November 02, 2016 // Franchising.com // Columbus, Ohio – To fulfill demand for residential cleaning and residential and commercial repair, maintenance and improvement services, Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman are currently seeking franchisees to develop throughout Columbus. The local expansion into Ohio’s capital and the hometown of Ohio State University is part of the brands’ overall U.S. growth strategy for 2017.
This year, Molly Maid aims to open 12 additional locations throughout the country. Of Molly Maid’s 450 total units, 10 are located in Ohio including Cincinnati, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and beyond. Collectively, the franchisees’ growth in the state has been very strong year-over-year. One existing owner also expanded their business by purchasing additional territory within the past year.
Aiming to open 24 locations throughout the country this year, the nearly 200-unit Mr. Handyman brand has three locations in Ohio. The state has shown a high level of demand for the brand’s services with current Mr. Handyman owners experiencing positive growth across the state. According to Forbes, Columbus is a top city for business and careers, and both brands are targeting the city due to the area’s lack of competition and overall demand for home services.
“With the large customer potential in Columbus, a home service franchise is a viable option for those looking into business ownership,” said Tom Raymond, Vice President of Franchise Development for Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman. “As a top-rated city for business, Columbus’ positive economic environment combined with the area’s demand for home services leads to an excellent opportunity for Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman to fill that space.”
For entrepreneurs interested in owning a home service franchise, the industry has a bright outlook and is poised for growth due to the aging U.S. population, surge of double income households, and increase in average disposable income. According to research firm IBISWorld, household cleaning and maintenance is an $18 billion industry, and the handyman service industry exceeds $1 billion. Consumers are increasingly looking to free up personal time, leading to a demand for these services. As a result, both brands saw system-wide consumer sales increases last year.
Both Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman have received numerous awards for entrepreneurship and humanitarian support. The initial investment to open a Molly Maid franchise is $89,200 to $137,200, and the initial investment to open a Mr. Handyman franchise is $106,500 to $138,100. Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman are part of The Dwyer Group®, an international franchise holding company of 10 franchise businesses supporting more than 2,600 locations globally. To learn more about the Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman franchise opportunities, visit www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/molly-maid/ and www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/mr-handyman/ respectively.
Molly Maid® is a residential cleaning franchise that cleans more than 1.7 million homes annually. Franchising in the United States since 1984, Molly Maid 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. Molly Maid has consistently ranked high in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing and has been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes. Molly Maid is part of The Dwyer Group®, an international franchise holding company of 10 franchise businesses supporting more than 2,600 locations globally. For more information, visit the Molly Maid website at www.mollymaid.com and visit www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/molly-maid/ to find out more about franchising opportunities with the Dwyer Group brands.
Mr. Handyman® is part of a network of independently owned and operated franchises with nearly 200 locations throughout North America, which provide commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement services. Entrepreneur magazine has repeatedly recognized Mr. Handyman as one of America’s fastest growing, service-oriented franchise systems and the No. 1 handyman service. Mr. Handyman is part of The Dwyer Group®, an international franchise holding company of 10 franchise businesses supporting more than 2,600 locations globally. For more information, visit the Mr. Handyman website at www.mrhandyman.com and visit www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/mr-handyman/ to find out more about franchising opportunities with the Dwyer Group brands.
SOURCE Molly Maid®