Stratus Building Solutions, a Los Angeles based franchisor of commercial cleaning and janitorial services entered the New Orleans metropolitan market by awarding a new Regional Master Franchise to Michael Seiler (Michael J. Seiler and Associates, LLC), d.b.a Stratus Building Solutions of New Orleans. Currently present in 26 US metropolitan locations and Canada, this is the first regional expansion for the franchisor under the new ownership of the franchising corporate headquarters.

Seiler boasts more than 30 years of experience, with direct association as a previous franchise owner and regional director in one of Stratus’ direct-competitors.

“I am very excited to be bringing ‘Eco-Friendly Green Cleaning’ South to my home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. I am equally excited to be helping others build small businesses to provide for their families and improve the quality of their lives. It reminds me of the Zig Ziglar quote, ‘If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.’ I whole heartedly believe this,” states Seiler.

“We are excited to expand to such a dynamic region such as New Orleans and with an experienced individual as Michael spearheading the development in the area,” states Afshin Cangarlu, CEO of Stratus Buildings Solutions franchising headquarters, “this is an optimal situation for our master regional expansion in the southern region.”

New Orleans' diverse economy makes it an ideal location for a commercial cleaning and janitorial services regional master franchise; dominated by ship and aerospace manufacturing, tourism and the oil/gas industry and nearly 40,000 business listings within the metro area, there is enormous potential for the new Stratus location and the sub-franchisees to be recruited who will directly provide cleaning services to retail-commercial-industrial customers.

The new master office Stratus Building Solutions of New Orleans will operate as a sales and support center for Stratus sub-franchisees, and will offer 16 different cleaning service franchise plans providing state-of-the-art cleaning systems, products, services and marketing support to those franchisees. Franchise benefits include orientation and training; customer referrals; administrative and accounting support; pre-arranged credit lines; access to insurance and surety bonds, financing options, business reviews; promotional support; and other turn-key advantages.

The opening of the New Orleans regional office marks the official beginning of an aggressive growth plan introduced under the new Stratus Building Solutions ownership with a goal of 42 new offices across the United States and Canada by 2021. This follows the announcement of the franchise system’s expansion into Canada back in March of this year.