Mosquito Joe® Ranked in Entrepreneur’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500®
Company named number one franchise opportunity in 2021 in Pest Control category
February 02, 2021 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Mosquito Joe®, a Neighborly® company, recently ranked first overall for the fifth year in a row in the Pest Control category of Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® selected Mosquito Joe for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability and brand power.
Mosquito Joe’s inclusion on the 2021 Franchise 500 follows a year of impressive growth for the brand, with 47 agreements awarded and 33 new franchise locations opened in 2020.
“Placement in Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500® is such a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, and Mosquito Joe to not only be included in the ranking, but to also be named the top brand named to the list in the Pest Control category is an outstanding achievement,” said Lou Schager, President of Mosquito Joe. “Given all the obstacles we had to overcome in 2020 due to circumstances brought on by the pandemic, being recognized as a top franchise opportunity feels better than ever and sets us up for continued growth and success in the new year.”
In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 42-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.
“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” said Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”
Mosquito Joe is one of 16 Neighborly brands to be included in this year’s Franchise 500 ranking. Other Neighborly brands on the 2021 list of top franchises include: Molly Maid, Mr. Electric, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Five Star Painting, Real Property Management, Aire Serv, Mr. Handyman, ShelfGenie, Rainbow International Restoration, Glass Doctor, The Grounds Guys, HouseMaster, Precision Door Service and Window Genie.
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