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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.

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.