Men in Kilts INFO
What is Men In Kilts?
Men In Kilts is North America's leading residential and commercial window and exterior cleaning company. Positioned to serve the growing demands of the multi-billion dollar cleaning and building maintenance industry, the Men In Kilts concept is about building a national brand that delivers an unparalleled level of professional service. Men In Kilts was started in 2002 by Nicholas Brand, a Vancouver based Scotsman who fashioned a hand-sewn kilt and put a visual to the otherwise faceless window cleaner. By 2009, his business had grown to over one million dollars in revenue and in 2012 the first franchise location was sold. Today, backed by parent company Threshold Brands, Men In Kilts now has over 50 franchise locations across North America with aggressive expansion plans in place.
Why Men In Kilts?
If you glance out your window and notice your neighbor getting their windows cleaned, you probably won’t think twice about it. But if that window cleaner is wearing a kilt, you might start asking some questions. That kind of organic buzz is exactly how Men In Kilts has emerged as a leading brand in the home maintenance category. The franchise’s playful and welcoming branding sticks in customers' minds and attracts like-minded franchisees who want to grow with a company that prioritizes fun, friendliness and unparalleled customer service. And thanks to a low-overhead and streamlined operational model, even franchisees with little prior experience in the industry can quickly achieve a strong return on their investment.
Under the leadership of Brand President Rachel Southard, Men In Kilts is taking advantage of a boom in home services. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped how people think of their homes, and consumers representing a wide range of demographics are investing in home maintenance at a faster rate than ever before.
In March 2020, Men In Kilts partnered with Threshold Brands to leverage the franchisor’s extensive resources and support, which include extensive training, dedicated marketing and sales teams and superior tech. Men In Kilts franchisees also benefit from Threshold Brands’ thriving network of franchise owners across eight home-service brands, all of whom share best practices and generate referrals.
Men In Kilts’ turnkey operational model has been proven time and again since its founding two decades ago. That means that even franchise owners with little prior experience in the home services industry can quickly find success with Men In Kilts so long as they follow the model and prioritize customer service. That proven and comprehensive operational model allows Men In Kilts to partner with franchise owners who share the brand’s passion for building strong community relationships and a fun, welcoming culture.
Why The Home Services Industry?
The $621 billion home maintenance industry is growing rapidly as homeowners and renters alike prioritize home safety and beautification on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, an event that has caused people around the world to dramatically increase their time spent at home. As businesses increasingly transition to remote work, that trend is not letting up, which means sales for home service brands and the demand for these services are projected to continue climbing.
How Much Does It Cost?
The total investment necessary to begin the operation of a MEN IN KILTS Franchised Business ranges from $127,460 to $222,950. This includes $38,000 that must be paid to the Franchisor.