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Franchise Deep Dive: Rolling Suds Power Washing Franchise Costs, Fees, Profit and Data

What started as a 23-year-old with a pressure washer cleaning his parents’ home turned into a growing, family-operated franchise of over 30 years.

By Erica InmanStaff Writer
10:10AM 11/23/23

LAST UPDATED: October 2023



REPORTED COST TO GET IN: $136,815 to $197,740

REPORTED ROI (Item 19):  $2,204,679.85 (average revenue)

Rolling Suds Power Washing offers residential and commercial pressure washing services. The brand has gained a loyal following and strong reputation over the past 30 years with 16 locations across the U.S.

How Many Rolling Suds Power Washing Locations Are There?

Established in 1990 in Warrington, Pennsylvania, the founder was then-23-year-old Brian Wendling, Sr. He started out with a singular power washing machine and with his parents as his first customers. It has been operating as a family-owned and operated business ever since. 

Seven years ago, Wendling took over the business. The father-and-son duo have worked hard to grow the brand over the years, expanding to 16 locations. 

What Is Rolling Suds Power Washing’s Business Model?

Rolling Suds Power Washing offers pressure washing services for residential and commercial properties. Residential services include power washing of house siding, patios, walkways, pool decks and roofs. Commercially, the brand provides power washing services to schools, hospitals and apartment complexes. The brand also offers franchisees the option to work from home and run a mobile business with the use of service vehicles. 

How Much Can Rolling Suds Power Washing Franchise Owners Make?

According to Rolling Suds Power Washing 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), the average overall revenue in 2022 was $2,204,679.85.

How Much Does It Cost To Open a Rolling Suds Power Washing Franchise?

The reported investment required to open a Rolling Suds Power Washing franchise ranges from $136,815 to $197,740.

A breakdown of the potential fees and costs required to open a Rolling Suds Power Washing franchise, as indicated in the FDD, are included below: 

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $31,920 to $39,900
  • Your Training Expenses: $1,500 to $3,000
  • Initial Equipment Package Fee: $60,000 to $70,000
  • Premises Lease Deposit and First Month’s Rent and Utilities: $0 to $1,500
  • Leasehold Improvements, Construction and/or Remodeling: $0 to $1,000
  • Branded Vehicle Signage: $2,500 to $5,000
  • Business Licenses and Permits: $250 to $750
  • Technology Systems: $100 to $2,000
  • Initial Inventory to Begin Operating: $5,545 to $15,090
  • Cleaning Solutions: $1,000 to $3,000
  • Service Vehicle: $1,000 to $3,000
  • Professional Fees: $1,000 to $2,500
  • Advertising (Three Months): $6,000 to $7,000
  • Insurance: $1,000 to $4,000
  • Operating Expenses/Additional Funds for Three Months: $25,000 to $40,000

Franchisees can also expect to pay an ongoing royalty fee of 8% of gross revenue monthly, as well as a 2% fee toward a brand fund contribution.

What Is the Franchise Fee for Rolling Suds Power Washing?

The franchise fee to open a Rolling Suds Power Washing location is $39,900. 

Who’s On Rolling Suds Power Washing’s Leadership Team?

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