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BUILDINGSTARS Franchise Complaints

August 14, 2013

Buildingstars Franchise Complaints:  Are you familiar with the Buildingstars franchise opportunity?

Please share your opinion and experience – good or bad – with a comment below.

We have received both positive and negative comments about the Buildingstars commercial cleaning franchise opportunity.

The Buildingstars website claims “…a unique business model… truly separates Buildingstars® from any other commercial cleaning franchise company. This unique business model provides our franchise owners with the best way to start their business, the best way to manage their business and the best way to grow their business.

“This is not just an empty promise as; we provide a written earnings claim that shows our Corporate franchise owners have the highest average revenue in the industry.

“Every franchise owner is supported by a team of industry professionals through their local support center.

“From start-up throughout the development and growth of the business, our hands-on team is there to help with acquiring customer accounts, customer service, account retention and administrative support.”

An anonymous commenter wrote:

buildingstars cleaning solutions downers grove Illinois

I signed up with this cleaning franchise hoping to make some money this was back in march 2013  its already almost july and they haven’t offered  me any extra cleaning accounts. 

very  sad  and when you call them they are always away from there phone or out of their office for fews days  give me a break, if your looking to sign up with any franchise do not choose this one  despite what you read on the web or on their website or anywhere else they under bid any contract you get  

so lets say  I clean 2 days a week which I  didn’t ask for in the beginning I wanted a fulltime account which is 5 days. anyways getting on with the story  my total per month and this is no lie is only 240 dollars I get paid on the 15th every month thats it.   for a investment of 900 dollars really thats the best this franchise can  do 

they are total scammers don’t care about there franchise owners at all  their all about themselves  so anyone out there run far away from this franchise   BUYER BEWARE.

Larry wrote:

I spoke to the local Buildingstars Guy in White Plains, NY (Westchester County, directly north of the Bronx, NYC) and after emails, he refused to give me the franchise contract so I could read it prior to going to his office to get the hard sell !

So, finally, I told him in an email that until I got that document and either sample or actual customer contracts there would be no meeting. So far, no documents . . .

However, Edward writes that he is happy with his BuildingStars franchise:

Edward says:

I am a current franchise owner in Phoenix. I bought my franchise about a year ago from Buildingstars. I have been very Happy with the business I’ve received in the last year. The manager of the branch is fair and he stands up for his franchise owners and makes sure that everyone is happy. He will not allow us to do a bad cleaning job, though. If we don’t do a good job more than once we lose the account.

My wife and I have not lost a single account in the last year because we care about the way We do the job.

I really like this company. At first, we started with just a couple accounts part-time. Now we both average about $15 an hour.

When we get to a higher level we can hire employees and our money will go up. It just depends on how fast we can grow our business.

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12 Responses to “BUILDINGSTARS Franchise Complaints”

  1. dave wilsoon says:

    BUYER BEWARE They will promise you more accounts and growth and only deliver the minimum $$$ amount they agree to. Without an exclusive territory you have many competitors, as the master franchise grows. No way of knowing what work he gives to others. My guy’s idea of real growth when I pressed him, is to string together many small, low profit jobs all together- their fees are way too high Their cut is slanted, and they are winning low bid jobs on your sweat and effort. ALOT OF EMPTY PROMISES STAY AWAY

  2. Jay the born skeptic says:

    My wife just bought into this franchise in Phoenix. Their promises have been huge so far and after 1 month my wife is just now getting her first gig at 2 days per week and it will pay $272 each month. This is before taxes so you need to remember to take out your taxes that you’d pay to uncle sam each month and put that aside.

    I am a born skeptic so I will be watching very closely – if things turn out good and the business grows, I’ll let you know, if not I’ll let you know.

    Wish us luck.

  3. Smith008 says:

    So I joined April 2014 and so far okay still haven’t been offered an actual full time account but whenever there is an available account near my location buildingstars manager does offer them of purse with no commitment. I’m currently working now working 5days a week with optional weekends not bad for making 800 per month so it’s like having a full time account but instead it’s three which aren’t difficult at all I’m putting in less than 8hrs a week in total with all three account for 800 and I work on my schedule couldn’t get any better. Only complain I will say is that it’s very difficult to get anyone from buildingstars office in downers grove to answer or return my calls that’s my only issue and it’s not like I live around the corner where I can just drop in. Otherwise I do highly recommend the business it’s a little extra cash on your time and I love that you can make payments on your equipment package or pay in ful as you wish. Happy franchise!

  4. Ron says:

    They are no unique business check out Stratus they do the same thin……..WOW…Make money on people hard work and dont care….Grin..srry people they are not there for you……GOOD LUCK…….

  5. tiffany panelli says:

    The one out of phoenix ran by lacy is horrible! They stole, were high and didn’t even do their job. What is the boy she brought to help 14? Don’t use them at any cost!

  6. felicia says:

    I feel my money is stolen. I came with all the money I was told to and have made no money. That man was a smooth talker and maybe his secretary should take a shower

  7. Marc Landers says:

    My wife and I looked at doing this, well looked at it.
    I,m not sure but when I asked the salesman some basic questions about insurance coverage he was clueless. I tried to research it some more and just got another sales pitch with no hard numbers no carriers names and no contact info for ins. providers.

    The “franchise disclosure” has fees listed totaling over 30% of gross and you still have to pay state and fed. tax out of your end. I,m waiting for an answer on what my tax burden would be since they bill me as a franchise owner and BS handles the money how much do I have to pay on? If its the gross amount its robbery. I have run my own company before and you cannot carry ins. for 2.5% of your gross. That’s why they have an Ins. coverage clause in the contract to make you responsible for any claims or coverage disputes. Also i’m not totally sure this is legal under Illinois Worker Missclassification Laws.

    It seems like anything thats to good to be true. It’s not.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I would not recommend this franchise business to anyone in the beginning I have as promised 4000 a month minimum for over 10 years I never saw that. I was making 740 cleaning over 10 buildings. I spent more money on chemicals and gas then I made

  9. Bolis Henry says:

    My name is Bolis Henry Im chemist I bout a franchise from Houston location ,T X the office manger told me ill give good account you can make money from it but i sighned everything i found he gave me account for $300.00 a month before taxes and gave another person new another account for$2000.00a month when I discussed with him this is not fair he threaten me to cannceell my account and he did and didnt give me my money back even I told him I like to continue he refused ,another thing i went to the small account he gave me I have Accident I left a message to him he doesnt care even the second day didnt call to aske whats going on ,he is not fair ,discerminated ,too bride , no respect people ,work against the like give people has bad crimenal history he never did back ground check even he knows these people illegal he doesnt care

  10. Cathy Adams says:

    A young man name Brian Saurez and his Father Genaro work inside Staples Fulfillment in Tolleson AZ. Brian is always looking at his cell. Texting. Sitting down and absorbed with his cell. His father does most of the work. Does brian get paid by the hour while using his cell? It is annoying.

  11. Smith008 says:

    I’ve given up my franchise business in downers grove il . This company was a RIP OFF . I was happy at first until I was given a cleaning account that did not match up with the square footage. My husband took time to mesure out the place and you would be surprised and how much more there was and they had described on the actual agreement. I called and tryed to discuss with manager and no luck then I went to the higher person than her and same thing. I had went to talk to Brian bowman and he was just very unprofessional. I told him the situation and he would deny that my husband and I had been incorrect. I had the proof of measurements and what they wanted me to clean besides what was on the agreement and still this guy had the guts to threaten to not give any more accounts. I was clearly upset I was getting know where . I had recorded our conversations over the phone that we not appropriate and I went on to speak with the main corporate company I believe in Missouri. I contacted a manager told him what had went on and that I just wanted out and wanted my start up money back. Conversations went back and forth and once I had mentioned I had the recorded conversations to prove I was being cheated out corporate manager agreed quickly for a refund. I did receive $500 back and I had to sign a contract that I could not ever join or be affiliate with them …not that is want to . Good luck to all hope it works out for you guys!!!!

  12. Deanna Castro says:

    This is for BulidingStars of Tampa. I am exercising my First Amendment Right. BUYER BEWARE!!! Do not have this company manage your own business. Take the money you are going to put down and save $1000’s in the long run. Go to a Janitorial Store and buy a vacuum, mop, rags, and cleaning supplies. You can even find used vacuums and buy cheaper supplies at other locations. You will not spend as much. Then go and fill out a profile on Thumbtack.com. People will contact you, and you price accordingly. Keeping the full amount and not giving half to a company. You don’t know how to start cleaning? Go to Youtube.com type in “Office Cleaning Videos” or find a part time job office cleaning, and learn the trade. When you are dependent on someone else to build your business. Well then it is you who will lose your business, and no body cares. They will threaten you with lawyers. You have wasted your time, over spent on cost of equipment, and lost your money. So you have been warned.

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