SeekingSitter provides parents with peace of mind in filling their child care needs. Customers can sign up for the company’s online service, where they enter the time and date they need a babysitter. SeekingSitter then matches them with an available child care professional. All care providers are rigorously screened prior to their employment with the up-and-coming young franchise of which there are more than 50.
Start-up Cost: $40.6K - 68.73K
ServiceMasterClean, which today consists of some 5,000 franchised operations, is a subsidiary of the ServiceMaster brand. Other members of the ServiceMaster family include Merry Maids, Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, AmeriSpec Inspection Service, and Furniture Medic. ServiceMasterClean has been in business since 1952.
Start-up Cost: $47.86K - 168.92K
Showhomes provides staging for vacant homes to make them more appealing to potential buyers. Working for both realtors and homeowners, Showhomes experts transform empty spaces into attractive, inviting areas that are much more likely to pique the interest of house-hunters. They also offer home management services, including yard maintenance. First started in 1985, the company started franchising in 1994 and now includes more than 75 independently owned units.
Start-up Cost: $43.3K - 82K
Cleveland, Ohio-based Sparkle Wash was opened in 1965 and franchise opportunities were made available in 1967. Through nearly 100 independently owned franchised locations, Sparkle Wash provides high-pressure washing and other cleaning and restoration services for commercial and residential customers.
Start-up Cost: $35K - 103.45K
The Utility Company provides small businesses with tech services. Part of the company’s unique model is to be proactive and anticipate technological problems to eliminate them before they occur. Independently owned franchises - of which there are currently 120 - enroll customers in a flat-rate monthly program that gives them access to support both virtually and in-person, and includes constant monitoring and preventative services.
Start-up Cost: $45.12K - 70.36K
Touching Hearts at Home was founded in 1996 in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota to provide non-medical care services to the elderly and to others in need. The company’s founder is Renae Olafson, who modeled Touching Hearts after the compassionate care provided by her own mother. Olafson took her home care business to the next level in 2007, entering it into the realm of franchise sales and Touching Hearts has since become a favorite home-care franchise opportunity.
Start-up Cost: $47.4K - 67.95K
Tutoring Club provides remediation, instruction, and tutoring for kids from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Tutoring Club coaches help kids to catch up in any or all subjects, with test preparation, memorization, and college application preparation. The company began in 1991 and matured into a successful group of locations that franchised in 1999. There are more than 130 Tutoring Club centers currently open and operational.
Start-up Cost: $26.3K - 126.3K
U.S. Lawns, which is currently owned by Environmental Care Inc. was founded in 1986 and franchised the next year. The Orlando, Florida-based company provides landscaping solutions, yard care, and maintenance to professional clients throughout the United States. The U.S. Lawns family of franchises includes more than 200 locations.
Start-up Cost: $48.5K - 75.3K
Unishippers Global Logistics was started in 1987 and has since grown to include nearly 300 locations in the United States. The company provides packing and shipping services for customers. Through its partnerships with major package carriers like UPS and Saia, Unishippers is able to provide a variety of shipping options.
Start-up Cost: $46.63K - 610.2K
United States Seamless provides siding and gutter sales, repair, and replacement for commercial and residential clients. The company specializes in customization of styles and colors to best fit the client’s needs in regard to function, style, and aesthetics. First founded in 1991 and franchised in 1992, United States Seamless now includes 100 independent units.
Start-up Cost: $46.7K - 108.7K
WIN Home Inspection was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1993. WIN soon had offices throughout the Northwest United States, providing home inspection services. WIN locations continued to multiply, and have reached over 180 locations in 30 states. WIN performs standard home inspections, as well as radon testing, mold remediation, and other environmental services.
Start-up Cost: $42.5K - 66.55K
Window Gang evolved from the 1986 summer job of founder Tim McCullen. He turned his part-time venture in to a full scale business, providing services like window washing, vent and gutter cleaning, blind replacement, and more. In 1996, McCullen took his business to the next level and began selling franchises. There are now almost 200 Window Gang locations all along the east coast.
Start-up Cost: $34.35K - 81.1K
Worldwide Express works with small and medium-sized businesses, providing them with air and ground shipping solutions. The Worldwide Express model holds that smaller companies should be able to enjoy the attention and service that had once been reserved for big corporations. The Dallas, Texas based company works through 150 individual franchises operating around the United States.
Start-up Cost: $46K - 364.85K
Young Rembrandts offers art classes and camps for kids. Founder Bette Fetter started the company in 1988 after seeing the need for art programs geared toward young children. Fetter developed a model for her program and began selling franchises in 1997. More than 80 Young Rembrandts franchises are open today.
Start-up Cost: $40.25K - 48.6K