January 13, 2014
Global commercial cleaning franchise JAN-PRO is awarded three leading rankings in the esteemed Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Awards for 2014. JAN-PRO Master Owners join in with these recognitions and rank their satisfaction highly in December’s Franchise Business Review survey.
January 13, 2014, Alpharetta, GA – JAN-PRO Franchising International has been awarded the #1 in commercial cleaning, fastest growing commercial cleaning franchise, and #12 overall franchise in Entrepreneur’s 35th Annual Franchise 500 rankings for 2014. Entrepreneur also ranked JAN-PRO a Top 30 Global Franchise. And the honors continue, because JAN-PRO also received high satisfaction reviews from its Master Owners in a recent survey conducted by Franchise Business Review.
In the $2.5 billion dollar franchise industry, competition is intense with franchise businesses around the country. To organize the rankings, Entrepreneur divides the award categories by type of industry, providing a clear scope from which the rankings may be pulled. In the commercial cleaning section, 18 franchises were analyzed.
“We operate in an industry that can seem a lot more exciting than the janitorial category, so when we receive this kind of recognition, it is particularly gratifying for all of us,” says CEO and President of Premium Franchise Brands, Rich Kissane.
According to Entrepreneur, franchises make up for 3.4 percent of all U.S. GDP and 10 percent of new U.S. jobs, thus making franchising a strong force in the U.S. economy. To measure their growth in the franchise industry in another dimension, JAN-PRO recently participated in a survey via the Franchise Business Review (FBR) in December 2013 that determined their franchise owners overall satisfaction with the brand in which they invested. There was a 79.89% satisfaction rating among their surveyed franchisees, against the FBR Benchmark for 2013 of 69.68%, which is another source of great pride to Kissane.
“Without our franchise owners, there would be no awards of any kind,” Kissane continues. “When they see fit to rank our company so highly, it is doubly rewarding.”
JAN-PRO has earned Entrepreneur recognition as the fastest growing commercial cleaning franchise for five out of the past seven years. In the fall of 2013, JAN-PRO signed new country master owners in India, Nigeria, and Peru, extending their global reach to 14 countries.
“Nigeria is at a stage where we are moving forward and modernizing,” Nigeria’s Master Owner Tony Antoun said at the time. “Franchises are coming in and people are looking for the modern markets… We are looking forward to future opportunities, and JAN-PRO’s established brand and experience with international clients will help with that.”
To learn more about JAN-PRO, please visit their website at www.JAN-PRO.com. They may also be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.