The Jani-King franchise was established by Jim Cavanaugh in 1974. Jani-King is a commercial cleaning and janitorial service specializing in office buildings. Cavanaugh began his business in 1969 while attending the University of Oklahoma and after he had spent a few years marketing janitorial services and cleaning buildings with his friends, the Jani-King franchise was born. Currently, the parent company is based in Addison, Texas and as of 2009 there were 10,663 franchises in the US, 712 in Canada, and 1,671 in other countries. They are currently looking to expand worldwide. https://kingmarketing.pk/
Estimated startup costs for the new Jani-King franchise owner ranges from $12,000 to $35,000 depending on size and location with a franchise fee of $8,600-$16,300. There is also an ongoing royalty fee of 10%. Jani-King does not provide financing options for any of the start up costs other than equipment. You can run the franchise from your home, but you MUST be an owner/operator as absentee ownership of a Jani-King franchise is not allowed.
Jani-King franchise owners can receive training from the parent company and ongoing support is provided in the form of newsletters, regularly scheduled meetings, toll-free phone support, online, and field evaluations. Jani-King also offers its franchise owners the opportunity to participate in co-op advertising, ad slicks, and national/regional advertising campaigns.
The Jani-King franchise opportunity looks to be growing and it is named as one of the top franchise businesses for 2010. However, I would recommend that you closely evaluate the appropriateness of a Jani-King franchise or any other business for your current lifestyle and situation. Since this is an owner/operator business, a significant amount of time and energy will be required and you must personally be “hands on” and this may severely decrease the ability you have to devote time to other interests.