Cost Comparison

Keeping Costs Down While Offering You More

As you compare MaidPro with the typical house cleaning franchise—and other industries—you'll start to notice a few things. Our fees are usually lower. We tend to do more with less. We get creative vs. just spend a bunch of money. In short, we offer you more for each of your dollars.

MaidPro vs. Other Cleaning Franchises and Industries*

Franchise Fee
Royalty Fees
Marketing Fees National
Real Estate Lease
Franchise Fee $17,000
Royalty Fees 3.5% - 6.5%
National Marketing Fees 1.5%
Real Estate $2000/mo
Equipment $6000
Other Cleaning Franchises
Franchise Fee $20,000
Royalty Fees 7%
National Marketing Fees 2%
Real Estate $2000/mo
Equipment $10,000
Quick Service Restaurants
Franchise Fee $25,000
Royalty Fees 10%
National Marketing Fees 5%
Real Estate $15,000/mo
Equipment $150,000
Ice Cream / Yogurt Shops
Franchise Fee $20,000
Royalty Fees 7%
National Marketing Fees 5%
Real Estate $5,000/mo
Equipment $50,000
Health Club / Gym
Franchise Fee $25,000
Royalty Fees 12%
National Marketing Fees 3%
Real Estate $15,000/mo
Equipment $75,000
Franchise Fee $30,000
Royalty Fees 8%
National Marketing Fees 5%
Real Estate $10,000/mo
Equipment $100,000

* Aggregated using industry FDD’s

We compared other cleaning franchises and felt they were less personal, offered smaller territories, and found their costs weren't as competitive.

Mark & Mandy SewellMaidPro FranchiseesWINTER GARDEN, FL

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How Much to Start Your Own Franchise

We understand there's many ways to start a business. Everyone is different, whether it's their experience level, their goals, or their finances. We're interested in individuals with good sense, a great work ethic, and ambition. It does take a real financial investment to start a franchise, and we're happy to work with you—whether a first-time owner or a seasoned pro—to find a solution that fits your goals.

  Initial Franchise Fee Additional Working Capital Total Minimum Investment* Average Monthly Revenue*
Entry LevelSelect Initial Franchise Fee$17,000 Additional Working Capital$57,560 Total Minimum Investment*$74,560 Average Monthly Revenue*$35,611
Entry LevelEnterprise Initial Franchise Fee$34,000 Additional Working Capital$65,210 Total Minimum Investment*$99,210 Average Monthly Revenue*$71,659
Entry LevelMulti-Unit Initial Franchise Fee$68,000 Additional Working Capital$91,610 Total Minimum Investment*$159,610 Average Monthly Revenue*$132,488

*These figures are taken from MaidPro’s FDD Item 19 issued 3/31/17. These figures are based upon the performance of 151 franchises operated by 115 franchisees (out of 202 franchises operated by 152 franchisees) which were in operation for a minimum of 18 months as of December 1, 2016, and had a minimum of 20,000 Qualified Households. There is no assurance you will do as well. See our FDD for important assumptions and qualifiers relating to these figures.

MaidPro allowed me to convert my company with much lower fees than I ever expected.

Ashlee SmithMaidPro FranchiseeMadison, Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, and Harvest, AL

Ashlee's story

Where Your Initial Investment Goes

There's often confusion about where all that upfront money will go. Many people think the bulk of their investment is paid directly to the franchisor. Not with MaidPro. This MaidPro inspired chart breaks down your initial investment among the various expenses you'll having during your first three months in business.

This chart shows an estimated breakdown of the average initial costs for a Enterprise Model. Details are listed in Item 7 of the MaidPro FDD issued 3/31/17.

Sources for Your Investment

Your investment capital doesn't have to come from a single source. We can guide you through different funding opportunities, including financial assistance from us. These are the most commons funding sources our owners have used for their initial investment.

Cash & Savings

Over half of the individuals that join MaidPro use cash and savings to cover their start-up investment. Some sell a few stocks or liquidate CD's. Others get help from family members. This is the most simple source for investments.

401k Rollover

10-20% of new MaidPro owners use an IRS program to rollover some of all of their 401k funds for business start-up financing, without triggering taxes or early-distribution penalties.

Business Financing

Many new owners obtain loans to support their initial start-up investment. Our staff can help you with securing SBA loans or we may even be able to provide some direct financing for qualified franchisees.

We invested some of our retirement savings and felt with the help of the MaidPro team, we could succeed.

Bill & Marilyn CollierMaidPro FranchiseesBirmingham, AL

Bill & Marilyn's story

Reduced Cost Programs

MaidPro offers a compelling incentive for those who have served our country and those who have already built an established home cleaning business.

Current Cleaning Business Owner Discount

MaidPro offers qualified cleaning business owners the opportunity to convert their business into a MaidPro franchise at no cost. Current cleaning business owners are not required to pay the up-front franchise fee or royalties on their existing customers for the life of their franchise.

Veteran Discount

MaidPro offers discounted franchise packages valued at $15,000 for U.S. and Canadian veterans, making it easier than ever for former service men and women to join the MaidPro family and own and operate their own home cleaning franchise. The package includes: $3000 discount on the initial franchise fee; $100 invoice credit each month for the life of the ten-year agreement; direct financing or financial assistance enabling veterans to start with little up front capital.

After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, we were certain owning a franchise was right for us and MaidPro was the total package.

Kevin & Sophia SuberMaidPro FranchiseesColorado Springs, CO

Kevin & Sophia's story

It’s time to start a business that’s right for you

We’re here to answer all your questions and show you the fantastic benefits of a MaidPro franchise.