MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ServiceMaster Clean, one of the leading commercial cleaning franchises for more than 60 years, announced today it was ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. The company was also recognized for the first time as one of Military Times "Best for Vets Franchises."
ServiceMaster Clean honors military veterans by offering service members 15 percent off their franchise fee, allowing veterans to use their background and training to launch a new civilian career.
"One in four returning service members indicate interest in owning their own business," said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. "Franchises are a perfect fit for service members, who bring unparalleled operational skill sets and work ethic but are often unclear how to start a business."
Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise® places ServiceMaster Clean in an elite group and is testimony to the ServiceMaster Clean commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities."
"We are honored to be ranked among the top franchises and acknowledged as being a military friendly franchise," said David Messenger, vice president of market expansion, ServiceMaster Clean. "We are proud to offer a discounted franchise fee to all honorably discharged veterans and welcome them to learn more about the ServiceMaster Clean franchise."
The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts. The survey results list were independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
About ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands, one of the world's largest and most versatile service networks. The ServiceMaster family of brands include TruGreen, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. ServiceMaster Clean is committed to its franchise owners. The ability to offer qualified prospects up to 80 percent financing through its affiliate, a ServiceMaster wholly-owned finance company, ServiceMaster Acceptance Company, is only one of the benefits of a ServiceMaster Clean franchise. Visit www.ownafranchise.com to learn more about the opportunities available with ServiceMaster Clean.
With a global network of more than 7,300 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high-profile brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 20,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 8 million customers during the last 12 months. The company's market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; lawn, tree and shrub care; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.
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