ServiceMaster Clean vs MTOclean Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of ServiceMaster Clean vs MTOclean including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
MTOclean Franchise
Investment $76,500 - $274,500 $35,100 - $101,500
Franchise Fee $31,500 - $69,500 $12,500 - $57,500
Royalty Fee 4%-10% -
Advertising Fee 0.5%-1% -
Year Founded 1947 1988
Year Franchised 1952 1992
Term Of Agreement 5 years -
Term Of Agreement 5 years -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
MTOclean Franchise
Experience
  • General business experience
  • -

    Financing Options

     
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    MTOclean Franchise
      In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees Yes/No -/-
    Start-up Costs Yes/No -/-
    Equipment Yes/No -/-
    Inventory Yes/No -/-
    Receivables No/No -/-
    Payroll No/No -/-

    Training & Support

     
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    MTOclean Franchise
    Training Classroom Training: 80 hours Additional Training: Annual convention and regional seminars -
    Support Purchasing Co-ops Newsletter Meetings/Conventions Toll-Free Line Online Support Security/Safety Procedures Field Operations Franchisee Intranet Platform -
    Marketing Co-op Advertising Ad Templates National Media Regional Advertising Social media Website development -
    Operations Franchise can be run from home.

    International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 10-15% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3

    Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

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    Expansion Plans

     
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    MTOclean Franchise
    US Expansion Yes Yes
    Canada Expansion No -
    International Expansion Yes -

    Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

    Investment
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    $76,500 - $274,500
    MTOclean Franchise
    $35,100 - $101,500
    Franchise Fee
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    $31,500 - $69,500
    MTOclean Franchise
    $12,500 - $57,500
    Royalty Fee
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    4%-10%
    MTOclean Franchise
    -
    Advertising Fee
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    0.5%-1%
    MTOclean Franchise
    -
    Year Founded
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    1947
    MTOclean Franchise
    1988
    Year Franchised
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    1952
    MTOclean Franchise
    1992
    Term Of Agreement
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    5 years
    MTOclean Franchise
    -
    Renewal Fee
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    -
    MTOclean Franchise
    -


    Business Experience Requirements

    Experience
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise

  • General business experience
  • MTOclean Franchise
    -

    Financing Options

      In-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Yes/No
    MTOclean Franchise
    -/-
    Start-up Costs
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Yes/No
    MTOclean Franchise
    -/-
    Equipment
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Yes/No
    MTOclean Franchise
    -/-
    Inventory
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Yes/No
    MTOclean Franchise
    -/-
    Receivables
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    No/No
    MTOclean Franchise
    -/-
    Payroll
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    No/No
    MTOclean Franchise
    -/-

    Training & Support

    Training
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Classroom Training: 80 hours Additional Training: Annual convention and regional seminars
    MTOclean Franchise
    -
    Support
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Purchasing Co-ops Newsletter Meetings/Conventions Toll-Free Line Online Support Security/Safety Procedures Field Operations Franchisee Intranet Platform
    MTOclean Franchise
    -
    Marketing
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Co-op Advertising Ad Templates National Media Regional Advertising Social media Website development
    MTOclean Franchise
    -
    Operations
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Franchise can be run from home.

    International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 10-15% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3

    Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

    MTOclean Franchise
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    Expansion Plans

    US Expansion
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Yes
    MTOclean Franchise
    Yes
    Canada Expansion
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    No
    MTOclean Franchise
    -
    International Expansion
    ServiceMaster Clean Franchise
    Yes
    MTOclean Franchise
    -

    Company Overviews

    About ServiceMaster Clean

    ServiceMaster was incorporated in 1947 as Wade, Wenger and Associates. Marion Wade got the idea for his company after an accident with chemicals left him temporarily blind in 1945. Today, it is part of the ServiceMaster Co. franchise family which includes franchise companies Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and Terminix. ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Services is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and has enjoyed more than 25 years of consecutive growth.

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    1. Janitorial Services: provides contracted janitorial services on a continuing basis and may also provide carpet, furniture and other periodical non-janitorial cleaning and maintenance to management or tenants of commercial or institutional buildings. The total investment necessary to begin operation of this franchise ranges from $76,500 to $86,500, which includes $51,500 that must be paid to the franchisor.
    1. Recovery Management Services: provides recovery management and disaster restoration services directly to commercial customers that have the capacity to provide commercial restoration opportunities meeting or exceeding $500,000 in contract value. The total investment necessary to begin operation of this franchise ranges from $165,150 to $274,150. This includes 61,000 that must be paid to the franchisor.
    Veteran Incentives  20% off franchise fee
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    About MTOclean

    Most of our franchise owners have never owned a business before, so we go above and beyond to provide as much knowledge as possible. In addition to cleaning training, we provide advice and knowledge on the subjects of business planning, marketing, and operations. Beyond your initial training program, your support includes:

    It’s a turnkey system that just needs the right, hardworking individual or team!