Rank no.120 – Sears Home & Business Franchises Inc. – US

Rank no.120 – Sears Home & Business Franchises Inc. – US


Rank no.120 – Sears Home & Business Franchises Inc. – US

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Products & Services: Carpet, upholstery, air-duct & dryer-vent cleaning; garage solutions

Number of Locations: 356

Total Investment: $11.02K – 191.55K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 1999

About Sears Home & Business Franchises Inc.

Sears offers three franchise models that franchisees can choose between or operate together. The first model offers carpet and upholstery cleaning services as well as tile and grout cleaning and water extraction; the second model centers around air duct and dryer vent cleaning, along with sales of air purification products; and the third model offers garage solutions.

Franchise Units

YEAR U.S. CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OWNED
2013 341 0 0 15
2012 296 0 0 12
2011 252 0 0 12
2010 269 0 0 13
2009 145 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $11,025 – $191,550
Franchise Fee: $3,375 – $94,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8-10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Net Worth: $75,000 – $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000 – $350,000

OPERATIONS

Franchise can be run from home. 35% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 – 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (98% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

FINANCING TYPE IN-HOUSE THIRD PARTY
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee’s location: As needed. At regional location : 1 day.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Website, Internet Yellow Pages, customer-retention program, advertising source discounts

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #120 (2013), #186 (2012), #376 (2011), #246 (2010), #300 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #53 (2013), #19 (2011),
Low-Cost: #85 (2011), #58 (2010), #66 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #24 (2013), #43 (2012), #68 (2010), #83 (2009),

About Us

Sears Home 01Sears Holdings is the nation’s largest provider of home services with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually. We are committed to improving the lives of our customers by providing quality services, products and solutions that earn their trust and build lifetime relationships. Our Sears Blue Service Crew team members are “trusted advisers" for millions of America’s homeowners.

You can become part of the Sears family and tradition by purchasing a Sears Home Services franchise. We are seeking entrepreneurs who want to own their own business and be their own boss.

Three (3) home services franchise business models are available:Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning (includes carpet, upholstery, tile & grout cleaning and emergency water removal); Air Duct Cleaning(includes clothes dryer vent cleaning & indoor air quality products such as furnace filters and air purifiers) and Garage Solutions (includes garage door sales & repairs, openers, flooring and organization/storage products).