The Maids

  • MAIDS International, Inc.,The
9394 W. Dodge Rd., # 140
Omaha, NE 68114
  • (800) 843-6243 / (402) 558-5555
  • (402) 558-4112 (Fax)

Distinguished as the number one residential cleaning franchise in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014 by Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500, THE MAIDS is the quality leader in the industry. THE MAIDS provides the most comprehensive package of training, support, and exclusive territory in the industry. We provide extensive training, including 7 weeks of pre-training and 9 days of classroom and 4 days of field training. With THE MAIDS, you can build a great business and achieve the lifestyle you desire, all with nights, weekends and holidays off. We are looking for people who want an executive experience. With THE MAIDS, you are working ON the business, not IN the business. THE MAIDS ideal franchise candidate will have good management and business skills, and most importantly, great people skills.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1979

Franchising Since: 1980

Operating Units

Franchised Units 1,191 94.5%
Company-Owned Units 69 5.5%
Total Operating Units 1,260 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 1,228 97.5% In 41 States
Canada 32 2.5% In 4 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 1,260 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

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

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 132
Texas 90
Massachusetts 84

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, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 35
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance No
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show Exhibits, Videos
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies
Other Marketing Support Franchisee Advisory Council

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Yes, at additional cost
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Foundation Training (Pre-Training) Done from Franc 7 Weeks
Power Training - Franchisee location 2-3 Days
Corporate Training - Omaha, NE 9 Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $250K
Cash Investment $60-65K
Total Investment $76.1-164.4K
Average Total Investment $120K


Initial Franchise Fee $12.5K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty N/A
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 4 to start (maids)
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,000 - 1,200
Preferred Site Types N/A
Other Site Types Allowed Warehouse/Light Industrial Space
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 1
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 20
Term of Renewal Period 20
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Yes, for 20 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 35
Canada Yes, All except SK, QC
Overseas No
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