Why Opening a Commercial Cleaning Franchise is a Wise Decision
Take a look outside your office window. There’s probably a row of buildings across the street, whether you live in a small community or a big metropolis. Every city has offices, churches, financial institutions, medical offices, schools, daycares, stores or warehouse spaces, and every one of those spaces has to be kept cleaned. Every toilet scrubbed, every carpet vacuumed, every floor waxed and buffed. Now, take a mental walk down the block. You’ll find more rows of businesses, stores and commercial spaces. Nearby, there may be factories and medical centers.
A benefit to investing in a commercial cleaning franchise like Office Pride is the industry itself. The commercial cleaning industry is a $78+ billion dollar industry, part of the largest service industry in the world. There are more than 5.1 million commercial buildings in the U.S. with new ones opening daily. Annual growth is running in double digits.
In addition, our industry is virtually recession resistant. Even during economic hardships, offices need to be cleaned. Business owners, for the sake of their employees and customers, have to maintain a certain level of cleanliness, regardless of the state of the economy.
Commercial cleaning is also an established industry – no need to “pioneer” your services. Every business has dust, dirt, and trash that needs to go away but routinely keeps coming back! Furthermore, every geographic area, no matter the demographics, has a huge business base – any business with employees, students, customers, etc.
When it comes to a cleaning franchise, you might be wondering why we wouldn’t consider cleaning residential properties in addition to or instead of commercial ones? When Todd Hopkins founded Office Pride, he wanted to build a scalable business model, which isn’t as easy to do when dealing with homeowners who usually hire cleaning crews inconsistently. Since homeowners don’t rely on professional cleaning services as often and consistently as businesses do, investing in a commercial cleaning franchise is a better choice. Also most commercial cleaning is done after normal business hours which is easier and faster to complete than in an occupied home, building or office during the day.
About 75 percent of the commercial cleaning market is currently serviced by “Mom and Pops” focused on small- to medium-sized buildings. In general, they provide inconsistent service, use less effective “retail” cleaning chemicals and equipment, and the result is frequent customer dissatisfaction and high customer turnover. Our systems and procedures are far superior to the local mom and pop where professionalism and a professional image are lacking.
These small- to medium-sized clients are more loyal customers, are easier to build personal relationships with, and offer higher profit margins than large accounts. They allow our franchisees to create a stable foundation of accounts and cash flow to the point where it is easier to acquire and service larger buildings as your cleaning franchise grows.
Opening a commercial cleaning franchise means that you can be the business owner you’ve always wanted to be while making an honest living for yourself and your loved ones. At Office Pride, our faith-based commercial cleaning franchise opportunities give entrepreneurs the chance to build a rewarding career that is scalable, highly profitable, and recession-resistant with higher profit margins. As a franchisee, you’ll be in control of your accounts, which means that you can grow your business as large as you want it to be. And with commercial cleaning your income is predictable and forecastable with incremental additional income for one time or special services.
To learn more about our commercial cleaning franchise opportunities, contact Office Pride today. Our franchise development team of specialists is available to answer any questions you have.