Meet Kris Lareau,
Area Developer for Central California

Kris Lareau is the Area Developer for Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings Counties. In 2014, Kris invested in the Office Pride franchise model and her business quickly became one of the leading commercial cleaning services in her area, earning several awards, including Office Pride's Standards of Excellence and Net Market Growth awards.

Before joining Office Pride Kris received a bachelor’s degree in communication and worked for 10 years in human resources, receiving her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2009.

As an Area Developer Kris now enjoys working with other franchise business owners to maximize their potential and grow thriving businesses. From the sales process to onboarding to opening day and beyond, her primary focus is to share the systems, practical education and personal experience that, when combined with work ethic and integrity, will help others achieve their own entrepreneurial dreams.

Kris and her husband Mitch are active participants in their community. They are members of the Rotary Club and serve the Visalia Rescue Mission and other local charities to give back to the city they have called home for over 30 years. Kris and Mitch are the proud parents of three grown children and four grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their family and traveling.

Commercial Cleaning Franchise Area developer Kris Lareau

Contact Kris Lareau about Office Pride franchise opportunities.

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About Office Pride

Office Pride is one of the most respected commercial cleaning franchises in the nation, with a scalable business model refined over 30 years. With strong core values and support systems in place, we help franchisees to pursue their dreams of business ownership and a strong return on investment, while positively impacting people and workplaces.

Benefits of Owning AnOffice Pride Franchise

Scalable business in a growing industry
High franchisee satisfaction ratings
Strong culture and core values
Comprehensive marketing, operationsand technology support
Billing and collections support

Fast Facts About Office Pride

*Based on average gross sales for the 118 franchisees that operated a franchised business for the entire twelve (12) month period ending December 31, 2020. See Item 19 of our 2021 FDD for further information. Some outlets have earned this amount. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you will earn as much. The franchise sales information on this website does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

The Discovery Process

As your area developer, Kris will be beside you every step of the way as you determine whether owning an Office Pride franchise is right for you. Our discovery process helps you identify your vision and goals for business ownership. If you have any questions as you consider this opportunity for an Office Pride commercial cleaning business, please call Kris at 559.651.1105.

Frequently Asked Questions

The franchise fee is $35,000, which includes initial training delivered from our training center in Palm Harbor, Florida, and follow-up training and in-market training and support within your area. For complete information, please refer to our 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document.

Typically, it takes between 30 and 90 days to launch and get an Office Pride franchise operational. After you return home from initial training, and with the support of your area developer, you should be building your customer base by the end of your first month.

Yes. We are a five-star participant in the International Franchise Association’s (IFA’s) VetFran program, and we offer a discount of 25% off our franchise fee to honorably discharged military veterans.

The standard royalty fee is 9% of all gross revenue sales collected, plus 1% of all gross revenue sales collected for the national ad fund. The ad fund fee goes toward national marketing and public relations efforts on the franchise system’s behalf, plus marketing collateral, consumer educational and sales materials, your personalized location page, social media marketing support and more.

Our business model trains you to train others to do the cleaning. Many franchisees will tell you they still do some cleaning on occasion – such as when a worker calls in sick or quits on short notice, for instance – but all of the cleaning should be done by your cleaning personnel.

Office Pride franchisees find workers through their church, newspaper, online job boards, networking, referrals from their employees and other sources. Your ideal worker might already have a full-time job and be looking for a way to supplement their income, or be a student looking to earn while they learn. Many are retirees looking to make some extra money and stay active. At your own discretion, you can offer full-time or part-time employment with flexible scheduling.

We don’t saturate a market or pit franchisees against one another. The fact is, there is enough room in every market, large or small, for everyone. We give franchisees the capacity to sell their own accounts and grow their businesses within our franchise framework of nonexclusive market areas. With 84 billion square feet of commercial space in this country, there are plenty of customers to go around.

The answer to that question is entirely up to you. You can find financials in our FDD – Item 19. While the potential is there, only your hard work and effort will determine your actual revenue and income.

We work with you to achieve two short-term goals:

  • First, launch your business and achieve a break-even cash flow that includes an owner’s salary.
  • Second, grow beyond that to achieve your personal equity growth goals.

In addition to the $35,000 franchise fee, you will need liquid capital for startup costs and be prepared with approximately six to nine months’ of living expenses. Refer to our Initial Investment and Startup Cost page and refer to Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for complete information.