Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc is the franchisor. Usually, the franchisor sells franchises through a regional franchisor. Jan-Pro business offer to operate a cleaning and maintenance business using “Jan-Pro” and other trademarks, trade names, service marks, slogans, and logos. Jan-Pro provides commercial, industrial, and institutional cleaning and maintenance services.
Initial certification is carried out at the franchisor's office and/or at one of the franchisee's offices. The Certification Program is free for 4 approved people, but additional trainees can be charged a reasonable fee. The Certification Program includes classroom, on-site expert consultation, and video.
Franchisees or their representative approved by the franchisor must attend and complete the Certification Program and other programs, sessions, seminars, advanced instructional modules required by the franchisor. The franchisor may provide for a franchisee additional personal consultations if a franchisee requests.
Territory Granted: The franchisor does not grant an exclusive territory for a franchisee. There may be competition from other franchisees, franchisor’s outlet or other forms of distribution, or brand competitors controlled by the franchisor. The regional franchisor may offer an “Initial Plan” for a franchisee. “Initial Plan” consists of accounts for customers in the area the regional franchisor oversees.
Obligations and Restrictions: The franchisor requires that at least one person must be actively involved in business management. That can be the franchisee himself or the selected manager. All managers and supervisors must sign a confidentiality and non-competitiveness agreement form. Franchisees must offer for customers all approved services and products they have certification and necessary equipment. Franchisees must strictly follow the franchisor’s written specifications for the approved services and products. It is forbidden for franchisees to offer any services or products that are not approved by the franchisor in writing.
Term of Agreement and Renewal: The initial term of the franchise agreement is 10 years. The franchise may be renewed for two additional 10-year terms if they meet conditions in the Franchise Agreement.
Financial Assistance: For qualified franchisees, the franchisor may offer partly finance the initial franchise fee. if the franchisee accepts additional accounts from it, the franchisor may also offer partly finance of the sales and marketing fee. Except as described, the franchisor does not offer any other financing. To support past and current veterans released from active service, Jan-Pro offers all qualifying veterans financing of 50% of the initial franchise fee for all initial plans FP 20 and above.