Merry Maids

2018 Costs & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:$37,500
Net Worth Required:$90,000
Total Investment:$86,750 - $123,750

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Merry Maids Limited Partnership
Industry:Services - Cleaning
Subsector:Maid Services
Total Units:1431
Year Founded:1988
Franchising Since:1980
Home Office: Memphis, TN
2013 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranked Merry Maids #1 in category; 2013 Forbes Top 10 Best Franchise for Buck; 2013 Women's Choice Award for America's best for home Cleaning Services; 2013 GI Jobs top Military Friendly Franchise


A world leader in the residential cleaning industry, Merry Maids has more than 1,100 franchises in 10 countries. For more than 35 years, Merry Maids has been helping busy families by offering professional, reliable cleaning services while perfecting its franchising system so that owners everywhere can share in our brand’s success.


Whether it’s capturing leads, enhancing operational efficiencies, or exploring new markets, we have proven strategies to address the priorities of franchise owners. Imagine running a business backed by:

  • Proprietary cleaning supplies
  • A world-class training center with full-time instructors
  • Brand awareness in the home cleaning category
  • Expert business and technical support
  • Customized computer software
  • Dedicated marketing support
  • Protected territories


Merry Maids® franchising has been recognized byEntrepreneur Magazine for six years running, ranking #48 on the Franchise 500 and#83 on the list of “America’s Top Global” franchises in 2015.


At Merry Maids, our franchisees are business-minded individuals with strong management skills and outstanding customer service who enjoy working with people. They take great pride in helping busy families, baby boomers, and a range of diverse clients take housecleaning off of their to-do lists.


Merry Maids offers some of the most comprehensive training in the industry by combining classroom instruction and hands-on technical training.

Joining a network of Merry Maids franchisees means having access to a wealth of knowledge whenever you need it. Our franchisees share best practices and strategies that continually strengthen our brand across North America.

With dedicated marketing and online support, and digital strategies working for you around the clock, every opportunity to help you with your business will be at your fingertips.


Merry Maids is a ServiceMaster® company. ServiceMaster has 65 years of franchise experience. Through the ServiceMaster Acceptance Company (SMAC), we can finance up to 80% of the initial franchise fee, equipment costs, and supply costs to help you start and grow your business.


It’s a great time to become a franchisee, as the number of dual-income families is growing steadily.Demand for maid services is predicted to grow at an accelerated rate as busy consumers continue to buy time saving services well into the 21st century.

Our parent company, The ServiceMaster Company, has been helping people like you start businesses since 1952. There’s never been a better time to join the team.

The franchise sales information in this communication does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states before offering and selling a franchise in that jurisdiction. NY NOTE: This Advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with law. Merry Maids Limited Partnership Minnesota File No. F7439. Merry Maids Limited Partnership, 860 Ridge Lake Blvd., C2-7500, Memphis, TN 38120

Financing is available through ServiceMaster Acceptance Company, a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Co. LLC, to credit qualified individuals.

© 2017 Merry Maids Limited Partnership. All rights reserved.

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I have been a Merry Maids owner for 15 years. I worked in a lumber mill for 10 years before coming across Merry Maids to purchase. We started with one Merry Maids franchise in Eugene, Oregon. Six years ago we bought two Merry Maids franchises in Portland, Oregon. Four years ago we purchased one in Seattle. It’s been very good for us so far. I was a lumber grader for 10 years before buying Merry Maids. I did not know anything about running a business. What I love most about Merry Maids is the owners and how you can speak to owners freely. To say that they help me would be an understatement, but I’m able to call any number of owners. I have never had an owner say, “No, you can’t have my number.” Everybody’s been extremely helpful. The home office has always been very helpful. In my dealings with them they never don’t answer a question. They never … If they don’t know the question right away, they say, “Hang on. Let me research it and find out for you” and get back to me very promptly. The economy has been in a bad shape for a lot of businesses. It hasn’t really affected our business at all. I think some of the marketing things that Merry Maids is doing and that we are doing as far as going with online search engine marketing has been able to drive phone calls to us. Just the Merry Maids name alone has been able to drive phone calls to us.


Please Note:

Merry Maids is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas.

Interested parties should have at least $30,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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