The Maids

Distinguished as the number one residential cleaning franchise and the Fastest Growing residential cleaning franchise five years running by Entrepreneur magazine, The Maids is the quality leader in the industry. The Maids was founded in 1979 and began franchising in 1980, so franchise partners benefit from a time-tested cleaning system and business model based on leading-edge technology.

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The Maids Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The Maids International has been distinguished as the #1 residential cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine.?The Maids provides comprehensive training, support, and exclusive territory. With The Maids, you can build a great business to achieve the lifestyle you desire with nights, weekends and holidays off.

The Maids Franchise Opportunity Offers

  • Proven system backed by 35 years of industry experience
  • A low initial investment
  • No nights, weekends or holidays
  • Steady, dependable income from repeat business
  • A thriving, rapidly growing industry
  • The opportunity to accumulate real wealth and build a secure future
  • Comprehensive training and support
  • Cash business with no receivables
  • Strong emerging brand
  • Cutting edge technology
  • One-on-one support by certified business coach
  • Large territories maximize growth
  • National recognition for franchisee satisfaction
  • Premium service provider

Welcome to The Maids International

The Maids International was founded in 1979 as a premier residential housecleaning service. In 1980, we began franchising, and today we have offices across the U.S. and Canada.

Join Our Franchise System

Do you want to set your own hours and control your destiny? If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, people skills, and are willing to follow a proven system and want to build a business that cares about providing the best customer experience, The Maids International is for you!

Company Details

Established: 1979
First Unit Franchised: 1980
Franchised Units: 1089
Company Owned Units: 26
States Registered In: AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI and Canada

Support and Training Offered By The Maids

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Provide Criteria  
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: Provide Education
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: The Maids provides the most comprehensive package of training and support in the industry. We provide 4-6 weeks of pre-training, 6 days of classroom and field training (SmartStart Corporate Training) and 4 days in the franchisee's market conducting The Maids Power Training.

Business coach provided

Franchise Owner Mentor provided

National Call Center (sales & service calls) optional

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Maids Franchise.

What does a The Maids Franchise Cost?

The Maids franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: Minimum- $39,400 down, plus operating capital
Total Investment: $57,500-$155,900
Minimum Net Worth: N/A
Franchise License Fee: $12,500
Territory Fee: $.50 per Household

Royalty: 6.9%-3.9% declining
Ad Fund: 2% (Rebated for Year 1)

Technology Fund: .25% (Rebated for Year 1)

Average Number of Employees: 20 - 25 at $1.1MM, Start with 2-4

Passive Ownership: Yes as business matures
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Some
Regional Developer Opportunities: No
Special Discount Programs:

  • 20% off Territory Fee.  We support veterans and all they have done for our country. We offer a 20% discount off of the initial franchise fee to all honorably-discharged veterans as a way to say THANK YOU.
  • 5% off Territory Fee if paid in full at the time of signing
  • 1st Year Call Center FREE
  • Ad Fund & Tech Fees Rebated for Year 1 up to $6,000 in weekly revenue

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

Yes. The Maids is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is The Maids a Home Based franchise?

Yes. The Maids is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Maids Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is The Maids a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. The Maids is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does The Maids Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Maids franchise does offer a veteran discount.

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

Yes. The Maids franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is The Maids Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. The Maids franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Maids Looking for International franchisees?

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

Where can I see The 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, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


The Maids Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing The Maids franchises for sale. We may have The 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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