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Two Maids & A Mop Named Top 100 Most Innovative Franchise Brands

Two Maids & A Mop has been named by Franchise Business Review as one of the Top 100 Most Most Innovative Franchises Brands for 2018. The franchise magazine surveyed over 24,000 franchisees from hundreds of franchise brands to determine the most innovative franchises, based 100 percent on franchisee satisfaction. Each survey participant was asked 33 benchmark questions about their franchisor that focused on areas such as leadership, training, and core values as well 16 more personal questions concerning their business lifestyle and overall enjoyment of running their franchise.

“We entered the residential cleaning industry more than sixteen years ago primarily because we recognized that the industry lacked any real innovation,” said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “This is a big honor because our franchisees are doing all of the talking. Our franchisees know that our business is much more than a house cleaning company. We have our own internal software team that has worked hard to build an amazing product that automates almost all of our business model.”

To view the entire list of this year’s Top 100 Most Innovative Franchise Brands, click here.

Two Maids & A Mop Named Top Emerging Franchise in America

                                                                   Two Maids & A Mop Home Office Team

Franchise Business Review, a leading magazine dedicated to the franchising industry, recently published its annual list of top emerging franchise brands and has included Two Maids & A Mop as one of the top 7 most interesting brands to watch.

“We’re always excited for our brand’s growth and success to be recognized”, said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “This particular award is even more exciting because the designation is achieved by collecting feedback from our current franchise owners. We take great pride in supporting our franchisees and look forward to growing with them as we continue to scale across the country.”

According to Franchise Business Review, this honor is exclusive to brands that have been in business less than five years but are already showing potential for sustained success and growth. Two Maids & A Mop opened its first doors way back in 2003 along the gulf coast of Florida in Pensacola. After opening twelve affiliate-owned locations, the company researched the franchise industry and decided to allow franchisees to utilize its proven business model. The result has been phenomenal, with the initial franchise opening in Tampa, FL in 2013 and 70+ additional franchises opening since then.

Congratulations to Two Maids & A Mop on yet another outstanding accomplishment and award recognition!

Two Maids & A Mop CEO Interviewed by Executive Lion

A leading podcast that features prominent business and community leaders from across the nation recently sat down with our Founder and CEO, Ron Holt. The interview takes you back to our company’s early days, when Ron was forced to tackle the simplest of acts just to make it through the workday. The interview navigates you past those early struggles to where we are today; a fast-growing franchise brand with national recognition. A few takeaways from the interview:

  1. Your vision has to be greater than your circumstances if you want to be successful in life or business.
  2. Sometimes the struggle will continue longer than you think but if your purpose and your why drive you forward, you can persevere through the tough times.
  3. When God gives you a purpose and vision, you should pursue it passionately and never quit.

Make sure to watch the motivating interview with Ron by clicking here.

Two Maids & A Mop Named to 2018 Bulldog 100

Two Maids & A Mop’s explosive growth across the country continues to gain notoriety and recognition. Last week, our executive team attended the 2018 Bulldog 100 Awards Gala to celebrate another strong year of growth. The annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by University of Georgia alumni. Two Maids & A Mop was selected as the 28th fastest growing Bulldog-owned company in this year’s class of businesses.

“Everyone that’s close to me knows about my deep affection for the University of Georgia,” said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “The school provided me with the best education possible and also provided me with an amazing framework to grow as an adult. I have no doubt that my success as an entrepreneur is attributable to my early, formative years in Athens. My team is honored to be included in this year’s group of businesses.”

To view the full list of Bulldog 100 businesses, click here.

CNBC: This CEO is Revolutionizing The Way Employees Get Paid

Our episode on “The Job Interview” aired last night and we’re so humbled by all of the positive press and feedback. It was an amazing experience for our CEO, Ron Holt, and our Tampa franchisee, Dr. Jaime Kulaga.

The national television exposure for the brand has been amazing; with local, regional and national outlets reaching out for more information on the Two Maids & A Mop story. Just last night, CNBC published an amazing Q&A with our CEO & Founder. Here’s a quick hit from the article:

You are using a very interesting compensation plan of ‘pay for performance’. Is this plan unique to your company or is it practiced withing the cleaning industry as a whole?

It is very unique to just us. I started the plan many years ago, more than 13 years ago … and it was a result of desperation.

We were struggling early on in my business life and … I said I gotta figure out a way to get our employees to care without me being this drill sergeant because I can’t be inside every home every time. I had to figure out a way to scale this business beyond just me…I wouldn’t be able to talk to every new customer, so the genesis of the pay for the performance plan started after reading a book called the “Purple Cow”. It is just what it sounds like, if you were to see a cow in a rural area that was purple, it would be so different and remarkable that you would remember it forever.

So after reading that book, I started brainstorming and trying to create a way to create our own purple cow … so it hit me one day that we needed to align our employee’s interests with my own interests as the owner and allow customer feedback to directly control employee compensation. Every time we clean a home we give our employees a reason to care because customers are going to rate their level of satisfaction on a very simple scale from 1 to 10. It’s our purple cow. It was for sure a lifesaver for the business.

The episode will continue to air multiple times on CNBC, so make sure to check your local listings to see what all the buzz is about. And click THIS LINK for the in-depth CNBC Q&A with Ron.

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.