MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merry Maids, one of the nation’s largest home cleaning providers and a ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) company, earned the top ranking among home cleaning companies in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500® list. This is the second year in a row that Merry Maids has led the category. Three other ServiceMaster franchise businesses also made the list in their respective categories: Furniture Medic, ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore.
“As a franchisor with franchisees worldwide, we’re thrilled with this recognition and believe it’s a testament to the value, expertise and support that we provide our network,” said Mary Kay Wegner, president of ServiceMaster Franchise Services. “Entrepreneurs come to us to help them achieve their dreams, and we don’t take that lightly. We’re honored by the trust they’ve put in us and work hard every day to help them grow and succeed.”
Companies in the list are evaluated in five categories: costs, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. These categories include more than 15 factors, including franchise fee and total investment, growth rate, marketing support, training, financing availability, size and years in business, and audited financial statement.
One of the biggest myths of franchising, says Wegner, is that you have to be an expert in a particular field before buying a franchise. “That may have been true years ago, but the face of franchising is changing. We’re looking for people who have solid business skills and a passion to win; we’ll teach them how to run an effective business.”
Merry Maids is a worldwide leader in home cleaning, with more than 35 years of experience and more than 8,000 cleaning experts who service homes on four continents. This franchise model offers the opportunity to operate one or multiple locations, which many Merry Maids franchisees do. It includes exclusive territories, proprietary cleaning systems, world-class training, expertise in all areas of running a business, technology and dedicated support. It also offers discounts for veterans and minorities, as well as financing options.
Wegner adds, “If you are willing to invest in a proven model and trusted brand, then we will help you grow that investment into your dream business.”
About Merry Maids
Merry Maids is the largest home cleaning franchise network in the United States. Merry Maids provides services in 48 states and the District of Columbia through approximately 360 franchises. The company also provides home cleaning services in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom and has licensing arrangements whereby licensees provide these services in Hong Kong, Japan, South America, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia. Through its company-owned and franchise locations, Merry Maids employs more than 8,000 home cleaning professionals who service homes on four continents, including more than 200,000 homes in North America every month. Merry Maids is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. Go to www.merrymaids.com for more information about Merry Maids or follow us at twitter.com/MerryMaids and facebook.com/MerryMaids. Merry Maids is the Official Home Cleaning Provider of Minor League Baseball™.
ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) solves the homeowner’s dilemma. Every day, we visit more than 75,000 homes and businesses through our extensive service network of expert professionals. Technology powers our trusted experts to engage with customers so they can order, buy and receive services when, where and how they want them. Our well-recognized brands includes American Home Shield (home warranties), AmeriSpec (home inspections), Furniture Medic (furniture repair), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial and residential floor cleaning), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration) and Terminix (termite and pest control). Like, follow or visit us at facebook.com/ServiceMaster, linkedin.com/ServiceMaster, twitter.com/ServiceMaster, or servicemaster.com. ServiceMaster is the Official Home Services Provider of Minor League Baseball™.