The Maids


Distinguished as the number one residential cleaning franchise, and the Fastest Growing residential cleaning franchise five years running by Entrepreneur magazine, The Maids is the quality leader in the industry. The Maids was founded in 1979 and began franchising in 1980, so franchise partners benefit from a time-tested cleaning system and business model based on leading-edge technology.

The Maids provides the most comprehensive package of training, support, and territory in the industry. We provide extensive training, including seven weeks of pre-training and 10 days of classroom and field training.  We are in touch and involved with the new franchisee a minimum of 195 days within the first year.

Our franchise partners service over 1000 territories in the United States and Canada. We still have many great markets available. With The Maids, you can build a great business and achieve the lifestyle you desire, all with nights, weekends and holidays off.


Year Established: 2002
Year First Franchised: 2006
Franchised Units: 10-50
Actual number of units: 26
Company Owned Units: 2
Projected New Units (12 months): 7

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


States/Countries Registered In: We are registered in all other states except IL, Pending in ME, MT, ND, SD, and WY no interest
Availability in Canada: Masters / Area Developer Future Plans
States, Countries or Geographical Areas from which Broker Referrals are not being accepted: IL until legal and ME, MT, ND, SD, ID, WY we currently have no interest in these states- population centers not dense enough.


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000
Minimum Investment: $50,000
Minimum Net Worth: $0
Franchise Fee: $19,000

Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average # of Employees: 4
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes


Franchise Fee / Operating Capital / Total Investment
Hometown Market (50,000 -80,000 homes)
Standard Market (100,000 -150,000 homes)
$19k = Franchise Fee
$34k = Franchise Fee
$75-90k = Operating Capital
$75-100k = Operating Capital
$94-109k = Total Investment
$109-134k = Total Investment
Average # of Employees: 4 Including Owner

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada, Australia, Germany
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: Yes


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: No


Comprehensive five day sales and business course for the entire team in Cape Coral Florida, with continued on-site comprehensive follow-up training.


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development