Thanks to a strong economy and continued office space renovation and construction, opportunities continue to expand for commercial floor-cleaning franchise owners. It’s a competitive space, however, and that’s why many owners of other brands are taking a look at what converting to milliCare can bring to their bottom line.
“We are talking to a lot of very experienced professionals about milliCare as part of our aggressive growth strategy,” says Bill Helton, Director of Franchise Development. “In many ways these are the conversations we would have with any potential new franchise owner, but they also are deeper because these are people who are very familiar with the industry, and they ask very probing questions.”
Converting an existing commercial floor-cleaning franchise involves several steps, and so it’s a commitment. But those owners are valued by milliCare, Helton says, for all that they bring to the brand.
“These are well-qualified, experienced owners who have been doing this for awhile,” he says. “Not only do they know what to do operationally, they have a lot of contacts. That is very key for us, because we are looking to expand rapidly. These are people who have worked hard to build quality relationships with their clients, and so they are far ahead of the curve in that regard.”
The new milliCare owners benefit from a corporate team that helps them through the conversion process, tackling everything from rebranding to training on new equipment and back-office operational methods. Then they are able to hit the ground running in terms of not only serving existing clients, but also working new leads as a milliCare operation.
“We are taking a lot less risk bringing in someone who’s familiar with the industry,” Helton says. “And in turn, they are minimizing their risk by establishing a relationship with a brand that has a strong history, a growing portfolio of services, robust R&D and a very bright future.”
Ranked 206 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, milliCare Floor & Textile Care franchise is a business-to-business floor and textile maintenance company with 70 locations in 29 states and six countries. Our parent company, Milliken & Co., holds more than 7,000 patents in flooring, textiles and floor cleaning — experience and tools milliCare leverages as we carve out a niche in the floor cleaning industry. Startup costs start as low as $106,000 to $150,000, making the potential for high returns remarkable.