MAIDPRO Franchise Complaints

August 14, 2013

MaidPro Franchise Complaints include lack of support, outrageous fees, indifferent management, and franchisee failures,

Are you familiar with the MaidPro franchise opportunity? Please share your opinion and experience – good or bad – with a comment below.

According to the MaidPro franchise website:  “MaidPro provides franchisees with a low-risk, high reward cleaning service business opportunity…

Here are just a few things we provide to franchisees to set them up for a flourishing business future (click the below to expand):

“Becoming a MaidPro franchisee gives you the power to take control of your financial future while providing a valuable service to your residential community. MaidPro is, by far, the most franchisee friendly, technologically advanced, operationally efficient and marketing driven franchisor in cleaning…

“As part of MaidPro and a home cleaning franchise, you maintain control over your life – you are your own boss and you maintain your own hours. Additionally, since you are not selling or creating a product, a home cleaning franchise is one of the lowest cost businesses you can open today!

“With low costs to begin your business, a path to profitability is at your fingertips.”

“Maidpro franchise is rip-off!!” commenter claims

However, at least one commenter warns would-be franchisees not to buy a MaidPro franchise:

Maidpro franchise is rip-off!! I lost $140,000 within 6 months which includes $40,000 in bills!!

Richard Sparacio, one of the co-founders of MaidPro, promised me the world, I almost ended up losing my home and everything I own.

And his partner Mark Kushinsky, never bother to help me at all when things were falling apart.

They had assigned Ryan Rabideau, the so called business consultant that had never even owned a business before, was never available to answer the phone, nor would return any of my calls. Even after being able to get a hold of him, he did not have any solutions for me nor could come up with any ideas to help me grow the business.

Just to give you an Idea; it took them almost 3 months to do a market analysis that was supposed to be done within a week as promised by Richard and Ryan. In the mean time I had to pay outrageous franchise fees and all other bills, such as rent, workers comp, payroll, etc out of my savings. Then they even tried to charge me a $5,000 transfer fee when I had transferred all my assets to one of their existing franchisees.

This was the worst investment I have ever made; MaidPro made me promises that end it up being disappointments. It took me years to save all the money I have invested in Maid Pro.

My word of advice is: don’t buy the MaidPro franchise, I guarantee you that you will not make any money with MaidPro and will end up losing all the money you invested or even more; you will have a better chance on making money in a casino than investing on Maid pro or even your savings account.



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4 Responses to “MAIDPRO Franchise Complaints”

  1. Bryan Smith says:

    Franchises like all businesses are not a sure bet. I own two MaidPro fanchises and I know several other successful franchisees. I have had a different experience altogether. I guess I never expected Mark and Richard to do more than support the business as I knew that the ultimate success depended on me. Mark and Richard are genuinely good men and if you read above it sounds like the $5000.00 franchise transfer fee was waved even though they could have enforced it. I truly feel like they are fair. A couple of times they could have been jerks and enforced certain items but showed mercy and have worked with me on fair solutions. I really think they want everyone to succeed and try to support their franchisees. It takes typically 2 years to get a franchise to break-even. Then once they become profitable they turn into cash cows. The model is not easy and not everyone can make it. Some just don’t have the ability to build any business. To lose 140k in 6 months is truly unfortunate. It is true that their is a lot of expense for the first couple of years. I don’t think that should be a surprise to anyone who has tried to start a business. 140k does sound like an amount much more than typical in just 6 though.

  2. A franchise owner in the west..Byron says:

    Sorry about the 140 k loss. I own a franchise as well. Owning a cleaning business has got to be one of the toughest businesses to make good money at, anyone can make peanuts. You have to realize early on if it is the right business for you, if you have the mindset and most importantly if you can make enough money with the fees in your market. But just like investing in the market sometimes you win and alot of times you will lose. One thing I will say though is that Richard and mark are very involved in the business and I believe want to make everyone a success. Good luck going forward and i hope you make it all back and then some.

  3. Anthony Claudio says:

    I feel for you loosing that much money in 6 months. I’ve owned a MP Franchise for one year but prior to owning it I did research on all the cleaning competitors and found for the money MP was the best. I had no obligation to buy cars, products or equipment from MP. I have not made money in my first year but I didn’t expect to be making money until a year and half. I have not invested one third of what you have in one year because I’ve been very cautious on spending. I’m sure if you went into this business with the competitors they would not guarantee success. Ryan was my first coach and he was very accessible. Richard is my coach now and even if tomorrow I lost everything invested I could not agree with you on his character. He cares about the owners and it is up to us to place the effort based on your market. Some have better customer base territory than others. Sorry you lost money but you got to sell it and have a right to your opinion. Say what you want but before MP I read people for a living and I believe that Richard and Mark care a lot more about the owners success than trying to make a buck.
    Good luck in the future .

  4. David Wise says:

    I am considering a maid pro franchise, Can one really profit in this type business. I have 27 years experience managing a large work force, I am customer service oriented and pay attention to detail, Can one get going for 75k ?