Two Maids & A Mop Named to 2020 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Inc. Magazine revealed today that Two Maids & A Mop has been named to its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We operate in a old-school industry that often gets overlooked by glitzier industries with even glitzier trade names,” said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “Our growth over the past several years has been phenomenal and it’s a huge honor for Inc. Magazine to recognize our explosive growth across the country. The biggest credit goes to our home office team members and entrepreneurial-minded franchisees. We’re one big family that all share a passion for totally disrupting the residential cleaning industry”.

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”The growth of Two Maids & A Mop has been recognized multiples times by Inc. Magazine over the past few years. For more information of the Two Maids & A Mop franchise opportunity, please visit our franchise opportunity website.

Two Maids & A Mop Founder Interviewed on Franchise Academy Podcast

Tom Scarda of The Franchise Academy sat down recently with our brand’s CEO and founder to discuss the brand’s journey from a small business into a nationally recognized consumer service franchise brand. It’s an entertaining story of true entrepreneurial drive and success.

The Two Maids & A Mop story is an American success tale comprised of multiple challenges that truly tested our founder’s resolve to keep fighting. It took Ron two years to make a profit and nearly three years to even earn a paycheck. Eventually, the Two Maids & A Mop story started to take a more profitable direction after the implementation of our now-famous Pay for Performance compensation plan. Ron remembers the first time he used this phrase to a potential customer.

“I can still recall that first call with a customer when I discussed our compensation plan. You could feel the energy level through the phone when the potential customer heard me discuss how customer feedback determines employee wages. It was at that moment where I could see the rest of my life unfolding in a much different light. Business skyrocketed immediately after the launch of the unique compensation plan and hasn’t really stopped since that fateful day”

Ron Holt CEO & founder

The Two Maids & A Mop business model has always been built on the gritty foundation of our brand’s twelve corporate locations prior to franchising the brand. Our early days of testing and experimentation continue to serve as the backbone to all of our franchisees located across the country today. Hear about all of those crazy, early days in this interview with franchising legend, Tom Scarda of the Franchise Academy Podcast.

Two Maids & A Mop Moves Up in 2020 Franchise 500 List of Best Franchises in North America

Two Maids & A Mop celebrates being ranked in the Entrepreneur Magazine list of best franchise brands to own in this year’s Franchise 500 list, ranking #210.

The franchise industry is extremely competitive and the magazine boasts that earning a spot on this year’s list more was more competitive than ever before. Entrepreneur reported: “More than 1,100 companies applied for this year’s ranking, and those that rose to the top reveal the latest trends as well as the companies that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year.”

The Franchise 500 list analyzes five key areas of franchise brands: costs and fees, support and training, size and growth, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

“It’s a huge honor to be included in this prestigious group of franchise brands. I can still remember the early days when we were frantically trying to build out the operating model. To see us compared to so many industry giants is an incredible piece of recognition that is attributable to our hard-working franchise owners across the country. Our franchise network is comprised of a bunch of gritty, passionate entrepreneurs that truly want to disrupt the residential cleaning industry,” said Two Maids & A Mop founder and CEO Ron Holt.

To be eligible to rank on the Franchise 500 2020 list, according to Entrepreneur, a franchisor must have been seeking new franchisees in the U.S. or Canada and must have had a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of July 31, 2019, with at least one franchise located in North America. Each eligible franchisor was scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores became the Franchise 500.

Two Maids & A Mop CEO & Founder Featured on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

The story behind the Two Maids & A Mop brand was recently featured on Entrepreneurs on Fire, recognized as one of the most popular business podcasts in the world with an audience that reaches more than 1 million people globally.

“I love all things associated with entrepreneurship, so this was a fun experience to tell my story to aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe,” said Ron Holt. “Hopefully at least one person learned something that will allow them to pursue their dream of building a business.”

John Lee Dumas is the podcast host and is widely recognized as a leading authority on business, leadership and entrepreneurship after interviewing business icons such as Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris and Kevin Harrington. John shares a few value bombs with each episode and included these three critical points which were discussed during the interview.

It might be impossible to be the first in the market these days, but it is still very possible to disrupt the market and change that industry.

It’s important to think big if you really want to go big, and you cannot do something if you do not see it first inside your head.

Get rid of the fragmentation in your business and it will allow you to start scaling as fast as you want.

Click HERE to listen to the entire Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast interview with Ron Holt.

Franchise Euphoria Podcast Interviews CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop

The story of our growth has been well documented in national publications and even prime time television networks. But today, we’re excited to share our story in another format that should provide you with an entertaining and educational look into our brand’s success. Ron Holt, our CEO & Founder, recently sat down with a leading franchise podcast to discuss our brand’s history, the current state of our business and where we want to be in the future. Here is a LINK to the interview!

Josh Brown is the host of Franchise Euphoria, a top-rated podcast solely focused on the franchise industry. The show provides insightful information into the world of franchising for established franchisors, growth-minded franchisees and even aspiring franchise candidates. CEOs and founders of some of the country’s largest brands have been featured in the interview.

In this interview, Ron Holt discusses his early days of running a small business while also keeping his eye on the future opportunity of building a national brand. Make sure to listen to the interview because it may be the only time you hear purple cows, subway sandwiches and Warren Buffett mentioned in the same conversation!

Two Maids& A Mop Published in Forbes Magazine

The CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop, Ron Holt, just published a great article inside Forbes Magazine on his thoughts regarding failure as a necessary step towards ultimate success.

My success as an entrepreneur has always defied logic. After all, there’s no way a small-town boy from rural Georgia should have been able to build a $25 million residential cleaning brand on a shoestring budget. Seriously, my grand opening day resulted in just $130 in revenue. I burned through almost all of my operating capital in the first two years. And probably more importantly than anything else, I had never once actually cleaned a home prior to starting the business. I was set up to fail but didn’t. What was my secret? How did it happen? I’ve thought about those questions often over the years and believe that I finally have the real answer. My success, believe it or not, is a direct result of failure.

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

Our brand’s story dates back more than 16 years ago inside a 250 square foot office space. Those early days were filled with optimism and hope, but we also experienced several failures as well. Each of the failures could have derailed our larger goal of building the largest, fastest growing, most innovative residential cleaning company in the country. The article inside Forbes challenges faced by several well-known business leaders, and also gives you a behind the scenes depiction of the some of more difficult times during our early formative years. The best news of all is that failure should be embraced if you’re always staying true to the overall mission of delivering on your brand’s vision and future.

To read the article, just CLICK HERE to access the Forbes website.

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.