Merry Maids

Merry Maids

How do I buy my own Merry Maids Franchise?

Building a competitive cleaning business requires specialized resources, and Merry Maids delivers. Whether it’s capturing leads, enhancing operational efficiencies, or exploring new markets, Merry Maids have proven strategies to address business needs. Each franchisee benefits from: 3-4 hours of online training, 10-day training program, franchise development team interaction, and assistance from an established franchise owner. The initial cost of of ownership is between $94,480 and $144,425.

Total Investment$94,480 - $144,425
Cash Required$50,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target MarketSee List

Own a Category Leading Cleaning Franchise.

Merry Maids is the industry-leading residential cleaning franchise helping entrepreneurs like you build businesses in a thriving category with immense growth potential. During our more than 40 years in business, we’ve developed proven processes that make the road to entrepreneurship much simpler, giving you the training, support, and resources you need to grow. When you become a Merry Maids franchisee, you’ll also have the power of ServiceMaster Brands behind you, providing you with the expertise of a host of leading home services franchises.

Take the first step in becoming a Merry Maids Franchise owner by inquiring today!

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Open a Merry Maids in any of these available states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY


Part of a Growing Industry 

Cleaning services are no longer a luxury for many people looking to reclaim their time and prioritize what matters most to them. From the time-starved professional to the family of five, all types of customers look to cleaning services to simplify their daily routines. This shift in customer perspective has resulted in huge growth in the residential cleaning industry, providing endless opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs ready to become a part of a reliable industry.

Why Customers Continue to Choose Merry Maids

Merry Maids has a long history of providing customers with best-in-class cleaning services that leave their homes sparkling. We continue to build upon our glowing reputation for high-quality cleaning services that have made us one of the most trusted names in the industry.  

  • Customer-centric approach to residential cleaning
  • Highly effective proprietary cleaning products made in partnership with 3M
  • Customizable cleaning services that allow customers to get everything they want and nothing they don’t
  • Regular updates throughout the cleaning process to keep customers in the loop

What Makes Our Franchise Model Shine

We’ve spent more than 40 years perfecting the residential cleaning franchise model so you can build your business on our strong foundation. 

  • Predictable, recurring revenue with most customers choosing weekly, biweekly, or monthly services
  • Nationwide brand recognition with franchises across the U.S.
  • Take control of your schedule with no required nights or weekends
  • Exclusive territories give you space to grow your business without direct competition 
  • Premium pricing reflects the quality and consistency of your services
  • Low barrier to entry with affordable startup costs

Training and Support

When you become a Merry Maids franchisee, you’ll have access to robust support and resources developed to help you thrive. As a part of ServiceMaster Brands, you’ll also benefit from the strength of a family of complementary home service brands. 

  • Hands-on virtual and in-person franchise training
  • Digital learning management system to train team members
  • Real estate, site selection and construction support
  • Grand opening and launch support 
  • Continuous support from your Business Development Consultant 
  • National and local marketing support
  • Ongoing training opportunities

What You’ll Need to Get Started

Merry Maids franchise owners are motivated leaders with a desire to grow within our system and contribute to the development of their teams. Here’s what else makes up an excellent Merry Maids franchisee:

  • Business savvy with experience in operations, finance, marketing, or similar roles
  • A compassionate leader who cares about their team members
  • Hands-on management style with ability to follow a system

Business Overview:

Merry Maids is the category-leading residential cleaning franchise with more than 500 locations across the U.S. Over our more than 40 years in business, we’ve built a sparkling reputation for outstanding cleaning services that give our customers peace of mind knowing their most sacred spaces are well taken care of. 

Our proven franchise model has provided hundreds of entrepreneurs with the opportunity to build businesses in a growing industry. With attractive benefits like a recurring revenue model and premium pricing, franchisees are able to continuously grow to reach their goals, both professionally and personally. As a part of ServiceMaster Brands, we’re also able to provide franchisees with unparalleled industry expertise, support, and buying power. 


Founded in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska, Merry Maids began as a family-owned cleaning company serving the local community. As Merry Maids began to grow, our founder realized his business model could help other families build legacies of their own while taking care of their communities across the country. So, in 1988, Merry Maids became a franchise opportunity, operating with the same people-first mentality that helped us launch our brand nationwide. 


“I really wanted to be comfortable in the decision to move from the corporate environment to being an entrepreneur. I really wanted something that had a strong backing to it and a strong foundation and a good business model I could incorporate and eventually run with. It offered greater confidence starting a new franchise versus having to start from scratch on my own.” 
Austin Schneeweis, Merry Maids Franchisee

“I’m very glad to have chosen Merry Maids. Since we have opened our doors, we have had nothing but support and help, not only corporate, but also offices in the area! Merry Maids helps us to be successful by providing us with information and assisting us in a rapid manner. Support is always just a call away.” 
Brandin Bryant, Merry Maids Franchisee

“I love going to meetings with other Merry Maids owners and catching up. I’ve learned so much from other owners about what they’re doing in their office. It’s nice to share ideas and we’re always checking in on each other.”
Kim Brown, Merry Maids Franchisee


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