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Cleaning and Maintenance franchises are in demand across the country. Cleaning and Maintenance franchises range from residential cleaning services to home improvement services, with many different business opportunities in between. You can start a residential or commercial cleaning, lawn care, or home improvement franchise. Whether you are looking to provide a specialized cleaning or home improvement service like carpet cleaning or flooring installation, or a more basic cleaning or maintenance service, there is a franchises that is sure to fit your needs. For those looking to use their ‘handyman’ skills, a home improvement franchise such as lawn care, flooring installation, or furniture repair might be the best fit. Other exciting franchises, such as interior decorating or landscaping, are also available.

Find the perfect Franchise Opportunity for you!



Opportunities: The most prominent Cleaning and Maintenance Franchise opportunities are situated in the following categories:

Carpet Cleaning
Commercial Cleaning
Concrete and Flooring
Dry Cleaning
Home & Outdoor Lighting
Home Improvement
Maid Services
Interior Decorating
Lawn Care
Restaurant Service
Storage & Organizing
Window Blinds

Cleaning 1 by Steven Damron

Image Courtesy of Steven Damron


Cleaning 2 by Robert S. Donovan

Image Courtesy of Robert S. Donovan


Top Franchises: According to the AllBusiness AllStars Top Franchise Rankings for 2009, the top franchise opportunities in the cleaning and maintenance industry include:

1. Vangaurd Cleaning Services
2. Servpro
3. The Maids Home Services
4. Bonus Building Care
5. Jan-Pro Franchising
6. ServiceMaster Clean
7. Comfort Keepers
8. Rooter-Man
9. Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
10. Merry Maids


Analyze the Cost: To assist in your research, Franchise Gator associates the following costs with each of the respective franchises opportunities below:


Under $50,000

 CTI Concrete Technology
 Sure Step
 Filter Enivron. Kitchens
 Glass Doctor
 Fabulous Floors
 You've Got Maids

Money Stack

$50,000 - $100,000

 Floor Coverages Intntl.
 Rainbow Intnl. Restoration
 Sprig Green Lawn Care
 Premier Garage

Money Bag

$100,000 - $200,000

 Maid Pro
 Sears Carpet Cleaning
 American Dry Cleaning
 Rapid Recovery
 The Home Magazine

Gold Bricks

Over $200,000

 ACE Hardware








Sources: In addition to specific citations noted in this “Overview” section, supplementary source materials include: Franchise Gator and AllBusiness.com.