ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sept. 4, 2013 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Molly Maid, the nation's largest residential maid service company, is seeing strong performance from franchise owners throughout the state of Florida and is expecting to open at least 10 additional franchise locations within the next 12 months. Currently, the company has 23 franchise owners throughout Florida, one of the largest presences for the brand in the country.
"Florida has been one our strongest states for years now, in everything from sales to territory growth to charitable donations to our Ms. Molly Foundation for domestic violence awareness," said Meg Roberts, President of Molly Maid. "Florida owners receive some of the highest customer satisfaction marks, as well, so we're eager to expand our franchise network throughout the state."
Expansion plans include seven available territories in Miami, as well as territories in Jacksonville, Bloomingdale and New Port Richey.
The success of current franchise owners throughout Florida shows the strength of the Molly Maid brand and high demand for residential house cleaning, says Roberts. For example, the 2012 and 2011 Franchisees of the Year both hail from the state. Tom and Terri Rue of Molly Maid of Orange Park took home the accolade last year and Jeff and Caren Endriss of Molly Maid of Treasure Coast earned the distinction the year prior. The Rues are already up 17 percent in sales since then, a pointed indicator of their chance to repeat in 2013.
Other franchisees are exhibiting prominent success, as well. Syd Speer and Brian Genesky of Molly Maid of Orlando & East Seminole County expanded and purchased more territory within the last year, showcasing the brand's viable capability for territory growth. They are also up eight percent in sales. Wendy Hall of Molly Maid of Collier County on Florida's west coast is one of the strongest performers, too, with sales up 14 percent.
Molly Maid has received numerous awards for entrepreneurship, software innovation and humanitarian support. The investment to open a Molly Maid franchise is $150,000 to $175,000. Interested candidates must have a minimum net worth of $250,000 to qualify. Molly Maid is a member of the Service Brands International family of home-services franchises that also includes Mr. Handyman and ProTect Painters. To learn more about Molly Maid's franchise opportunities, visit www.mollymaidfranchise.com.
Molly Maid, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is one of three service companies under Service Brands International. The residential cleaning franchise cleaned more than 1.6 million homes last year alone. Molly Maid was founded in 1979 and began franchising in 1984 and established the Ms. Molly Foundation to raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence in 1996. Currently, more than 450 Molly Maid units are operating in the United States alone, with an additional 200 operating throughout Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, England and Portugal. Molly Maid has consistently ranked high in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 rankings and has been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes. For franchising opportunities, visit www.mollymaidfranchise.com.