Growth, stability helped propel window cleaning franchise higher up the prestigious listing

Rik Nonelle started the window cleaning franchise in 1996, two years after he founded Window Genie.

Rik Nonelle started the window cleaning franchise in 1996, two years after he founded Window Genie.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Window Genie window cleaning franchise has been included in Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious Top 500 Franchises list for 2014.

Window Genie has soared up the list since breaking onto it at No. 499 in 2011. We jumped 92 positions in 2012 and rocketed up more than 200 positions to land at No. 195 in 2014, putting us among the top 200 brands in the rankings.

“Window cleaning is the big business you don’t realize is out there,” says Founder and President Rik Nonelle, who founded the company in 1994 and started franchising in 1998. “I wanted a lifestyle business, not a business where you had to be available nights and weekends.”

Window Genie requires is a mobile, home-based business with little overhead and a lot of opportunity for owner-investors thanks to multiple streams of revenue. Our three core services are window cleaning, window films and pressure washing. When customers see what a good job our trained and screened Window Genie technicians do on their windows, they typically ask, “What else do you do?” That’s one reason our motto is, “We clean windows and a whole lot more.”

When Rik founded the company, he knew right away he wanted to build a franchise, so he set out to create systems that would be easy to duplicate. The business model is simple, but powerful, and Window Genie supports franchisees every step of the way, from training you in all aspects of running your business to offering continuing support and market advice.

The investment is accessible, too. If your net worth is $150,000 and you have liquid assets of $40,000, you’re eligible to buy a Window Genie franchise. Our 20 years of experience have helped us carve a solid niche in the home services market, and we have few national competitors. We added 50 units last year, bringing us to a total of 196 Window Genie franchises across the country.

If you’re interested in learning more about our simple, scaleable business model, please fill out the form at right. We’d love to start a conversation with you!

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Richard “Rik” Nonelle, our Founder and President, established Window Genie as a way to offer households better, more reliable exterior home cleaning and maintenance services. Over the last 25+ years, Window Genie has grown to become the country’s largest residentially focused window cleaning service brand.