Gain Insight on Owning a Franchise
Meet our franchise owners and get inspired by their drive and success. Take it from them – opening a Molly Maid franchise is a great opportunity to take control of your career, channel your entrepreneurial spirit and build a stable financial future for you and your family.
Why Molly Maid Franchisees Love Owning a Franchise
Mike and Jenny Lindblom
Molly Maid First Coast (St. Augustine, FL)
Molly Maid First Coast (Saint Augustine, FL) owners and IT veterans, Mike and Jenny Lindblom. They purchased a re-sale three-and-a-half years ago with the notion that this is "not a 'no' business, but a 'yes' business," says Jenny. "We came in with an eye on marketing, customer service, and getting the right people in here to take us to the next level." Today, the Lindbloms have 42 employees and 15 cleaning teams serving 2,350 permanent customers. "There is no silver bullet to reaching revenues. It's a combination of many things. But, if you have confidence in the business model, then you have to have confidence in what corporate tells you to do and confidence in the resources they provide. Corporate does a great job in supporting us. We also rely heavily on the other owners. Their support is invaluable."
Molly Maid of Metro OKC
After 30 years working for someone else, Cathy Tichy fell victim to the recession. In 2008, she wrote: "When we found Molly Maid (of Omaha/Council Bluffs), we knew we found our niche. We loved the people in the company, we loved the business model, and we knew that we could take our love of house and home and make it a career." "We are working very hard to continue our growth, and we are loving what we are doing. We appreciate everything that the Home Office staff does for us-we are so glad to be part of this great organization!"
Molly Maid of Western Fairfax County, Virginia.
Janet put in long hours working for the Dept. of Agriculture, but saw no opportunity for advancement. Like you are doing now, she went looking for the American dream. She chose Molly Maid and opened Molly Maid of Western Fairfax County, VA in 1987. There were no computers or cell phones in those early days. "I'd call cleaning teams at the homes where they were working and let the phone ring twice and hang up. That was their cue to call me," said Janet a bit nostalgically. Today, she is a Molly Maid Shining Star Award recipient with 25 employees who clean more than 230 homes every week. "I have five individuals who worked here, then left to try something else and came back. Our office manager started with us twelve-years ago cleaning homes," she said. "We have customers who really look out for our cleaning teams. They will come by the office and leave children's items, furniture, and clothing for them." Janet's son, Steve, who started working for the company when he was in the seventh grade and went on to earn a marketing degree from George Mason University, is now a co-owner. "I worked at several companies that wound up victims of the dot-com bust in the late 1990s," he said. "In 2001, I was unemployed and came in to help my mom, and I never left." "We continue to expand our business and grow," said Janet. "We may even go into our third generation of ownership. My five-year old grandson says he wants to work here someday."