Cleanliness is one established means to health and comfort, and in the case of Cleaning Butlers of Sarasota it's also a possible means to wealth. Or at least a steady income.
Lynne Dowd started Cleaning Butlers of Sarasota last May after working for another cleaning company. Cleaning Butlers serves a variety of clients including medical offices, factories, auto dealerships and day care centers as well as homes in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Business has been good enough that Cleaning Butlers is offering opportunities to other people who want to clean up financially by becoming a franchise owner. Dowd emphasizes that prospective franchisees need to commit more than money to the endeavor.
"We're looking for someone who wants to grow a business and be their own boss, is self motivated and customer-service oriented. If someone is just looking for a job, that's not really what we're looking for," she says.
Cleaning Butlers of Sarasota provides customers options that ensure not only satisfaction that their spaces are clean and tidy, but also environmentally friendly if they wish.
"We offer the clients a choice, as to whether they'd like us to use the green chemicals, sustainable chemicals or use the regular chemicals," she says. Cleaning Butlers uses four-stage HEPA vacuum cleaners to minimize dust and color-coded cleaning equipment to avoid cross-contamination between different types of surfaces and environments.
Franchise fees are based on annual gross revenue and a minimum down payment of $800 plus equipment costs can enable someone to begin building their business. Cleaning Butlers' website lists unit franchise fees ranging from $2,500 to $42,000. They provides business, cleaning and safety training as well as accounting and administrative support.
Writer: Brad Stager
Source: Lynne Dowd, Cleaning Butlers of Sarasota