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Aerowest/Westair Deodorizing Services

Aerowest/Westair makes its own line of restroom sanitizing and deodorizing products. The company distributes these through its own warehouses, many of which are independently owned and operated by franchisees. Commercial clients contract the company to regularly service their public and private restrooms with their specialty collection of supplies.

Start-up Cost: $8.47K - 49.87K


Anago Cleaning Systems

In 1989 David Povlitz opened the first Anago Cleaning Systems office in Florida. With 15 years of experience in the janitorial industry under his belt, Povlitz developed a system outlining efficient, detailed cleaning methods that enabled Anago cleaning teams to effectively serve very large commercial clients. In 1991, Povlitz began selling franchises which have continued to be successful. There are now more than 2,200 Anago Cleaning Systems in operation across the United States.

Start-up Cost: $8.54K - 65.41K


Buildingstars Inc.

Since 1994, Buildingstars has been providing commercial clients with professional cleaning services. In 2000, the name entered the franchising market and became a quick favorite among entrepreneurs. The franchise’s formula entails incorporating health conscious methods and detailed regimens for upkeep of cleanliness and sanitary conditions. More than 300 Buildingstars franchises exist in the United States today.

Start-up Cost: $2.2K - 52.8K



Chester’s started frying in 1952, first serving doughnuts and then expanding to the chicken that it is most known for today. Founder W.O. Giles built and patented his own fryers, and people loved the crunchy deep fried fare he made with them. Chester’s continued to grow and diversify, selling frying equipment as well as continuing to build a name for fast fried chicken. The double battered recipe along with clever marketing and brand-building has earned Chester’s a lofty place among successful franchises.

Start-up Cost: $6.14K - 344.5K


CleanNet USA Inc.

Founded in by Mark Salek, CleanNet provides commercial-grade cleaning and janitorial services to businesses throughout the country. What began as a single office in the Washington, D.C. area has now expanded to a franchise consisting of more than 5,000 locations across the United States.

Start-up Cost: $6.66K - 92.95K


Coffee News

Coffee News was started by Jean Daum, in the small town of Charleswood in Manitoba, Canada. Wanting to have a profitable news publication offering affordable ad space that would help local businesses with exposure to potential customers, Jean saw her idea as a win-win. She did away with the tradition of delivering to people’s homes, instead focusing on keeping area restaurants stocked with the latest edition. She began franchising Coffee News outlets in 2004 and there are now almost 950 Coffee News units in the U.S. and internationally.

Start-up Cost: $9.43K - 10.43K


Cruise Planners/American Express

In 1994, Cruise Planners was started by Marvin Davis, Lynn Korn, and Michelle Fee. Long time colleagues in the travel industry, the three decided to pool their collective skills and knowledge to form an agency to help match customers with their most ideal cruise. Cruise Planners sells home-based franchises through which trained agents broker cruises for vacationers. There are nearly 1,000 Cruise Planners franchises.

Start-up Cost: $1.6K - 19.49K



CruiseOne offers customized travel packages for their clients. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, CruiseOne was formed in 1992 and is now a part of World Travel Holdings (WTH). CruiseOne sells franchises to independent agents who help customers book cruises through several major cruise lines. Nearly 800 of these franchises exist today.

Start-up Cost: $4.58K - 26.17K


Disaster Kleenup Int’l. (DKI)

Disaster Kleenup International, which goes by DKI today, was founded in 1974 to serve home and business owners. DKI provides all kinds of services from cleanup and decontamination to mold remediation and restoration of flood, fire, and otherwise damaged property. There are currently more than 400 DKI franchises in nearly all 50 states.

Start-up Cost: $7.15K - 102.54K


Fairway Divorce Solutions

Fairway Divorce Solutions was started by entrepreneur Karen Stewart. Stewart herself had gone through a long and costly divorce, and wanted to save others - and their children - from suffering through such an inefficient and difficult process. Fairway provides mediation, helping divorcing couples to find mutually beneficial solutions so that civility can be restored and maintained. Since its founding in 2006 and subsequent franchising in 2008, the company has grown to be a group of over 30 independently owned operations.

Start-up Cost: $10K - 35K


Jazzercise Inc.

In 1969 a jazz dance teacher in Evanston, Illinois first came up with her idea to modify traditional dance moves to create a fun and effective total body fitness program. This instructor, named Judi Sheppard Missett, took the concept - which she called Jazzercise - to California with her when she moved there in 1977. The unique workout program was popular among fellow instructors and their students and by 1982, Jazzercise had become a franchised company. Now a well known institution of dance infused exercise programs, Jazzercise Inc. has trained more than 5,000 instructors in Judi’s signature methods.

Start-up Cost: $2.98K - 76.5K


Mint Condition Franchising Inc.

Mint Condition is a firm that sells cleaning and janitorial franchises. The company provides custodial services for businesses, helping them to maintain their buildings for enhanced health, safety, and productivity. The Mint Condition concept is interactive, and specialists work with clients to tailor specific cleaning and maintenance programs according to their individual needs.

Start-up Cost: $4.89K - 45.4K



Proforma specializes in providing customers with materials for marketing and communication in business. Founded in 1978 by Greg Muzzillo with $200 in startup money, the company grew rapidly and by 1986 Muzzillo took his successful brand to the next level, developing a solid model and branching out into the franchising world. The following decades would see more than 750 Proforma locations open up in the U.S. and abroad.

Start-up Cost: $4.73K - 53.2K


Results! Travel

More than 650 Results! independent agencies in the United States. The company offers a unique opportunity, allowing already-established travel agencies to buy in and benefit from their contacts and resources while keeping their own unique brand identity. The Results! venture was formed in 2000 and has headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Start-up Cost: $0.03K - 10.43K


Stratus Building Solutions

Dennis Jarrett and Pete Freese founded Stratus Building Solutions in 2004, using their 20 years of combined experience in the industry to create a professional cleaning company catering to corporate customers. Stratus became a franchise the very next year, and has become known for providing innovative cleaning, maintenance, and security solutions that integrate the latest in environmentally friendly standards and practices.

Start-up Cost: $3.45K - 57.75K


SuperGlass Windshield Repair

Bill Mitchell, Bill Costello, and David Casey founded SuperGlass in 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia. The three businessmen franchised their company the next year, eventually expanding throughout the United States and into several other countries around the world. With nearly 275 SuperGlass locations now in operation, the momentum shows no signs of slowing down.

Start-up Cost: $9.91K - 31K



System4 was started as a joint venture between entrepreneurs Edward Hammer and Phil Kubec. Hammer had a number of startups under his belt prior to the founding of System4, including a rental car company. Kubec had run a commercial cleaning outfit. The system4 company now franchises and trains technicians to provide professional janitorial services to clients from over 1,000 locations in the United States.

Start-up Cost: $6.16K - 37.75K


Travel Leaders

The largest network of travel agencies in North America, the Travel Leaders group includes more than 1,200 separate units providing travel brokering services to clients in the United States. With such a vast network of providers, Travel Leaders franchises are able to give customers customized travel packages at discounted rates.

Start-up Cost: $2.85K - 12.82K


Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems was formed and franchised in 1984 with a customer service oriented approach. The company is based in San Mateo, California and provides training for franchisees. There are more than 2,000 Vanguard Cleaning Systems in operation across the United States and Canada today, serving a wide array of professional clients.

Start-up Cost: $8.08K - 38.1K

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