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Home Clean Heroes Highlights Strong Women Who Are Making A Difference in Their Industry and Communities

The residential cleaning brand recognizes the hard work and determination of its franchisees and is proud to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to make a significant impact in the communities they serve.

By Luca Piacentini1851 Franchise Managing Editor
SPONSOREDUpdated 8:08AM 04/07/22

Home Clean Heroes, the residential cleaning franchise that supports First Responder heroes with every house it cleans, has always worked hard to provide franchisees with opportunities to give back to their local communities. Since first opening its doors, the brand has appealed to a wide range of qualified franchisees, including a high number of women entrepreneurs specifically. Home Clean Heroes is highlighting some of the exceptionally strong female franchise owners who are helping shape the fast-growing brand.

Kristin Humphrey, for example, is a franchisee with Home Clean Heroes who has worked on the franchisor side of the industry for most of her career. The former director of operations for Pinot's Palette and franchise performance consultant for Christian Brothers Automotive is transitioning to the other side of the industry as one of the newest franchise owners with Home Clean Heroes.

“I have been fortunate to have worked at the franchisee and franchisor level,” said Humphrey. “I’ve been able to see what it's like in both seats, what makes for a successful franchise, and what doesn’t. We looked at a variety of industries — fitness, fast-casual restaurants, home renovation. But, coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew we wanted something that would be considered essential. When we found Home Clean Heroes, we knew we had found our match.”

Humphrey says she also loved that Home Clean Heroes was a new concept that was under the umbrella of a well-oiled, experienced franchisor — Buzz Franchise Brands. “We were one of the first 10 franchisees, so we knew we would have a direct impact on the direction of the brand and would be able to build strong relationships with the home office team,” she said. “Also, we recognized that it was a scalable concept that is easy to understand. It also would give me the option to have boots on the ground while also managing from my office.”

But the most important factor in her decision to sign on with Home Clean Heroes, Humphrey says, was the ability to give back to her community. “On the consumer side, I was excited to give back time to others in my community,” she said. “Having a team of grime fighters come in to clean your home and help to defend your free time is what we are all about.”

Eden Rule, for example, is a mother of four in Houston, Texas. In 2020, the former school teacher went through a devastating loss when her husband Caleb, a local police officer, was killed in a friendly fire incident while investigating a report of suspicious activity at an abandoned house. That same year, Eden suffered life-altering injuries in a serious car crash. 

To recognize Rule’s incredible strength the brand recently awarded her a free cleaning through its national initiative Heroes First, in partnership with the First Responders Children’s Foundation, a national philanthropic organization with a 20-year legacy. Their mission is to support the children and families of First Responder heroes who risk their lives every day in service to their communities.

“I’m just barely to the point where I can move around again and the last six weeks the house has been neglected,” said Rule. “We have some family coming over next month, and I was just looking around the house thinking there was no way I could do all the cleaning myself. So, this free cleaning was a really big relief.”

On a national level, Heroes First will allow Home Clean Heroes and the First Responders Children’s Foundation to collect contributions that will be donated to the families of first responders in an effort to alleviate the pain of financial hardships for those like Rule who have suffered tragic circumstances or death in the line of duty. 

Another example of strength and generosity is US Navy sailor Lyndonna Strain. Lyndonna invested in Home Clean Heroes with her husband, Ewart. This couple definitely know a thing or two about hard work and discipline from their time serving in the Navy. Now that drive and dedication has led them to business ownership where the couple hopes to grow their business and eventually pass it on to their children.

“We wanted to work with a company that we knew was innovative, established and had a good reputation,” says Lyndonna. “Home Clean Heroes allows me to continue to serve our country as a reservist as well as bring much needed services to the Jacksonville area. With that and the Heroes First initiative, I find a similar purpose in this extension of my career.” 

“As a woman, working with Home Clean Heroes franchisees is both empowering and inspiring because I have the opportunity to support and collaborate with other incredible professional women like Kristen and Lynn,” said Home Clean Heroes Director of Marketing Kathy Turley. “Now, with our Heroes First initiative and our ongoing growth, we are excited to continue partnering with strong and passionate women franchisees and providing them with opportunities to give back to the communities they serve.”

The startup costs for a Home Clean Heroes single-unit franchise ranges from $76,902 to $100,851. To learn more about franchising with Home Clean Heroes, visit

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.