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Franchise Deep Dive: Stratus Building Solutions' Franchise Costs, Fees, Profit and Data

Despite its inception more than 15 years ago, Stratus Building Solutions has put a recent focus on expansion and has been named one of the world’s fastest-growing franchises.

By Jeff DwyerStaff Writer
12:12PM 12/23/23

LAST UPDATED: August 21, 2023
FRANCHISE WEBSITE: https://www.stratusclean.com/franchise
NUMBER OF LOCATIONS: 3,000+
REPORTED COST TO GET IN: $4,450 to $79,750
REPORTED ROI (Item 19): N/A

Stratus Building Solutions is an environmentally conscious commercial cleaning concept that offers pressure washing, hard floor care, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, construction cleaning and other janitorial services to a wide range of facilities, including offices, industrial and manufacturing, retail stores, banks, schools, and daycares. The brand was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

As a result of its services, Stratus Building Solutions was named the “Fastest-Growing Franchise” in 2023 by Entrepreneur magazine.

How Many Stratus Building Solutions Locations Are There?

As of August 2023, there are more than 3,000 Stratus Building Solutions franchises operating in more than 70 major cities across North America.

The brand is actively looking to add master franchisees in upstate New York; New Hampshire in Maine; Hartford and New Haven in Connecticut; Idaho; Milwaukee and Green Bay in Wisconsin; New Mexico; West Virginia; Dulles in Virginia; Raleigh and Durham in North Carolina; and Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Ocala, Daytona, Tallahassee and Pensacola in Florida.

What Is Stratus Building Solutions’ Business Model?

Stratus Building Solutions provides commercial and janitorial services to various businesses and organizations. Under the Stratus Building Solutions brand, prospective owners are able to purchase one of two franchise opportunities, which include:

Janitorial Unit Franchise

Unit franchisees are small, independent business owners who offer cleaning and disinfecting services to their local businesses and organizations. These types of owners typically come from the cleaning industry and, according to the brand, are “ready to control their own future.” This opportunity provides owners with the ability to benefit from an established brand, a proven business model and a local regional office, which will help guide the business to success. Stratus Building Solutions lists the following benefits of the Janitorial Unit Franchise opportunity:

  • Lowest franchise buy-ins in the industry, with as little as $1,000 down
  • Guaranteed customer accounts
  • 16 franchise options to fit your needs, from owner-operator to a large franchise
  • Growth opportunity and support
  • Memberships, training, sales and marketing support, billing and collections, insurance, and branded Stratus Green Clean products to build your own business
  • No experience necessary, all training provided
  • State-of-the-art equipment and materials
  • Large customer base
  • Leading company in green clean services

Master Franchise

The Master Franchise opportunity is available for experienced entrepreneurs who are looking to expand their business horizons. Those who choose this option will have their own exclusive region where they will have sub-franchisees provide cleaning services through recurring contracts and onetime services. Stratus Building Solutions lists the following benefits of the Master Franchise opportunity:

  •  Recurring Revenue: Royalties collected from monthly service contracts
  • Exclusive Territories: Your region is your own, no internal competition
  • Scalable Model: From $100K to $500K-plus a month, no unnecessary expansions
  • Demand for Services: Cleaning is now a necessity
  • B2B Services Model
  • Recurring contracts and professional environments
  • Recession and Pandemic Resistant: Essential services stable in any economy
  • Custom Systems: Management to marketing software, get the support you need

How Much Can Stratus Building Solutions Franchise Owners Make?

Stratus Building Solutions does not have a publicly available Item 19. To learn more, contact the team about reading the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which will state the total earnings of any company or franchise-owned unit.

How Much Does It Cost To Open a Stratus Building Solutions Franchise?

The initial investment required to open a Stratus Building Solutions franchise differs based on whether you choose to become a Master Franchisee or a Janitorial Unit franchisee. The brand says its franchise fees are based on the population of the territory looking to be purchased, and franchise fees typically start at $75K.

Stratus Building Solutions does not list any of its other franchise investment costs on its consumer-facing website. However, Entrepreneur magazine says the initial investment to open a Stratus Building Solutions franchise can range between $4,450 to $79,750. Interested candidates are also recommended to have at least $100K in liquid capital.

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