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Commercial Quality

By Laura Michaels

Cleaning franchises pulled in nearly $9 billion in sales last year, with commercial cleaners accounting for $3.9 billion of that as more businesses and property groups opted to outsource their building maintenance. For City Wide, which grew sales by $51 million in 2019, a 20.2 percent increase, CEO Jeff Oddo credited a focus on quality across the board. “We’re trying to be the most professional company in, a lot of times, an industry that’s plagued by mediocrity,” he said, an effort that manifests itself in the appearance of service providers and ongoing learning and development for franchisees. Central to the City Wide model is its network of “thousands of contractors … who are experts in their area of service,” said Oddo, including janitors, plumbers and roofers. Weekly checks by inspectors ensure contractors are performing to City Wide’s standards, leading to higher customer retention, Oddo added.

Commercial Cleaning    
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Global Sales ($M) Sales Growth %
1477Two Maids & A Mop 26 39.3%
2335Stratus Building Solutions 94 26.6%
3209City Wide 301 20.2%
4393Office Pride Commercial Cleaning 58 19.9%
5363Anago Cleaning Systems 72 15.8%
6467Window Genie 29 14.1%
7421AdvantaClean 44 14.0%
8412BuildingStars 49 13.4%
9388Enviro-Master 60 11.1%
10219Vanguard Cleaning Systems 271 10.6%
11418HOODZ 46 8.8%
12336Fish Window Cleaning 94 7.2%
13168Coverall 480 5.1%
14490DUCTZ 23 4.4%
15122Jani-King 747 2.7%
16157Jan-Pro 513 2.5%
17162Stanley Steemer 495* 2.1%
18123Window World 739 2.0%
19214Chem-Dry 282 -5.2%

More services, sales

By Laura Michaels

Natural disasters and property damage from fires and floods continue to mean there’s a market for disaster restoration franchises, which added more than $200 million to their top line in 2019. At Restoration 1, which climbed 55 spots to No. 333 this year, CEO Gary Findley said young franchisees are maturing, as is the company overall, which translates into sales growth. Part of that maturation is being able to win national contracts. “It’s our national accounts business, which we started last year. It’s grown from $1 million to $10 million,” said Findley, who took over the company in 2016. Franchise business consultants also give operators another layer of support, especially as Restoration 1 brings on new service lines. Elsewhere in the segment, PuroClean and Rainbow International saw percentage sales growth in the double digits and SERVPRO, the largest franchise at more than $2.5 billion, increased revenue by $163 million.

Disaster Restoration    
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Global Sales ($M) Sales Growth %
1333Restoration 1 95 60.9%
2358911 Restoration 77 14.9%
3246PuroClean 195 12.8%
4222Rainbow International 267 10.8%
557SERVPRO 2,573 6.8%
6102Paul Davis Restoration 962 4.4%
7305CRDN 126 -3.1%
Home Cleaning   Global Sales
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Sales ($M) Growth %
1213The Cleaning Authority 288 14.6%
2320MaidPro 105 5.8%
3287The Maids 149* 3.5%
4225Molly Maid 250 2.7%