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Frequently Asked Questions

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services is a complete, turnkey franchise business system and one of the most respected, full-service commercial cleaning franchise companies in the nation. For more than 28 years, we have equipped entrepreneurs to build a profitable business that honors God and delivers top-quality commercial cleaning services with professionalism, consistency, integrity and a hard work ethic.

How much you can make depends entirely on you and your entrepreneurial drive. The potential is there to meet or exceed your personal financial goals. You control the size of the business, and we are here to help you by providing ongoing training, coaching and support as your plans and goals for the business evolve and grow.

There is 77 billion square feet of commercial floor space in the United States.  Commercial cleaning business opportunities are attractive for entrepreneurs because there typically is little overhead, the earnings potential is great and there are billions of square feet of office space across the nation that need to be cleaned. That’s why the potential for success with Office Pride is real and virtually boundless.

Office Pride franchise owners are the backbone of our nationwide franchise system. Our team stands ready to support each franchisee and to honor our commitment to help you achieve your dreams. We take this commitment very seriously. Before we offer a franchise to a new owner, we go through an extensive mutual discovery process to help both of us determine whether we are a good fit for each other.

Everyone brings something unique to the table. We can help you identify those strengths, capitalize on them and grow in areas where you are ready and eager to learn.

Starting a new business is a huge decision. We understand the enormity of this decision and realize that it affects you, your family and everyone around you. That is why we take the time to ensure this is the right fit for you and for Office Pride.

What we look for in potential Office Pride franchisees:

  • The Right Fit

    Office Pride has a seven-step process to Be a Part of Something Great®, which helps both of us determine whether we are mutually a good fit. This includes a “Spot-on” assessment that identifies your skills and strengths for business ownership in comparison to the traits of our top performers.

  • Business Builders

    We seek business builders with a “can-do” attitude, who have a desire to learn and grow and are committed to executing a plan to build, scale and manage all aspects of a large business.

  • Leadership

    Successful franchisees possess a strong leadership experience and business acumen, are driven and goal-oriented. You should have the desire to be your own boss and control your own destiny.

  • Core Values

    Our culture and core values are the foundation for all our business activities. You must be able to embrace the Office Pride culture and our core values, as well as our mission of positively impacting people and workplaces.

  • Experience

    Commercial cleaning experience is not necessary, but we do prefer that you have experience in customer development/sales and building and managing a team of employees.

  • Follow a Proven System

    You appreciate the value of a system that has been developed over decades of experience, sound business coaching and advice, and established processes, procedures and supplier networks.

  • Commitment

    Your franchise business is a full-time endeavor that requires your total focus, 100% commitment, and dedication to building a team that will help facilitate the growth of your business.

  • Startup Financing

    You will need to be financially qualified to fund a total investment of approximate $85,000 plus provide six to nine months of personal living expenses.

  • Support

    You have family and friends that support your personal and business goals.

No matter where you live, there is bound to be commercial office space – and that space needs cleaning. Office Pride is continually expanding in markets throughout the country and we are always looking for qualified entrepreneurs to join our franchise system.

One of the many qualities that sets Office Pride apart from our competition is that our market areas are nonexclusive: more than one franchise can operate within the same market area and some market areas might overlap. This means you can grow and scale your business in any direction without limits.

The Office Pride franchise fee is $35,000, which includes initial training in our training center in Palm Harbor (or virtually), as well as follow-up training and support in your area. It also includes marketing collateral, comprehensive educational materials for sales, personnel management and operations, initial telemarketing lead development, public relations support, human resources support, your own microsite and more.

Typically, it takes 30 to 90 days to get an Office Pride franchise up and running. However, after the initial training week, and with the support of corporate staff, in-market visits and, if you have one, your Office Pride 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 IFA’s VetFran program, and we offer a 25 percent discount on our franchise fee to those who have been honorably discharged after service in our nation’s armed forces.

The standard royalty fee is 9 percent of all gross revenue sales collected, plus 1 percent of all gross revenue sales collected for the national ad fund, which goes toward national marketing efforts on your behalf.

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

Office Pride franchisees find a lot of workers through their church, newspaper, online ads and referrals from their employees. Your ideal worker might already have a full-time job and be looking for a way to supplement their income, or he or she could be a student looking to earn while they learn. Many are retirees looking to earn income and keep active. Office Pride offers these employees a part-time job with a flexible schedule.

Potential customers are everywhere — in every commercial business. At Office Pride, we train and equip franchisees to make sales calls, market their business locally, submit an effective bid and close a sale. About 80 percent of your competition likely will be “Mom and Pop” cleaning businesses. With an industry customer turnover rate of 35 percent due to inconsistent, unsatisfactory and poor service, it is not too challenging to gain new customers, thanks to Office Pride’s excellent brand reputation and quality service. Industry-wide, one in three customers switches cleaning services, but fewer than 10 percent of Office Pride customers do.

The great thing about a commercial cleaning business is that it is needed all the time and everywhere: in large cities, suburban markets, small towns and rural areas – and especially now, with increased focus on the importance of sanitizing and disinfecting to help keep workplaces clean and healthy. In any economy, employers need their workspaces cleaned for the sake of their employees and customers. That is why commercial cleaning is virtually recession-resistant and is constantly growing, with thousands of new commercial offices opening each year.

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 $21,500 to $72,200 in available liquid capital for start-up costs. You also should be prepared with six to nine months’ worth of living expenses saved. That is an estimate of how long it will take for you to achieve the first goal.

Yes, many do. Our owners select service lines that are right for them, and electrostatic spraying is one of our many services. Electrostatic spraying has been highly requested during the COVID-19 pandemic and during flu season. Office Pride provides training and support that prepares new franchise owners to use electrostatic tools for highly effective sanitizing, killing germs that cause viruses to spread.

An electrostatic sprayer or mister is a state-of-the-art tool that enables our technicians to quickly and efficiently sanitize surfaces and even the hardest-to-reach places in an office by evenly and consistently applying an electrostatically charged mist of commercial-grade disinfectant. No wiping is required, which allows the disinfectant to remain on the surface during the required dwell time. Dwell time is the time that a disinfectant must remain on a surface to kill germs. The process is safe for all surfaces, including electronic equipment.

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