Todd Knight Opens Stratus Building Solutions Master Franchise in Charlotte

August 04, 2008 // // - Charlotte, North Carolina...Stratus Building Solutions, a St. Louis-based franchisor of commercial cleaning franchises nationwide, has entered the Charlotte market by awarding a new Master Franchise to Todd Knight, who will manage the regional operation from offices at 2015 Ayrsley Town Boulevard - Suite 202.

Pete Frese, President of Stratus Building Solutions, said, "The new Master Franchise in Charlotte complements cleaning service franchises in 14 states that entrepreneurs seeking new sources of business income have acquired since Stratus Building Solutions was founded in 2004.

"As a Master Franchisee, Todd Knight will exclusively offer Stratus Building Solutions franchise units for sale throughout greater Charlotte to entrepreneurs who will provide superior contract cleaning services for retail, commercial, industrial, multi-family and professional buildings based on our successful model," Frese said.

Todd Knight said, "Our Master Franchise agreement with Stratus Building Solutions is a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to start new businesses, create jobs and generate income by providing reliable, top-quality cleaning services to building owners and managers in the greater Charlotte region.

"Stratus Building Solutions has a track record of quality assurance, custom cleaning solutions, employee training excellence and environmental responsibility, plus a franchise business model that is recession-resistant," added Mr. Knight.

Financial terms of Stratus Building Solutions' Master Franchise agreement with Mr. Knight were not disclosed. Stratus Building Solutions in Charlotte can be reached at telephone 704-280-8410 or email

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. 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.

Stratus Building Solutions offers franchise units in metro Charlotte to executives establishing "second careers;" small business owners; investors; and families who manage cleaning contracts for major office and professional buildings locally.

Pete Frese and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Jarrett founded Stratus Building Solutions after each worked as top corporate executives for more than ten years in commercial cleaning franchise industries. In 2007, Stratus Building Solutions revenues topped $10 million, based on franchise unit sales and royalties.

"Our vision is to become the worldwide dominant franchise company in the commercial cleaning industry," Jarrett said. "We strive to deliver unparalleled satisfaction to all our franchise clients by offering a full range of cleaning systems, employee training, diverse business solutions, and environmentally-friendly products and services."

Stratus Building Solutions currently offers franchises in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Mexico. The firm's national headquarters are at 1976 Innerbelt Business Center Drive in St. Louis, Missouri.

For more information, call Todd Knight at 704-280-8410. See the website or call Stratus Building Solutions in St. Louis at 314.731.2000 or toll-free at 877.731.2020.


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