Newry businessman chooses ServiceMaster Clean franchise

Newry businessman, William Hogg the 4th has invested in ServiceMaster Clean South Belfast and will provide reactive cleaning services to homes and businesses in the area under his Disaster Restoration Licence. 

william-hoggBorn and bred in Newry, William Hogg chose to invest with us to build a business for his family and provide much-needed reactive cleaning services to clients.

With over 25 years’ experience working for his family’s flooring and furniture business, Hoggs Furniture Centre in Newry, William Hogg, owner said:

“I’ve been searching for a business to invest in that I had some experience of and could see a future in for my family. ServiceMaster Clean is a big name in the restoration sector and I’m excited about getting out on the road in the iconic yellow van and working closely with customers who need our help.

“Property damage incidents can be a distressing time for property owners but our devotion to personal service will ensure that we care for each and every client as if it were our own property.”

Angus Dodds, head of restoration services for ServiceMaster added:

“We are just as excited about William’s new venture as he is and looking forward to seeing his business grow and develop in the coming years. Should you suffer property damage, a reliable team to support you is the least you need and William’s team will be just that.”

Our Disaster Restoration opportunity is a varied one and is not for the faint hearted! It requires a business owner who can deliver a 24-7 approach to the business so that clients and customers can rely on the call that they make to ServiceMaster Clean in their hour of need.

If you are interested in owning your own business where your commitment is well rewarded, you have the support from a world renowned franchisor and the reputation of our ironic ServiceMaster Clean brand – then why not contact us direct to find out more. Reach us on 0116 275 9005 or at 

We look forward to receiving your enquiry! 

Centres of Excellence Defining Best In Class

Last week saw a packed room full of ServiceMaster Clean business owners, all invited along to work with the values that we hold, on the ideas and ambitions that we have as a group, and these form the basis for future growth, delivering ‘Best in Class Customer Service’.  

centres-of-excellenceThe ‘Centres of Excellence’ workshops are well attended; franchisees are invited along to contribute and learn; the overall aim is that everyone takes something positive away with them. The benefit of being in a franchise network is that each business brings something different to the table. It is highly likely that peers will have had similar business experiences, and therefore the group can use this as a fast track to better working solutions.

Our longest standing, best performers, recent recruits and our multi-license franchisees come together to share challenges & successes in an open and supportive environment. The bonds that exist between franchisees are strengthened by the workshop sessions, it is great to see a individual ideas being shared to the benefit of the peer group.

As a franchisor we believe that it’s important for our individual business owners to have been involved in that plan so that we can achieve it together.

What does all this mean for you as a prospective franchisee?

  • Support for the development of your business from a world-renowned franchisor
  • Support from a peer network that share the same values and goals that you do
  • An opportunity to learn new skills and hone existing ones in an open & progressive environment

If you like the idea of being part of a network who strive to provide ‘Best in Class Customer Service’ why not contact us on 0116 275 9005 to discuss our local availability in your area or email your interest to

Not one, but two new Contract Services businesses join the network!

Our ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services network has had a very busy start to 2018 with not one, but TWO new franchisees joining the network. 

It’s always a good news story when a new franchisee joins the network. It means greater coverage offered by the brand but it also means that there is another entrepreneur on the path to achieving their dreams.

Meet Chris!
Chris Blewitt launched his commercial office cleaning business operating across Durham and Teesside this March.

Chris-blewittNo stranger to cleaning, Chris’s family owned and operated a successful Dry Cleaning and Laundry business in the North East for over 30 years and Chris has spent over 25 years in operational roles for successful blue-chip organisations, managing large teams of people.

Chris said: “I left my old role to launch my own business and chose the franchising route to start out on my own because of the strength of the back-up support. I also wanted a scalable business that I could one day bring my family into and I’m already working closely with my daughter, Jessica who is studying business at college in Newcastle.”

“ServiceMaster Clean has a fantastic reputation in commercial cleaning and I’m excited to start meeting new clients and employing new staff. The level of professionalism and service we can offer will help us stand out.”

We are pleased that Chris decided to partner up with us to take advantage of our experience and expertise in the cleaning sector. Good Luck Chris, we look forward to working with you!

Meet Erik & Family
Erik Vaca Gavilanes at just 18 years old decided that he wanted to realise his dreams and become his own boss, of a commercial office cleaning franchise in North London.

erik-cs-n-londonOriginally from Ecuador, Rene Vaca, Emma Gavilanes Lopez and Erik Vaca Gavilanes now of Stratford have over 40 years cleaning management experience between them and chose to set up their new ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business, with Erik (18) taking the lead.

Erik said: “I’ve worked in the cleaning sector for a couple of years and progressed quickly so as a family, we decided to launch our own business. My parents will be there for support but the main responsibility is on me to make this a success.”

Emma added: “I’m so proud of Erik for his hard work to save up every penny to invest in his ServiceMaster Clean franchise. He is focused, ready to go and I know he’ll be climbing the franchise leader board in no time at all.”

It’s not uncommon for a family business to join the network but we are very excited to see how Erik heads up his new business as his innovation, drive and determination are second to none. We look forward to working with Erik and his family to grow their new venture inline with Erik’s dreams!

If you are interested in learning how your dreams of owning your own successful commercial office cleaning franchise can be a reality, why not register your interest with us by email at or give us a call on 0116 275 9005. 

Residential Services – The ALL NEW model

The world of franchising has changed over the years (we’ve been in franchising for almost 60 – so we should know!) and you’ll be pleased to know that we’re not stuck in the past with a model that isn’t compatible with the future.

We have a new model, that IS the future. 

On the 1st May 2018 we are excited to launch the all NEW ServiceMaster Clean Residential franchise model!!

The ServiceMaster Clean Residential model allows for the building of a profitable B2C business through delivering carpet & upholstery cleaning services to the growing market of homes looking for professional services.

So what’s new?

  • Brand new bespoke business software

  • Brand new ecommerce facility “eShop” for your customers

  • New fixed rate monthly franchise fees – greater development for growth

  • New national promotion fund – spreading the brand and raising awareness nationally  

This flexible opportunity is suited to an individual with a passion for providing excellent customer service to the public and the drive and ambition to build a scalable carpet & upholstery cleaning business.  With the support of the ServiceMaster team with you, for your journey, with marketing support, full and ongoing training, dedicated bespoke business software, IT, customer service and much more.

Be amongst the first to take advantage of the pioneering new ecommerce facility giving customers the flexibility to book/pay for their cleaning services online at any time of the day!

With almost 60 years’ experience and knowledge ServiceMaster Clean is a brand that is with you every step of the way, to support, develop and grows with you and the ever-changing market place.

Now is the chance to make your dreams a reality and become your own boss of your own business.

If you’d like to find out more about our Residential Services franchise opportunity or about our ALL NEW model, give the franchise recruitment team a call on 0116 275 9005 or send your enquiry to