Stratus Building Solutions Expands to California

April 03, 2008 // Franchising.com // - St. Louis, Missouri...Stratus Building Solutions is continuing its national expansion by awarding a Master Franchise to Stratus Building Solutions of Los Angeles County, a new commercial-industrial building cleaning service franchisor with headquarters in Encino, California, the company announced.

California businessman Afshin Cangarlu is president of Stratus Building Solutions of Los Angeles County.

Stratus Building Solutions of Los Angeles County, with offices at 16530 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 204 in Encino, complements new Stratus Building Solutions' Master Franchise expansions in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and New York since September 2007. The new Master Franchise office in Encino can be reached by calling 310.963.4511.

Mr. Cangarlu said, "Stratus Building Solutions of Los Angeles County has an aggressive business plan to start new businesses and create local jobs by helping franchisees provide environmentally-friendly cleaning services to building owners and managers in the greater Los Angeles area.

"Our company will exclusively offer Stratus Building Solutions sub-franchise units for sale so entrepreneurs can provide contract cleaning services for retail, commercial, industrial, multi-family and professional buildings based on Stratus Building Solutions' successful model," added Mr. Cangarlu, noting that Los Angeles County has about 250,000 businesses, not including farms.

Stratus Building Solutions of Los Angeles County will hire six employees immediately, and is planning to establish 60 sub-franchise operations in Los Angeles County in 2008. Financial terms of the agreement with Stratus Building Solutions were not disclosed

Dennis Jarrett, CEO of Stratus Building Solutions, said, "Stratus Building Solutions and our franchisees provide recession-resistant commercial cleaning services with a reputation for superior quality, employee excellence and environmental responsibility. We are very enthusiastic about our new relationship with Afshin Cangarlu and Stratus Building Solutions of Los Angeles County."

Jarrett added, "Since our company was founded in 2004, entrepreneurs in 13 states who want to start new businesses have acquired Stratus Building Solutions service franchises so they can create jobs and generate income for their companies, franchisees and employees. Afshin Cangarlu is an experienced and successful businessman, and we have great expectations for his new Master Franchise."

Stratus Building Solutions offers 16 different cleaning service franchise plans providing state-of-the-art "environmentally green" cleaning systems, products, services and marketing support. The firm recently introduced the "Stratus GreenClean" program which uses safe, environmentally-friendly products and services to help sustain healthier, more productive facilities. Also, the firm has introduced a new program called "Stratus Sani-Proof" that kills bacteria, including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), and other germs found in schools, health clubs, daycare centers, gyms, dormitories, medical offices and hospitals.

Pete Frese, President of Stratus Building Solutions, said, "In 2007, Stratus Building Solutions revenues reflected a 150 percent increase over 2006 revenues, exceeding $10 million, based on franchise unit sales and royalties. Our Master Franchise program is currently on track to double in size across the United States by year-end 2008."

Stratus Building Solutions currently offers franchises in Connecticut, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, with plans for expansion 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 or toll-free at 877.731.2020. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap @ PowerlinePR 314.993.6925.

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