Become a Commercial Cleaning Franchise Owner

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Become a Commercial Cleaning Franchise Owner

Successful Franchise Opportunities Since 1983

For nearly 40 years, we’ve helped smart, hard-working people, just like you, succeed. Whether you’re looking to start a new business, grow your existing cleaning company, or are a military veteran exploring exciting business opportunities, we have a franchise opportunity for you.

With more than 700 successful franchises across the nation, it’s time to discover the OpenWorks difference. From Day One, you’ll enjoy low up-front costs; comprehensive business support; customers provided by OpenWorks; and unlimited growth potential. And it’s backed by one of the strongest brands in the commercial cleaning industry!

Our franchise models are created to help you achieve the professional success and personal fulfillment you’re looking for.

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The Benefits of Owning an OpenWorks Franchise

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No Selling Required

We handle national and regional sales, marketing, branding, and customer support. That way, you can focus on your business while we help you grow.

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Home-Based Business

Enjoy the freedom of running your business from home. With our franchising opportunity, you gain more time with your family while taking control of your future.

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Easy to Get Started

Ramp up and launch in under 30 days! We offer multiple business models to meet your needs with a fair franchise fee structure and a wide variety of financing plans.

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All Inclusive Support

Whether you’re new to franchise ownership or have an existing commercial cleaning business, we supply the experience and ongoing support you need for success.

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Comprehensive Training

Stay at the forefront of the industry from technology to business management, and operational best practices, with our extensive training and education.

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Recession Resistant

Facility management is a $370+ billion industry with increasing demand for cleaning and disinfection services. Have peace of mind knowing you own a stable business.

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There’s a Franchise Opportunity Waiting for You

For New Business Owners

Tired of working for someone else? Ready to channel your energy into building a business you can be proud of? Looking for a stable opportunity with centralized support? Then, an OpenWorks commercial cleaning franchise may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Starting a commercial cleaning business is exciting; but it can also be overwhelming. With OpenWorks, you can be confident that you have what you need to be successful. Affordable, with no startup costs, run your own business as a franchise owner within 30 days. We supply the customers, training, equipment, and business planning to help you get started. 

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For Growing Existing Cleaning Companies

For Existing Cleaning Business Owners 

You may already have a successful cleaning business, so you know how to run your day-to-day operation. When you partner with us to become an OpenWorks franchisee, you’ll get the tools and resources to grow your business quickly to scale beyond your expectations. This includes finding new customers and back-office billing, invoicing, and collections. 

Leverage the OpenWorks brand while we provide you with new customers and help you expand into new markets depending on your growth goals. Customers include single-location companies and large corporations including BNSF, US Foods, DaVita, and Lockheed Martin. 

Become a Veteran-Owned Business 

Throughout your military career, you gained important skills including leadership, dedication, and attention to detail. And no matter your role or MOS, you worked alongside other service members toward a shared goal. These values help veterans transition well into commercial cleaning franchise business ownership. 

Starting one of our businesses doesn’t require knowledge of the cleaning industry or business acumen because you'll get support, training, and infrastructure to help you get started and succeed in 30 days. OpenWorks offers United States veterans and active-duty service members a discount on our franchise programs.

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For Entrepreneurs & Multi-Unit Investors

For Entrepreneurs & Investors

You’re a successful business owner looking to expand your portfolio. Or you own other service businesses and want to offer your customers commercial cleaning services. Either way, we offer a proven way to expand with new customers and back-office support to help you scale profitably. 

Begin working with reputable customers spanning industries like healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, education, property management, and retail. Current customers are BNSF, US Foods, Lockheed Martin, the YMCA and NextCare. If you generate your own customers, we offer discounted fee structures through our Franchise Generated Revenue Program.

What Other Franchise Owners Say

“I work from home. You get more free time with your family. You get more free time to do your hobbies. This business gives me an opportunity and a chance to live my life that way. Because I don’t just work, work, work, work. I enjoy my life. Without OpenWorks, I wouldn’t have the life that I have right now, financially.”

Esaul DaVilA
OpenWorks Franchisee Since 1999

“What was really nice about OpenWorks, not only do they start your franchise, they also give you the supplies in order to start. What I love about OpenWorks is that you don’t have to go and chase down accounts and knock on doors like a salesperson. They offer you the accounts. They handle all of the billing.”

Judith Gonzalez
OpenWorks Franchisee since 2018
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40 Years of Franchise Success

OpenWorks is the trusted provider of commercial cleaning and facility services with over 7,000 managed customer sites and an industry-leading 99% customer retention rate. More than 700 commercial cleaning franchise owners rely on OpenWorks to supply the customers, training, and support to build successful businesses. Learn more about OpenWorks and our exciting company.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does OpenWorks provide ongoing training and education?

Yes. We take training and education very seriously because we know it helps our service providers deliver the superior results and personalized service that our customers expect. We provide an integrated advanced training program that includes business management, customer service, recruiting, supervision and safety. Please talk to a Franchise Specialist for more information.

What kind of training does OpenWorks provide?

All new franchisees are required to complete an initial training program that covers all facets of commercial cleaning, safety, and proper chemical and equipment usage. This also includes basic managerial and business training as well as all aspects of floor care and facility maintenance. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to get more details on the training we provide.

Do I need to have insurance if I become an OpenWorks franchise owner?

Yes, we and the customers require you to carry liability and workers comp insurance. OpenWorks has insurance options available to you, or you are welcome to obtain your own policy. We cover this in detail during the franchise disclosure and review process and again after you have signed all the paperwork. For more information, contact a Franchise Specialist.

What happens if my OpenWorks franchise has a customer who doesn’t pay?

Our accounting department handles all billing and collections as part of our services to you under the Franchise Agreement. Contact a Franchise Specialist to learn how this works.

How many customers will I get once I become an OpenWorks franchise owner?

The exact number of customers will vary depending on the franchise package you choose. You can start by working with as few as 3 or 4 customers and expand as much as you want to. Contact a Franchise Specialist for more details.

How will I get customers if I become an OpenWorks franchise owner?

Our nationwide customer sales team constantly works with companies that need cleaning and facilities services. We pass them onto you once they become customers. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to learn how this works.

What types of customers will I work with as an OpenWorks franchise owner?

OpenWorks provides commercial cleaning and facilities maintenance services to businesses in many industries including commercial and residential property management, healthcare, education, financial and professional services, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, and distribution. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to learn more about the types of customers you’d be working with.

Is commercial cleaning and facilities management a stable industry?

Yes. The facility management market is a $370+ billion industry and generally remains stable because most businesses need these essential services.

Are there any costs that I’ll be required to pay besides the OpenWorks franchise fee?

There is a one-time $50 fee for training materials as well as a royalty. Speak with a Franchise Specialist to get more details.

Do you offer financing to purchase an OpenWorks franchise?

Everyone’s situation is different. Our financial providers offer several different options to meet a variety of needs and credit levels. Meet with a Franchise Specialist to learn more.

What is included in the OpenWorks initial franchise fee?

Your initial franchise fee includes equipment, training, a supplies starter kit and marketing materials. More importantly, we provide you with customers – you aren’t required to do any selling! And our Accounting team handles all billing and collections. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to learn more.

Does OpenWorks conduct franchisee training in-person or online?

We currently offer a variety of online educational training courses designed specifically for franchise owners through Franchise University, our proprietary OpenWorks franchise education website. To learn more, talk to a Franchise Specialist.

Can I become an OpenWorks franchise owner if I already own a cleaning business?

Definitely. We can help you expand your existing business and put you on a path toward high-volume growth. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to learn how.

Is it possible to run my OpenWorks franchise business out of my home?

Certainly. A commercial cleaning company is an ideal home-based business. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to learn why.

Do I hire my own employees as an OpenWorks franchise owner?

Yes, you are in charge of your own hiring decisions. We will provide initial training to help you with the hiring process should you need it. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to learn about ongoing business management training that we provide.

How soon will I start getting customers and serving accounts when I become an OpenWorks franchise owner?

A new franchisee usually completes training and is ready to service accounts approximately 30 days after signing all the required paperwork. The fulfillment period in which OpenWorks is required to provide you the agreed upon volume of accounts is listed in the Franchise Agreement and varies based on the package you purchase. Contact a Franchise Specialist for more information.

As an OpenWorks service provider, am I required to use specific equipment and products?

Yes. Initial equipment and supplies are included in your franchise fee. When you need to reorder supplies, you can purchase approved supplies from one of our suppliers or a supplier of your choosing. Contact a Franchise Specialist for more details.

Why should I become an OpenWorks franchise owner?

We are a leading commercial cleaning franchisor and our providers service more than 5,500 facilities nationwide. Our customers also stay with us. In an industry with a 45% average retention rate, ours is 99%. Meet with a Franchise Specialist to learn more about us.

What happens during the OpenWorks application process?

Our multi-step screening and disclosure process takes about 30 days to complete. It begins with a phone consultation with a Franchise Specialist and includes two virtual meetings, all in compliance with federal franchise disclosure laws. Schedule a consultation with a Franchise Specialist to get started.

Does OpenWorks offer any special deals for active military or veterans?

Yes. We offer a discount on the entire franchise cost for United States active military and veterans. Talk to a Franchise Specialist to get more details.

How much does it cost to get started as an OpenWorks franchise owner?

We offer franchise packages with cash start-up fees under $15,000, with financing offered for the remainder of the initial franchise fee. For more information talk to a Franchise Specialist.