ServiceMaster Clean


A ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial franchise provides commercial cleaning services, both short and long term, in office buildings, retail centers, or any other institutions that require cleaning on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The ServiceMaster Clean history of strong performance in the industry has helped it become the franchise of choice for many entrepreneurs.

ServiceMaster Clean's franchising concept is different than the other commercial cleaning franchisors. Call us for further information about this.

We also offer a Floor Care franchise for the cleaning and maintenance of carpet and hard surface floors and upholstery in homes and commercial locations.

Either our Janitorial or Floor Care franchise can start as home-based, investment under $50K, 80% financing available to candidates who credit qualify through our affiliate ServiceMaster Acceptance Company; $25K liquid capital required plus new or used van.


Year Established: 1947
Year First Franchised: 1952
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 3000
Company Owned Units: N/A
Projected New Units (12 months): 75

States referrals are accepted in:

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

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


Franchised Units: 4500 (3000-domestic U.S.)


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $8,380
Minimum Investment: $8,380
Minimum Net Worth: $75,000
Franchise Fee: $31,900


  • Vet Fran
  • Minorities
  • Women

Royalty: 7-4%
Ad: .5%
Average # of Employees: 3
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: No


Cash Investment: $8,380 + $15,000 working capital (This assumes person qualifies for 80% financing provided by ServiceMaster)
Total Investment: $41,900 + van
Franchise Fee: $31,900 for Janitorial franchise and $29,900 for Floor Care franchise
Average # of Employees: Varies with the no. of customers to service

Franchise Sales

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


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Developing outside of the U.S.: N/A
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: NA
Total Investment: N/A


Support & Training Provided

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



2 weeks of management and production training in Memphis, TN, at the ServiceMaster Clean Academy. Cost for hotel and lunch is included in the franchise fee. Also provided as part of the franchise fee is a laptop computer with Quick Books accounting and other proprietary software.On-going support is provided through one of 12 Regional Offices located throughout the U.S. New owners have a $5,000 Fast Start marketing fund and will work with their Business Development Consultant to assist them to acquire new customers through development of a customized sales and marketing plan. This $5,000 is funded out of the initial franchise fee.


Financial Assistance Provided: 80% of franchise fee and start-up equipment of $10,000 if credit-approved by ServiceMaster Acceptance Company.
Site Selection Assistance: No-This is a home-based business

Lease Negotiation Assistance: Not necessary

Get Started!

Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development