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It Only Takes Three Steps to a Brighter Future

Our franchisees are a diverse group who bring sharp insights and experience to The Maids’ franchise system. Most of our franchisees have no experience in residential cleaning prior to buying a franchise.

  • Step one

    Request an information packet by filling out our Confidential Questionnaire.


  • Step two

    A Franchise Development Specialist will promptly contact you to answer initial questions and walk you through The Maids’ Discovery Process steps.


  • Step three

    The Maids’ Discovery Process is designed to help you make informed decisions, and includes a few simple steps.


Strength In Numbers

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Three Steps to Build a Brighter Future

When you own your business, you own your future. Most of our diverse franchisees have no experience in residential cleaning, but they are driven, have business acumen, are great communicators, and have the desire and enthusiasm to build a large customer base. We’re interested in smart business people with strong leadership and people skills who are keen enough to spot a top franchise opportunity.

Step One: Fill out our easy form to request an information packet.

Step Two: Receive prompt contact from a Franchise Development Specialist to discuss your questions and the initial steps for becoming a franchisee.

Step Three: Understand the risks and rewards of franchise ownership through due diligence process, then make informed decisions and form new business ideas during The Maids’ Discovery Process.


As a franchisee with The Maids, you’re never alone. You join forces with a sound, stable company that has been a leader in the industry, as well as a network of franchisees who have made the most of the franchise opportunities provided by The Maids.

The model of success

Just as we base our cleaning process on teamwork, you have a team of dedicated professionals on your side who assist you every step of the way.

  • 1 Foundation Training Every new franchisee starts with seven weeks of foundation-based business training. This lays the framework for franchise ownership.
  • 2 Corporate Training Eight days of administrative and technical training at The Maids state-of-the-art corporate training facility.
  • 3 Employee training Web-based and hands-on training to get your team members prepared to serve and delight customers.
  • 4 Business Coaching Certified executive business coaches to mentor and support you as you grow your business one customer at a time.
  • 5 Sales Support Access to The Maids National Call Center six days a week so you can focus on growing your business from the start, while experts handle customer sales calls.
  • 6 Preferred vendors Connections to preferred vendors who are an extension of The Maids brand, carefully screened and meticulously selected.

The Maids Expertise

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Training and Tools

The Maids goes far beyond traditional brick and mortar classroom training. Leveraging in-house expertise, virtual, instructor-led training, in-person instruction, and a web-based learning platform, we use a blended-learning approach to educate you and your employees.


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You Receive Best-in-Class Performance Support, Including:

  • Up to 7 weeks of SMART Start Set-up Training
  • Up to 6 days of SMART Start Training at The Maids’ corporate headquarters
  • Up to 4 days of Power Training at your new location to train your first team
  • Access to a state-of-the-art learning platform
  • Web-based, virtual led training and illustrated quick reference guides
  • Sales and customer service training

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One of the biggest questions you probably ask is “How will I find customers?” The Maids’ marketing support, planning and training focuses on finding and retaining customers through our strong brand, quality service and multi-channel marketing execution. Don’t worry: We have a group of experts to assist you every step of the way.


The Maids Marketing Materials

The Maids’ Marketing Tool Kit Includes:

  • A strong national brand campaign
  • Access to The Maids’ national social media firm and in-house PR experts
  • A customized marketing plan
  • A full-service marketing department dedicated to your success
  • Access to The Maids’ graphic standards, brand assets and marketing materials

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When you come on board as a franchisee, The Maids connects you with certified executive business coaches for daily support and motivation. In short, The Maids provides everything you need to build a successful business.


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When It Comes to Support Tools and Resources, You Can Expect:


  • Training webinars on topics important to the operation of your business
  • Standardized software
  • OSHA (safety) and human resources support
  • Access to preferred vendors
  • A national call center
  • Corporate e-newsletter with up-to-date information
  • Web-based information portal with thousands of resources
  • Strong peer support

Self-Employed? Own a small cleaning business, but want to take it to the next level?

Our Average Gross Sales for a franchisee in business at least four years is $950,000+!*

Like many entrepreneurs, you want to know how to take a business to the next level. Consider becoming a franchisee with The Maids. Our diverse group of franchisees come from all walks of life, but they share the same determination and entrepreneurial spirit. Some of our current franchisees even used to operate their own cleaning businesses and now they’ve joined us to expand their growth and resources.


Why you should join us

  • The Maids has been ranked among the top 100 fastest-growing franchises by Entrepreneur magazine in its Franchise 500 ranking for the last six years.
  • Ranked as the #1 residential cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine in its Franchise 500 ranking.
  • Ranked #1 in residential cleaning by the Franchise Business Review for franchisee satisfaction.
  • We are the only residential cleaning company ranked one of “25 Franchise High Performers”* by the Wall Street Journal.

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Is Owning a Franchise Right for You?

Learn More About Our Ideal Franchisee

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a new opportunity to grow a successful business? Being a franchisee with The Maids is an exciting chance to join a thriving network of other business owners and experts. Owning a franchise can be right for you if:

  • You are business savvy and have leadership experience
  • You believe in innovation as a means of company growth
  • You want to work regular hours yet maintain flexibility
  • You’re prepared to collaborate with experts
  • You want to become part of one of the best franchise systems in North America

Ideal Owner Profile

The Investment

Become a Part of the Best Cleaning Franchise in the World

When you compare The Maids with the typical house cleaning franchise you'll notice a few things. Our fees are usually lower. We tend to be more flexible. We keep things simple. And we offer top-notch support and just-in-time resources.

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is to be Made
Initial Fees        
Initial License Fee $12,500 Lump Sum When you sign the Franchise Agreement Us
Initial Territory Fee $19,000 - $95,000 Lump Sum When you sign the Franchise Agreement Us
Initial Equipment and Supply Package $16,500 Lump Sum When you sign the Franchise Agreement Us
Initial Software License $950 Lump Sum When you sign the Franchise Agreement Us
SubTotal $48,950 - $124,950      
Start Up Costs Due Others        
 Office Security Deposit  $500 - $2,500 Lump Sum Before Opening Landlord
 Computer Hardware  $1,500 - $5,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Office Fixtures, Decorating & Furniture $1,000 - $5,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Auto Painting/Wrap $750 - $2,250 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Telephone Deposit $250 - $1,500 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Insurance Deposit $2,200 - $3,200 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Signs $100 - $3,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Washer and Dryer $800 - $2,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Start Up Professional Services $500 - $3,500 Lump Sum Before Opening Supplier
Wages, Travel and Living Expenses During Corporate Training $2,950 - $5,800 As Incurred During Training Manager, Airlines, Hotels, and Restaurants
Subtotal $10,550 - $33,750      
Operating Expenses (First 3 Months)        
Additional Funds - 3 Months $22,200 - $38,550 As Incurred Monthly Supplier/Us
Subtotal $22,200 - $38,550      
Grand Total $81,700 - $197,250      

Franchise Opportunities Map
There are hundreds of franchise opportunities available across North America

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