From Humble Beginnings
ServiceMaster® was founded in 1947 as a mothproofing company by Marion E. Wade, a former
minor league baseball player, who believed that employees and customers
should always be treated with dignity and respect.
Incorporated in 1947, it expanded to offer carpet cleaning in 1952, establishing
one of America's first franchise businesses. In 1962, it entered the healthcare
arena and was a pioneer in third-party outsourcing. In 1980, ServiceMaster
entered the education market and expanded its range of commercial services.
Merry Maids® was incorporated in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska, and was acquired by ServiceMaster
in 1988. Today, our more than 525 independently owned and operated franchises
in North America clean more than 120,000 homes in the United States and
Canada alone. Merry Maids® still operates under many of the same tenets of Marion Wade’s original
purpose: to deliver exceptional service and quality to customers.
Reaching National Stardom
Nothing speaks to the quality of your brand like prestigious industry awards.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is proud to be named one of
Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. As an established leader
in the residential cleaning industry, Merry Maids® has earned many accolades, including a place on
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® for multiple years.
Notable awards have included:
Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 Residential Cleaning Company
Entrepreneur Magazine’s “America’s Top Global” franchise list
Forbes.com’s “Top 20 Franchises for the Buck” List
GI Jobs Magazine’s “Top Military Franchises” List
Doing business under an award-winning brand gives you a competitive advantage.
Become a Part of Our Respected Brand
We spend countless hours every day cleaning homes and decluttering lives.
Our extensive experience has allowed us to develop advanced processes
and techniques that deliver exceptional results. Our customers have come
to expect only the best from our maid franchise, which is why we offer
our worry-free guarantee. When you become a Merry Maids® franchise owner, you become a part of a brand that is recognized and well-respected.