ServiceMaster Clean


  • ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Services Limited Partnership
  • SVM
3839 Forest Hill-Irene Rd.
Memphis, TN 38125
  • (800) 255-9687 / (901) 597-7500
  • (901) 597-7580 (Fax)

SERVICEMASTER CLEAN is a division of The ServiceMaster Company. With over 60 years of franchising experience and over 4,000 franchises, SERVICEMASTER CLEAN continues to grow each year and offers franchise opportunities in three distinct categories: 1) Commercial Cleaning services 2) Floor Care services & 3) Disaster Restoration services. Financing is provided for the initial franchise fee, start-up equipment & vehicles to qualified candidates through ServiceMaster Acceptance Co.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1929

Franchising Since: 1952

Operating Units

Franchised Units 3,091 99.7%
Company-Owned Units 10 0.3%
Total Operating Units 3,101 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 3,101 66.9% In 50 States
Canada 176 3.8% In 10 Provinces
International 1,360 29.3% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 4,637 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 248
Illinois 201
Ohio 144

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 200
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance No
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show Exhibits, Videos
Other Marketing Support Business Development Manager

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening N/A
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Memphis, TN 2 Weeks
On-Site 1 Week
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $75K
Cash Investment $12K
Total Investment $89.2-102.4K
Average Total Investment $96K


Initial Franchise Fee $20-29.9K
Average Franchise Fee $25K
On-Going Royalty $250 or 7-4%
Average Royalty 6%
Advertising Fee $20/1%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 3
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 2
Space Needs (in square feet) None
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 3
Specific Industry Experience 2
Formal Education 2
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 5
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 91
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, All Countries
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