Merry Maids

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Merry Maids
Industry Service
Founded 1979
Headquarters Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Key people
Thomas J. Coba, President
Randal Isaacson, President
Brent Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer
Parent ServiceMaster

Merry Maids is a franchisor which sells and supports residential cleaning services franchisees throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, using the “Merry Maids” trademarks.

Company history and key dates[edit]

  • 1979 - Merry Maids was founded in Omaha, Nebraska by Dallen Peterson. Dallen worked with his family to create the Merry Maids system and franchise the company.
  • 1980 to 2000 – further expansion of The ServiceMaster Company’s Consumer Services business formed a network of service companies, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, including ServiceMaster Clean, Terminix, TruGreen, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec.
  • 1988 – ServiceMaster Brands purchases Merry Maids.
  • 2007 – Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. (CD&R), based in New York City, New York, acquired The ServiceMaster Company.
  • 2011 – Hank Mullany, a former Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. executive, appointed as CEO for all ServiceMaster brands. And, Thomas J. Coba, former COO of Subway, named President of ServiceMaster franchise brands, including ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

Merry Maids organizational structure[edit]

Merry Maids has 1,400 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide. Merry Maids is a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world's largest service networks with locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as 10 countries around the globe.