milliCare Posts Strong Growth During Past Year
Agreements with existing floor-care business owners, coupled with interest in new markets, continue to drive growth in this aggressive, comprehensive brand
A well-thought-out business is able to provide solid customer service in existing markets, as well as continually expand into new ones. These days, milliCare commercial floor cleaning franchise owners are checking off both boxes.
“We’re really happy with the interest we’re seeing in the brand,” says Bill Helton, Director of Franchise Development. “We are getting a lot of inquiries from markets where we have a presence, and we also are hearing from entrepreneurs in other parts of the country who want to know about available territories. That speaks well of milliCare as a concept, and also for what we bring to the table.”
Existing operators fuel expansion plans
Many people who already own a commercial floor cleaning franchise, or are standalone operators, see the pluses that milliCare offers. From strong franchise support to a robust R&D process that guarantees new equipment, products and services, it’s a brand with solid potential.
“We’re up to 45 locations in the United States, which is ahead of where we’d thought we’d be by now,” Helton says. “Our goal is not for explosive growth that is unsustainable but to evaluate and explore every opportunity to make sure it’s the right fit. That’s another reason people want to work with us — they want to create a strong bond rather than just run in and start a new business or rebrand the one they have.”
International growth also on the rise
In addition to robust U.S. growth, the milliCare commercial floor cleaning franchise footprint is growing overseas. To date, the brand has opened in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil and South Africa, and a multi-unit deal has been signed in India.
“We will be helping these new franchise owners get open in the coming months, and from there we predict growth within those countries,” Helton says. “We also believe that these initial franchise plants will help raise milliCare’s profile internationally and lead to even more interest and growth throughout 2018 and beyond.”
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.