Merry Maids franchise couple expand operations after 10 successful years in business
Tom and Julie Jackson drive growth of domestic cleaning chain following Solihull resale opportunity
Household cleaning franchise Merry Maids has announced that franchisees Tom and Julie Jackson have ramped up growth with the purchase of its Solihull license; 10 years after the husband and wife-duo purchased their first franchise territory.
The Jacksons’ latest venture, which follows a re-sale opportunity from Solihull franchisee Alistair Fitton, is said to make it one of the largest Merry Maids franchise operations in the UK as they already own a portfolio of franchises in Dudley, Birmingham South, and Wolverhampton.
The franchise couple will retain Solihull’s existing 20 staff and intend to use the purchase to increase revenues to £500,000 within the next 12 months.
Merry Maids is an arm of national franchisor ServiceMaster Ltd. Established in the UK in 1959, ServiceMaster operates three other franchise brands alongside Merry Maids including TruGreen, Furniture Medic, and ServiceMaster Clean, which all specialise in domestic cleaning services.
The brand, which boasted turnover of £55m for 2013, has franchise packages available for its Merry Maids network across the UK which start at an initial fee of 16,560 + VAT.
Tom Jackson discussed the move: “It is an exciting and challenging time for the business. The objective 10 years ago was to offer a friendly, quality service with a regular team servicing people’s homes. That is still our aim and we work hard to achieve it.”
Merry Maids brand operations manager, Pamela Thompson, continued:
“Tom and Julie operate a very successful business and we were only too happy for him to take on another territory. Their goals and targets suit the overall strategy of Merry Maids and we wish them all the best.”