For prospective Franchisees
Whether you start your own business or buy a franchise, you will be the business owner and responsible for operating the business. For instance, as the operator, you will be responsible for providing service to clients, managing logistics and supplies and overseeing your team. The advantage of buying a franchise is that you receive a broad range of assets and services which the franchisor provides. In the case of Corvus, franchisees receive sales and marketing support, operate under the umbrella of a nationally recognized brand, access support and training resources, and experience many additional benefits. When you buy a franchise, you’re on your own, but not alone.
Growth depends on your objectives, abilities and preferences. Corvus is set up to accommodate the wide range of aims our Franchisees possess, and therefore the system allows for Franchisees to determine the scope and size of their franchise.
An FDD is a legal document which is presented to prospective franchisees in a pre-sale disclosure process which presents details of the franchisor's system, costs and policies. The FDD is mandated to be presented to prospective franchisees by state and federal regulators. The document covers approximately 23 items which are aimed to allow the prospective franchisee to make an educated decision about the presented franchise opportunity.
First, ample research should be completed about franchising and the janitorial industry, and Corvus recommends you use online resources to make your initial research pass. In addition to researching Corvus, we recommend comparing us to one of our many outstanding competitors in the commercial cleaning franchise space such as Jani-King, Coverall or JanPro. Next, we will schedule an in-person meeting at our local office with our Regional Director, at which time you will receive the FDD as well as be taken through a discovery presentation where your important questions are addressed. After receiving the FDD, you need to wait at least 14 days (the 14-day-rule) before purchasing a Corvus franchise.
We believe so. Commercial cleaning is stable, offers recurring revenue streams, and is less prone to rapid change dynamics...making for a stable and durable industry. Many sites like www.ISSA.com and www.IBISworld.com exist which speak to the breadth of the industry, and we recommend reviewing their data and findings.
Many factors impact the price of a monthly office cleaning agreement, however the main drivers are
- Frequency - How often per week is your office cleaned?
- Size - The size of your office facility impacts the length of time needed to clean the facility.
- Environment - Traffic patterns, employee count and the like also determine wear-and-tear or daily soiling, which in turn impacts pricing.
- Materials - Varying material types (such as carpeted floor versus hardwood floor) require different cleaning techniques, which potentially impact service time or cleaning material requirements.
Because of the factors listed above, ideally, a Corvus representative will meet with the teammate that selects your cleaning vendor in order to observe the facility, ascertain expectations and needs, and to measure your facility. From there, Corvus will turn a quote for cleaning services around within 24 hours.
Generally speaking, $235.00 per month is our minimum pricing, with no less than one time per week service. However, certain local markets may have slightly differing minimums.
A typical cleaning schedule will include floor cleaning, sanitizing and wiping of horizontal and vertical surfaces (desks, ledges, tables), emptying of trash, sanitizing and disinfecting of restrooms, restocking of paper goods, and other general cleaning specifications.
Yes, customers frequently ask for additional services or frequency of specifications, which simply requires an amendment to the scope of work. Additionally, Corvus provides “one-time” services such as stripping and refinishing, carpet cleaning or impact cleans upon request.
Corvus and its predecessor have been in business since 2004, and Corvus remains owned and operated by its founding partners.
Corvus operates in 19 U.S. municipalities and is proud to partner with thousands of owner-operated franchisees. We bring large company resources and process to bear, while applying a small firm feel to customer service, customer appreciation and relationships.
Corvus remains owned and operated by its original founders who started the firm from scratch. In addition to our values, ethics and culture, we believe we’ve retained and possess the drive and hunger necessary to provide customers, franchisees and teammates the industry leading experience.