Merry Maids

Merry Maids is the largest residential cleaning franchise in the U.S. with over 1,300 franchises in North America. We have been franchising for 34 years and are part of the ServiceMaster Company of Brands, the world's largest franchisor of service businesses.

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Merry Maids Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Merry Maids - One of the Top 20 Franchises to Start according to Forbes Magazine

Merry Maids is the world leader in the booming industry of residential cleaning. If you are interested in partnering with a trusted franchise, with a thriving future and solid support, a Merry Maids cleaning franchise is for you.

The Booming Industry of Residential Cleaning

Predictions by industry experts estimate that the demand for home cleaning services will continue to grow at an accelerated rate as time-starved consumers continue to buy time-saving services well into the 21st century. Today, more than 70% of females in the U.S. work outside the home. The factors combined in addition with the 30 years of Merry Maids experience and phenomenal brand awareness, makes us the leader in the industry.

Merry Maids Offers a System That Works

No matter what your previous experience is, the systematic approach to enabling your success is unmatched. As one of the companies under the ServiceMaster brand, Merry Maids opportunity offers its owners resources, training and support that provide you with the confidence and knowledge to run your home cleaning franchise with confidence.

Family of Brands

Being part of the ServiceMaster family means that Merry Maids franchises have numerous resources and access to continually improved training, marketing and career development. Including support in the form of a call center that drives business to your location. Calls are received 24x7 at 1-800-MERRY MAIDS and dispatched to Merry Maids franchise owners. The ServiceMaster brand is the only organized home cleaning network of companies of its kind differentiating Merry Maids from the competition.

Company Details

Established: 1979
First Unit Franchised: 1979
Franchised Units: 1012
Company Owned Units: 3
States Registered In: Registered in all States.
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Merry Maids

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: 65 hours of Initial Training in addition to 10 days at Merry Maids Training Facility

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2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Merry Maids Franchise.

What does a Merry Maids Franchise Cost?

Merry Maids franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $45,300
Total Investment: $89,600 to $125,023
Minimum Net Worth: $100,000
Franchise Fee: $37,500 to $51,500
Royalty: 7%
National Ad Fund: 1.3%
Average Number of Employees: 4-20
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Is Merry Maids a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Merry Maids is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Merry Maids a Home Based franchise?

No. Merry Maids is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Merry Maids Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Merry Maids franchisees make. Merry Maids offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Merry Maids a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Merry Maids is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Merry Maids Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Merry Maids franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Merry Maids Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Merry Maids franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Merry Maids Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Merry Maids franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Merry Maids Looking for International franchisees?

No. Merry Maids franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Merry Maids's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Cleaning & Maid Services, Home Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Merry Maids Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Merry Maids franchises for sale. We may have Merry Maids franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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