Window Genie’s 145-plus franchise owners would answer “yes.” In addition, customers choose from our other services: pressure washing, window tinting, gutter cleaning, and holiday lighting.
Since the real estate crash of 2008, more and more people are choosing to stay in their homes instead of selling them, and that means home protection and maintenance has become more important than ever. Most people would prefer to hire a professional to get up on a ladder rather than risk getting on one themselves. As we say, leave it to the professionals!
One goal for first-year franchise owners is that they will acquire 500 or more customers in their first year of business. Please see Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document for more detail on earnings statements from Window Genie franchise owners.
As our founder and President Rik Nonelle says, “People don’t need emergency window services at 8 p.m. on a Thursday.” In other words, you can build a solid business without having to sacrifice your personal life. Demand is strong, and as a repeat service, you will continue to serve your customers year after year, building a residual income business. Isn’t that what you’re working for, anyway?
One of the reasons Rik Nonelle started Window Genie was because work-life balance was very important to him. He intentionally stayed away from businesses such as retail and restaurants that would require grueling work weeks and lots of night and weekend work. Although franchise owners inevitably work harder when they start their new venture, Window Genie allows franchise owners the flexibility to work 9-5, Monday through Friday.
Yes. Not only do people get their windows cleaned in the colder months as part of our Window Care program, but they still go to Window Genie for things like chandelier cleaning, holiday lights, gutter cleaning and window film. Window Genie owners are able to take advantage of all seasons to continue to acquire new customers year round.
People of all income levels maintain their homes, and Window Genie makes it appealing with competitive pricing and discounts for our Window Care programs. We have found our sweet-spot home value to be in the range of $200,000-$600,000.
Franchise owners should have a minimum net worth of $150,000 and have minimum liquid assets of $75,000.
The typical total investment is between $104,500 to $190,000.
Window Genie has also secured third-party financing such as 401(k) rollovers and SBA Express loans.
Window Genie has specific truck that we use as technician service vehicles. The trucks are wrapped in our signature animated genie and purple lightning so they will really stand out when you or your service professionals are driving through your community. Most franchise owners finance the trucks at a cost of about $400 a month. You can also purchase locally in your market.
We award territories based on the number of households in an area. You can own a territory with as few as 50,000 up to a maximum of 100,000 households.
Depending on the size of your territory, you will start out with 2 service professionals and add more as your business grows.
No. One of the great things about the Window Genie business model is that we’re a mobile, home-based business. If you have room in your home for a laptop and a cell phone, you have room to set up a Window Genie franchise. You will need to confirm, when applicable, that local zoning or HOAs allow for the operation of a business from your home, as well as a marked work truck. For those owners that either start out from a commercial location or move to one later, we are looking for 750-1,500 square feet of office space with storage.
Window Genie awards territories that range in size from 50,000 to 100,000 households. Your total customer count will vary based on your marketing, service mix and your own abilities.
Some franchise owners get their businesses up and running in 60 to 90 days after starting the Mutual Evaluation Process, but the process could take longer depending on your personal situation. Our supportive staff at Window Genie headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, will guide you through every step.
Whether you’re looking for a new business venture or you’d like to convert your current window cleaning business to a Window Genie, we have window cleaning franchise opportunities for you to explore.
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