Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Merry Maids Up For Sale

The CEO of Servicemaster recently resigned from his ivory tower. There was an interesting quote in the press release.

"ServiceMaster also said at the time it is exploring the sale of American Residential Services and American Mechanical Services businesses."

American Residential Services is the parent company of Merry Maids, the so called leader in residential cleaning in America. Industry leaders don't normally get sold unless there is a problem.

Have you ever tried to play a song with a broken record? That's what cleaning businesses do everyday. They fight the turnover problem with the same wrong solutions. And I guarantee you that turnover is the reason that Merry Maids is for sale. Turnover costs money. The more turnover you have, the more money you spend.

Two Maids & A Mop isn't for sale. In fact, we're growing at an exponential pace. The industry leader wants out of the business. Ironic don't you think?

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