January 26th & 27th 2017 – Squeegee Squad owners traveled from across the country and gathered at the 5th annual Squeegee Squad national convention in Clearwater Beach, FL.
97% of Squeegee Squad franchise owners crushed their previous year’s gross revenue and Squeegee Squad Corporate Headquarters is excited to publicly disclose the 2016 revenue figures in April. It’s been another record breaking year!
In addition to the big corporate celebration, Squeegee Squad owners were able to earn industry required safety certifications and hear seminars on leadership and sales from people like Tom Coba, the former president of ServiceMaster Brands. There were many other great sessions from vendor presentations to personality profiling for management training and development.
Stay tuned on our news blog here for announcements on our latest record breaking revenue figures in April! Enjoy watching the convention highlight reel below.
If you are interested in learning more about owning your own Squeegee Squad Franchise please write to: JoeR@SqueegeeSquad.com.
Nation’s Largest Window Cleaning Franchise Location: Squeegee Squad
Once again, Squeegee Squad corporate staff conducted annual research to determine the top producing window cleaning franchise location in the world. Of the top three window cleaning franchise organizations, the highest grossing franchise location award goes to Squeegee Squad!
The Squad Nation does it again!!
Squeegee Squad’s highest producing franchise location topped off 2015 by grossing $2.45 million! That’s more than double the nearest competitor’s reported $1.02 million gross in 2015.
Squeegee Squad remains at the top because it is the only brand in the country that maintains a focus on the top two revenue generating niches: residential and large commercial window cleaning.
The competition falls behind by only spending their time on low-priced commercial storefronts, and/or residential cleaning & window tint application.
The Squeegee Squad brand has provided services for hospitals, airports, stadiums, colleges, large government accounts, commercial campuses, schools, and even an aquarium in Tampa, Florida.
Together, the Squad Nation has built a reputable organization with credibility, references, and nationwide brand recognition! High profile, commercial clients are seeking out Squeegee Squad in new markets. New franchise owners are able to take advantage of the entire Squad Nation’s résumé.
Contact JoeR@SqueegeeSquad.com if you are interested in learning more about owning your own Squeegee Squad business. Territories are limited and selling out.
Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise is spotlighted on Pittsburgh’s 1320 WJAS Fox News Radio
The Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise system’s co-founder, Joe Ruegsegger, has just been featured on 1320 WJAS’s “Start a Business Radio” with host Bruce Violette. The show also airs on iHeart Radio Nationally. Bruce contacted Joe recently as the Squeegee Squad business system would make an interesting segment for his listeners. Squeegee Squad is a unique business as it involves a low cost initial investment to start a large service business.
Squeegee Squad is a strong franchised business which has taken off in the franchising world with over 45 locations in 19 states since 2006. The largest Squeegee Squad location grossed over $2.4 million in 2015.
Listen to 7 Minute Radio Interview with Joe Ruegsegger
Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise is recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2016 Franchise 500!
For the second time, Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized the Squeegee Squad window cleaning franchise system in the 2016 Franchise 500. There are thousands of franchise brands across many industries and Squeegee Squad has been recognized as number 404!
You may not realize that a window cleaning franchise may be able to achieve this level of success, but Squeegee Squad has pioneered a business model that is unique to the window cleaning industry. In addition to the bread and butter residential niche focus, Squeegee Squad owners are able to bid and win the largest commercial contracts and accounts in their markets. The founders of the Squeegee Squad brand also have a unique philosophy toward franchise support. Squeegee Squad franchise owners have direct access to the founders of the organization via cell phone or text anytime. As national recognition continues, more and more entrepreneurs will hear about the Squeegee Squad opportunity in their local markets.
Available territory is limited.
Contact JoeR@SqueegeeSquad.com for franchise information.
Squeegee Squad in Tampa Lands a $419,000 Commercial Building Restoration Contract!
As Squeegee Squad window cleaning franchise owners keep growing in their local markets, large commercial window cleaning contracts continue to come in around the country! Many large jobs include airports, government facilities, corporate campuses, college campuses, stadiums, and more. When the Squeegee Squad foot is in the door, other opportunities arise and bear fruit!
$419,000 Building Restoration Franchise Contract
Tom McDonough, the Squeegee Squad franchise owner in Tampa Florida, is on schedule to complete phase 3 of a window restoration & waterproofing contract with the Florida Aquarium. Tom and his crew have been removing old silicone and resealing joints on over 1,100 panes of glass on the upper dome of the aquarium roof.
According to Tom, phase 1 was completed in 2013 and took 2 months to complete for a total of $158,000. Phases 2 and 3 are on schedule to be completed in approximately 3 months for a total of $216,000. The job took a lot of planning before starting the renovation of the dome. Tom wrote the specifications for the job and the Hydrostop and Dow products had to be tested for adhesion prior to beginning. Once the job began, Tom utilized scaffolding and used rope access in order to access the roof of the dome. Tom also recently performed caulking for the Salvation Army headquarters in Tampa which consisted of resealing 320 windows and doors on the 3 story building which took 2 weeks for a total of $18,200.
Jack Ruegsegger, owner of the Squeegee Squad branch in Dallas Texas, also recently completed 3 new building restoration jobs this summer. According to Jack, Squeegee Squad in Dallas has completed:
Lubbock County Administration Building –
$70,000 in caulking, $14,000 in restoration of the glass.
2 workers x 2 months.
$8,000 in materials. $2600 in swing stage equipment rental.
Lubbock County Courthouse –
$68,500 in caulking and glass restoration.
2 workers x 1 month.
$4,000 in materials. $1300 in swing stage equipment rental.
Marc Building Irving Texas –
$22,000 in building restoration and window cleaning.
Congratulations to the newest Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise Partners in Houston and Bradenton!
Richard Trukhin recently completed Squeegee Squad window cleaning franchise training and is off and running in Houston Texas. Richard has the help of his father and uncle who have owned a successful commercial cleaning business for 15 years. Aside from all the other residential clients, the Houston team has already completed work at a large University and have already begun bidding on other large contracts. Congrats Richard!
Marcello Magno is the newest Squeegee Squad window cleaning franchise owner. Marcello just completed his franchise training in September and already has a HOA contract worth $30,000 in Bradenton Florida with the help of Squeegee Squad Area Director Tom McDonough. Marcello is a Brazilian national who wanted to avoid a bad economy down south and relocate to sunny Florida. Marcello was a former executive for Nestle in Brazil. Congrats Marcello!
If you know anyone who is interested in starting a business please contact JoeR@SqueegeeSquad.com for details.
Squeegee Squad Reports Largest Franchised Window Cleaning Business in the Country!
As most US franchise organizations have renewed their Franchise Disclosure Documents for 2015, Squeegee Squad corporate staff members have reviewed some industry disclosure documents and are glad to announce that Squeegee Squad appears to have the highest grossing window cleaning franchise location in the country! It also looks like Squeegee Squad Headquarters publishes the most transparent and complete financial figures per location according to the comparison of Item 19 financial performance representations.
The highest grossing Squeegee Squad Franchise location reported $2,250,881.27 in 2014 gross revenue. This top Squeegee Squad location grew from $1,878,703.39 in 2013. The next window cleaning franchise competitor published their 2014 largest location’s revenue at $887,142, which was down from their 2013 published number of $948,024. This competitor only published their largest grossing unit total and did not publish totals of other units. The next largest window cleaning franchise competitor did not choose to publish any gross revenue figures at all.
As other organizations only focus on 1 or 2 of the 4 window cleaning niches, Squeegee Squad focuses on all 4. This includes the large commercial niche. Squeegee Squad owners are able to go after large corporate clients, government clients, and more. This additional focus allows Squeegee Squad franchise partners to have much greater gross revenue potential which can equate to much greater net profit potential.
“I’m guessing that some of our franchise owners made more money than I did last year!… LOL! I love that!” – Co-Founder, Joe Ruegsegger.
Mel Zehm – Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise Owner in Western Wisconsin
Mel Zehm was in the business of mold & water damage restoration and general handyman services for several years. Business was tough on his own and finding steady work for his team was always at the forefront of his mind. After 3 months of diligence and discussion, Mel made the decision to join the Squeegee Squad family! He is now thriving with the support of the Squeegee Squad systems and business model!
Opening his doors in the Spring of 2014, Mel is now leading his team into a strong second year! Co-founder, Joe Ruegsegger, recently received a note from Mel noting his excitement about expansion and growth in year ahead and his great satisfaction with the success he has found following the Squeegee Squad system. In addition to the great repeat residential business he has built, Mel reported successfully securing some major commercial contracts as well:
Bloomer Mayo Health System
New Richmond School District
Sacred Heart Hospital
University of Wisconsin River Falls
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
several commercial accounts in the pipeline
Great job, Mel! According to this Facebook post (screenshot below), Mel is following the Squeegee Squad systems and creating satisfied customers everywhere he goes!
Meet the Newest Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise Partners
Squeegee Squad has just wrapped up the 2nd window cleaning franchise training session in 2015. Founders, Jack and Joe Ruegsegger are excited about the caliber and experience of the new partners.
Squeegee Squad’s newest partners include:
Bob & Maureen Baxter in Omaha, NE and Sioux Falls, SD. Bob and Maureen are experienced entrepreneurs who recently sold their furniture business that had roughly 70% market share. Bob was attracted to the aggressive corporate approach that already brought window cleaning contracts from the University of South Dakota and the City of Sioux Falls.
Jared Thompson in Northwest Arkansas. Jared is also a seasoned entrepreneur who owns several Dickey’s BBQ franchises as well as a TransWorld Business Broker Franchise. Jared is also seeing a strong start with the University of Arkansas window cleaning contract.
Brian Longen in Cincinnati, OH. Brian previously owned an independent window cleaning business and decided to convert to Squeegee Squad. Brian has already seen a big increase in revenue due to contracts with the Cincinnati Airport and the City of Cincinnati Library!
Don Marton in Broward County, FL. Don is also a very successful business owner who has a real estate brokerage on autopilot and previously sold his embroidery company that employed over 300 workers. Don has been keeping his eye on the Squeegee Squad window cleaning franchise growth for over 8 years and decided that it was time to invest in his own franchise.
Here are a couple pics of the last Squeegee Squad franchise training session in March 2015!
Please email JoeR@SqueegeeSquad.com if you are interested in learning more about owning your own Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise.
Is that Jack Nicholson at the Squeegee Squad window cleaning franchise convention?
Ok, ok, ok… the real Jack must have been at a Lakers game. John Geenen is a Jack Nicholson impersonator and motivational speaker who addressed the Squad Nation on an essential topic that all business owners need to be reminded of from time to time. John’s keynote titled “Jack up your Thinking” focused on a critical attribute that all business owners need to be… A Positive Leader! A Leader who acknowledges that perception is a matter of perspective.
If you are a successful business owner, then you probably have enjoyed the process of building your own company and you have learned to lead in an optimistic way. Great leaders positively motivate partners, employees, and customers. This leadership characteristic is highly valued in the Squeegee Squad corporate culture.
Most business owners thrive with help, guidance, counseling, and encouragement from others who have achieved success. It is an advantage to have a group of Squeegee Squad partners who are all accomplishing goals and growing their own window cleaning franchise businesses. If business ownership was easy, everyone would be doing it. Unfortunately, fear drives many individuals who dream of owning their own business to never take the plunge into business ownership at all. Fortunately, the franchise business model offers systems, help, and support from corporate partners who consider corporate success to be absolutely contingent on the success of each individual franchise partner locally. Squeegee Squad partners are part of an exclusive club of hard working entrepreneurs who have been able to take the leap and participate in a positive and aggressive culture to achieve greater personal success.
The Squeegee Squad international window cleaning franchise convention on January 29th & 30th, was a great opportunity for all Squad Nation partners to gather, revive, network, and be encouraged. Partners came to learn, build deeper strategic relationships, and set goals to propel them into 2015. Squeegee Squad individuals came from all over the country and from as far as Lagos, Nigeria!
Other highlights included:
International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) – Safety Training & Certification
Window Cleaning Competition
Vendor Seminars & Cutting Edge New Product Demonstrations
After Hours Fun & Networking
Banquet Dinner & More
If you are interested in learning more about the Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise system, feel free to reach out to JoeR@SqueegeeSquad.com.
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