Two Maids & A Mop, one of the nation’s fastest growing cleaning companies headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., recently signed franchise agreements with two U.S. Veterans through its partnership with VetFran, an organization dedicated to providing franchising opportunities to veterans and their spouses.
Through its VetFran membership, Two Maids & A Mop was able to provide veterans Matthew Lewellen and Michael Luda with franchise opportunities in Savannah, GA and Greenville, SC. Founded in 1991, VetFran member companies total 650 brands that offer financial incentives, mentorship and training for aspiring veteran franchisees and employment seekers.
“We are honored to work with VetFran and proud to provide these two deserving veterans with franchising opportunities,” says Ron Holt, CEO and Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “The training these veterans received in their respective branches of service will serve them well in opening a Two Maids & A Mop franchise. We appreciate their service to our country, and we will continue to actively pursue opportunities for veterans like Matthew and Michael.”
These two new businesses will represent the 22nd and 23rd franchises opened to date. With its aggressive franchising strategy in place, the company currently serves nineteen markets throughout eight states and has plans to open more than 100 locations within the next five years. In addition, five new franchise locations across five states are set to open in the next four months.
“I am grateful and excited for this franchising opportunity with Two Maids & A Mop,” says Matthew Lewellen, new franchise owner and veteran of the United States Air Force. “The growth opportunity and unique marketing process is what attracted me to the franchise initially. But Ron’s success and dedication to his business became infectious during the discovery process, and this expedited my decision to develop the Savannah market immediately.”
Franchise locations of the Two Maids & A Mop brand have full access to replicate the successful business model created by Holt, including the industry-changing “Pay for Performance” compensation plan. With this model in place, office locations have experienced exponential growth along with a very healthy bottom line. The brand’s unique approach to its sales and marketing process allows franchise partners to quickly control a significant amount of their local market share by focusing solely on online marketing initiatives; including social media campaigns, search engine optimization and targeted digital advertisements directed to a demographically-profiled potential buyer.
“Two Maids & A Mop is providing me with an opportunity to build a business that is backed by a successful model of growth that has more than twelve years of proven success,” says Michael Cuda, new franchise owner and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. “I am excited to get started and would definitely recommend this opportunity to other veterans.”
With two different franchisee options available, a potential investor can choose to participate in the “owner-operator” model or the “absentee ownership” method. The “owner-operator” model involves an investor who has the money needed and a passion to run the business, whereas the “absentee ownership” method simply requires the investment while Two Maids & A Mop provides a qualified sweat equity partner to manage day-to-day and operate the franchise effectively.
The company also recently earned a spot on Inc. Magazine’s 2015 list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year. Two Maids & A Mop ranked No. 782 on the list, making them the second fastest growing cleaning company in America, the fifth fastest growing company in Birmingham and ninth in Alabama. Most recently, Two Maids & A Mop was awarded a Silver Award in the Stevie Awards Company of the Year – Diversified Services category of the 2015 American Business Awards, the nation’s preeminent business awards program.
Two Maids A Mop and its loyal customers attribute much of the company’s success to its steadfast business model and to its “Pay for Performance” compensation plan, a proprietary formula that determines employee wages based on customer feedback and is the only one of its kind in the cleaning industry.
“Fast growth for a business without a proper infrastructure can actually undermine the success of a company. It is important for a fast-growing business to have a proper base of operations in order to handle the quick growth,” said Holt.
For information on Two Maids & A Mop franchising opportunities, please visit www.twomaidsfranchise.com or call 205.870.8643.
TWO MAIDS & A MOP is a residential housekeeping company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. The business uses a proprietary “Pay for Performance” compensation scale, where employees’ wages are based on customer feedback, as opposed to number of houses cleaned. Two Maids & A Mop was named the 2012 National Maid Service of the Year by Cleaning For A Reason, a nationwide charitable foundation that provides free house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. There are 25 current locations spanning including Alabama, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.twomaidsfranchise.com.