-service pressure washing, deck cleaning, house washing and concrete cleaning to the roster of Window Genie’s services. The private company began franchising in 1998 and is still based in Cincinnati.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $81,250 – $131,100
Franchise Fee: $32,000 – $57,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $75,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee’s location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #190 (2013), #407 (2012), #499 (2011), #485 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #40 (2012),
Top Home-Based: #44 (2013),
Window Genie’s commitment to customer satisfaction and professionalism is what has made us America’s fastest growing home service franchise. With world class training and service standards, you will feel safe knowing our uniformed technicians have completed a thorough background check and will take great pride in caring for your home or office. Every Window Genie franchise is locally owned and operated. Your local Genie carries full insurance, is bonded and uses only the best equipment and materials available in today’s market.
We provide several services in and around your home to Clean | Protect | Restore your most precious investment, your home! At Window Genie, We Clean Windows and a Whole Lot More.
Source: Window Genie official website