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Interview With A Franchisee: Brian Stahl of Panama City Beach, FL

Two Maids & A Mop original location opened in Pensacola, FL on April Fools’ Day just over 16 years ago in 2003. Since that fateful first day of April, we’ve been fortunate to grow at an unbelievable pace by totally disrupting the residential cleaning industry. We’re excited to announce yet another franchise grand opening in the state of Florida by partnering with Brian Stahl in Panama City Beach, FL.

Brian is a civil engineer by trade and has enjoyed a 29-year career within the Air Force Reserve. His experience as a high-ranking member of the Air Force Reserve accompanied by his very successful civilian career as an engineer has placed him at a place to consider investment opportunities as a semi-absent business owner. Brian is very well connected within the local Panama City community and plans to leverage his professional experience and local knowledge to build a fast-growing franchise.

“In this industry, I believe the demand for our services is literally unlimited and my plan is to leverage the business model to become Panama City’s largest cleaning service. In five years, I’d like to leverage the success of this initial franchise and open a second location.” Brian Stahl of Panama City Beach, FL

Two Maids & A Mop is widely known for its innovative approach to marketing within the residential cleaning industry. We focus primarily on digital marketing channels and offer a unique selling proposition called the Pay for Performance Plan that is unmatched by our competitors. However, our strongest position remains the hungry heart within our franchisees across the country. We’re dedicated to becoming the largest, fastest growing, most innovative residential cleaning service in America and our franchisees represent the true secret behind our success. Congrats to Brian Stahl for becoming our next successful franchise owner!

Interview With A Franchisee: Sean Barak of Boulder, CO

Sean Barak is set to open his first Two Maids & A Mop franchise in Boulder, CO. He comes from a medical background and previously built an impressive audiology practice that served thousands of patients. After selling the practice, Sean relocated to Colorado and entered corporate America. His entrepreneurial roots kept calling him back to business ownership and he promptly decided to start investigating franchise opportunities.

“After meeting the home office team and interviewing franchisees within the network, I knew right away that investing in a Two Maids & A Mop franchise was the best move for me and my family. I spent countless hours investigating other franchise opportunities but Two Maids & A Mop blew me away with its innovative approach to serving the house cleaning industry.” Sean Barak of Boulder, CO

Sean’s initial enthusiasm was centered on his home base of Boulder. His excitement continued to grow about the opportunity and he eventually decided to also purchased a second territory in the North Denver, CO area. Both territories exhibit strong demographics and Sean’s entrepreneurial background is sure to create big success over the next several years. Sit back and enjoy this fantastic interview with Sean as he provides more detail on his story and the reasons for his excitement.

Two Maids & A Mop Named Top 50 Franchise Brand in America

Two Maids & A Mop is proud to be recognized again by the Franchise Business Review in it’s annual  list of the Top 50 Franchise Brands in America. The magazine utilizes feedback from current franchise owners to measure communication, support and training from the home office and also measures the overall the performance of the business model for franchisees. It’s a tremendous honor since very few honors within the franchise industry are solely based on franchisee feedback.

“We always look forward to this specific list each year since our franchisees are the ones that ultimately determine our ranking,” said Lauren Bowen, Director of Franchisee Operations at Two Maids & A Mop. “Our franchisees are hard-working entrepreneurs focused on fast growth within their local markets. We believe that our franchise opportunity represents one of the most unique business models within the industry due to our disruptive business model, world-class support and entrepreneurial mindset within our network of franchise owners. This award is a big deal and we’re so excited to be recognized along so many other globally recognized brands.”

To learn more about the Two Maids & A Mop franchise opportunity, visit our franchise opportunity website to learn how our business transformed itself from a small business into a leading franchise brand.

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.