Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 206 – AdvantaClean – US
Products & Services: Environmental services
Number of Locations: 135
Total Investment: $92K – 206.69K
Began Franchising: 2006
AdvantaClean franchisees offer indoor air quality solutions, including mold removal, emergency water removal, air duct and dryer vent cleaning and fire damage cleanup. The Huntersville, North Carolina-based company was founded in 1994 and began franchising in 2006.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $92,000 – $206,700
Franchise Fee: $44,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
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: 2 weeks. At franchisee’s location: 16 hours.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Online
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #206 (2013), #257 (2012), #291 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #44 (2013), #69 (2012),
Top New: #16 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #51 (2013), #75 (2012), #92 (2011),
AdvantaClean was founded in 1994 in Winter Park, Florida as a contracting business specializing in emergency loss mitigation services and structural repairs to homes and buildings. The original partners created the company after gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience responding to Hurricane Andrew, which ravaged South Florida in August of 1992.
In May of 1995, the company opened a second office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The business grew quickly, and in three short years AdvantaClean was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the 33rd fastest growing small business in America.
The AdvantaClean franchise program was initiated in 2000, and the company’s existing locations were enrolled as company stores. Over the next six years, investments were made in technology and infrastructure, setting up the framework necessary to manage and support a successful, national franchise network. Then, in 2006, the first of the company stores were sold to others under the AdvantaClean franchise model.
In 2008, after years of learning and refining, building and maturing, AdvantaClean franchises were made available to the general public, with the first location opening in 2009. Since 2009, AdvantaClean has experienced rapid success and has received countless awards for its rate of growth, support systems, and franchisee satisfaction, including a #3 ranking by Franchise Business Review in the “Low Cost Franchise” category.
In 2011, AdvantaClean sold its 50th franchise, followed by its 100th in 2012. During this time, AdvantaClean has been featured in various national publications including Inc. 500 Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and was highlighted on the cover of Business Fleet magazine.
Today, as a national leader in light environmental services, AdvantaClean maintains a full suite of offerings for residential, commercial, institutional, and governmental properties that make these buildings clean, safe, healthy, and efficient for the occupants. Offerings include essential services like emergency water removal, mold removal, and air duct cleaning.
AdvantaClean has over 120 offices nationwide and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina on a five-acre industrial site. The state-of-the-art 22,000 square foot campus includes executive training facilities, a continuing education center and a simulation environment for hands-on technical instruction. AdvantaClean provides services throughout the entire United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and is registered to serve clients in Canada.
AdvantaClean is a customer-focused organization and is 100% committed to providing you with the best experience possible when it comes to restoring your property and making your home or business a safe, clean, healthy, and energy efficient place to live and work.
We pride ourselves on customer intimacy.
We take the time to understand your needs and develop solutions to meet or exceed them.
We build long-term loyalty by a commitment to customer satisfaction.
We ask for your feedback, and implement continuous improvement processes.
We have technical competence.
We set ourselves apart from the competition with our emphasis on certifications, training and continuing education. At AdvantaClean, we strive to promote awareness, education and ongoing training across our growing infrastructure. Part of our mission is to establish a group of certified professionals to serve the public, our partners and our customers, with honesty, integrity and professionalism.
We are here to help.
Day or night, we’re open. If you have emergency water damage, or questions or concerns about an indoor air quality issue in your home or building, our offices are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have knowledgeable and friendly professionals available to schedule an appointment or answer any questions you have. Call us today!
We want to hear from you! Expect to receive a customer satisfaction call or email from us after our work is complete. Let us know what you love about AdvantaClean as well as what we can do to improve. We want to earn your referrals!
Source: AdvantaClean official website