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|Liquid Capital Required:||$100,000|
|Net Worth Required:||$150,000|
|Total Investment:||$85,000 - $150,000|
|Royalty Type:||8% - 6% (sliding scale)|
|Financing:||Via 3rd party|
|Incorporated Name:||Fish Window Cleaning Services, Inc.|
|Home Office:||Manchester, Missouri|
About Fish Window Cleaning
Tired of hearing about franchise opportunities that seem exciting but once you research the overhead and costs involved, you realize it is not the opportunity you thought? Fish Window Cleaning has been a stable name for over twenty years, enabling over 200 franchisees with the most successful window cleaning business world-wide.
As the franchisee, you will not be washing windows yourself, but running the business opportunity as your workers handle the day-to-day workload. With a proven franchising system that appears to win everywhere its launched, consider Fish Window Cleaning to create the lifestyle you've always wanted.
Values & History
Mike Merrick founded the company in 1978, transitioning from a career as a bank manager, and realizing that the window cleaning business operated with low costs and practically no inventory. Over the next two decades, he built the company as large and successfully as he could, and in 1998 realized that other regions were lacking the kind of business service that Fish Window Cleaning provided daily.
Once he started franchising not just the name, but his methods and techniques to hungry business opportunists, it was discovered that Fish Window Cleaning could operate in almost any region and be wildly successful. Today, Fish Window Cleaning is the largest operation in the market.
The core value that enables Fish to succeed over its competition is reliability. According to our own customers, the reason why they prefer to use our service is because no matter the weather, or other circumstances, Fish professional window cleaners arrive on time and do a better than satisfactory job.
Fish Window Cleaning has been in business for almost forty years and has been franchising for 20. With 200 franchises operating globally, that's 20 new operations opening every year! Fish Window Cleaning is very successful, with strong market share numbers and great profitability and room for constant growth.
Think about how many windows you pass on the street every day in the business and commercial districts. Even in the residential districts of your city, there are lots of stores, shops, and businesses positioned to take advantage of local homeowners. They need to look sharp to attract business.
That's what we do. And we do it so well, we are ranked #259 in the Franchise Top #500!
"I started driving through the territory and I just saw windows everywhere... everywhere. And I thought, 'Well, this is a can't miss. I don't have to go looking for business.'" — Mark Phillips - Denver, CO - FISH Franchisee Since 2004
"I wanted to be part-time then, but now I'm so part-time, and now these are the years my kids are going to remember... And so I am so grateful for that. I love that I can be home with them all the time because that's really what I wanted." — Bridget Gilding - Madison, WI - FISH Franchisee Since 2008
"We have a whole staff of people at the Home Office that work for us. So whether it's HR, or if it's sales, or marketing, internet marketing, or just having a tough day and I need to pick up the phone and call somebody and talk about it, they're always there, and they answer the phone, and have never been acting like they don't want to talk to me. They're very helpful." — Ken Jones - Palm Desert, CA - FISH Franchisee Since 2008
Purchasing a Fish Window Cleaning Franchise
The company's schedule does not just include window-washing, but also provides ancillary services that include cleaning screens, gutters, skylights, and even chandeliers. Understanding the full range of abilities for professionals wearing the Fish Window Cleaning uniform will provide a more comprehensive program for entrepreneurs to capitalize on. It is because of our extra services that the company has been able to thrive while our competitors have often vanished. You could consider seasonal opportunities for inside work during bad weather months while also understanding that even during rain and snowy seasons, businesses want their storefronts to look fantastic, especially during holiday sales events.
So, this is a versatile business that will be viable in any location during every part of the year.
We also ensure that no two Fish Window Cleaning franchises are forced to co-exist in the same territory. Instead, we will work with you based on your desired business size to design a region that is perfect for your particular business plans, capturing juicy areas that we know from our vast experience will be ripe with opportunities for a savvy business owner to capitalize upon. You could meet your requirements just by contacting local universities, hospitals, or a few office buildings.
There is glass that needs cleaning everywhere.
Ideal Candidate & Qualifications
At the start of your enterprise we are looking for someone that will take charge of the business as a leader, and take directions to work within the franchise concept, and ensure that our brand integrity is highly maintained. Over time, many of our owners feel comfortable working part-time, which is an optional aspect of the business that the home office can and will approve. If you have a capable manager for the granular day-to-day business operation moving forward from that point.
Understanding marketing techniques will serve you well and will allow you to take full advantage of the free website and other perks of being a Fish Window Cleaning franchisee.
Training & Support
The home office provides 24 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by 40 hours of classroom teaching for all our new franchisee partners. We will follow this up with regular contact by dedicated one individual at the home office to every 8 franchise partners. That means you'll be assigned a specific contact to form a rapport with who is going to give you up to date information regarding business processes, marketing opportunities, human relations issues, technical and online support techniques and assistance in several other valuable aspects of running a successful Fish Window Cleaning venture.