If you are looking for a business opportunity with a thriving future and solid support from a trusted company, a Merry Maids cleaning franchise is for you. With more than 30 years of experience, Merry Maids is the world leader in the residential cleaning industry and was recently named #8 out of 'The Top 20 Franchises to Start for the Buck' by Forbes magazine.
Merry Maids was founded in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska by Dallen Peterson. Dallen worked with his family to create the Merry Maids system and franchise the company.
In 1988, ServiceMaster purchased Merry Maids from the Petersons. All of the ServiceMaster companies specialize in home services, so Merry Maids has been a natural fit for ServiceMaster from the beginning. Some of our sister companies in our Family of Brands include American Home Shield, Amerispec, Furniture Medic, Terminix, and ServiceMaster Clean.
The Merry Maids view of family and values also aligned with our ServiceMaster Corporate Commitment.
Merry Maids currently operates 1,351 franchise and corporate-owned territories throughout the United States. As Merry Maids has grown, our core values remain the heart of what we do and who we are. As an example, many of the franchise owners who purchased territories in the early years have included their children in their businesses, and continue to work themselves. Merry Maids also encourages career growth. Several branch managers began their careers as team members.
Product & Services
Merry Maids Home Cleaning Services
Step into a home cleaned to your complete satisfaction. Cross a major chore off your to-do list and let us take care of house cleaning. Then savor the pleasure of knowing your whole home has been cleaned by a professional team you can trust. A team that cleans just the way you want each and every time.
No one in the home cleaning business offers the variety and scope of ongoing assistance and support you receive from Merry Maids. As a Merry Maids franchise owner, you have the opportunity to learn and share through these company-sponsored venues:
Semi-annual regional meetings
Specialized field seminars
Advanced Performance training seminars
Annual national convention
Franchisee advantages from a national leader:
Home office support - In addition to a network of Regional Coordinators strategically located across the country, Merry Maids franchise owners benefit from the experience and expertise of the Home Office personnel and the Merry Maids mentoring program.Dusting
Extensive training - Your Merry Maids franchise fee includes the cleaning franchise industry's most comprehensive training curriculum. An all-encompassing, eight-day Home Office training program is followed by in-depth interaction with the Merry Maids franchise development team and assistance from an established franchise owner.
Protected territories - Our protected territory system ensures cooperation among all Merry Maids franchise owners.There are three categories of exclusive, protected Merry Maids franchise territories.
Marketing and advertising programs - Merry Maids enjoys the highest brand name awareness in the home cleaning business; marketing, advertising and public relations programs are designed to produce the maximum return.
Ongoing support - No one in the home cleaning business offers the variety and scope of ongoing assistance and support you receive from Merry Maids. Spotless
Merry Maids Intranet - The willingness of Merry Maids franchise owners to share their experiences contributes to the value of all programs. This is facilitated by a proprietary Intranet where franchise owners can interact with the Home Office directly and with other franchise owners around the country.
Exclusive tools for superior performance - Merry Maids products are researched, developed and manufactured exclusively for us, and training materials are provided to ensure their proper use.
Customized computer software - Our user-friendly, proprietary Customer Information System (CIS) software completely integrates all facets of your house cleaning business franchise operation.