Merry Maids Franchise Overview
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Merry Maids Franchise Overview

About Merry Maids

Merry Maids is the largest home cleaning franchise network in the United States. Merry Maids provides services in 48 states and the District of Columbia through more than 470 company-owned locations and franchised outlets. The company also provides home cleaning services in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom and has licensing arrangements whereby licensees provide these services in Hong Kong, Japan, South America, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia. Through its company-owned and franchise locations, Merry Maids employs more than 8,000 home cleaning professionals that service homes on four continents, including more than 200,000 homes in North America every month. Merry Maids is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services.

Franchise Details:
Founded: 1979 Franchising Since: 1980
Corporate Office: P.O. Box 751017
Memphis, TN 38175-1017
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Franchise History

Merry Maids® was founded in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska by Dallen Peterson. Dallen worked with his family to create the Merry Maids® system and franchise the company. In 1988, ServiceMaster purchased Merry Maids® from the Petersons. All ServiceMaster companies specialize in home services, so Merry Maids® has been a natural fit for ServiceMaster from the beginning. Some of our sister companies in our Family of Brands include Amerispec, Furniture Medic, ServiceMaster Restore, and ServiceMaster Clean.

Merry Maids® currently has approximately 485 locations throughout the United States. As we have grown, our core values remain the heart of what we do and who we are. Many of the franchise owners who purchased territories in the early years have included their children in their businesses and continue to work themselves. Merry Maids® also encourages career growth. In fact, several branch managers began their careers as team members.

This web page does not constitute a franchise offering or an offer to sell a franchise. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document.

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