You’re thinking about making a significant investment into the future of both you and your family so it’s no wonder you’ve got questions! Merry Maids has been operating in the UK for over 35 years and is supported by leading franchisor ServiceMaster Ltd who has over 55 years’ experience in franchising, so it’s good to know you’ve got experienced guidance behind you.
We’re happy to answer whatever questions you may have about owning and operating your own Merry Maids domestic cleaning franchise. How do you attract new customers? How do you recruit staff? What products do you use and where? No matter what your questions, we’re here to help so why not contact us to find out more?
In the meantime, here’s a few of the more frequently asked questions (FAQs)…
What distinguishes Merry Maids from other residential cleaning services?
Merry Maids, the largest residential cleaning service in the world, has consistently been ranked as the Number 1 residential cleaning franchise.
As a division of ServiceMaster, we have a long and profitable history. Merry Maids itself has 35 successful years’ of experience behind it.
Our systems, software, quality cleaning products and marketing and training programmes are just some of the factors that make us Number 1 in the industry. Our Maids are insured, professional-looking (they wear uniforms) and thoroughly trained. Our cleaning methods and standards are exceptional.
What kind of experience is necessary to run a Merry Maids franchise?
Management, business and people skills are very important, but the most vital attributes are a willingness to serve your customers, treat your employees with respect, and a commitment to follow the Merry Maids’ system. These are the keys to your success.
What is included in the franchise fee?
The franchise fee includes: An initial two weeks, new owner training at our UK Head Office in Leicester, exclusive Merry Maids computer software, start–up equipment for four teams, cleaning products for approximately 12 months, operations and marketing manuals and an initial marketing package.
Does Merry Maids offer assistance with financing?
You may not know that many banks are happy to lend a substantial percentage of the initial investment provided you have been accepted by a reputable franchisor. This also depends on your credit history and assets.
We have an excellent reputation with the leading banks for supporting our franchisees. Banks are currently providing up to 70% of the initial investment. We are happy to approach them on your behalf.
What are the royalties?
The monthly royalties are 7% of gross sales. These royalties are an investment which allow us to stay current on technological advances, enabling us to extend our products and services to other regions. As our brand strengthens, higher business and profits are realised, resulting in a win – win situation for us and our franchisees.
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What are the hours of operation?