The Cleaning Authority

Choose The Cleaning Authority, the residential cleaning franchise that generates 86% of customers at the franchisor level. Our owners provide a simple service backed by sophisticated systems.

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What Does The Cleaning Authority Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with The Cleaning Authority, you'll need to have at least $90,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $150,000 - $200,000. The Cleaning Authority charges a franchise fee of $30,000 - 65,000 *depends on market size. They also offer financing as well as a discount for veterans (30%). *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$90,000
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Net Worth:$250,000
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Total Investment:$150,000 - $200,000
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Franchise Fee:$30,000 - 65,000 *depends on market size
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Options available to Franchisees:
Training Details:Yes
Veteran Discount:30%

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:2008
Home Office: Columbia, MD
Year Founded:1977
Franchising Since:1996

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About The Cleaning Authority

The Cleaning Authority is a tested business model where franchisees on average generate $1.08* million in annual revenue. Success with our franchise is possible because we combine simple business fundamentals with sophisticated systems and a solid support infrastructure to help our franchise owners achieve their goals. Over half of our franchisees hold MBAs—which shows that they recognized the lucrative opportunity that existed with our home cleaning franchise.

The Cleaning Authority Advantage

The professional cleaning services provided by The Cleaning Authority are in demand and our franchise owners are continuing to provide superior residential cleaning services in their communities. Indoor living spaces are being used now more than ever, and franchise ownership with The Cleaning Authority provides you with the opportunity to help families in your community enjoy their time indoors in a clean, comfortable environment.

Other advantages include:

  • Corporate-managed marketing program that delivers customers to you
  • Extensive support and training every step of the way – from a corporate team who’s actually run successful franchise locations
  • Little to no inventory to manage
  • Recurring revenue from an existing pool of customers
  • Ability to build towards absentee ownership through development of a management infrastructure
  • Scalability and expansion potential

Why Choose Our Home Cleaning Franchise

  • Low Risk: Highly recurring revenue outsourced marketing execution
  • Incredible Competitive Dynamics: “Mom & Pop” local competitors strong brand positioning
  • Great Lifestyle: No weekends no late nights
  • Top-Notch Support Systems: Hands-on operations-focused corporate team deep franchisor support
  • Low Capital Commitment: Low investment cost limited working capital no/limited capex
  • Huge Recurring Revenue Opportunity: Franchisees average over $1.08* million in Top-line revenue, with the top third generating over $1.08 million**

*Average gross revenues were derived from information for the 209 Franchised Businesses (the “Reporting Businesses”) that were operating for the entire fiscal year 2019 (the “Accounting Period”). We determined the top third Reporting Businesses by comparing the actual Gross Revenue achieved by each Reporting Business during the Accounting Period. Your individual results may differ. See Item 19 of our 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”) for further details. This advertisement should not be construed as an offer to sell any franchises. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a FDD.

Key Differentiators

  • Turnkey customer acquisition strategy
  • Detailed, proven cleaning operating procedures
  • New sanitation product offering
  • On-demand scheduling and notifications through mobile app
  • Web-based total management operating system with real-time profitability metrics
  • National call center to handle estimate calls and scheduling as well as existing customer inquiries

Marketing & Support

When you join The Cleaning Authority team, you get so much more than just a reliable business model. You attain a team of marketing experts that can handle the heavy lifting that is necessary for any business to be successful.

The Cleaning Authority’s extensive marketing efforts include our:

  • Direct Mailing Program
  • Advanced Digital Strategy
  • Remarketing Campaign
  • Social Media
  • Customer Retention
  • Online Reputation and more

We are with you every step of the way!

Your success is our success, which is why we offer all of our franchisees a variety of support options. We are proud that our operations staff that supports you from launch to maturity comprises your peers – other franchisees who have seen it all and literally done it all before. Our Operations Representatives are top-performing franchise owners who offer insight and advice on how to effectively run and grow your business—as they have been there and done exactly that. Fellow business owners of The Cleaning Authority are the best resource our franchisees have at their disposal.

The Cleaning Authority offers corporate support from:

  • Corporate team experts who have more than 150 years of combined experience supporting and developing our house cleaning franchise model
  • Customer acquisition experts who handle marketing responsibilities and drive inquiry calls
  • Technology department staff who built the systems from the ground up and continue to improve and grow our business

What Are You Waiting For?

The majority of our franchisees come from corporate or business backgrounds. We're looking for those that play well with others and that can excel in managing teams. Candidates must be ambitious, have fortitude and be looking to build a large business. Although not needed, 100+ of our franchisees are MBA's -- which goes to show the attractiveness of our sophisticated model.

If you are looking for a change in lifestyle and want the opportunity to be a part of the leading provider on in-home services this is the opportunity for you! Request more information today to learn more about the brand that supports the success of it's franchisees as well as better the lives of the homeowners we serve!

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The Cleaning Authority is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

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, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $90,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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