Interview with A Franchisee: Elizabeth Lamar of Huntsville, AL

Liz Lamar of Huntsville
Liz Lamar of Huntsville, AL

Jessica Dhillon of The Smart Franchisee Podcast recently sat down with one of our Pink Blazer franchise owners to discuss her experience as a franchisee. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what a day in the life looks like for an owner-operator within our franchise network. Click the link to hear this fantastic interview.

Meet Elizabeth Lamar: Superstar Franchisee in Huntsville, AL

Liz worked for about 10 years as a manager for a major restaurant brand, working about 80 hours a week! She came to a point in her career where her quality of life was not poor due to the extreme stress and heavy workload inside the restaurant. She was later introduced to Two Maids & A Mop by a family member. At the time the company was just starting out and so she was hired as a corporate store manager.

Liz says that she took a chance with Two Maids & A Mop but the CEO’s enthusiasm for the future was so contagious that she wanted to give it a shot. As a corporate employee she helped open and manage quite a few stores, but after she met her now husband she decided she needed to settle down and ended up running a corporate location in Huntsville, Alabama.

After Two Maids & A Mop started franchising, Liz watched all the corporate stores one by one convert into franchise locations, until her office was the last one left. That’s when she took an even bigger leap of faith and bought the location with the assistance of a capital partner. In this interview, Liz shares how she is able to have the most profitable location in the Two Maids system and what she watches to keep her profitability up.

Two Maids & A Mop Named #40 Best Franchise to Own in 2019 by Entrepreneur Magazine

Two Maids & A Mop is excited to announce that it has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000” list. The brand was rated number 40 on the prestigious list of strategic franchise investment opportunities.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s franchise industry analysts compile the list based on scores received on the Franchise 500 evaluation, which analyzes more than 150 data points in the categories of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. This high ranking on the list is a testament to our strength as a franchise opportunity and position as a leading investment in its price segment.

“This is an incredible honor for our business and brand,” said Ron Holt, CEO and Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “We’ve always believed that our role was to totally disrupt the residential cleaning industry by allowing customer feedback to directly determine employee compensation. Its been a game-changer for a long time now and it’s fun seeing the tangible results being recognized. We’re so proud of our history and look forward to an even brighter future.”

The Two Maids & A Mop story dates back more than sixteen years ago after our founder decided to open the first office in Pensacola, FL. Today, we serve 79 markets across the country and clean nearly 300,000 homes per year. The plan is to open anywhere from 25-30 new franchised offices each year for the next 10-15 years.

Founder of Two Maids & A Mop Published in Forbes Magazine

The vision behind our founder’s mission to build a national brand of residential cleaning franchises continues to be chronicled and recognized by media outlets across the country. Forbes Magazine just published an article that winds back in time to our early roots as a small cleaning service in northwest Florida.

“My vision has served as my inner scoreboard for as long as I can remember. I literally compete against myself and refuse to lose. My vision may seem ridiculous to you, but to me, it’s consumed every inch of me for most of my adult life.”

Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop

Please take the time to read our founder’s story as he rewinds back in time to those early days of hard work and sacrifice. Whether you open a cleaning franchise, or start another business, we believe that anyone can learn a lot from the Two Maids & A Mop story.

Click HERE to read the inspiring story inside Forbes Magazine.

Interview With A Franchisee: Jeff Rohach of Shoreview, MN

Two Maids & A Mop is proud to announce yet another new franchise set to open in the state of Minnesota. Jeff Rohach recently completed his initial training and will be soon cleaning homes throughout the Shoreview, MN area. Jeff sat down with our CEO & Founder to discuss his personal history and plans for the future for his new business.

My vision is to build a fast-growing business by providing world-class service to residential homeowners throughout Shoreview. My hope is for the success of my business to create a legacy for my children that provides them with a platform to become millionaires. I firmly believe it’s possible and can’t wait to start the journey.

Jeff Rohach of Shoreview, MN

Jeff’s new franchise represents our third franchise location in the state of Minnesota and we’re all so excited to share in the journey with Jeff. He’s already proven to have the basic instincts to become an amazing business owner by crafting a true vision for his business. With the support and training of the Two Maids & A Mop corporate office, we believe that Jeff’s two daughters will have every opportunity to enjoy their Dad’s fruits of hard work and labor.

Two Maids & A Mop has been recognized as one of the fastest growing cleaning companies in America by Inc. Magazine and featured on nationally on CNBC, Yahoo News, Forbes, Success and Entrepreneur Magazine. Contact us today if you’re interested in starting your own Two Maids & A Mop franchise.

2019 Pink Blazer Celebration Trip in Key West

The most profitable franchise owners in the Two Maids & A Mop franchise network converged on the tropical island of Key West, FL to celebrate their amazing success. This year’s group was comprised of Anthony Truong of Orlando, FL & Elizabeth Lamar of Huntsville, AL. Both of these franchisees grew their top line revenue and maintained very lean operations to produce impressive profits for their businesses.

“Our business model has always been built on a lean operating environment coupled with a strong emphasis on consistent increases to the top line,” said Ron Holt, CEO of Two Maids & A Mop. “Anthony and Liz have built two amazing businesses and it was an honor to celebrate their success with them down in Key West. They both work so hard inside their businesses and their bottom line proves it.

The Pink Blazer Club is the most exclusive society in the Two Maids & A Mop franchise system. It’s membership is comprised of the most profitable franchisee that is less than two years old and the most profitable franchisee older than two years old. It’s an honor that only two franchisees are able to receive each year and is widely coveted within our organization.

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 & Founder Recognized At 2019 Bulldog 100

Two Maids & A Mop CEO & Founder, Ron Holt, accepted honors for our company’s exponential growth and for his own entrepreneurial achievements at the 2019 Bulldog 100 hosted by the University of Georgia Alumni Association in Atlanta. Two Maids & A Mop, recently named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 500 franchises to own in America, was named as the 17th fastest growing business owned by a UGA alumni. In addition, the highlight of the evening occurred when our company’s CEO & Founder was named the recipient of the 2019 Michael J. Bryan entrepreneurial spirit award. The award is given to an UGA-educated entrepreneur that has experienced sustained business growth while also providing consistent support to the university. Only one award winner is announced each year.

“This event is always the highlight of my year in terms of recognizing our business’ growth,” said Ron Holt. “The University of Georgia provided me with an amazing framework that continues to propel me today. I am honored to be recognized by the school and excited to celebrate another year of record growth for our business and brand.”

This year’s award represents the 6th time that Two Maids & A Mop has been named to the exclusive list of fast growing businesses. You can visit the 2019 Bulldog 100 website for a complete list of all 100 fast-growing businesses.

Two Maids & A Mop Named to 2019 Franchise 500

The 2019 Franchise 500 has been released by Entrepreneur Magazine and our brand is honored to be ranked #285 in this year’s list of best franchises. Placement in the ultra-exclusive Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur Magazine received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever.

Two Maids & A Mop also earned the #5 ranking in the residential cleaning category. “This is an incredible honor that is a direct result of our long-term commitment to disrupting the residential cleaning industry, “said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “The maid service industry has experienced very little change since its inception more than 30 years ago. Earning such a honorable distinction such as the Franchise 500 places us in the top 5 brands in the entire country, yet we still serve less than 100 markets across the country. The sky is the limit to our growth and our brand is excited to be a disruptive force to our industry.”

The primary factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.

Over its 40 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees.

To view Two Maids & A Mop in the full ranking, visit Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. Results also can be seen in the January/February 2019 printed issue of Entrepreneur Magazine.