What is Window Genie?
Window cleaning franchise owners benefit from multiple revenue streams
You probably already know that Window Genie “cleans windows and a whole lot more.” While that “whole lot more” does mean additional services, it’s also about a culture 20 years in the making. The Window Genie culture is deeply rooted in integrity, ethics and a sincere desire to help our franchise partners succeed. Franchise owners represent the Window Genie brand and culture by running their businesses based on professionalism, reliability, loyalty and service. Our trademark, purple “Geniemobiles” are a common sight in communities we serve.
Spending 20 years in the industry has its advantages. Window Genie has been able to evolve and grow into a nationally ranked leader in home services over the past 20 years because we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our services and how we do business. Our goal as a franchisor is to provide entrepreneurs the best opportunity possible to establish and grow a successful business. Window Genie’s “Big 3” services: window cleaning, window tinting and pressure washing, provide home and small business owners a service that tackles the necessary maintenance responsibilities that most people are unwilling or unable to do themselves. With our commitments to branding, professionalism and customer satisfaction, our owners are able to stand out in their markets as the go-to home service providers.
This simple twist to our business model gives us the kind of flexibility that strengthens our already-solid position as a recession-resistant business. A window cleaning, window tinting and pressure washing business can thrive even in a down economy.
At Window Genie, we’ve become a leader in our field by providing an affordable way for people to preserve and maintain their biggest investment. And through two decades of testing and perfecting our proven systems, we’ve created a great way for investors to grow their own franchise businesses.
The Big 3 – Window Genie’s Core Services
Window Genie offers three core services:
Window cleaning. Our most popular service is cleaning residential windows — windows in homes owned by normal people. You might think that only wealthy people have their windows cleaned, but you would be surprised at how many people will purchase window cleaning and, just like cutting the grass, how frequently they will have you back. We offer discounts to make this easy on all types of homes, from condos to single-family homes to large mansions. Our customers love us because we send out clean-cut, professional techs to make sure their grimy, dusty, dirty windows shine.
Window tinting. We specialize in windows, and a natural outgrowth of our business was window tinting. Not car window tinting, but applying specialized films to residential and commercial window glass. Owners might need tinting that reduces energy consumption, or they might want to reduce harsh glare on the sunny side of their home. They might even need a film that makes it impossible for a burglar to break into a ground-floor window. We’ve got that! Window tinting jobs are a natural upsell for regular customers and have potential to greatly increase sales and profit margins.
Pressure washing. An interesting thing happens when you clean someone’s windows: they look outside and notice how dirty their decks, sidewalks, driveways, porches, garage doors, gutters and home exteriors are. Many of our customers hire us annually to do these big cleaning projects so their outside living spaces are just as clean as the windows, and that can greatly increase sales. You spend more time cleaning and charging and less time driving to the next appointment. Washing the exterior spaces of a home increases its value, and in today’s market that’s something every homeowner thinks about.
In addition, many of our franchisees choose to offer additional services tailored to suit their customer base. Some offer tile and grout cleaning. Many perform routine maintenance like gutter cleaning and — in colder markets — snow removal. With Window Genie’s focus on entrepreneurial-minded franchise owners, expansion of services is always open for discussion.
Our “Window Care” program rewards customer loyalty through discounts based on frequency of cleanings. This has been universally effective in increasing our number of repeat customers. We believe that simply treating our customers right and offering necessary, excellent services will drive repeat business. We’re looking for franchise partners with a desire to establish and maintain relationships with potential life-long customers in their communities.
Window Genie’s Growth & Recent Awards
Industry associations and national business publications have recognized Window Genie for being among the best of the best in franchising. We’re recognized for our rapid growth, culture, business model and expertise in the industry. We’re proud of our history, what we’ve accomplished along the way and where we’re headed. Consider these recent awards:
● “Entrepreneur” Magazine ranked Window Genie at #196 on their 2015 Franchise 500 list.
● “Entrepreneur” Magazine named Window Genie as the 72nd Fastest-Growing Franchise in 2014 and #51 on their list of Top Home-Based franchises.
● Window Genie appeared on INC Magazine’s INC 5000 in the top 50% for fastest growing private companies.
● Money Magazine listed purchasing a Window Genie franchise in it’s article, “13 Things to do with $100,000 Now”
● “Franchise Business Review” ranked Window Genie at No. 4 for franchisee satisfaction in 2013 for companies of our size and at No. 35 of all franchises surveyed.
● USA Today featured Window Genie in a 2013 article on top franchise opportunities for young entrepreneurs.
● Both “Cleaning & Maintenance Management” magazine and “Window Film” magazine have featured our CEO, Rik Nonelle, as a guest industry expert.
● USA Today included Window Genie in its Top 50 Franchises for Veteran Support.
● Bond’s Franchise Guide ranked Window Genie as a Top 100 franchise for 2013.
Why we might be right for you
One of the best reasons you might consider opening a Window Genie franchise is that it is easy to get started. Window Genie is a mobile, home-based service business, and that makes it a great business in any economy. Our franchise fee starts at just $32,000. Our $25,000 start-up package includes everything our franchise partners need to get going.