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Why Own a The Maids® Franchise?

A residential cleaning franchise is the ideal investment to capitalize on the booming residential and commercial cleaning sector. Post-pandemic concerns about health and cleanliness are driving the growth of the cleaning industry, making now one of the best times to make your move. The Maids® franchise model allows you the freedom to be your own boss, build wealth, and provide services that meet the ever-increasing demand for healthy cleaning.



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40+ Years in Business
#1 Ranked Home Cleaning Service Franchise
180+ Locations in US and Canada

Don’t Just Own Any Cleaning Franchise, Own The Maids chosen by Mr. Clean®

Franchisees on average $1,000,000+ in sales per year with enterprise-level owners expanding in multiple markets. Successful franchisees come from all walks of life, but they share the entrepreneurial spirit and desire to secure their futures. Our franchisees are business people, veterans, and minorities who make up a diverse network of locally owned businesses. Because The Maids is the only residential cleaning company trusted by Mr. Clean®, franchisees get the proven cleaning and branding of two of the most prominent brands in the industry.

When you become a franchisee with The Maids you benefit from a strong support system and dedicated experts who give you everything needed to grow a profitable business. Join forces with a sound, stable company that has been an industry-leader for more than 40 years. We work diligently to provide franchisees with industry-best systems, technology, training and support needed to operate a successful residential cleaning franchise. As a franchisee, you’re part of a nationally recognized residential home cleaning service.

The Maids' dedicated team of specialists offer guidance and support to our franchise owners in every area of business, including sales, marketing, operations and technology. Build a secure and bright future for you and your family with The Maids cleaning franchise. The Maids is a leader in the growing residential cleaning industry serving tens of thousands of unique customers every week in more than 150 major U.S. and Canadian markets including over 45 states and Canadian provinces. We are excited to help you create the future you deserve with a residential cleaning franchise with projected available Territories across North America.

The Maids Franchise

The Maids is a leader in the growing healthy cleaning industry serving tens of thousands of customers in more than 150 major U.S. and Canadian markets. Entrepreneur Magazine continually ranks The Maids in the top 100 franchises because of our exceptional business model and next-generation healthy cleaning. We are excited to help you create the future you deserve with a residential cleaning franchise and lucrative protected territories across North America.

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Proven Cleaning System

When you invest in residential and office cleaning franchise opportunities from The Maids, the core of your business is a proprietary 22-Step Cleaning Process. A unique team-cleaning approach and step-by-step strategy ensures every service is efficient, comprehensive, and satisfying for customers. The proven process removes more dirt, dust, and germs than conventional cleaners for next-generation cleaning consumers love.

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Exclusive Territories and Room to Grow

The Maids is proud of the more than 1,400 exclusive territories that comprise our healthy cleaning network. Our franchisees have been invaluable in helping to create innovative operations, training, and customer service. Their contributions and support fuel our growth and create life-changing opportunities for people like you. Running your own business in a protected market and having room to grow your company is only part of what The Maids offers.

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Training and Support

Every new franchisee gets the tools and knowledge they need to come out of the gates strong and build their brand fast. It all starts with the SMART Start Set-up, which includes up to seven weeks of business training. The Smart Start Training phase follows and provides six days of administrative and technical training. To ensure your team is set up for success, the Power Training phase provides in-depth training at your location to ensure your first team is ready to deliver a clean like no other.

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National and Local Marketing

The Maids is the leading residential cleaning company to clean for health across the nation. A healthy cleaning approach, results-driven marketing, and successful franchisees have helped to create one of the most powerful brands in the industry. When you partner with The Maids, you can rely on proven marketing strategies that attract customers to your cleaning franchise. Your marketing team uses multiple channels and platforms to introduce your cleaning business to the local community and keeps your brand front and center.

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Community and Social Impact

The Maids gives you more than a maid cleaning franchise built for success. The Maids is fortunate to partner with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit organization that supports female cancer patients. Together, The Maids and Cleaning for a Reason try to make the participants’ lives easier and their homes healthier. We are proud of the franchise partners who have donated their time and energy to clean nearly 4,000 homes for those in need.

A Proven Maid Service Franchise Brand

Not many maid franchise opportunities have the recognition and presence of The Maids and even fewer focus on healthy cleaning. Since 1979, The Maids has been on a mission to create healthier, cleaner homes and businesses with our unique approach to cleaning. Our proud franchisees serve 90 major cities across North America, and each of the nearly 200 locations delivers the joys of healthy cleaning every day.

A maid cleaning franchise with The Maids includes a proven business model, brand recognition, and the support and resources needed to build your cleaning business. The Maids is the #1 residential cleaning franchise on the 2022 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list because we deliver—for customers, franchisees, and the planet.

The Maids Purpose is to Impact Lives One Clean at a Time

Our primary goal is simply to positively impact lives.

We aspire to impact Clients, our Teams and their families by providing a clean that focuses on health and freedom. Our Clients relay on us to provide them a safe clean home while allowing them the freedom to live their lives to the fullest. We provide our team resources and flexible structure that allows them ability to meet their family needs and the freedom to enjoy their families.

The Maids is a highly successful residential cleaning brand that is an good opportunity for the right person. We know that if you are researching owning your own business that you have goals, and we want to help you achieve them, whether it is freedom, lifestyle, legacy or your own family business. We understand hard work and how that work translates to free time and financial freedom.

Our Values

Build Trust
Seek Excellence
Enjoy the Journey
Drive Change

We, The Maids, were founded in 1979 by Daniel J. Bishop, who started with a successful janitorial business in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Our Brand identity from day one was to focus The Maids on residential deep cleaning for those families with busy lives. Our four-person house cleaning teams and a recognizable yellow company car became a differentiating calling card, and our business quickly went national as we began franchising residential cleaning only one year later. One of our founders top values was the mindset of evolution, that we must always evolve and become better to meet changing consumer needs.

1995, The Maids became the first home cleaning business to clean for health. This was accomplished by using environmentally preferable cleaning products and a state-of-the-art backpack vacuum. The vacuum was developed specifically for The Maids. This resulted in the development of our unique 22-Step Cleaning Process, which set new standards for quality deep cleaning and revolutionized the residential cleaning industry.

Today, The Maids offers deep cleaning services in hundreds of major U.S. and Canadian cities with opportunities available. As a franchisee of The Maids, you are part of a nationally recognized residential home cleaning service. We are driven by a model of innovation, technology and efficiency with a commitment to the success of each of our franchisees. That’s why The Maids remains one of the top franchises to own across North America.

The Maids leads and is at the forefront of new technology and advancements in efficiency and customer experience. We continue to innovate and improve our cleaning processes, utilize and expand safe products, maximize cutting-edge operational and customer experience technology solutions and provide a web-based training and communications platform that allow franchisees to share insights and best practices. Factor in our ideas about internet marketing, virtual training, national partnerships, and social media, and it’s easy to see how The Maids continues to be one of the most recognizable, yet affordable franchises in the home services residential cleaning industry.

The Maids is the most trusted name among residential cleaning companies because we consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. All of this highlights why we are a top cleaning franchise opportunity.

As a franchisee of The Maids, we want to equip you to offer your customers the best experience at every visit. We know our customers choose us to provide reliable house cleaning services and we prepare you to offer this in three ways.

The Three Ways We Help You Provide Optimal, Reliable Home Cleaning

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Expert Training

The Maids trains your management team members, so they are focused and prepared to exceed customers’ expectations. This helps you build happy, loyal customers and grow your business.


Customer Care

Your training prior to opening your business includes a four-day power training for your first team. Your staff will be prepared to have empathy for your clients, understand customer needs, provide reliable house cleaning and earn dependable, repeat business.


Efficient Teamwork

Our innovative, effective cleaning methods set you up for success. Using time and motion studies, we’ve proven that a team approach to cleaning is the most efficient way to thoroughly clean a home.


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Ken Doty – Chief Development Officer

As Chief Development and Strategy Officer, Ken Doty joined the The Maids International team in July 2013 and brought strong entrepreneurial experience. Ken opened and operated his own technology software consulting firm Sirius Insites from 1999 to 2013 that was focused helping mid-sized organizations improve Sales and Operations by implementing ERP and CRM solutions. Prior to Sirius he owned and grew a Real Estate Property Management firm to service well over 1,800 rental units. His professional career started as a consultant for Paragon, Inc. where he was responsible for selling, creating, implementing, and supporting team member assessment and learning solutions for customer-oriented organizations. Mr. Doty holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and obtained his CFE certification in 2022.

Kyle McMindes – Director of Franchise Development

Kyle McMindes, Director of Franchise Development, joined The Maids in 2017 as a member of the Marketing team and shortly thereafter joined The Maids CRM support group as part of the Business Intelligence team, where he managed the configuration, and implementation of CRM for The Maids network. Kyle then joined the Franchise Development Team as a Franchise Development Consultant where he was responsible for all franchise assessment and initial review. After helping numerous prospects start their own business and obtaining his Certified Franchise Executive certification, Kyle was promoted to Director of Franchise Development.


Why Buy a Cleaning Franchise?

Owning a cleaning franchise has been a lucrative investment for years and is now even more enticing due to economic and lifestyle changes. The public awareness of cleanliness and health has reached new heights, and consumers are busier than ever. The fast-paced lifestyles and new attitudes toward cleaning create a greater demand than ever for residential cleaning services—especially those that clean for health.

When you invest in a cleaning business to fulfill your dreams, only the best maid service franchise will do. From franchise financing to driving profits, we give you the whole package to grow your business. The Maids is one of the most recognizable and affordable franchises in the residential cleaning industry with a proven track record. Partner with The Maids and let us help you create the life you want with the cleaning services customers need most.

Reasons to Buy a Cleaning Franchise

Now is the best time to invest in a cleaning business franchise, especially one that has a proven record of success and flexible financing options. The projected growth and current demand for residential cleaning services make a cleaning franchise a smart move for several reasons.

A Proven Brand

When you partner with a successful cleaning franchise, you enjoy instant benefits thanks to the experience and reputation of the franchisor. The all-important customer trust and established marketing strategies are part of the package, saving you time and energy.

Streamlined Business Model

A profitable franchise opportunity in the cleaning industry will include optimized operating procedures, marketing strategies, and a wealth of resources. You can rely on processes proven to put your cleaning franchise on the path to success from day one. Invest in a tried and true business model to skip many of a startup’s headaches and growing pains so you can focus on growth.

Decreased Risk

Starting a business is inherently risky, whether you invest in a franchise or an independent endeavor. However, your risks are significantly reduced when you choose a cleaning franchise with a proven business model and a record of success! The hard-earned experience and ongoing support of a successful franchisor are invaluable for minimizing risk and achieving your goals.

When you join forces with a successful cleaning service franchise, the proven processes and years of experience create a solid foundation for building your business. When you want to learn how to start a cleaning franchise, The Maids wrote the book on making the process easier.

Advantages of Owning a Cleaning Franchise vs. Other Franchise Opportunities

Investors can find many promising franchise opportunities in the service industries, from career coaching to pest control. But few of these opportunities provide the recession-resistance, scalability, and the lifestyle freedom of a residential cleaning franchise. Recent statistics for the cleaning industry put the advantages in perspective.

  • The Department of Commerce projects that 80 percent of dual-income households will invest in a house cleaning service in the near future.
  • Residential house cleaning in the U.S. alone is a 20 billion dollar industry with a projected annual growth of 20 percent.
  • Customers pay an average of $60 per hour for deep cleaning in 2023, double the national average prior to 2020.

If you’re still wondering, “Is a cleaning franchise worth it?” consider this—the residential cleaning sector is experiencing phenomenal growth and is expected to achieve sales of more than $40 billion by 2025. If you’re searching for an investment that returns a solid profit today and in the future, residential and office cleaning franchise opportunities check all the boxes.

Owning a Cleaning Franchise vs. Starting Your Own

Being your boss is one of the most significant benefits of owning a cleaning business. While you can blaze a trail to success by starting your own company, partnering with an established franchisor can make the process faster and more profitable.

Industry Knowledge and Experience

Imagine the hours of work and money needed to build a cleaning business from the ground up. Even if your endeavors are successful, why waste energy and capital learning the ropes? When you envision owning your own business, we doubt long hours and slow growth are part of your vision. If you want to maximize your time and investment, and have your cleaning business come out of the gates strong and purposeful, there is no substitute for the years of experience and in-depth knowledge a successful franchise model brings to the table.

Growth Opportunities

Starting a cleaning business from scratch can tax resources quickly and create a frustrating and demotivating experience. There’s no reason to go through these growing pains and waste capital when you can follow a proven business model built to start fast and create cash flow. Whether you invest in a single location or multiple territories, the potential to grow wealth through expansion opportunities.

Owning a cleaning business is hard work, but when you partner with The Maids, your energy and investment can produce positive results more quickly. Whether your goal is building wealth or creating residual income for a brighter future—buying a cleaning franchise with a proven track record is a wise investment.