Rank no.387 – The Cleaning Authority – US
Products & Services: Residential cleaning
Number of Locations: 182
Total Investment: $87.06K – 135.22K
Began Franchising: 1996
About The Cleaning Authority
The Cleaning Authority started in the late 1970’s in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. In 1989, Steve Robinson and Tim Evankovich bought the company, and in 1996 they began franchising it. Cleaning Authority franchisees offer environmentally friendly home cleaning services, using Green Seal Certified cleaning products, HEPA vacuums and microfiber dusting clothes.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $87,074 – $135,219
Franchise Fee: $24,000 – $44,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6-4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20. 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. Ongoing
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Direct-mail marketing
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #387 (2013), #389 (2012), #384 (2011), #229 (2010), #304 (2009),
Protect your family. Preserve your planet. Enjoy your freedom. We understand you want only the best for your family. We do too. At The Cleaning Authority, we provide green-cleaning services that help protect your home, preserve the planet and give you peace of mind. Don’t worry, leave the cleaning to us and spend more time with the people you cherish most. Proudly cleaning family homes for over three decades, we use:
Our exclusive Detail-Clean Rotation System that ensures detail and thorough cleaning with every visit.
Green Seal Certified® products that are environmentally responsible and just as effective as conventional cleaning products.
HEPA vacuums and microfiber dusting cloths preferred by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services as a better alternative to standard vacuums and dusting practices.