The Molly Maid Cleaning Service Franchise Story
“We Clean Houses”
In 1984, entrepreneur David McKinnon brought Molly Maid from Canada to Ann Arbor, Michigan to give busy American homeowners a reliable, professional, affordable solution to the messy, dirty house.
Residents of the competitive university town, which also featured a growing tech sector, automotive jobs and several area hospitals, took advantage of the new service, which quickly expanded to communities in other states.
Today—thirty years later—there are more than 450 individually owned Molly Maid cleaning service franchises operating across the United States. Last year, we performed 1.7 million “cleans”—90 percent of which were for repeat customers.
American workers are among the most productive in the entire world—and have been for decades. Dual-income families are a fixture, and so are work weeks and commutes that stretch beyond 40 hours into nights and weekends. Kids have homework, gymnastics, band practice, soccer practice, rehearsals….
Working most commonly on a weekly or alternative-weekly schedule, Molly Maid gives busy individuals and families clean, comfortable homes to return to and enjoy—homes that are cleaned according to your individual wishes and that are backed by a 24 hour satisfaction guarantee.
In 2013, McKinnon was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. McKinnon says, “I always tell people that Molly Maid is a simple business: We clean houses.”