Image One Celebrates Tenth Anniversary With Franchise Discount
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.—February 2, 2021—Image One founder and CEO Tim Conn announced that in celebration of the commercial cleaning franchise’s tenth anniversary, the company will roll back its franchise fee to reflect the year it all began. The first ten franchisees who sign on in 2021 will receive the reduced franchise fee of $29,750. Additionally, for each of those 10 franchisees’ first 10 months in business, Conn and Image One will match their marketing contribution at 50% of their spend.
“We’ve had a strong first decade in franchising, and in a year when hardworking, determined Americans have been hit with adversity unseen in year’s past, Image One recognized there would be no better way to celebrate than by giving back with a deeply reduced franchise fee,” said Conn.
Founded by Tim Conn and Mike Schuchman, the company prides itself on its franchisee training and support, consumer-facing and franchisee-facing technology, a focus on family, and a lack of area developers/territory managers. Image One offers a comprehensive list of commercial services, including daily janitorial, carpet cleaning, hard surface floor care, window washing, vacancy services, move in/out cleaning, post-construction cleaning, and disinfectant services. In fact, in 2020 Image One introduced electrostatic disinfection to keep office settings healthy.
One major differentiator that has set Image One apart is the brand’s focus on technology. In 2012 Conn and his team launched a first-of-its-kind iPad Survey App to assist its franchisees in bidding and estimating—something no other janitorial franchise had introduced. In 2014, Image One introduced iFast, another technology-based, all-inclusive system allowing franchisee and franchisor to keep track of clients and team members with all necessary communication in one place. Image One’s technology has proven to be a great resource for franchisees looking to keep labor costs low.
As Image One continued to develop high-level technology, the franchise saw sustained growth across the country and received several accolades from franchise industry-media. Image One now has franchisees growing the business throughout Illinois, Florida, Texas, Colorado, and Ohio. For more information, check out the timeline of Image One’s growth and milestones, including the franchise’s advancements in technology, acquisitions, industry awards, and more.
Even with Image One’s decade of advancements, Conn says he’s most proud of the lives that have changed within the franchise system. “One of the most meaningful moments of the last ten years was when one of our longtime franchisees, Jason Avila, surpassed $1 Million in annual revenue in 2019,” said Conn. “Seeing him reach that level of success proves that we’ve created a fruitful franchise system that can truly change lives.”
Next for the brand Conn anticipates steady growth over the next five years, with five to ten new franchisees in each of the next five years, noting that finding candidates that will be a good fit culturally is the top priority. Image One’s ideal candidate is involved in the day-to-day operations and joins the brand with sales experience or a customer service background. Image One franchisees aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty (or clean) to get the job done and help their team members. Most importantly, this person must align with the brand’s mission and core values—honesty and integrity are of utmost importance.
Franchise territories are available nationwide, but Image One is specifically looking to expand into Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin in the coming years. Learn more about the franchise opportunity and the reduced Image One franchise fee at https://imageonefranchise.com/.