January 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // Ann Arbor, MI – Molly Maid, a leading residential cleaning service franchise, moved up 32 spots from 2010 to No. 62 in a comprehensive listing of the nation's top 300 franchise companies.
The Allbusiness.com AllStar Franchise List rankings listed the top 300 best franchises in the country. When compiling the 2011 rankings, the AllBusiness editors considered a number of key business indicators, including growth trajectory, Web visibility, business longevity, and system size.
"Our sales continue to rise, even during this tough economy, because Molly Maid is an investment families are willing to make as a trade-out for quality time together," said Molly Maid President Kristi Mailloux. "Being analyzed and receiving top billing in a ranking as prestigious as AllBusiness AllStars speaks volumes to our company's accomplishments and viability as an attractive franchise for today's entrepreneur."
Molly Maid has seen booming sales for their more than 450 franchisees across the country in the current economy. As a whole, the cleaning service segment is on the rise and represents a $46 billion industry, which is projected to grow at an above-average rate through 2014.
To date, Molly Maid has cleaned 17 million households around the world and performed 1.4 million cleaning jobs in 2009 alone.
Molly Maid franchise owners don't actually clean homes, rather they receive training and support from the home office to recruit, train, motivate and manage employees to clean customers' homes in the utmost professional and thorough manner. Employees are screened and properly insured. The Molly Maid franchise opportunity, ideal for entrepreneurs with a sales or management background, provides franchise owners with unlimited room for growth without working nights and weekends.
Molly Maid (www.mollymaid.com) based in Ann Arbor, MI, is one of four service companies under Service Brands International. The residential cleaning franchise, ranked No. 1 in the United Sates, was founded in 1984. Currently, more than 400 Molly Maid franchise businesses operate in the United States alone, with nearly 300 more throughout Canada, Japan, England, and Portugal. Molly Maid has been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes, including the Ms. Molly Foundation, which collects money and goods for safe houses and shelter for victims of domestic violence. The Molly Maid concept is recognized as one of America's most trusted names in home service. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Molly Maid in its top 100 franchises for the past 10 years, and Good Housekeeping rated the franchise as the "Best Value" among cleaning services.