March 04, 2008 // Franchising.com // - St. Louis, Missouri…Stratus Building Solutions, a St. Louis-based franchisor of retail-commercial-industrial building cleaning service franchises nationwide, has expanded in New York by awarding a new Master Franchise to Stratus Building Solutions of Hudson Valley, which will serve two counties about 50 miles north of New York City, and also New York City's Borough of the Bronx.
Stratus Building Solutions of Hudson Valley complements Stratus Building Solutions' Master Franchise expansions in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and New York since September 2007.
Zev Berglas is president of Stratus Building Solutions of Hudson Valley. Mr. Berglas said, "Stratus Building Solutions of Hudson Valley will exclusively offer Stratus Building Solutions sub-franchise units for sale in New York's Orange County and Rockland County so entrepreneurs can provide top-quality contract cleaning services for retail, commercial, industrial, multi-family and professional buildings based on the company's successful model. We also will provide franchise sales and customer services in the Bronx borough.
"Our Master Franchise agreement with Stratus Building Solutions is a productive, low-cost way for entrepreneurs in Hudson Valley and the Bronx to start new businesses, generate income and create jobs by providing reliable, environmentally-friendly cleaning services to building owners and managers," Mr. Berglas said.
Dennis Jarrett, President of Stratus Building Solutions, said, "Our new Master Franchise agreement with Zev Berglas complements cleaning service franchises in 12 states that entrepreneurs seeking new sources of income have acquired since Stratus Building Solutions was founded in 2004."
Mr. Berglas, a native of Canada who earned an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston and conducts business in the New York/New Jersey area, added, "Stratus Building Solutions franchisees provide recession-resistant commercial cleaning services with a reputation for quality assurance, employee excellence and environmental responsibility. We are very enthusiastic about the opportunities that our new Master Franchise offers franchisees and customers in our New York service areas."
Financial terms of the agreement with Stratus Building Solutions of Hudson Valley were not disclosed. Stratus Building Solutions of Hudson Valley is located at One International Boulevard, Suite #400, in Mahwah, New Jersey 07495, a few miles from the towns of Nyack, Nanuet and Suffern in New York. Telephone: 917-658-5929.
Stratus Building Solutions offers 16 different cleaning service franchise plans providing state-of-the-art "environmentally green" cleaning systems, products, services and marketing support to franchisees.
Recently, the firm introduced the "Stratus GreenClean" janitorial program which uses safe, environmentally-friendly products and services to help sustain healthier, more productive facilities for clients. Also, the company has just introduced a new program called "Stratus Sani-Proof" that kills dangerous bacteria, including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and other bacteria often found in schools, health clubs, daycare centers, gyms, dormitories, locker rooms, medical offices and hospitals.
Pete Frese, President of Stratus Building Solutions, said, "In 2007, Stratus Building Solutions revenues topped $10 million, based on franchise unit sales and royalties, reflecting a 150 percent increase over 2006 revenues. Our expectation is to double the size of our Master Franchise system across the United States in 2008 and to achieve significant revenue increases system-wide by year end."
Stratus Building Solutions currently offers franchises in Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, with plans for expansion in California in 2008. The firm's headquarters are at 1976 Innerbelt Business Center Drive in suburban St. Louis. Stratus Building Solutions franchise benefits include orientation and training; customer referrals; administrative and accounting support; pre-arranged credit lines; access to insurance and surety bonds, financing options, business reviews; promotional support; and other turn-key advantages.
For more information, please see the website www.stratusclean.com or call Stratus Building Solutions at 314.731.2000. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap @ PowerlinePR 314.993 6925.