At a Glance
- Founded: 1994
- Locations: 130
- Initial Investment: $ $104,5 K - $190 K
- Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
- Category: Cleaning & Maintenance Home Products & Services Window & Floor Coverings
You probably already know that Window Genie “cleans windows and a whole lot more.” While that “whole lot more” does mean additional services, it’s also about a culture 25 years in the making. The Window Genie culture is deeply rooted in integrity, ethics and a sincere desire to help our franchise partners succeed. Franchise owners represent the Window Genie brand and culture by running their businesses based on professionalism, reliability, loyalty and service. Our trademark, purple “Geniemobiles” are a common sight in communities we serve.
Spending 25 years in the industry has its advantages. Window Genie has been able to evolve and grow into a nationally ranked leader in home services over the past 25 years because we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our services and how we do business. Our goal as a franchisor is to provide entrepreneurs the best opportunity possible to establish and grow a successful business.
Our “Window Care” program rewards customer loyalty through discounts based on frequency of cleanings. This has been universally effective in increasing our number of repeat customers. We believe that simply treating our customers right and offering necessary, excellent services will drive repeat business. We’re looking for franchise partners with a desire to establish and maintain relationships with potential life-long customers in their communities.
An animated genie and purple lightning might be the first things that come to mind when you think of Window Genie. Our purple-wrapped vans and other visual branding make a memorable statement, but they’re not the only way that Window Genie has built a nationally distinguished brand. It’s everything you can’t see that makes our franchise a top choice for those seeking a window cleaning business opportunity.
Window Genie’s well-crafted business model has led our franchise owners on their paths to success for more than 25 years, in a variety of markets and economic conditions.
Our roster of owners includes people with such diverse backgrounds as CPAs, engineers, sales reps, veterinarians and even a former Burger King franchisee. While their backgrounds are diverse, the common thread among them all is a desire to succeed at owning their own businesses. Their backgrounds are diverse because the business allows for different types of people to be successful. You don’t have to be highly specialized. This isn’t brain surgery. If you start with some business smarts, basic experience, high desire and drive, and you are trainable and coachable, Window Genie can pour the model into you and have you quickly performing at a high level.
Cleaning-related businesses make up a large portion of service franchises. Start researching or reading about franchise ownership, and you are sure to come across an article explaining the reasons why cleaning businesses are so popular.
Everything needs to be cleaned, and nobody really likes cleaning. Nobody. Estimates for the total spent on cleaning are in excess of $40 billion a year in the US. It’s big business.
Cleaning also is something that needs to be done on a regular basis, so cleaning companies have lots of repeat, long-term customers. In general, businesses with such long-term customers and residual income are valued higher, making a cleaning franchise potentially worth more and easier to sell.