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The Brand Leader in Home-Service Franchises

Molly Maid originated in Canada in 1979, but our story begins in 1984 when David McKinnon, a service industry franchisee, acquired the rights to expand the brand into the United States.

David headquartered Molly Maid in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he assembled his development and support teams. That was 25 years ago. Today, there are more than 450 Molly Maid residential cleaning franchises across the United States. Throughout the years, we’ve created lasting relationships with more than 17 million customers in 40 states. In addition, there are more than 180 Molly Maid franchises in Canada, The U.K., Portugal, and Japan.

David will be the first to say, “It’s been a team effort,” but his passion for the business and his charismatic management style is the fuel source that drives the entire Molly Maid house cleaning franchise system. He’s a commanding force in the franchise industry, too—giving, mentoring, and leading—and was recognized by the International Franchise Association as their 2001 “Entrepreneur of the Year.”

“From the beginning, I wanted to create a home-services franchise model that was adept at acquiring customers and resolute in retaining their business,” says David. “I give our team credit. Last year we performed 1.46 million ‘cleans’—90% were from repeat customers.”

“I always tell people that Molly Maid is a simple business, we clean houses.” For our Molly Maid franchise owners, our residential cleaning franchise opportunities  offer  an abundance of financial and lifestyle benefits: recurring predictable cash flow, high-income potential, financial security, family friendly hours, and the fulfillment that comes with success.

“As we grow, I see more opportunities. Molly Maid is part of Service Brands International that includes leading home-service brands: Mr. Handyman franchise, ProTect Painters franchise. We’re working together to leverage expertise and resources  to ensure we achieve our brand goals. I believe our Molly Maid residential cleaning franchise opportunity is well positioned for our next 25 years. For the right individuals, we’re a veteran team with a franchise system that’s making a difference for our customers, for our franchisee families, and in the communities we serve through our Ms. Molly Foundation.”

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