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What is a Master Franchise?
Franchising is on the rise with the surge of people wishing to go into business for themselves. It is a perfect opportunity for anyone looking to run a profitable business while having the support of a proven and established corporate model. Owning your own business will always come with risk, but with the right approach and the right backing provided by an accomplished franchise system, your business’s chances of success are greatly enhanced; this is because a franchise provides you with the organizational expertise, sales models, brand familiarity with existing credibility, and support.
Now imagine that you can become a franchisor yourself in your own exclusive regional territory, able to sell, train, and offer support to your own sub-franchisees; Maximizing your own income potential by ensuring the success of your own sub-franchisees with a range of operational and customer support systems in place and collecting the sales and royalties charged therein. This is called a Master Franchise, or area developer.
A Stratus Building Solutions® Master Franchise business opportunity allows you to tap into the benefits of being a franchisee with a nation-renowned support team and business model, but to also to capitalize on the profitable business of becoming a franchisor in your own exclusive territory in the rapidly expanding franchise arena.
Why the Commercial Cleaning Industry?
The Commercial Cleaning Industry is one of the fastest growing service industries in the world today. Janitorial services currently produce an output of roughly 52 billion-dollars according to the IBIS World Industry Report 56172, and is projected to grow 2-4% through 2019. The cause of the surge is that current business and building owners continue to discover that out-sourced cleaning services save them time, money and resources.
Commercial cleaning services and facilities maintenance will continue to provide tremendous opportunity. Everywhere you look, there are new buildings being built and businesses being opened. Frequent customers are schools, medical offices, shopping centers, warehouses, dealerships, religious centers, professional offices, daycares, retail stores, gyms and more. Someone has to clean them all. Purchasing a commercial cleaning franchise will provide a limitless source of new customers in major metropolitan areas to smaller towns. The possibilities for revenue are endless.
The Commercial Cleaning Industry is labeled by many economists as a recession proof industry. It is distinctive and proven in providing a continuous income even during an economic downturn. Businesses will always need to be cleaned, no matter the economic climate. During the recent recession, many of our existing Master Franchises did not see a decrease in sales, and actually experienced an increase in Unit Franchisee purchases, another source of revenue for the Master Franchises.
Why Choose Stratus®?
Stratus Building Solutions® Master Franchise program is second to none in the commercial cleaning Master Franchise industry. The original founders brought their experience and expertise from companies within the industry, where they provided their own franchises’ a superior, turn-key business model. As a Stratus Building Solutions® Master Franchise owner, you will operate as a regional franchisor, or better know as the franchise sales and support center for your own sub-franchisees, who then provide commercial cleaning and janitorial services to businesses within your territory. The model is sales and marketing centric with two different consumer bases including acquiring new sub-franchisees and their customers. Stratus® is searching for Regional Master Franchises and area developers across the country.
Some of the most notable benefits of the Stratus® model are:
- Exclusive Territories Available in Major Metropolitan Areas
- Operate as the Regional Sales and Support Center
- Area Developer Concept
- Monthly Recurring Revenue
- Multiple Income Sources Model
- Large Range of New and Recurring Customers
- High Margin Earnings Capability
- Branded Green Seal Certified Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies
- Training and Continuous Business Development Support
- National Marketing Campaign
- Proprietary, Customized Management Software
- Corporate Offered Inside Sales Call Center
- Professional Office Environment
- Characteristic Monday – Friday, 9-5 schedule
At the Forefront
- Specialized Stratus® Green Clean services meet ever increasing health and environmentally conscious consumer market.
- Proprietary, branded Stratus® Green Clean line of Green Seal Certified chemicals contain no-VOC’s, are non-toxic and biodegradable.
- Offering a range of special services, customizable options, state-of-the-art cleaning equipment with air-quality improvement components.
Success for Today and the Future
- Business opportunity targets multiple recurring revenue streams, assuring a consistent income for today and into the future.
- Includes customer contracts, franchisee royalties, franchisee financing payments, insurance and administrative fees.
- Scalable organizational concept provides a solid base to leverage continuous growth.
- Many economists also label the commercial cleaning industry as recession-proof. It is distinctive in providing a continuous income even during an economic downturn, as proven by many existing Stratus® Master Franchises.
What are the Investment Considerations?
A Stratus Building Solutions® Master Franchise fee is computed based on the population of the territory looking to be purchased with a minimum population requirement of 500,000 for new territory in order to maximize the opportunity for success for the new Master; franchise fees start at $100,000; financing is available. Many territories in major metropolitan areas across the United States are still available. Inclusive of the franchise fee, $100,000 in working capital is suggested.
What our Current Master Franchise Owners are Saying:
"I have familiarity with a number of the major competitors, and Stratus Building Solutions Master Franchise support is unmatched." - Patrick Doyle, Master Franchise Owner Since 2016
“Stratus Building had a great sales model, it provided good materials and the message is still as pertinent today as it was nine years ago, I am confident that we were provided the best sales kit for this process. The Stratus business model is great and is really the key to success.” – John Coleman, Master Franchise Owner Since 2006
“A major key to our growth and success has just been sticking with the Stratus Building Solutions recipe for franchise development.” -- Steve Sheriff, Master Franchise Owner since 2012
“I would absolutely recommend a Stratus Building Solutions franchise, I recommended it to my own parents.” – Jared Thomas, Master Franchise Owner since 2010
Excerpt from Franchising USA Magazine FRANCHISEE IN ACTION – STRATUS MASTER FRANCHISE SUCCESS IN NASHVILLE, TN featuring Master Franchise Owners David Smith and Ed Lease, May 1st, 2015:
“Selecting a good market and following the model is very important to the success of a Stratus Master Franchise,” states Smith.
Since the beginning, the two have been loyal to the Stratus model and it has brought them enormous success, ranking in the top three producing Stratus Master franchises since 2011. “We also proved that this is a solid business model in a recession,” states Lease, recalling their successes in the first years
What Are Your Next Steps:
Please contact our corporate office at (888) 981-1555 via our contact form for all questions and inquiries regarding our Master Franchise Model. Please provide your name, phone number and indicate your interest in learning more about our Master Franchise business opportunities. A member of our corporate team will reach out to you shortly for a preliminary call to introduce you to our Franchise Concept further.
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