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CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop Talks About His Journey

                                                 A Photo of Ron During The Early Days at Two Maids & A Mop

The Two Maids & A Mop story was shared recently by our CEO & Founder, Ron Holt. Ron discusses his early beginnings with the original location and also talks about the never-ending battle to build the largest, most innovative residential cleaning company in America.

“My journey started a long time ago inside a 250 square foot office space. I can still remember the wood-paneled walls and cheap office furniture, ” said Ron Holt. “But it was my little baby and I just knew that the business was going to grow into a legitimate national brand. I’m so fortunate to have lived through those tough early days and humbled by our success today.”

If you’re considering a franchise opportunity with Two Maids & A Mop, and truly want to know how our leadership thinks, please check out the 40 minute interview on the Middle Market Thought Leader Podcast series.

Here is a link to the full interview: Middle Market Thought Leader Interview.

Two Maids & A Mop Selected As Top 50 Franchise in America

Two Maids & A Mop is proud to announce that our brand has been selected as one of the Top 50 Franchises to Own in America. The list was compiled by Franchise Business Review, one of the nations most respected franchise industry magazines. There are lots of “top franchise” lists out there, but Franchise Business Review’s annual Franchisee Satisfaction Award is the only franchise ranking based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. For this year’s top franchise list, the magazine surveyed over 30,000 actual franchise owners, representing 334 leading franchise brands, to identify the Top 50 Franchises to own in America.

“We’re honored to be included in this exclusive group for the second consecutive year:, said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “Our brand has been recognized so many times over the years but this particular designation is most impressive since the award is determined after receiving actual feedback from our franchise owners.”

A full list of the 2017 Top 50 Franchises to Own can be found by clicking on this link: Franchise Business Review Top 50.

Two Maids & A Mop & Cleaning For A Reason

                                                                       Marnie Millard of Washington, DC

Two Maids & A Mop is a proud partner with the national non-profit organization called Cleaning for A Reason. Our partnership with the charitable organization allows us the unique opportunity to provide free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment.

“I can still remember the first time we ever cleaned the home of a cancer patient at no cost”, said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “The patient desperately needed our services and we walked out of the home better people because of the service. So much emotion was shared during that visit and I’ll never forget it.”

Two Maids & A Mop has long been known for its innovative Pay for Performance Plan. But we believe that our brand stands for much than just a business earning profits. We pride ourselves in taking the lead within our industry and hope that our experience with Cleaning for A Reason enables other cleaning companies to join the movement.

Please take the time to watch a phenomenal interview with our Washington, DC franchisee on their local ABC News affiliate: Two Maids & Cleaning for A Reason.

Two Maids & A Mop Awards First College Scholarship

The success generated by our fast growth has created so many opportunities for our franchisees, franchise network employees and home office employees. A little over one year ago, we made a strategic decision to use our success in other ways beyond just earning profits. We wanted to give back to our communities by empowering the families of our franchise network employees. The first ever Two Maids College Scholarship was then born and a full year of applications from hundreds of people were accepted shortly after the inception of the program.

The 500+ employees working inside our franchise network have been anxiously awaiting to hear results from our initial round of applications. And just yesterday, we had the pleasure of awarding our first-ever scholarship to Megan Sandoval, the daughter of a long-time employee in Huntsville, AL.

Megan was shocked to hear the news and almost every emotion poured out once she learned of the scholarship. Local news stations heard of our story and were on-site to capture the moment when Megan received the big news. Check it out by clicking here: Two Maids Scholarship.

Two Maids & A Mop Featured in Franchise Business Review Magazine

Franchise Business Review, a leading magazine dedicated to the franchise industry, recently published an article detailing questions for a franchise candidate to consider when evaluating different franchise opportunities. We were honored to be included within the article and excited to share our thoughts. In our opinion, one of the least considered attributes of a franchise opportunity is its ability to compete locally. We’ve always considered our business model to be our best competitive advantage since it’s not only proven, but different. There are so many cookie cutter options in the franchise industry and Two Maids & A Mop stands out clearly as a result. From our industry-changing Pay for Performance Plan to our focus on digital marketing, we’ve never stood still for too long because innovation and disruption has always allowed us to compete against bigger brands with substantially bigger resources. This willingness to disrupt not only makes us different, it also makes us the best choice for the consumer….and ultimately the local franchisee as well.

Competitive Advantage: “Look for a franchise that offers a business model that is so remarkable that local competitors can’t compete,” says Ron Holt, CEO and Founder of Two Maids and A Mop. “In addition to identifying a proven business model that offers a unique selling proposition, look for an internal infrastructure that provides top-notch support and a profitable business plan that will enable you to achieve a healthy bottom line. Finding a franchise opportunity that meets each of these three characteristics will help ensure long-term success.” Two Maids and A Mop offers both an owner-operator and a semi-absentee owner investment model. Its owner-operators work from their respective offices, while its semi-absentee franchise owners work from their homes.

Check out the article inside Franchise Business Review by clicking here.

Two Maids & A Mop Featured in Fox News

                                  Executives from Two Maids & A Mop Celebrate More National Recognition

Fox News recently caught up with Lee Sheridan, one of our newest franchise owners, to discuss his participation in the Cleaning For A Reason charitable program. Lee owns the Virginia Beach franchise and only opened his business a few weeks ago. In that short amount of time, he’s been fortunate to generate a ton of new business and now his business has received national coverage from a major news outlet. Congrats to Lee and best of luck building a fast-growing business in Virginia Beach!

Please click the following link to access the Fox News article: Two Maids Offers Free Cleaning Services to Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment.

Two Maids & A Mop Spring Cleaning Media Tour

Two Maids on TVThe Two Maids & A Mop brand has enjoyed a significant amount of media coverage during this spring cleaning season. The media coverage has included live TV performances, newspaper articles and even multi-segment TV features on the art of deep cleaning a home. We’ve always known that our franchisees and employees within the franchise network are superstars but the recent media blitz has proven that our people are hard-working folks that are truly excited about the growth of the Two Maids brand.

Keep an eye out in your own local market this springtime season for the great spring cleaning tips from the Two Maids family.

Two Maids & A Mop Named Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Two Maids & A Mop was recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises list. This list recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Two Maids & A Mop ,which began franchising in 2013, was ranked #36 in this year’s exclusive list of fast-growing franchise brands..

“Our story started nearly fourteen years ago and consisted of a big dream combined with a lot of hard works,” says Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “We’ve grown from one mom & pop store into nearly 40 stores located throughout this country. Our story is so fun to remember but our future is even brighter. We’re so proud to be recognized in this exclusive group of brands.”

“There was an impressive number of new franchise concepts vying for a ranking this year,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. “These companies are already getting attention in the franchise world for their innovative products and services, marketing methods, and technologies.”

Entrepreneur’s 2017 Top New Franchises ranking was determined using the company’s Franchise 500 formula, which is a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Two Maids & A Mop’s position on the ranking shows that it is already off to a strong start on its franchising journey.

To view Two Maids & A Mop in the full ranking, visit this page for the full ranking. Results can also be seen in the April issue of Entrepreneur available now on newsstands.

COO David Luke Named Top 40 Under 40 in Birmingham

Birmingham Top 40 Under 40The Birmingham Business Journal recently announced their Top 40 under 40 professionals from the Birmingham area. Two Maids & A Mop is proud that David Luke was named to the 2017 prestigious group of young professionals. The home office celebrated David’s recognition by attending the festive banquet.

“One of the most pivotal moments in my professional career occurred when I decided to join Two Maids & A Mop,” said David Luke. “I joined this great company five years ago. Since that time, we’ve grown into a franchise network of 34 stores and been named one the fastest growing franchise brands in the country. I’m proud to call myself an employee, a brand ambassador and an owner in Two Maids & A Mop.”

Congratulations to David for his outstanding achievement. He’s been instrumental in developing our own proprietary software product and he’s worked tirelessly to build the brand into a national player. Here’s a link to the entire Birmingham Business Journal Top 40 under 40 list.

Two Maids & A Mop Celebrates Success At IFA 2017

Two Maids & A Mop Accepts Top Business AwardThe International Franchise Association annual conference was held this past week in Las Vegas. Business legends from various industries were in attendance to educate franchise brands on the evolving business community. Two Maids & A Mop was proud to be one of the 1,000+ brands attending the event. During the meetings, our brand was recognized as one of the top 200 franchise brands in the entire country. This is an amazing award; primarily because the selection criteria starts and ends with direct feedback from our current franchisees.

The idea to begin franchising the Two Maids & A Mop brand actually started at the IFA conference four years ago. “I learned so much during those three days of meetings and seminars”, said CEO & Founder Ron Holt.”The initial conference taught me everything from learning more about an FDD to learning how legends such as Fred DeLuca of Subway started his own franchise brand. The conference always teaches me something new that provides immediate impact for our entire franchise network”.

Everything from our Key Performance Indicators to our digital marketing strategy was born from meetings inside this business conference. It was a whirlwind of a week but the dividends will be paid out over many, many years for sure. We’re already looking forward to next year’s IFA conference!