Learn About Starting a Jani King Cleaning Service Franchise Franchise


Jani-King is a leader among commercial cleaning companies. Starting a Jani-King franchise is an affordable and low-risk opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. Plus, you'll have the support of a large company with a proven track record of success.

About Jani-King Commercial Cleaning Franchises

Jani-King provides commercial cleaning and janitorial services to offices, manufacturing plants, retail stores, hotels, banks, restaurants, health care facilities and more. The company has a dual focus on providing a clean and healthy workplace environment.

The company was started in 1969 by Jim Cavanaugh, who worked as a hotel night auditor while studying at the University of Oklahoma. Jani-King started franchising in 1974 and has since grown to more than 12,000 franchises in 15 countries. Franchises are managed through more than 120 regional offices, and franchisees have the option to start on a full-time or part-time basis.

Jani-King consistently ranks high on Entrepreneur Magazine's list of the best low-cost franchises. In 2010, the magazine ranked Jani-King No. 1 on its list of commercial cleaning franchise and No. 8 among all franchises.

Cost to Start a Jani-King Franchise

In most regions of the country, Jani-King offers franchise opportunities for as little as $16,250 down. However, the total investment is usually anywhere from about $30,000 to $100,000.

The initial franchise fee varies based on the size of the customer base. The fee starts at $10,000 and can range up to about $75,000. Royalties are 10 percent of gross revenues, billed monthly.

Ongoing overhead and operating costs are fairly low because Jani-King franchises can be run as home-based businesses.

Jani-King Franchise Training and Support

Jani-King offers franchisees comprehensive training on the company's method of cleaning and industry best practices. You won't go into this business venture unprepared.

The training program includes classroom lectures and discussions, demonstrations, printed manuals, video presentations, formal instruction and hands-on training. Home study materials, as well as refresher courses and seminars, are also available.

In addition to the more than 40 hours of training, Jani-King offers marketing support, business development coaching, technical assistance and administrative support.

Author: Ashley Smith

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