The continued growth in commercial development creates a large and expanding marketing for commercial floor cleaning, and strong opportunities for milliCare
In its recent review of commercial floor cleaning franchise opportunities, Franchise Chatter had a lot of good things to say about milliCare and how the brand has been growing alongside the overall U.S. commercial development market.
“We were very pleased to make Franchise Chatter’s top 5 list of floor-cleaning opportunities,” says Bill Helton, Director of Franchise Development. “There’s a lot of competition in this space, and the fact that our many positives were singled out says a lot about milliCare’s strong position now — as well as our future growth.”
Franchise Chatter noted that there are more than 11 billion square feet of carpeting and area rugs installed in the United States, all of which need cleaning — a bit of simple arithmetic that shows why carpet cleaning is a $5 billion market. It went on to point out that there aren’t a huge number of players in the space at the national and international level — it rather is the domain of smaller, independent operators who may not always do the best work.
With regard to milliCare, it was pointed out that it’s the only company on the list that focuses exclusively on commercial customers with its floor and textile cleaning services.
“It handles a full range of industries, including airports and transportation hubs, educational facilities, government buildings, health care facilities, hospitality buildings, law firms and legal businesses, and retail establishments,” the review said, also adding: “The company prides itself on taking the time to listen to and assess a prospective customer’s needs as well as work with their budget and schedule to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Customers also can have milliCare put together a customized annual care plan that, once approved, means the cleaners will show up and do the job without the customer needing to call first.”
The listing also highlighted the many services a milliCare commercial floor cleaning franchise can offer, including: “cleaning lobby and reception furniture, task seating, lounge seating, conference furniture, waiting room furniture, panel fabrics, draperies and wall coverings. The company also offers tile and grout care, entryway systems that help prevent dirt being tracked into a building, protective care services for carpets and textiles, and performance coatings for hard-surface floors.”
All told, it was a robust summary that shows how milliCare franchise owners can land new business, as well as grow revenue by adding services to the existing customer base, says Helton.
“It’s very easy for us to talk about what a great business milliCare is, so when that kind of positive feedback comes from an organization like Franchise Chatter, which spends a lot of time investigating and reporting on the best brands out there, it’s very gratifying for us and our franchise owners.”
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. Start-up costs are as low as $106,000 to $150,000, making the potential for high returns remarkable.