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We Are a Proven Leading Cleaning Services Franchise

Not many cleaning services franchise opportunities have the recognition and presence of The Maids®, and fewer focus on healthy cleaning. Since 1979, The Maids has been on a mission to create healthier, cleaner homes and businesses with our unique approach to cleaning. Our proud franchisees serve 90 major cities across North America, and each of the nearly 200 locations delivers the joys of healthy cleaning every day.

A franchise cleaning business with The Maids includes a proven business model, brand recognition, and the support and resources needed to build your franchise. The Maids is the #1 residential cleaning franchise on the 2022 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list because we deliver—for customers, franchisees, and the planet.

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The Maids Purpose Is to Impact Lives One Clean at a Time

We aspire to impact Clients, our Teams, and their families by providing a cleaning services franchise that focuses on health and freedom. Our Clients rely on us to provide them a safe, clean home while allowing them the freedom to live their lives to the fullest. We equip our team with the resources and flexibility to help them meet the needs of their families and find the valuable time to spend enjoying them.

The Maids is a highly successful franchise cleaning company offering great opportunities for the right person. We know that if you are looking to buy a cleaning franchise, you have goals, and we want to help you achieve them, whether it's the freedom to run your own business, support a better lifestyle, or build a legacy for your family. We understand hard work and how that work translates to free time and financial freedom.

Our Values

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Build Trust
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Seek Excellence
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Enjoy the Journey
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Drive Change

Our History as a Top Cleaning Franchise Company

The Maids was founded in 1979 by Daniel J. Bishop, who started his first successful janitorial cleaning business in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Our Brand identity from day one was to focus The Maids on residential deep cleaning for those families with busy lives. Our four-person house-cleaning teams and a recognizable yellow company car became a differentiating calling card, and our business quickly went national as we began franchising residential cleaning only one year later. One of our founder's top values was the mindset of evolution, which is that we must strive to improve continually to meet changing consumer needs.

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The Maids became the first home cleaning business to clean for health. This was accomplished by using environmentally preferable cleaning products and a state-of-the-art backpack vacuum. The vacuum was developed specifically for The Maids. This resulted in the development of our unique 22-Step Cleaning Process, which set new standards for quality deep cleaning and revolutionized the residential cleaning industry.


The Maids offers deep cleaning services in hundreds of major U.S. and Canadian cities, with opportunities available throughout. As a franchisee of The Maids, you are part of a nationally recognized residential home cleaning service franchise. We are driven by a model of innovation, technology, and efficiency with a commitment to the success of each of our franchisees. That’s why The Maids remains the best maid service franchise to own across North America.


The Maids leads and is at the forefront of new technology and advancements in efficiency and customer experience. We continue to innovate and improve our cleaning processes, utilize and expand safe products, maximize cutting-edge operational and customer experience technology solutions, and provide a web-based training and communications platform that allows franchisees to share insights and best practices. Factor in our ideas about internet marketing, virtual training, national partnerships, and social media, and it’s easy to see how The Maids continues to be one of the most recognizable yet affordable franchises in the home services residential cleaning industry.

The Maids is the most trusted name among residential cleaning companies because we consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. All of this highlights why we are a top cleaning franchise opportunity.

As a franchisee of The Maids, we want to equip you with the resources to offer your customers the best experience at every visit. We know our customers choose us to provide reliable house cleaning services, and we prepare you to deliver on this in three ways.
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Contact The Maids team today to learn more about our franchise opportunities!

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