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JAN-PRO offers both Master and Unit franchise opportunities. Master franchisees can tap into a rapidly growing industry that generates total sales of $155 billion globally with a recession-resistant business model. Unit franchisees can enjoy a low-risk way to start their own business, accessing a $1.3 trillion industry the biggest and best brands have invested in.
JAN-PRO is consistently recognized as a major force in the commercial cleaning industry. This includes:
  • Sales of over $300 million
  • Nearly 10,000 franchisees nationally
  • Awards for industry-leading practices, fast growth
JAN-PRO provides Master and Unit franchisees alike with the systems, support and training they need to succeed.
JAN-PRO utilizes a two-tiered franchise system
The two-tiered system creates multiple franchise opportunities suited to different types of business owners.
JAN-PRO was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the JAN-PRO team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, the international company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro, a subsidiary of Premium Franchise Brands, regularly receives accolades from around the world.
Commercial cleaning represents a profitable market segment
The cleaning of commercial spaces is a billion dollar industry around the world.
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Master franchisees must possess:
  • Successful track record of business and/or sales management experience.
  • Liquid assets or access to initial start-up funding of $250,000+
  • Preparedness to either already reside in, or relocate to, a selected metropolitan market.
Unit franchisees can reach out to Master unit franchisees in their area or request a consultation to learn more about business ownership opportunities. 
Celebrating 20 years of Jan-Pro Canada

Why I Bought

With nearly 8,000+ units across the globe, there’s no doubt that JAN-PRO is the number one fastest-growing commercial cleaning company in the industry. That impressive growth is fueled by the brand’s Master Franchisees who bring the brand to new communities and establish a system of other unit franchisees.

Gregg Prescott and Steve Brodack are two of those Master Franchisees. They first joined JAN-PRO’s ever-growing system back in 1997, when there were only three other Master Owners in the brand’s entire system. For nearly two decades, Prescott and Brodack have grown with JAN-PRO, and seen the company evolve to be the industry leader that it is today.

“The growth that JAN-PRO has experienced since we first became Master Owners is kind of crazy. At the beginning, the brand’s corporate support team was made up of two people,” said Prescott. “Now, we’re in 14 different countries with support teams established across the world. I really can’t say enough about the people who are a part of this franchise system—there’s a tangible commitment to make sure everyone is successful.”

To say that Prescott and Brodack have been successful would be an understatement—the business partners have established a network of more than 600 customers and over 150 local franchise owners. By working with JAN-PRO’s corporate team, they’ve been able to turn a business they knew nothing about into a lifelong passion. - See more at: http://janpro.1851franchise.com/details/5599/JAN-PRO-Master-Franchisees-Continue-to-See-Success-Nearly-20-Years-After-Launching-Their-Business#sthash.KV9FpeT6.dpuf

“We didn’t know anything about the janitorial business when we first started out. But there was a group of people in place who were there to support us and show us the ropes,” said Prescott. “That’s why JAN-PRO is such a unique business—there’s no reinventing the wheel. You have all the benefits of running your own business without being completely on your own.”

Executive Q&A

Q&A with Premium Franchise Brands VP of Franchise Development, Scott Thompson

What makes Jan-Pro unique? 

Our Master Franchisees, unit franchisees and our technology makes Jan-Pro special!  Jan-Pro has some of the best leaders in the commercial cleaning industry which translates into excellent service for its customers.  Jan-Pro is continuously on the cutting edge of technology with Enviroshield and Enviroshield Endure.  

What are the most important milestones over the last 5 years?  

Jan-Pro has grown from $230M to $400M in the last 5 years.  Jan-Pro’s international expansion has taken us to Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Panama, Peru, Nigeria, India and Poland with over 8,000 Franchisees worldwide. Jan-Pro recently named Eddie Curry as it’s CEO.  We also were purchased by a new private equity group in October 2016, Incline Equity Partners out of Pittsburgh, PA to help propel future growth with Jan-Pro and Maid Right. 

What plans does the brand have in the coming years?  

In Jan-Pro we plan to close out our Tier 3 markets. Right now, we have 14 territories left and also plan to award a majority of the small markets in the U.S. where we have gaps in coverage. We will continue our international expandsion efforts in LATAM and in SE Asia. 

What does an ideal Master Franchise candidate look like?  

An ideal client has a minimum net worth of $500k and $100k liquid. They must possess strong general business skills, have a desire to help people and serve others and want to build a very large business over time to have a legacy for their family.

Why is Jan-Pro a good investment?  

Jan-Pro is a great investment because we have a 25-year history with successful master franchisees and no failures. Our Item 19 is very strong, with  $1.1M being the avg. gross profit for each office. We also have a great culture where everyone is willing to help others and service their unit franchisees. Our leadership team is the best in the franchise industry. 

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