Molly Maid

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Molly Maid
Privately Owned
IndustryCleaning, Maid Service, Residential Cleaning, Domestic Cleaning, House Cleaning
FoundedMississauga, ON - 1979
FounderAdrienne and Chris Stringer
Number of locations
400+ worldwide
Area served
United Kingdom
United States
ProductsMolly Maid Cleaning Handbook[1]
WebsiteUnited Kingdom – [1]

Molly Maid is an international franchise with over 400 individual franchisees throughout the world. [2]They are listed on the Franchise 500 List[3] and one of America’s Top Global Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.[4][5]


Molly Maid was founded in Canada in 1979[6] by Adrienne and Chris Stringer[7] The company was named after the character Molly Brown from the 1964 film The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Today the company has over 400 active Franchises across the globe. Molly Maid expanded into the United States in 1984.[8]

Areas of Business[edit]

Molly Maid has expanded across Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Portugal, and the United States. The company performs more than two million home cleanings per year.

Corporate Governance/ Board of Directors[edit]

Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, the Chairman and CEO of Molly Maid is Jim MacKenzie.

Ms. Molly Foundation[edit]

Ms. Molly Foundation, an anti-domestic violence foundation, began in 1996,[9] collects money and goods for safe houses and shelters for victims of domestic violence.[10]

Donation totals by year:


  1. ^ Molly Maid Cleaning Handbook – The Complete Guide to a Clean House published by the Penguin Group (Canada), first published in 2009.
  2. ^ Contributor, Posted By robert.dillon, Community. "Local Molly Maid Owners Attend White House Press Conference in Support of President Obama's Overtime Pay Protection". Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  3. ^ Entrepreneur. "Franchise 500 List". Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  4. ^ Entrepreneur. "2012 Top Global Franchises". Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Maid Service". Friday, 19 April 2019
  6. ^ International Franchise Association (IFA). "Molly Maid Franchise Information". Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  7. ^ The Franchise Magazine. "Franchise Profile - Molly Maid: 'Premier brand in its sector'".
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